Home Food Reviews Ichiro Sushi Bar, Isetan 1 Utama
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Fresh sashimi

During my first visit to Ichiro Sushi Bar, I sat at the corner of this small and spartan space. The restaurant was cosy, with a steady stream of loyal customers accustomed to the Japanese chefs behind the counter.

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Chefs at work

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Assorted Nigiri

I ordered from one of the lunch sets available and at just RM25, it was good value for money. Tempura, chawanmushi , aka-dashi, 5 types of nigiri and ice cream, it was a hearty lunch. Quality of the fishes was excellent and the rice was tasty enough to do without shoyu.

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Chawanmushi

Ichiro’s chawanmushi was one of the tastiest I’ve tried so far, and the ikura (salmon roe) added a burst of flavour to the silken egg custard. The assorted tempura were light and crunchy, and just-cooked within.

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Tempura

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Aka-dashi

The red miso (aka-dashi) was pretty good stuff. It had a lovely taste of miso and the bits of seaweed and tofu strips gave the soup a nice bite.

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Set lunch: Grilled salmon roll, aka-dashi, chawanmushi, tempura and salad

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Unagi roll

Also good was the unagi roll – richly flavoured and laden with ingredients. This was a delicious combination, as was the grilled salmon roll I ordered (also set lunch) during my second visit. For sushi purists, you’d enjoy the nigiri set (RM19) my lunch companion ordered.

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Nigiri Set Lunch

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Pretty!

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Green tea ice cream

For dessert, you get a choice of green tea or black sesame ice cream – both equally yummy. I would love to come back for the ala carte selection. Am eyeing the salmon tobiko don and the sashimi platter next!

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Black sesame ice cream

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Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Quality ingredients and value for money set lunches.

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Ichiro Sushi Bar
2nd Floor
Eat Paradise
Isetan 1 Utama
Tel: 03-7726 5899
Business Hours: 11am – 10pm

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