Sakae Sushi Hot
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 46150
All started in 1997 in Singapore, Sakae Sushi now has more than 70 outlets throughout Asia and beyond. The freshest, inexpensive Japanese savories are served in over 200 varieties of delectables of sushi, sashimi and many others.
Lot F17, First Floor,
Aeon Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre,
No. 1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS6,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, Klang,
Tel : 603-3326 2835
Fax : 603-3326 2836
Lot G 212, Ground Floor Promenade,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No.1 Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama Damansara,
Tel : 603-7726 6428
Fax : 603-7726 6429
Lot EG002, Ground Floor, IOI Mall
Batu 9, Jalan Puchong,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
Tel: 03-8075 9311
Fax: 03-8075 9308
Lot G27 A, Ground Floor,
No. 5, Jln SS16/1 ,
47600 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 603-5631 2949
Fax : 603-5638 1446
THE CURVE SHOPPING MALL
Lot G45, Ground Floor,
The Curve Shopping Mall,
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 603-7725 1172
Fax : 603-7725 1173
Lot L3-19B(p), Level 3, The Mines,
Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City,
43300 Seri Kembangan,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 03-8944 1163
Fax : 03-8945 8163
Lot CF13, Ground Floor,
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 603-7887 3218
Fax : 603-7887 5218
SAKAE SUSHI - KL FESTIVAL
Lot F12, First Floor, KL Festival City
No. 67, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota,
Taman Danau Kota,
Tel : 03-4131 7218
Fax : 03-4131 8218
CHERAS LEISURE MALL
Lot L1-48-7 & 8, Level 1
Jalan Manis 6,
Taman Segar, Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9130 1198
Fax: 03-9130 9198
Lot 1-27 (03) & 1-27 (04), First Floor,
No. 179, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2145 1163
Fax: 03-2145 2198
BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE
Lot 03-106, 3rd Floor,
Berjaya Times Square,
No.1, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2143 1163
Fax: 03-2148 6163
(** Due to space limit, only outlets in Klang Valley are listed above. For more, please visit http://www.sakaesushi.com.my/my.html )
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Sakae Sushi in Malaysia fails to live up to its counterpart in Singapore. I have never been a fan of Sakae in Malaysia - I mean, you have many better options for Japanese i.e. Raku Zen, Edo Ichi, and the latest Tonkatsu by Ma Maison are my favorite go-to places to fix my Japanese binge. I eat Japanese too frequently for my own good, almost twice a week or more.
I decided to give it a second try after my horrible visit years ago - the sushi rice was drenched in vinegar, not seasoned, and the raw salmon had a stench - mainly because whenever I walked by, it would be filled with people so obviously there must have been some kind of improvement?
This assumption could not be more wrong. Sakae did not serve even mediocre green tea - the fundamental element of any good Japanese dining. The service wasn't great too with waiters simply taking your orders and getting them wrong, and lastly, there was no salmon sashimi that day which ruined it for me, though that is slightly personal. However, I was simply not impressed with the food even if they had served me salmon sashimi - the mochi that stood on the sushi conveyor belt was stale when I picked it up and when I tasted it, I tasted more artificial flavoring than real sesame or green tea; the edamame beans lacked real flavour with its dryness. Having had enough, I cancelled my order for a salmon-wrapped asparagus, figured that the asparagus won't be fresh or crunchy, paid the bill for what I had and walked.
I don't know why people frequent there. Perhaps it is more affordable compared to the restaurants I go to but I believe that if the quality's not there, paying any sum is truly expensive for your lack of satisfaction.
Sakae Sushi was a place that gave me nightmares a few years ago as there was a cockroach on my table when I was eating there. A regular person wouldn't even think of going there if that happened to him or her but I was determined to give it one more chance. And so I ventured to Sunway Pyramid's Sakae Sushi as it is the closest branch to my house.
Their kappamaki and salmon roll didn't taste as good as Zanmai's but their ebiko is pretty tasty, better than the one at Sushi King. There was one sushi roll that had squid on top. I can't remember the name but I do remember it being pretty delicious and little bit spicy. Overall, nothing much to talk about but there's a chance that I was a little bit bias thanks to the cockroach event. Still open to coming back here though.
Sushi! Sushi everywhere!
Upon entering this restaurant, I noticed the lights were strangely dim on purpose, making the atmosphere a little dark. The waiters there greeted me 'welcome' in japanese, and showed me the available places to seat. It made me feel very welcome indeed.
Then as I sat, there was the sushi belt beside me. It looked sooooooo tempting, so I took some salmon and unagi(eel) sushi for myself. It was amazing, and I ended up eating mostly their sushi. I did try out their bento set as well, and it was also very tasty, although their soup wasn't to my liking. The only problem with the place is, just like any other japanese restaurants I've been, it's pricy.
Good grilled salmon
I've only started to like Sakae Sushi recently. My parents are into healthy food and Japanese food seems healthy enough. I like the Kulim (in Kedah) branch because it offers buy 1 free 1 for each plate of sushi from the conveyor belt on Tuesdays and Fridays. The free plate will be the exact same one as the one chosen. So it's always crowded on Fridays but not so much on Tuesdays.
But the branch I usually frequent is the one in Sunway Carnival Mall in Penang. The branch is good. Ample seating but they disabled the conveyor belt to some tables at the back. The food is not bad but there's certainly been some tweaking because they don't realy taste authentic. The grilled salmon I ordered once was perfectly done, not too cooked. Not bad for the price.
I love how Sakes shows that it embraces and integrates technology into it's daily operations. Most outlets in Penang have an Ipad at every table. You can freely use it to select an order from the sake sushi app and browse through the menu from there. After you decide on what to order, it will be sent to the kitchen and all you have to do is wait for the waiter to bring your food over.
The outlet I went to in Alamanda, KL has monitors which are operated by mouse or are touch screen based. This is a bit of a hassle as the monitors are only accessible to the person sitting next to it. Therefore the person automatically becomes the maitre'd of the table for the evening.
Besides being technologically innovative, Sakae serves some of the most unique sushi, ramen and udon meals I have ever seen. The variety is definitely higher than Sushi King and many have said that Sake's sushi taste better. This is now my favorite sushi place.
Funky and tasty
This is my favorite sushi joint. The food are simply tasty. I can always say that they serve a fusion of Japanese food, not like the original standard but were invented with a twist to suit Asian taste. And boy, they did well!
I'm not really a fan of Japanese cuisine but what makes me keep coming is the out of the norm sushi. With a mix of different dressing and such, they made a tasty meal. The presentation is pretty too, which is important because it shows efforts.
However, the price is quite competitive and slightly expensive for just a few sushi. But if you're loving it, nothing can stop you to frequent this restaurant even if it means having to line up to get a seat.
Not cheap and nothing great...
I don't know why, but something about Sakae Sushi never seems to appeal to me. Maybe it is because it's too common, or maybe it's because I find their food to be sub-standard. Honestly, I don't find their food to be exceptional Japanese food, and their prices are nothing to commend about either. In fact, I rarely dine at Sakae Sushi, except for occasions with a group of people.
I really like their ordering system though. It's efficient, and you don't have to waste time asking for a waiter to come and serve you. Something else worth praising of Sakae is the service. During one visit for a celebration, the staff was quick when we had questions, and the food came really swiftly. It was a rare time that I actually enjoyed my time at Sakae, and it wasn't just because of the company I had... Maybe I was really hungry or what, I don't know, haha. It was only till after the bill came out and my wallet was burned out.
I personally don't have a preference for Sakae Sushi, so I won't say that I recommend it or not. I guess it's up to one's personal preference, whether they want good Japanese food, or convenience, etc. As for me, I feel that I can definitely enjoy better Japanese cuisine from other places, so I'd pass unless a group of friends really want to dine here (although I'd be against it in my mind).
Interesting mode of receiving food orders.....
The first time I visited this place in The Curve I was attracted by its modern methods of ordering food; that time they were using a computer monitor, now they are using Ipad). Their sushi are not bad although their hot green tea tasted a bit weird to me and I love their smooth chawanmushi. Feels that their food is more sophisticated than another well-known cheaper sushi place (SK).
I have also visited the branches in 1U and KL Festival City. The branch in KL Festival City left a bad impression as we had to wait over an hour for one chawanmushi. Maybe it was just a teething problem because at that time they just newly opened there. Recently just visited the branch in The Curve and although the place was quite packed service and food were served fast. However, I am a bit put off by the increase in prices for some of the food.
Used to be a Sakae Fan, But New Price Turned Me Off
Back when Sakae Sushi just opened its door, I was a big fan- being a poor student (haha!) then, I was almost grateful that Sakae Sushi offered my favorite japanese food with reasonable price- Sakae Sushi was cheaper than most Japanese restaurants, but slightly more expensive than Sushi King (which serves mediocre food).
Their ramen is really tasty, and the Hana Maki was simply delectable- rice, wrapped with two thick salmons, topped with Japanese mayonnaise. And everything at a nice, affordable price!
Then suddenly they renovated their place, branch by branch, added in the iPad interactive menu everybody love. But the price soared- more than half of the dishes I liked has a price increase of 50% to 100%, and Hana Maki was gone from the menu.
Weeks later, after much laments from customers, Hana Maki is back, but not bigger and better. In fact, the portion's smaller, and the price is so much higher! As a Sakae fan who used to favor Sakae Sushi because of the reasonable price and good food, I'm very much disappointed with the price and direction Sakae is now heading- if their price were like Rakuzen's from the start I wouldn't complain, but the sudden price hike leaves me dissatisfied.
Fresh salmon everyday
Their sushi is slightly better than Sushi King with steeper price tag. I recommend taking their salmon sushi which they advertised it as daily air-flown salmon. Their salmon is slightly fat compare to others, probably because the salmon is fresh. Their tempura is worth to try as well. The portion is small but just nice as you need space for sushi. You will be served Japanese green tea “Ocha” which will help you to soothe your stomach and it is refillable. They use to have touch screen on each table for customer to order their food and some of the outlet changed to iPad which does not make any different to me.