sumi genshi-yaki sakeba @ bangsar

The year 2019 is looming fast and it is again time where friends from near and far gather over a meal or more. This period is a great chance to reminisce with what has been going on in each other’s journey for the whole year.

Let me highly recommend you a sumptuous and really value for money deal that would have you end the year smiling at a trendy Bangsar. Yes, the deal is really worth it considering the ingredients and the quality of the serving.

Sumi Genshi-yaki Sakeba located at Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar is where you may saviour Japanese delights with a hints of Malaysian and Chinese influence prepared personally by 20 years experience chef from Hong Kong- Chef Anson Ng.


The popular November promotion of Shabu Shabu Set is brought back due to the high demand. Priced at RM99 / 2 pax, available from 15 December 2018 to 15 Jan 2019, the latest promotion come with a few special adds on.


The Shabu Shabu Set kick started with Edamame & super crunchy Deep Fried Shrimps.                                                                          


Assorted Kushiyaki

The Kushiyaki platter consisted of grilled chicken wings, okra, bacon, eggplant, corn, chicken, Japanese sweet potato and Surumeika (Japanese flying squid) with Teriyaki sauce. 

These skewers were well executed with nice smoky flavour and adequately charred on the surface. I personally like the chicken, eggplant and Japanese sweet potato the most.                                                                                                                                                                                     


Pork Bone Soup Steamboat

The house made pork bone soup was rich and blessed with a creaminess that’s not cloying. The long shimmering (48 hours) of the pork bones allow the bones expelled its natural essence to the lavish broth.


Sakura Pork Belly

The highly prized Sakura Pork which is raised with feed free of antibiotics, growth hormones, or animal byproducts. I was quite skeptical because the pork belly looked a tad too fat but surprisingly after being cooked in the broth, the fat layer had a nice crunchy texture while the lean meat was soft with good bite. 


Other ingredients included assorted vegetables, mushroom, bean curd, and Konjac noodles.


Try their house made chili sauce if you like spicy food! It was explosively hot and fiery but it went a little beyond my spicy threshold! ~>_<~


Alaskan King Crab Leg 100g (Special add on RM60.00)

The portion of meaty crab legs tasted incredibly sweet after being boiled in the broth.


Karaage Japanese Fried Chicken (Special add on RM10.00)

Arrived pipping hot with crunchy, well marinated skin and tender, juicy meat.


Last but no least, add a bowl of white rice and crack an egg into the pork bone soup – the best way to enjoy the essence of the broth and the perfect tummy and soul warmer for a cold and wet evening. Oh, I really miss this~~~


Charcoal Grilled Chicken Skin (RM6.00)

The paper-thin chicken skin which we thought was being deep fried was actually went through a few tedious preparation steps and grilled to these extremely delectable and addictive snack that can be gone in a jiffy!


Sashimi Combo – Hamachi (RM38/5pcs) & Hokkaido Uni (RM88/portion)

Glorious cuts of fresh Sashimi are enough to tantalize everyone, especially Sashimi lovers! Those thick cut Sashimi and sea urchin were divine, tasted wonderfully sweet with hint of oceanic notes of the sea. They barely needed much soy sauce or wasabi to enjoy its full potential.


Homemade Ice Cream (RM12.00/scoop)

Miso ice cream, salted caramel base with hint of salty miso aftertaste. The creation definitely scores point for novelty and showcases satisfying dimensions of flavours.


Pina Colada (RM26.00)

As its name implies, the semifreddo is an unique interpretation of the sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice. The salted caramel and crumbles provided a pleasant contrast flavour and textural bite to the dessert.


Matcha Tiramisu (RM19.00) & Durian Cream Brulee (RM22.00)

For a person that not fond of coffee infused dessert, this Matcha Tiramisu is perfect for me, moreover I also love Matcha! The Matcha soaked ladyfingers layered with a light and airy mascarpone custard filling, I can’t say NO to it!

I love Durian too and the Durian flavour of the Durian Cream Brulee was satisfying, not overpowering to overshadow flavour of the egg custard. The texture however, missed the mark. It could have been better with softer and more wobbly texture.


The long narrow space with a stretch of seating against the wall, decorated with striking Japanese inspired oil paintings.


Featuring on another side is the bar counter seats which allows diners to catch sight of some kitchen actions such as grilling and Sashimi slicing.


Need more privacy? Get a seat at the furthest section in the restaurant , not technically a room but it’s shielded from the rest of the dining space by a curtain. 


Outdoor seating overlooking the busy Telawi Street.


Verdict: As I’ve mentioned in the beginning, the Shabu Shabu Set with top notch quality ingredient felt value for money, hence decent for its price. If Shabu Shabu not your thing, try out their Kushiyaki and pair with their selection of sakes or beers. I was told that special Binchō-tan (備長炭) or white charcoal is used for the grilling. The charcoal is completely odourless which enabling you to enjoy the natural flavours of the food. 


Sumi Genshi-yaki Sakeba

No. 19, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating Hours: Mon: 6.00pm to 11.00pm

                          Tue – Wed & Sun: 12.00pm to 3.00pm, 6.00pm to 11.00pm

                          Thur – Sat: 12.00pm to 3.00pm, 6.00pm to 2.00am

Tel: +603- 2856 8733                        



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