Located at the ground floor of Tropicana City Mall right opposite the escalator coming up from Carrefour, Sushi Tei is one of those places I have noticed for quite but somehow haven’t visited despite the frequency I find myself at this place since it’s opening.

Well I finally went there last week with Kerol since we decided to dine at TCM and Cheesie suggested she could join us and there’s “this pretty nice Japananese place” we could go. It turned out to be just the place I had wanted to try for quite a while.

Sushi Tei at Tropicana City Mall
Sushi Tei is rather nicely decorated, and with illustrated menu

The concept of Sushi Tei is pretty similar to one of my favorite belt sushi chains – Zanmai. A conveyor belt with the most common sushi dishes going around, but also spot a pretty extension menu for other dishes from sashimi, rice bowls, hand rolls, to udon and even curry rice and more.

Other than mid to lower end ingredients that are typically associated with conveyor belt sushi chains, Sushi Tei offers some of the stuff you find at classy Japanese restaurants, including umi (sea urchin) and toro (tuna belly).

Salmon Avocado Yukke, handrolls, hotate wafu
Salmon Avocado Yukke, hand rolls, Hotate Wafu Carpaccio

We ordered quite a number of dishes, and they were all quite delicious, with the exception of the hand rolls (RM 4.80 and RM 3.80, which were just ordinary according to Kerol).

I particularly love the Hotate Wafu Carpaccio (RM 18.80), four good size scallops  paired with seared tuna soaked in Japanese style soy based vinaigrette and topped with alfalfa sprouts and a hint of ebiko. The sweetness of scallops with the slight sourish, salty taste of the sauce and the different texture and freshness from the sprouts were just heavenly. I highly recommend it.

The Salmon Avocado Yukke (RM 12.80) too is another dish typically not associated with these type of restaurants. A generous serving of diced salmon with avocado and a raw quail egg on top that goes surprisingly well with the Japanese garlic peanut sauce that is sometimes served with salad.

Irodori Chirashi don, Sansai Udon, salmon sashimi, Inari sushi
Irodori Chirashi don, Sansai Udon, salmon sashimi, Inari sushi

While Kerol ordered the normal Chirashi Don (RM 11.80) to lace her stomach, I asked for the Irodiri Chirashi (RM 30.00), a higher end version of the same raw seafood on sushi rice dish. The difference is the latter came with two amaebi (sweet shrimp), octopus, and even toro (tuna belly) that was so delicious. This is in addition to salmon, squid, and other sashimi slices in there.  In my opinion it was well worth the extra I had to pay.

Cheesie got the Sansai Udon (RM 13.80) which she enjoyed, and a plate of inari sushi (RM 1.60) for good measure too. We also tried the Salmon Sashimi (RM 9.80) that were pretty fresh and generous in serving despite the attractive pricing.

tuna belly, hotate wafu, KY, Cheesie, and Kerol
tuna belly, scallop, KY, Cheesie, and Kerol

Overall, we had a very good dinner at Sushi Tei. It was very decent Japanese food without all the bells and whistles of a full blown “proper” Japanese restaurant. Total bill came to about RM 40 per person with the 10% service charge added in, it was well worth it.

I think Sushi Tei will now be my favorite conveyor belt sushi places, replacing Zanmai as the former is just too crowded at almost any day during dinner time.

Address:
Sushi Tei
Lot G-16, Ground Floor
Tropicana City Mall
3, Jalan SS20/27
47400 Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.130757,101.626421
Tel:03-7728 4299

Sushi Tei at Tropicana City Mall
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35 thoughts on “Sushi Tei at Tropicana City Mall

  • October 21, 2009 at 6:15 am
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    The scallops with salmon looks good and that raw quail egg sounds different too! Tropicana, not too far either, and the prices are comparable to other chains. =D

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  • October 21, 2009 at 6:22 am
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    OMG. You make me hungry lah. I think Sushi Tei is from Singapore if not mistaken. Avocado is my favourite, anything with avocado am sure will order. 2 months salary coming out this month end lol, Sushi Tei here I come.

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  • October 21, 2009 at 7:21 am
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    told you its a good one already! OMG. i’m hungry now 🙁

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  • October 21, 2009 at 7:46 am
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    awesome! finally got a branch in KL! <3

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  • October 21, 2009 at 8:40 am
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    TCM is slowly growing as a nice mall to visit. I have to agree, looking at the crowd at Sushi Zanmai is enough to make me avoid the place. Hmm…wait till my wife gave birth, then we can continue our raw food adventure.

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  • October 21, 2009 at 8:46 am
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    Huai Bin,
    Yah, very decent place, a must try

    Simon Seow,
    Wah u gonna spend 2 month’s salary on sushi tei? LoL

    vvens,
    Hehe ya you’re right!

    jean’,
    Yesss! 😀

    JD,
    Yaaa first thing’s first 😉

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  • October 21, 2009 at 9:49 am
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    malaslah nak layan u KY~ tak ajak gii Tei Tei; tapi asyik mentioooonnnn jer ya! >.<

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  • October 21, 2009 at 9:57 am
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    Tey Cindy,
    Hari itu pun bukan plan punya, kita pergi lain kali k! 😀

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  • October 21, 2009 at 11:54 am
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    Hey KY,

    Your map drawing skills has improved! haha.

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  • October 21, 2009 at 11:56 am
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    This is the franchise from Singapore. But they say the Singapore one is better. Dunno cos haven’t try it out yet. Are you going to treat me?!!

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  • October 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm
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    Yoke May,
    Hahah thank you very much 😛

    eiling,
    oOo treat? You’re the rich one! 😛

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  • October 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm
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    But I still like ZanMai sushi more than this… 😛

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  • October 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm
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    sotong,
    Hahah I guess we differ! 😀

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  • October 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm
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    now i gian japanese cuisine . . .diu!

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  • October 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm
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    haha finally you tried it, after my continuous pestering 🙂

    too bad you didn’t get the promo special thing, it’s called Oo Funato or something, 12 slices of assorted salmon sashimi for RM17.80, unbeatable deal, especially with the slices big, thick and juicy 🙂

    why queue for over an hour for zanmai, which is so-so, when you can go for this? :p

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  • October 21, 2009 at 5:07 pm
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    foodcrazee,
    Just embrace it only! 😀

    taufulou,
    Hahah not a lot laaa, 3 people maa. 😉

    Enoch,
    Hahhaha oh well, too many things, limited stomach space, will go again!

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  • October 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm
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    For sure gonna try this out man… Always passby but don’t dare to try scare the price expensive.

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  • October 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm
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    saimatkong,
    But it’s not expensive! :d

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  • October 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm
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    Yeah.. That’s y going to try it out since u the pro recommended =)

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  • October 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm
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    Hahaha make it happen! And I’m no pro laa

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  • October 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm
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    even the menu layout and pics resemble Sushi Zanmai’s.
    pricing wise as well.

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  • October 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm
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    J2Kfm,
    Yah that’s true, very similar, but I think Sushi Tei’s menu is even more extensive.

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  • October 22, 2009 at 10:25 am
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    it look yummy in photo, and to think about I couldn’t eat more after one bite, i guess sushi not for my stomach.

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  • October 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm
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    Yeah great place! Was there yesterday… it was almost empty cause that time was about 3.30pm

    But during the weekends, finding a place to sit is a tough job lol

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  • October 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm
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    Sushi Tei is also a place that I have not gone to despite going to Tropicana Mall so many times… hahaha!! High 5… but now you have gone. perhaps I should go as well

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  • October 22, 2009 at 5:48 pm
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    izzat aziz,
    Hahah too bad!

    Jonathan,
    Awesome! 😀

    Leo,
    Hahha make it happen 😀

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  • October 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm
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    did you guys go dutch? *K-poh much*…just ignore if you don’t feel like answering ^^

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  • October 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm
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    lb,
    Hahah yah we dutch. 😛

    Cheesie,
    You call that fat? Cis!

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  • October 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm
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    how about the ichiban boshi at pavilion?They serve reasonable price for conveyor belt..

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  • October 26, 2009 at 1:53 pm
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    onefourever,
    Haven’t tried that one. 😀

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  • October 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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    Hv u guys tried the one in Pavilion? They just opened last month. I just went there with my colleagues during lunch. It was the worst ever experience. After eating at this place, I really can’t wait to have my mouth wash! Now, I feel even more dissapointing when I got to know that they are originally from Singapore! No standard at all.

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    • October 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm
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      Julie: wahhh so bad? i haven’t visited the one at Pavilion, but the TCM branch was alright.

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