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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 scallopsΒ Β 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. Β 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.

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

Discuss : Sushi Tei at Tropicana City Mall

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. told you its a good one already! OMG. i’m hungry now πŸ™

  4. awesome! finally got a branch in KL! <3

  5. 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.

  6. Huai Bin,
    Yah, very decent place, a must try

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

    Hehe ya you’re right!

    Yesss! πŸ˜€

    Yaaa first thing’s first πŸ˜‰

  7. malaslah nak layan u KY~ tak ajak gii Tei Tei; tapi asyik mentioooonnnn jer ya! >.<

  8. Tey Cindy,
    Hari itu pun bukan plan punya, kita pergi lain kali k! πŸ˜€

  9. Hey KY,

    Your map drawing skills has improved! haha.

  10. 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?!!

  11. Yoke May,
    Hahah thank you very much πŸ˜›

    oOo treat? You’re the rich one! πŸ˜›

  12. But I still like ZanMai sushi more than this… πŸ˜›

  13. sotong,
    Hahah I guess we differ! πŸ˜€

  14. foodcrazee

    now i gian japanese cuisine . . .diu!

  15. you guys really eat alot~

  16. haha finally you tried it, after my continuous pestering πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

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

  17. foodcrazee,
    Just embrace it only! πŸ˜€

    Hahah not a lot laaa, 3 people maa. πŸ˜‰

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

  18. For sure gonna try this out man… Always passby but don’t dare to try scare the price expensive.

  19. saimatkong,
    But it’s not expensive! :d

  20. Yeah.. That’s y going to try it out since u the pro recommended =)

  21. Hahaha make it happen! And I’m no pro laa

  22. even the menu layout and pics resemble Sushi Zanmai’s.
    pricing wise as well.

  23. J2Kfm,
    Yah that’s true, very similar, but I think Sushi Tei’s menu is even more extensive.

  24. izzat aziz

    it look yummy in photo, and to think about I couldn’t eat more after one bite, i guess sushi not for my stomach.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. izzat aziz,
    Hahah too bad!

    Awesome! πŸ˜€

    Hahha make it happen πŸ˜€

  28. did you guys go dutch? *K-poh much*…just ignore if you don’t feel like answering ^^

  29. why my arm so fat FML.

  30. lb,
    Hahah yah we dutch. πŸ˜›

    You call that fat? Cis!

  31. onefourever

    how about the ichiban boshi at pavilion?They serve reasonable price for conveyor belt..

  32. onefourever,
    Haven’t tried that one. πŸ˜€

  33. […] RM 3.90 a pack, it is not available all the time nor even everyday, but if you see them, grab one! Sushi Tei at Tropicana City Mall is another place that offers fried salmon skin on their conveyor […]

  34. 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.

    • Julie: wahhh so bad? i haven’t visited the one at Pavilion, but the TCM branch was alright.

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