The name Isetan The Japan Store is often associated with very high end products as well as rather expensive price tags, but thankfully when it comes to their lower ground floor food offerings, the quality is still there, minus the overly crazy price tags.

The other day I took a detour and check out one of their many food stalls house within the departmental store’s grocery area and checked out Shoya Sushi Bar.

Shoya Sushi bar, at Isetan the Japan Store, Lot 10 KL
Shoya Sushi bar, at Isetan the Japan Store, Lot 10 KL

Shoya Sushi Bar takes up only maybe some 100 sq. foot of area and offers a relatively small menu consists mainly of sushi platter, hand rolls, and sushi don. A sushi don is priced from around RM 26.50 (Special Bara Chirashi Don) all the way to RM 90 (Omakase Shoya Kaisen Don), with nothing exceeding 3 digit price point.

We tried the Salmon and Salmon Ten-Don (RM 35) which came with four pieces of raw salmon as well as another four pieces of tempura salmon on a bowl of sushi rice. The salmon tempura required a little getting used to (slightly soggy texture), but the raw seafood was pretty fresh and tastes rather good.

Salmon and Salmon Ten-Don
Salmon and Salmon Ten-Don

I also decided to try one of their more expensive options on the menu – Chef’s selected sushi (special) priced at RM 85.

What came was a collection of sushi that really is right up there with some of the more expensive Japanese restaurants in terms of quality. There’s fatty tuna, tuna, squid, ikura, amaebi, salmon, yellowtail, mackerel, and tuna belly roll. I felt that this offers quite a good value despite its asking price.

Chef's selected sushi (special)
Chef’s selected sushi (special)

If you find yourself in Bukit Bintang craving for some good sushi, this place should be in your short list.

map to Lot 10, KL

Address:
Shoya Sushi Bar
Lower Ground Floor
ISETAN The Japan Store KL
Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Jalan Bukit Bintang
GPS: 3.146462, 101.711758
Tel:  03-2141 7777

KY eats – Shoya Sushi, Isetan The Japan Store, KL
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11 thoughts on “KY eats – Shoya Sushi, Isetan The Japan Store, KL

  • December 3, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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    KY, when I have sushi I go for sashimi ten don for you get lot for that price and filling dish. Got have a bowl of hot miso soup with it. Before you know tempura too.

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    • December 5, 2017 at 9:47 am
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      Vickie: Yaa, sashimi don or commonly called Chirashi sushi here 😀

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  • December 4, 2017 at 6:10 am
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    ehh no more invites?? #kekeke

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    • December 5, 2017 at 9:47 am
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      kekeke: wait for you to invite!

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      • December 6, 2017 at 4:28 am
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        I don’t have sushi restaurant yet! #moshimoshi

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  • December 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm
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    I miss authentic Japanese. Not a fan of the franchise one here…nor our own local chain of Japanese restaurants. 🙁

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    • December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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      suituapui: Yaa, perks of living in a bigger city is these restaurants 😀

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  • December 5, 2017 at 11:21 pm
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    It’s a bit wasted to deep fried the Salmon in tempura style, is it? Those raw Salmon look good with layers of fat.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 4:26 am
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      not fresh, then fry it up lorrr #kekeke #restaurantsecrets #fishsale

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    • December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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      Choi Yen: provides a bit of change in texture tho.

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