In Japanese, “OKONOMI” means ‘as you like it’. In order to truly understand the meaning of OKONOMI is to experience it firsthand. At OKONOMI, you get to create your very own sushi roll from choosing the wrap to the fillings to the sauce. This is quite a sushi outlet that let diners choose whatever ingredients they would like to have in their sushi roll.
Simple yet cozy seatings overlooking the kitchen. Diners get to witness their self invented sushi being prepared by the chef.
For starters, it will take some time to create a sushi roll with the wide range of ingredients to choose from. The menu is easy to understand nonetheless.. Comes with step by step. For those who are familiar with the menu, can play around with the ingredients to create new flavoured sushi. After deciding on the ingredients, just fill up the Menu Order Form.
My suggestion is to select all your favourite ingredients and have it your way.
OKONOMI’s tagline is “you create, we make”. This does not only apply on sushi, but also salad. They have ala carte menu to choose from if you prefer to just keep it quick and simple.
We started off our lunch with a bowl of Avocado Prawn Salad. For the price, I’d say it’s pretty reasonable for the generous amount of prawns and avocado slices. The dressing is simply refreshing and appetising.
The Veggie Delight is one customised sushi rolls which consists of soy wrap, urumaki, brown rice, carrots, asparagus, alfalfa sprouts, tempura flakes and kiwi mayonnaise. I’m not a soy fan and I don’t normally take soy produce. However, you don’t quite taste soy in the roll. So, it was bearable.
This is a very healthy roll! Brown rice and just veggie. The sauce makes it more interesting but personally I find the sauce is just too much and overpowering the natural flavours of the natural ingredients.
Chef in action. Prepping our second roll :3
Similar to a California Maki roll, the Seafood Supreme is made of urumaki, seaweed wrap, white rice, soft shell crab, Hokkaido crab meat, salmon, cucumber, cereal and drizzled yukke sauce over the roll. The sauce consists of spicy mentai. The amount of sauce suggests no need of dipping the sushi into soy sauce and wasabi.
Fusion Japanese Sushi
Served with pickled ginger and wasabi.
OKONOMI does not serve just sushi. They have pasta too. It is a Japanese fusion outlet after all.
This is my first time having Cold Pasta and it is a love-hate relationship. Some may like it some may not. I am on the later. The pasta is served with Hokkaido crabmeat, prawns, tamago, pickled cucumber, carrot slices, winter melon slices and ebiko served with rich sesame dressing. It has a really pungent smell that we could not figure out which ingredient was the culprit. When asked, the Chef said that the smell and taste is Truffle Oil. #notgoingtodebate
Not for the faint heart but for the adventurous foodies.
For desserts, we had the Matcha Lovers Parfait and Matcha Lava Cake. Both have really strong and rich green tea taste and fragrance. They are not too sweet and tastes pretty good although I’m confused as to why there’s cornflakes in the parfait. It does give the crunch but I prefer it without. The lava cake on the other hand is perfectly done. Both the desserts come with green tea chocolate which we thought was just decoration at first. So much Matcha, can you handle it?
A4-G2-02, Solaris Dutamas,
No 1 Jalan Dutamas, Publika,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: 3.171006, 101.666455
Opening hours: 10am – 11pm (Daily)
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