30, Jalan Manis 4
56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-9133 9398
FB : Sumiya Izakaya
Business Hours :
Mon – Fri 12 noon – 2:30 p.m. ; 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ; Sat – Sun 12 noon – 11 p.m.
Thanks for the recommendation from friends, I recently went to Sumiya Izakaya and sampled some of the delicious signatures wonderfully prepared by their experience Japanese chef.
Sumiya Izakaya is conveniently located in Taman Segar Cheras, a walking distance from Leisure Mall, making it an ideal place for satisfying lunch and tantalizing dinner without putting a hole in your wallet. If you are still not sure where the restaurant is, check out the Waze button at sumiyaizakaya.com.my for exact location.
Served in a choice of either sesame or wasabi dressing, this refreshing Salmon Skin Salad (RM12.80) is a mixture of different tasty ingredients, such as juicy tomato, crunchy cucumber, fresh lettuce, radish, seaweed, my favorite crab stick, crispy salmon skin and mayo sauce.
Spicy Edamame (RM7), a very simple dish with twist of spicy kick! Chef stir fried it together with garlic and chilli padi for the extra fragrant. It goes really well with the beer and sake.
If you want something raw and chewy, give this Tako Wasabi (RM10.80) a try. Chef mixed together the seasoned octopus with wasabi, which is not too overpowering, just nice for my wasabi tolerance level.
It was my first time tried out the Potato Mochi (RM9.80), soft and chewy with hint of natural sweetness from the potato, one piece is definitely not enough.
My favorite Takoyaki (RM10.80) with a lot of mayo sauce and dancing bonito flakes on top, as well as something that I have not seen before, crispy tako cracker.
A stunning menu of Japanese alcohol beverages awaits diners at Sumiya Izakaya, with prices lower than other restaurants around 30% till 50%!
We had the Kubota Ginjyou Genshu (RM120 per bottle). Kubota is a famous sake brewery making “Niigata” style sake that is aromatic with a subtle elegant palate. Genshu means the sake has not been diluted by water and the alcohol content is usually higher. We tried both chill and warm versions to sample the differences of the sake’s texture and flavor.
Features a delicate floral aroma and rich quality taste, diners can sample Suntory The Premium Malt’s (RM19, RM21 for Black Beer) at Sumiya Izakaya, which is made from carefully selected pure ingredients using the original brewing methods.
Working closely with the supplier, diners not only get to enjoy wide varieties of Japanese alcohol beverages at very cheap price, if you don’t know how to choose and consume, the experience staffs are always there to assist you pick the right one.
Committed to deliver the freshest sashimi to Japanese food lovers, Sumiya Izakaya air-flown their ingredients directly from Japan. What we had here were Toro (RM60 for 3 pieces), Kanpachi (RM33 for 5 pieces), Amaebi (RM22.80), Salmon Belly (RM18.80) and Hokkigai (RM15.80). The restaurant does not keep many stocks to ensure the freshness and want to give the best quality to their diners. Therefore, remember to inquire the availability with their staffs before you order the sashimi.
Sumiya Izakaya strikes to deliver exceptional Japanese cuisine that exceeds diner’s expectations with special air-flown order which you can make 3 to 7 days earlier. We were lucky to be able tried this amazing Maru Zuwai Kani Leg (RM25 per piece). Already packed conveniently in individual leg, we just need to twist it lightly and whole piece of meat will pop out easily.
For sushi lovers, please your palates with some of Sumiya Izakaya’s signature items like Kanpachi Nigiri (RM13.80), Tuna Nigiri (RM12.80), Tiger Prawn Nigiri (RM16.50), Salmon Belly Nigiri (RM6.80), Amaebi Nigiri (RM14) and so many more. Quality ingredients and skillful techniques were put into every sushi served, creating a harmonious balance between refined taste, freshness and presentation perfection.
Besides low price Japanese alcohol beverages, Yakitori is also one of the highlights at Sumiya Izakaya. Available whole day, diners get to taste a myriad of lip-smacking Yakitori carefully grilled by chef using the smoke-less charcoal, including Sasami Wasabi (RM6 per skewer), Akaebi (RM12 per skewer), Japan Wagyu (RM38 per skewer).
A reasonable good portion of Buta Don (RM19.80) to satisfy your hunger, diners can choose either miso garlic or teriyaki sauce to go with your tender pork slices. There are more than 15 choice of rice dishes you can choose from, whether is Salmon Don, Katsu Don, Karaage Curry Rice, Unagi Cha Han, diners are surely won’t leave Sumiya Izakaya empty stomach.
When it comes to variety of noodle selections, diners are really spoilt for choice with Ramen, Soba, Udon and Yakisoba. Here’s one of their specialties, appetizing Spicy Ramen (RM19.80) for an extra punch of flavor.
Available from 12 noon till 2:30 pm, remember to check out their Set Lunch as well which is priced from RM16.80 onwards, very affordable to me since the portion is so generous to satisfy your lunch hunger.
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Other restaurant in Cheras : Cincin Restaurant Wine Bar and Grill @ Cheras, Kuala Lumpur