Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FOOD REVIEW: Fine Dining at Sushi Hinata, St. Mary's Residence

Been wanting to head here for awhile after this restaurant was voted Top 5 Japanese restaurant in 2013 by an online magazine. I heard that there's another place that is equally good which is Kame Sushi in Desa Sri Hartamas. But let's save that for another day :-)

The starter...Loved how artistic this shot was. Never knew photographic skills were in me *sniff*sniff*

Hot Green Ocha as the private room which we were seated at was pretty cold. Apparently the best place to sit is at the sushi counter so that you can witness the chef in action. But I didn't mind. I prefer private conversations :-)

The dinner sets. We picked Sakura and the Hinata Course 

Unbeknown to me, Sushi Hinata ONLY serves seafood. Hence, there isn't any beef or chicken available on the menu (*jakun*)...

For someone who does not really fancy raw food, I totally fell in love with the freshness of the sashimi here.

Especially the salmon which was so easy to bite through and melts in my mouth!

Hot sake

The 12 sushi dish which comes with the Sakura course...what I loved was the Salmon (of course!), the scallop, unni (sea urchin) and the 3 tuna maki. For raw seafood, I was surprised that the sushi was very flavorful. Take note that some of the sushi has wasabi between the rice and raw seafood. So that you do not dip too much wasabi on your sushi.

Chawanmushi. This was disappointing though as it was pretty plain. For the price we paid, it do not even have a trace of gingko nut :-(

Grilled Fish...This was so-so...Nothing to shout about...

Tempura prawns & vegetables

This 5-piece sushi comes with the Hinata Course

Miso soup...This was pretty plain too...I can do a better miso soup...No Kidding!

Super delicious coconut pudding + red bean topping. 

Verdict: If I were to visit this place again, I will skip the courses and order just the sashimis and sushi.  As the fresh seafood are delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays, do head there either on Wednesdays or Saturdays for the best selections :-D

The exterior of the restaurant

Sushi Hinata

Address: Bukit Bintang A-0-1, St Mary Residences, Jalan Tengah, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2022 1349
Website: http://www.shin-hinata.com

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