U Restaurant

December 31, 2011

One of the sturdiest survivors on Jalan Bangkung, this beautifully furnished outlet has cemented a reputation for satisfactory Japanese fare & stellar service.

The sushi platter here comprises a reasonable range of imported fish & seafood. But its price tag of RM135++ feels too hefty, with merely nine pieces of nigiri sushi alongside the California maki.

If you like it then you should have put a zing on it: Deep-fried sea bass with ponzu sauce. Fleshy fish in seemingly weightless batter, topped with a refreshing citrus dressing.

Potato Maki, with cucumber, crabstick, tobiko & deep-fried shredded potatoes. Sounds interesting but tastes ordinary, despite the coat of shallot-like potato strips.

Cod fish porridge. Feels home-cooked; served piping-hot, thick with chunks of cod.

Cali Cheese Maki, with crabstick, avocado, unagi, cheese & tobiko. Nice enough, though similar-tasting to any decent roll at other outlets.


... or wine? Pick your poison.

Business at U Restaurant is sometimes slow compared to its neighbors (Leonardo's, Cava, Opus Bistro & Four Seas), so this might be the place to escape the crowds.

U Restaurant,
Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.