Kuriya is a compelling pit stop for those who enjoy modern interpretations of Japanese favourites alongside classic mainstays.
Air-flown sashimi forms the backbone of Kuriya’s menu. Classic offerings like Japanese teapot soup and deep-fried breaded oysters also stand up to scrutiny, while an interesting selection of appetisers such as deep-fried mini shrimps make for great pairing with wine and beer.
The assorted sushi sakura comprising vinegared rice topped with eight types of raw fish passed the freshness test with flying colours. Flashes of the chefs’ creativity can be savoured from inventive dishes such as smoked salmon and duck maki roll and yaki ebi shumai, moreish grilled prawn dumplings. Surprisingly, the omakase option priced at about RM250 per person seems reasonable.