Upon entering , guests will be greeted by an airy, highceiling area downstairs where conveyor- belt sushi snakes through tables while a giant fish mounted on the wall watches on.
The food is served promptly, starting with the jigoku ramen, also nicknamed ‘hell ramen’ for its spiciness. The deep red soup combines the rich, smoky notes of a pork bone broth with the slow burning heat of chilli. With chewy ramen and thick-cut pork slices, it is definitely not for sensitive palates.
The flavoured egg and bacon salad provides much needed relief after the jigoku ramen. Plenty of crisp bacon and sliced egg with gooey centres elevate the simple salad to downright delicious while a savoury, tangy sauce ties everything together.
To cleanse the palate, the salmon sashimi is nothing short of exquisite. Each thick cut of vibrant orange flesh is buttery soft and melts in the mouth with no trace of fishiness, a testament to its freshness.
Sushi Zento offers a wide array of alcoholic beverages from sake and beer to shochu and plum wine. There are close to 30 options under sake with prices ranging from RM38 to RM338. Or take your pick from different kinds of shochu like sweet potato, barley, buckwheat and rice.
Two house sakes are offered — Hokkan Karakuchi Sen and Kizakura Karakuchi Sen. The former is served in a heated water bath and is smooth, sweet, with just a touch of dryness.
To cleanse the palate, the salmon sashimi is nothing short of exquisite