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Level 3a, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL (03 2727 6688/ saitotenkuni.com). Tue-Sun, 12noon-2.30pm; 6.30pm-12midnight. Oribe Sushi With Chef Hideaki Oritsuki at the helm, you can expect some of the finest sushi made using seafood flown in from Osaka and Fukuoka.
Vipod Residences, 6 Jalan Kia Peng, KL (03 2181 4099/oribe-sushi.com.my). Mon-Sat, 12noon-3pm; 6-11pm. Gyukingu Japanese BBQ Restaurant Carnivorous cravings are more than satisfied at this barbecue restaurant, which uses premium beef imported from Japan.
42 Jalan 28/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL (03 2856 0828/fb.com/Gyukingu). Daily, 11.30am-3pm; 5.30-10.30pm. Nobu Kuala Lumpur Nikkei – a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian – cuisine gets a star-studded treatment at Nobu. Try its signature dishes like black cod miso and ‘new-style salmon sashimi’.
Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, KL (03 2164 5084/noburestaurants. com/kuala-lumpur). Mon-Fri, 12noon-2pm; Daily, 6-10.30pm.