5 Splurge out at Taka by Sushi Saito
If the three-Michelin-star Sushi Saito in Tokyo will not come to you, then you must go to Taka by Sushi Saito in The St Regis Kuala Lumpur. Chef Takashi Saito’s maiden venture out of Japan is an experience in luxury. It’s located within the ritzy six-star hotel, and the 16-seat counter is made of 300-year-old Hinko wood. There begins your plunge into first-rate seafood flown in from Japan thrice a week: we say go for the omakase dinner menu if you’re celebrating a special occasion, but the tsuki menu during lunch ticks all the fancy boxes too if you prefer to visit in the daytime.
3A, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL (03 2727 6688/saitotenkuni.com). From RM450 per person. Tue-Sun, 12noon-2.30pm; 6.30pm-12midnight.