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10 Muslim-Friendly Sushi Places In Klang Valley You've Got To Visit

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Nursyazana Kahardy  •  Feb 25, 2020

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[Updated 21 December 2021] It's no secret that many of us simply adore eating sushi - the quintessential Japanese dish that has become so widely popular that it's recognised almost everywhere in the world today. But forget the rest of the world for a second and get your chopsticks ready as we sashimi through a list of amazing Muslim-friendly sushi places in Klang Valley - ranging from budget bites to something fancier for an occasional treat! ?
1. Sushi King
Easing us in at the top spot is off course, Sushi King, the oldest and the first sushi conveyor belt sushi chain in Malaysia. Established in 1995, Sushi King is known for serving quality sushi - ranging from various forms of Nigiri, Maki, Sashimi and other types of Japanese cuisine at affordable prices. Besides getting to pick and choose sushi straight from the conveyor, you can order some main dishes off their menu. All in all, the food is fresh, the service is good and it makes for a healthier alternative to fast food if you're looking for a place to grab a quick bite. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Click here for all opening hours Address:  Click here for all outlet locations  Website
2. Nippon Sushi
Next on the list is Nippon Sushi, a local Muslim-owned and halal-certified Japanese restaurant. Located in Bandar Bestari Klang, right next to the McDonald's and Family Mart, this restaurant’s unique feature is that besides the conveyor belt sushi, any ala carte menu items ordered will be delivered to your table via a little robotic train - no doubt a very cute and entertaining feature! ? Each dish is made using fresh ingredients with their salmon cheese sushi and their sushi rolls (especially the ones with mentaiko sauce) coming very highly recommended. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Address: Click here for all outlet locations Website
3. Toyyiban Sushi
Named after the verse in the Qur’an where Muslims are commanded to eat good, pure food - Halalan Toyyiban - you can rest assured that Toyyiban Sushi has got your back. ? Owned and operated by a Muslim family, the owner actually studied in Japan before coming back to Malaysia to open their own Japanese restaurant - giving classic Japanese cuisine a Malaysian twist to suit the local palate. ?️ Although it doesn’t have a very extensive range of sushi or sashimi, Toyyiban makes up for it with the quality of the dishes they do have! One of the most recommended sushi dishes is their crispy fried sushi coupled with spicy soy sauce and wasabi. ? Halal status: Muslim-owned. Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM - 7PM Address: Bangi Gateway, Seksyen 15, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Bangi 43650. Contact: +6011-3775 0160 Facebook
4. Empire Sushi
Empire Sushi has been a staple sushi snack shack since 2013. But did you know that there's a dine-in version of this beloved kiosk? ? Empire Sushi Premium at The Starling Mall utilises the latest technology to give patrons a fun-futuristic experience. Orders are taken digitally via iPads and delivered to your table via a little red train (which also plays a cute Japanese song!). The sushi uses 100% certified halal ingredients (with the Setapak outlet being certified halal by JAKIM) and is delicious no matter what you order. Coupled with reasonable prices, you'll definitely be able to enjoy and indulge yourself fully . ? Halal status: 33 outlets are halal-certified by JAKIM. For premises without the certification, they are in the process of getting it. They use halal-certified ingredients, and no alcohol or mirin is used or served. Address:  Click here for all outlet locations  Website
5. Don Kaiten Japanese Restaurant
Located in Klang Parade, Don Kaiten is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant that prides itself in giving their customers delicious food alongside a fresh and creative dining experience. ? With a menu that boasts a great variety of sushi dishes and regional specialities (including thick cuts of fresh sashimi), this restaurant has a similar price point to that of most franchise sushi chains. The ingredients used to make the sushi are always very fresh and the conveyor belt is diligently maintained so that you’ll always find something interesting to nibble on - like the salmon based sushi, which comes highly recommended for being particularly succulent and tasty. ? Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients, and the sushi rice does not contain mirin. No alcohol is used or served on the premises. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Open daily, 11AM - 8PM (Last order 7.30PM) Address: G65, Ground Floor, Klang Parade Shopping Mall, No.2112 KM2, Jalan Meru, 41050 Klang, Selangor Contact: 01136487538 Facebook
6. Sakae Sushi
Those living in the KL area should be familiar with the popular conveyor belt sushi store, Sakae Sushi . With its iconic green frog logo, this sushi restaurant is almost as widespread as Sushi King (if priced a little bit cheaper - great for those who want to grab some fresh sushi on a budget)! ? The restaurant carries 250 types of affordably-priced Japanese staple dishes that range from sushi to sashimi, yakimono to donburi and much more. One of their must-try menu items is the salmon range. Using fresh, premium salmon that's been directly air-flown from the Atlantic, the classic salmon sushi, sashimi and hana maki is something not to be missed! ? Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients, and is pork-free. The sushi rice does not contain any mirin but do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premises. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Address: Click here for all outlet locations Website
7. Sushi Jiro @ Mid Valley
If you're on a tight budget, Sushi Jiro is the place for you. This conveyor belt sushi chain only offers conveyor belt sushi at affordable prices. Big eaters will surely rack up an impressive stack of plates to Instagram by the end of their meal. ? From sashimi to crab meat, octopus to abalone and even jellyfish and scallop, the sheer variety available will leave your mouth watering. Not to mention, the sushi served here is often quite fresh - allowing you to have a good meal at a fraction of the price of most fancy Japanese restaurants. ? Halal status: Uses Halal-certified ingredients and does not use or serve alcohol on-premises. Currently, only their Shoyu Ramen Soup, Miso Ramen Soup and Mentaiko Sauce contain small amounts of Mirin. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Click here for all opening hours Address: Click here for all outlet locations Website
8. Ninja's House
Credit: @ninjashouse on Instagram Located in Semenyih, Selangor, Ninja's House is run by Afiq Yass - an ex-tour guide who was inspired to sell sushi from his frequent travels to Japan. What started out as a small pop-up roadside stall soon turned into a full-fledged business as he now has multiple outlets across Klang Valley and even Johor Bahru. It comes as no surprise that one of their bestsellers is sushi. They make about 83 different types of sushi daily (yes, you read that right) with some priced as low as RM1. With such a wide selection, you might not know where to begin, so we recommend crowd favourites like the Osaka Sushi and Hokkaido Sushi. But wait, there's more! If you'd like something sweet to pair with your sushi, how about getting a box of their artisanal doughnuts? Just like their sushi, there are plenty of flavours to choose from including Lotus Biscoff, Hershey's and Oreo. While you're there, don't miss the chance to treat yourself to mochi too, a popular bite-sized confection in Japan. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: Eco Majestic, 26-1, Jln Eco Majestic 10/1B, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Contact: +6010-270 9931 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Kampachi
Acknowledge as KL's leading Japanese Restaurant, award-winning Kampachi employs Ginza-trained master chefs who are passionate about creating mouth-watering plates of sumptuous sushi and decadent sashimi platters. A favourite of many sushi lovers in the KL area, Kampachi has made a name for itself for using high-quality ingredients - air-flown from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market! You literally cannot get a more authentic taste than that! ? Kampachi has also served royalty, heads of state and even celebrities in its over 40 years of operations. Now, they’ve even expanded to four other standalone locations so that more and more people can enjoy classic Japanese dishes such as o-toro (tuna belly), maguro yukke, yellowtail and a veritable feast of fresh sashimi. ? Halal status: Uses halal-certified meat and ingredients. Do pre-book your meals beforehand so that the restaurant can arrange for a fully halal meal without any mirin.  Do note that alcoholic beverages are served separately on the premises, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion. Addresses: Check out their website for all locations Website
10. Zipangu Japanese Restaurant 
Known for being one of the best Japanese restaurants in KL, Zipangu provides a relaxing dining experience in a zen-like setting. The restaurant comes with garden views, relaxing water features and even private spaces - making it a suitable venue if you're looking to have a nice business lunch or romantic dinner. ? As for the food, Zipangu takes quality very seriously.  The sushi dishes are absolutely delicious! Indulge in only the very best of sashimi, sushi, temaki, and much more. The salmon and cod dishes are known to be especially fresh and the sheer variety of sashimi will leave spoilt for choice! ? Halal status: Uses halal-certified meats and ingredients. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served separately on the premise, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion. Opening hours: Daily, 12PM - 2.30PM, 6.30PM - 10.30PM Address: 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-2074 3900 Facebook And that’s a (sushi) wrap! From magnificent maguro to outstanding nigiri, sensational sashimi to terrific temaki, you'll never have to go through another raw deal with our delectable list of sushi places in Klang Valley. Now all you have to do is grab your friends, your family and book a weekend to go off and satisfy your sushi cravings. ?