Today I flew out of office on the dot in an attempt to get seats at Koh Grill & Sushi Bar.
We had wanted to try out this place so much for a while already, as our students kept posting very yummy photos in Instagram, but the queue was always so horrendously long… The eatery is within the food court on the upper floors of Wisma Atria and is always hustling and bustling, also because there is a teppanyaki eatery just neighbour to it.
When I reached at 6.20pm today, luckily there was no queue and I was able to get seats immediately 🙂 Very excited! Especially when the queue started growing 10 minutes later…
From the menu, the selection of sushi seemed very exotic! We had a hard time figuring out which ones to try…
Sashimi Jyo Moriawase ($38): 3 thick pieces of Salmon Belly, Swordfish Belly (Kajiki), White Tuna (Shiro Maguro), Yellowtail (Hamachi) and Sweet Prawn (Ama Ebi) each, this was truly the highlight of our meal!
The fish slices were glistening with their oil full of omega-3 goodness and were oh-so-fresh!! In particular, the white tuna was very delicious!
Shiok maki ($16.80) The charcoal grilled eel wrapped with lightly roasted salmon was the first generation shiok maki, the second generation was with prawn instead.
Very yummy with an almost too generous helping of mayonnaise, we loved how the crunchy little fish roe explode in our mouths! All the ingredients complemented one another very well!
Crappy Maki ($18): Crispy soft shell crab and seaweed wrapped with seared swordfish belly, it was spicy :O A bit too spicy for our liking…
Nama gaki ($4): Fresh oyster wrapped with bacon, a combination that we have never tried before. Quite interesting flavour, but I think it could have been better with slightly more salt.
Tontoro ($4): We had expected much more of our grilled pork cheek, but alas, it was quite dry…
Lamb Yaki ($12): This was not bad actually, and did not come with the overpowering lamb smell, but the pieces of meat were cut too finely. We preferred the version that we had in Taipei!
Tempura Moriawase ($10): The batter was way too heavy! 2 pieces of lady’s fingers, pumpkin slices and egg plant slices each, and 1 huge chunk of enoki mushroom with lots and lots of flour… Super gelat! Our least favourite dish for the evening 😦
So in summary, stick to the sashimi and sushi, and forget about the grill and tempura 😛