Sushi Mentai @ JB – A hidden gem!

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Randomly passed by this sushi restaurant, Sushi Mentai, in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) somewhere in Pelangi and decided to give it a shot. Turns out this place is a hidden gem despite being housed in a random part of JB…

Since I had horrible sushi for the very first time at my all time favourite Ryoshi restaurant in Singapore last night, I wondered to myself –  “How bad could this be?”

Anyway, no matter how it could possibly be, it’s definitely hard to beat the worse-ever sushi chain in Malaysia – Sushi King. Goodness! Sushi King’s dishes are so disgusting that you would actually fear for your health (I’ll save the story for sometime later).

So, here’s the place. It’s a small restaurant, nothing too flashy:

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The menu looks quite limited too, probably half of the usual sushi dishes which one would expect from fastfood-level Japanese sushi restaurants in Singapore.

So, we kinda ordered almost one plate of everything which had salmon in it 😉

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Green Tea at RM1/pax. What a steal!

I love it when restaurants give the whole jug – eventhough it’s refillable. I’m sure everyone has had their fair share of experiences when asking for refills and it never come until you give up asking.

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Chawan Mushi – RM3.80
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Salmon Toro Sashimi – 5 pieces for RM11.80

Salmon belly Sashimi.

They’ve the normal salmon sashimi but since we will be ordering salmon sushi so we went for the better choice for sashimi.

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Salmon Mentai – RM2.80

Their sushi was far beyond my expectations! It was so good that it’s comparable to Ryoshi’s (initial) standard. Unfortunately, Ryoshi’s standard has dropped quite a bit since they first opened up shop in Singapore.

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Take – RM16.80
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Asari Miso Shiru – RM4.80

Remember some restaurants (especially fastfood-ish budget Japanese restaurants) usually use frozen clams that was kept so long that it turns powdery when you bite it?

Sushi Mentai despite it being a budget restaurant, in some ways, had perfect clams – fresh and sweet.

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Ebi Mentaiyaki – RM9.80

THIS.IS.THE.BOMB!!!!!

Their Ebi Mentaiyaki was REALLY good! It’s not overcooked and the mentai sauce was on the point man! I would have order another dozen if I wasn’t going for a massage later.

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Salmon Mentai Dragon Maki – RM12.80

Their Salmon Maki was pretty normal but the Mentai sauce stood up for it.

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Most of you would have figured out by now, but these guys really stand by their restaurant name – Sushi Mentai. Their Mentai sauce is really the bomb, and that make their dishes super yummy!

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Sushi Mentai

64, Jalan Gaya 1
Taman Gaya
81800 Ulu Tiram Johor
Open daily from 12noon to 10pm

XOXO
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1 Comment
  • Joshua Hideki
    July 15, 2015

    Nice pictures there…So much salmon! Looks so yummy! I miss eating Japanese food! 🙁

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