Friday, 18 October 2013

Koh Grill and Sushi Bar, Wisma Atria Food Republic

My friend at office strongly recommended Koh Grill and Sushi Bar at Wisma Food Republic. I was curious about the place since I've heard many awesome things about it and I really wanted to try it out. So I decided to drag the boyfriend here on a Saturday for dinner.

I was told I should make a reservation but reservations were full by the time I decided to make the call. So we had to join the long queue in front of Koh Grill and Sushi Bar. We reached shortly after 6pm and the queue was already crazy. It stretched from the door to the escalator and there were about 20 people ahead of us in the queue. It took us 45 minutes to get two counter seats and we were so hungry by then.

I ordered Grilled Salmon with salt. The salmon was well-grilled, crispy and lightly charred on the outside and tender within. I also liked the small portion of greens with sesame dressing at the side.

We ordered pork with enoki mushroom yakitori. The yakitori was indeed good! Very tasty, grilled to perfection and incredibly juicy. The yakitori was grilled for just the right amount of time such that the pork was crispy yet the enoki mushroom wrapped within was still juicy and crunchy.

The salmon sashimi. I was not too impressed by the salmon sashimi at Koh Grill and Sushi Bar. I felt that the slices of salmon sashimi were not as chewy, juicy, and thick as those at Wasabi Tei.

The shiok maki was indeed super shiok!! This was easily one of the best dishes at Koh Grill and Sushi Bar and definitely one of the highlights of the meal. I am craving for it now as I'm typing this post. The maki was just that good. The salmon slices rolled on the outside were lightly seared so they had a distinctive smoky flavour. The side of the salmon slices which was not exposed to the flame remained soft and juicy like how sashimi would taste. When you combine both together, it was just perfect. Topped with the mayonnaise and tobiko on top and yummy avocado and unagi inside, the Shiok Maki is indeed legendary. This dish alone is worth the long wait.

The boyfriend ordered Tempura Udon but the udon was rather meh. I gathered that noodle dishes are not exactly their forte and it would be wise to steer clear of them when you are at Koh Grill and Sushi Bar.

The only little grouse I have about Koh Grill and Sushi Bar is the order in which food is served. I usually prefer to have my sashmi and sushi first before my mains. However, due to the large number of people ordering the Shiok Maki, the sushi counter was moving slower than the cooked food counter. Thus my grilled salmon, yakitori, and the boyfriend's udon arrived and we finished them before our sashimi and maki came.

Other than that, this place is really a gem.

#04-21 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre

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