Akira Sushi is a newly opened sushi bar at the 4th Floor of Wisma
Sanyan, Sibu. It’s the first one to feature the revolving sushi bar
style dining experience here. I have been meaning to check out this
place so I went there for dinner with my girlfriend.
The eating establishment isn’t very large in terms of size, but
that’s not surprising since space at Wisma Sanyan is rather limited and
seems to be allocated and constructed wholesale for retail outlets. The
place was near seating capacity when we were there.
We only had sushi – the offerings from the sushi bar, so I cannot
comment on their other cooked menu items. The menu even has the
obligatory numbering system so that even the most intellectually
challenged amongst us can place an order.
There is also another sushi specific menu plastered on the wall,
lest people unfamiliar with this style of dining get the price confused.
There are a wide range of beverages on offer, including sake, but it’s priced on the high side, so I settled for Asahi instead.
Beer and sushi…mmm…made my stomach feel funny. ;)
Here’s what we ate:
This is my favourite one…I haven’t seen it in other places, perhaps
it’s this establishment’s signature dish, er…sushi. This sushi has
two deep fried whole real crabs as the topping. My gf would have nothing to do with it though.
I love this one as well…it’s squid, I think. My gf would have nothing
to do with this as well either, coz it’s “slimy”. I like slimy stuff.
She ate the more conventional sushi offerings like tuna…
Unagi topped concoction. She chose it and I had one. It’s good. Smoked eel.
This one is octopus, one of my favourites.
Here’s a prawn sushi.
Picked ginger pieces are available from the revolving bar. I was
pleased to see this. I’m used to eating one after each different sushi
to “wash out” the taste of the previous one and have a clean palate for
the next one. Pretentious terms, I know, I know, but seriously, that’s
what it’s good for. ;)
Here’s another photo of the revolving sushi bar…
and a photo of a girl I accidentally took opposite us. She looks like a happy diner.
Our meal came to RM 35, and that isn’t expensive at all.
My only gripe is that some of the items on offer seem stale and the
sushi chef did not “cycle” out the stale ones, nor did he add new items
to the sushi bar fast enough. Otherwise, it’s a great place to go if
you’re after a sushi bar dining experience, cramped as it may be. :)