G342, Ground Floor,
One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing) 1,
Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7725 3733
BUMPING into a fleet of robots or at least being served by one did not happen when I visited the Robot Sushi outlet in Bandar Utama recently.
In fact, the only robot figurine in the restaurant was placed at its entrance and was barely noticeable.
So why is it named Robot Sushi? Its group operation manager Terrence Choy said the food joint was named so because the owner, Wan Hazreek Putra Hussain Yusuf, was a huge fan of robots.
“Keeping the theme in mind, we created a futuristic atmosphere with a modern and contemporary design interior,” said Choy.
Also absent is the sushi conveyor belt usually a standard feature in most Japanese restaurants.
“We want customers to enjoy our food on one side and have drinks at the other,” he said, adding the outlet plays only hip-hop and R&B tunes while its other branch in Sunway Pyramid shopping centre would have a DJ spinning on certain days.
A peek at their menu saw an extensive selection of Japanese rolls with creative names such as Rock & Roll, Chameleon Roll, Avatar Roll, Kobe Quake Roll and Jumbo Godzilla Roll.
We tasted the Eelectric Roll which had unagi, cucumbers, tempura flakes and tamago (sweet egg omelette) while the Poseidon Roll had salmon, avocado, tuna and fish roe in it, they were priced at RM19.90 and RM16.90 respectively.
The colourful Fusion Dragon came in a curving shape just like how the creature was, with the head of a prawn leading the way.
It has prawns, mango, beef, ebiko (prawn roe) and a special sauce all tucked in the roll.
For those opting for a quick bite can try any of their 10 Grab and Go Rolls with equally funky names such as the Atomic Roll, Nuclear Chick Roll, Green Hornet Roll, Crunchy Salmon Roll and Spicy Tuna Roll priced from RM1.90 onwards.
Choy also prepared a few vegetarian dishes as my colleague, Cheng Kiat was a vegetarian. However, at present, options are limited.
“We only have one Vegetarian Roll while the noodle dishes need to be custom-made when ordered,
“We will have more vegetarian dishes when we introduce our new menu soon,” said Choy.
Besides green tea and juices, the restaurant has a selection of cocktails, mocktails, beers, whiskeys and vodkas which makes the place a much sought-after spot to wind down after a long day at work.
Currently, Robot Sushi has various promotions daily to cater to its customers of all ages.
Sushi Galore Day falls on Tuesdays where all sushis are 50% off and Wednesdays they celebrate Ladies Nite while Thursdays are specially dedicated to students. They enjoy a 30% off upon ordering the Salmon Sashimi and a buy one free one cocktail or mocktail from 7pm to 10pm.
Guy’s Night Out falls on Fridays where they receive a 30% off Sake bottles and a one-for-one offer on Carlsberg jugs all night long.
To end the weekend, children get to eat free all day long on Saturdays.
At present, Robot Sushi is running a Robot Sushi Eat & Win iPad contest where customers who spend a minimum of RM50 are entitled to one entry form which can be obtained at the counters. Contest ends on March 20.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.