Sakae Sushi, Sunway Velocity Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The malls in Kuala Lampur are incredibly fun to explore! They’re massive, clean, and accessible. I was amazed to see so many Western brands represented. But then again, it makes sense to support local/traveler interests while selling the brands that are manufactured in Asia. The variety of dining options available at Sunway Velocity Mall reflects the wide selection of shops along every corridor. One of the restaurants we tried is called Sakae Sushi.

Walking through the dining area, we were mesmerized by the sushi, being transported around the restaurant on conveyor belts. Each dish was colour-coded to identify its price and covered for safety and sanitation. Diners are welcome to pick up a plate and consume the food, but instructed to touch only those dishes they wish to purchase.

There are a number of Sakae Sushi restaurants located throughout Malaysia including Selangor, Penang, Johor, Sarawak & Kuala Lampur.

Sakae Sushi Malaysia – Chatty Bear Food Walk

We tried fried chicken, crab sushi & prawn tempura
at the Sakae Sushi in sunway velocity mall #kualalumpurcity
This was our 2nd automated #sushi #restaurant in #kualalumpurmalaysia
after Genki sushi my in Suria klcc mall

We found the food more fresh and more reasonably priced at #genkisushi . Although the overall experience at #sakaesushi was good, the interior, service and automated system did impress us. Somehow the food quality and portion of the order were more satisfying in Genki sushi my . We would like to come back again and try some other dishes at Sakae sushi

Posted by Chatty Bear on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Amit and I met in Vancouver, Canada. We bonded instantly over a number of things, including a passion of Japanese food. Imagine eating modern Japanese food inside a beautiful, air-conditioned mall in the heart of Kuala Lampur. The world is an amazing place!

Once seated inside the restaurant, you’ll discover that everything you could require to enjoy the company you bring can be accessed from the table-side touch pads, table drawers and conveyor belt (located beside the table). You can call for table-side service, but after a bit of searching, you’ll find that you have everything you need at your fingertips including the ability to order beverages like tea.

Hot dishes were cooked fresh and served hot. However, as you can imagine, the nori wrapped around the sushi rolls traveling throughout the restaurant via conveyor belt were slightly more chewy than those ordered through the digital menu.

An amusing and relaxing experience, this was a fun meal. Check out our video to learn more about Amit’s thoughts.

If you’d like to experience a digital-service dining experience with limited interaction with service staff, or if you’re craving the creature comforts of standard Japanese food in Malaysia, check out Sakae Sushi.

Geraldine Sangalang

Geraldine is the Founder of Chatty Bear. She manages client outreach and media, including restaurant and product reviews. Geraldine is a Vancouver-based human resources professional, writer and entrepreneur. A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Geraldine's career is centered on coaching leaders to strengthen teams and empower themselves. Geraldine is passionate about mentoring and volunteers as the Virtual Mentoring Network Lead for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, BC & Yukon.