The newly opened Sushi Mentai outlet in Ipoh was selected as the venue for my early birthday celebration with my family as I am hitting the road again later this week.
The bright orange façade of the corner lot on the same street as Maxis Centre in Greentown Business Centre caught our attention and we couldn’t wait for it to be opened for business.
Sushi Mentai is a familiar brand for those who have a liking for Japanese cuisine – after all, there are more than twenty outlets in cities such as Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang and now, it has finally arrived in Ipoh.
The brand is already well-known for bringing Japanese cuisine to the masses by keeping prices affordable without compromising on quality, taste or freshness. So, it was no wonder that the restaurant was packed when my family had our lunch there on the fourth day of its opening (opened on 17th Nov, 2015).
Most people preferred Sushi Mentai’s selection of fresh sushi from the conveyor belt. After all, each plate is only RM1.80 (as indicated by yellow-coloured plates) and RM2.80 (red-coloured plates).
Each range boasts 25 different varieties, and that’s a lot of choices to pick for a meal!
What my family had were from the à la carte menu. Obviously, compared to the conveyor belt, our food took a bit more time to prepare but we didn’t mind the wait.
So, these photos were of our lunch for four a few days ago, with items that ranged from special maki (rolls) to yakimono (grilled, broiled or pan-fried), agemono (deep-fried) and of course, donmono (rice dishes).
As you can see, we opted for rice instead of noodles (menmono). The Chinese must have rice even while eating Japanese! Hahaha!
Looking at these photos, you can imagine how full we were. I was prepared for the bill to be above RM200, as prices on the menu are exclusive of 10% service charge and 6% GST.
To my surprise, the bill came up to under RM200 for everything, which was just right for my budget. Will I return for another meal? Of course, since these dishes were just from a small selection of the menu. But then again, I’d probably go for the sushi-go-round next time!
Sushi Mentai (Ipoh)
Add: 12-1A, Persiaran Greentown 8, Greentown Business Centre, 30450 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04.60015° E101.09562°
Tel: Not available
Business hours: 12pm – 9.30pm (Mon – Fri) & 11.30am – 9.30pm (Sat, Sun, Public Holiday)
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