Uokatsu was opened three years ago by Tomono-san, a Hokkaido local who sources fresh seafood from family back home, and the fish market-style restaurant has been a hit since. Cut back on frills and take your partner here for an honest-to-goodness lunch! For sashimi specials, look to the menu for the popular Botan Ebi (RM19), sweet succulent shrimp, and the Hamachi "Yellowtail" (RM30) — both are almost never found with such affordable price tags. Tomono-san's Malaysian wife Winnie also recommends their Homemade Air Dry Saba (from RM20). The mackerel is fattier than its regular counterpart, and boasts a juicy, piquant flavour that will go well with rice, which brings us to the Mentai Rice (RM18). A must-order here, the rice bowl is topped with three thick tamago pieces that sees a slightly charred mentai top. The small establishment seats a maximum of 20 so come early before the lunch hour rush to snag a table.
Avg price per person: RM40
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Alyssia Yu