Feel the calmJanuary 4, 2018
From the car/bus parking lot behind the restaurant, we step on cement tiles through a path shaded by bamboo and faux cherry blossoms. Yup, the flowers are fake but they do evoke a sense of tranquility, aided by stone lamps and a small torii (archway) with the name of the restaurant, October, in Japanese characters (which coincidentally, is similar to the Mandarin characters too).
A few sake drums stand at the front. The interior is a contrasst of sorts. Glass windows let in natural light with the sushi counter at one end. One wall is lined with sake bottles with figurines of sumo wrestlers at the topmost shelf. But the décor on the first floor is a complete contrast. It’s kitschy, with cake replicas and on the wall, a dried orchid plant with roots, leaves and flowers, surrounded by calligraphy.
Grilled Kawahagi (left) and edamame with spicy togarashi seasoning
Fortune Sushi & Sashimi Platter and Prosperity Sashimi Yee Sang
The Prosperity Sashimi Yee Sang (RM68/RM108 nett) comes with rosettes of salmon, tuna and hamachi (yellow tail) sitting on the shredded radish-carrot and surrounded by cucumber, pickles and ginger. Instead of crushed peanuts, there are roasted almond flakes, roasted black-white sesame seeds and deepfried gyoza pastry. There are two choices of sauces: Wasabi and Sour Plum. We ask for the wasabi and happily toss to a more prosperous year ahead.
The Fortune Sushi & Sashimi Platter (RM58.80 nett) looks almost too pretty to eat. Six varieties of sushi sit on a tiered bamboo structure while at the bottom, there are a trio of sashimi salmon, tuna and Hamachi.
Auspicious Flaming Nabe with salmon and chicken
Surume Ika basted with sweet teriyaki sauce
Grilled seafood skewers in Kushiyaki Moriwase
Japanese fried noodles rolled in omelette
Flaming Salmon Aburi Maki
Non-flaming maki is also on the menu, with varieties such as Salted Egg Maki, Spider Maki, Dragon Maki, vegetarian maki and hand rolls.
Sushi is available in individual varieties of 2 pcs per order.
Assorted Sushi Platter
October Special Bento
Tempura Sweet Potato & Yam
For the festive New Year season, customers who spend RM88 and above will receive 2 packs of October Japanese Cuisine “Reunion” hong bao and a voucher worth RM20.
October Japanese Cuisine (non-halal)
6A Jalan Persiaran Jaya Putra 1
Bandar Jaya Putra, Johor Baru
Tel: 011-1426 5993
Monday-Thursday: Noon-3pm; 6-11pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & P. Hols: Noon-11pm