Lo Sang (Cantonese for 撈生 which mean Prosperity Toss), or eating Yee Sang/Yu Sheng is a cultural tradition for Chinese in Malaysia during Chinese New Year. The act of tossing the colourful raw fish mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, is believed to bring in prosperity and abundance in the new year. During the Chinese New Year season, we can see not only local Chinese restaurants but also Japanese restaurants are offering their own take of freshly-made Yee Sang and some even begins as early as one month before Chinese New Year.

The ingredients of Japanese Yee Sang are not much different than the Chinese Yee Sang, that usually consists of strips of fresh salmon, mixed with shredded vegetables, pomelo or lime, pepper, oil, and a variety of they owned made sauces and condiments which are both tasty and delicious. These Japanese Yee Sang are available for dine-in or takeaway for those who want to toss at home or office.

If you want to have some Japanese element to your tossing this year with the Japanese Yee Sang, here are a list of Yee Sang offering from some of the local Japanese restaurants for this Chinese New Year.

1. Sushi Tei


  • 7 outlets in Klang Valley – Pavilion KL, Cheras Sentral, Nu Sentra, Setiawalk, Setia City Mall and Tropicana City Mall;
  • 3 outlets in Penang – Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall and Sunway Carnival Mall; and
  • 1 outlet is Sabah – Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
  • Available from January 25 – February 22, 2016

2. Ichiban Boshi

IB YuSheng

  • 4 outlets in Klang Valley – Pavilion KL, Solaris Dutamas, Sunway Ginza and Setia Alam
  • Available from January 28 – February 29, 2016

3. Sushi King

Sushi King yeesang

4. Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi YeeSang

  • 14 outlets in Klang Valley: Berjaya Times Square, Cheras LeisureMall, KL Festival City, Nu Sentral, 1-Utama Shopping Centre, AEON Bukit Tinggi Klang, IOI Mall Puchong, Paradigm Mall Kelana Jaya, Subang Parade, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, The Curve Shopping Mall, The Mines Seri Kembangan, IOI City Mall Purtajaya and Gamuda Walk Kota Kemuning;
  • 3 outlets in Penang:1st Avenue Mall, Auto City and Gurney Plaza;
  • 1 outlet in Perak: AEON Ipoh Station 18
  • 1 outlet in Negeri Sembilan: Seremban Palm Mall
  • 2 outlets in Malacca: Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall and The Shore Shopping Gallery
  • 3 outlets in Johor: AEON Mall Kulaijaya, JB City Square and Kluang Mall;
  • 1 outlet in Pahang: East Coast Mall, Kuantan
  • 2 outlets in Sarawak: Plaza Merdeka and The Spring
  • Available from January 18 to February 22, 2016

5. Sushi Zanmai

  • 15 outlets in Klang Valley: Sunway Pyramid, The Gardens Mall, 1 Utama, Low Yat Plaza, Fahrenheit 88, 1 Mon’t Kiara, Paradigm Mall, Avenue K, Main Place USJ, Dpulze Cyberjaya, IOI City Mall, Nu Sentral, Setia City Mall, Ozen Zanmai @ the Gardens Mall and Hokkaido Sushi @ 1 Utama;
  • 1 outlet in Malacca: The Shore Shopping Gallery;
  • 2 outlets in Sabah: Imago and Suria Sabah;
  • 1 outlet in Johor: Komtar JBCC;
  • 1 outlet in Penang: Vivacity Megamall;
  • 1 outlet in Kedah: Aman Central
  • Available from January 15 – February 22, 2016

6. Kuriya Japanese Restaurant

Kuriya Yee Sang

  • Address: T2, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Tel: 03-2093 9242
  • Available from January 29 – February 23, 2016

7. Rakuzen 

rakuzen yee sang

  • 12 outlets in Klang Valley: Subang Jaya, Hartamas Shopping Centre, GTower, Desa Parkcity, Empire Shopping Gallery, Publika, Tropicana City Mall, Ara Damansara, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gamuda Walk, Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Putra Mall.
  • Available from 15 January – 22 February 2016

8. Senjyu

Senjyu yee sang

  • Address: 2F-27 & 28, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Village II, 2, Jalan Telawi Satu
    Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: 03 – 2201 5865
  • Available from 8 January – 22 February 2016

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Also read: Yee Sang or Yu Sheng? The Story Behind this CNY Tradition