Best Japanese Restaurants in Penang

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We know that the Japanese have always been known for their rich and unique culture, their food carrying one of the most distinct features. Japanese restaurants in Malaysia usually range from mobile food stands, fine dining, buffet, atmospheric drinking places, to cheap sushi chain shops (which is better for your wallet) or unique theme restaurants.

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    Kinome Japanese RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This humble cafe is established on a simple approach - to simply provide homecooked Japanese dishes in a homey environment. Fell pretty much at home, regardless if you're a Japanese or not, with dishes range from typical menu items like varied bento sets to katsu chicken platter. You're find the food affordable which is one of the many reasons Penang diners swarm into this eatery.
    Tips

    Weekly lunch set comes with salad, rice, miso soup and a dessert.

    Things to expect

    Clean and crisp Japanese ambience.

    Best with

    Izakaya dishes.

    Price

    RM14.00 to RM20.00

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    Kinome Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    2-1-12 & 2-2-12, The One Terrace, Tingkat Mahsuri 5, 11950 Bayan Lepas Penang, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    046461336

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    06:00PM—09:00PM
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    Azuma Japanese RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you are looking for a decent Japanese meal to fill your tummy, then wait no more. Azuma serves value for money set meals and a wide variety of a la carte dishes. It's safe to note that you should make prior bookings before you go, as the place is usually pack during lunch and dinner hours. When you're there, look out for the famed fusion dish, Azuma Zushi Pizza.
    Tips

    If you want value for money, get the Combo Platter.

    Things to expect

    Moderate-priced platters. Great for large eaters!

    Best with

    Black Cod, Cream Crocquette and Okonomiyaki.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Azuma Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    046413118

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Miraku RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you fancy something a little upper-class but aren't willing to burn a hole in your wallet, Miraku is the place for you. Not only is their service top notch, the food is reasonably priced too. In fact, their lunch starts off from only RM23. The food is authentic as you can tell by the attentive Japanese chefs serving you. If ala carte isn't for you, the savory buffet option is also available.
    Tips

    They also serve green tea ice cream for dessert.

    Things to expect

    The interior is decorated with empty sake bottles and some interesting ikebana.

    Best with

    Sushi all the way!

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM90.00

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    Miraku Restaurant View restaurant

    1st Floor, G-Hotel, 168A, Pesiaran Gurney, 10250, Persiaran Gurney, Penang
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    042298702

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    Every day
    12:30PM—02:30PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Edo IchiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Lots of Penangites have a soft spot for Edo Ichi, having been around during the earlier days. Though the meal prices here are a little more on the higher side, the decent and welcoming environment makes up for it. We recommend you try the soft shell crab salad, sushi, garlic fried rice, and dried prawns fried rice!
    Tips

    Green tea isn't refillable here though.

    Things to expect

    Price is on the steeper side here, so prepare that $$$.

    Best with

    Sashimi Dinner set, which consists of four types of sashimi!

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

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    Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant @ Penang View restaurant

    G05 & G06, Island Plaza, Ground Floor. No. 118, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, 10470, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Penang
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    048903199

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    Every day
    11:30AM—03:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:30PM—10:30PM
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    Waka Japanese RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Located inside Bayview Hotel, this Japanese eatery provides Japanese buffet with a wide variety and assortment of sushi, raw seafood and more. The great variation of choices is every Japanese food-lover's absolute heaven. Heck, the constant restocking and free-flow supply of fresh sashimi is practically a 'Heaven of Sashimi'. If seafood's your thing, then make sure you check out the delish, grilled scallops!
    Tips

    Aim for the raw oysters. They get sold out pretty fast.

    Things to expect

    Dimmed ambience, but spacious interior.

    Best with

    Fresh salmon slices.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM90.00

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    Waka Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    Level 2, No. 25A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042637837

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    As noodle lovers, you'd be surprised at the menu selections here. Despite the 'sushi' term placement in its name, Sushi Zento is actually a better fit for crafty handmade udon, ramen and savory pork belly and broths. The Kyu N Kim Ramen is a superb delight created with a mash-up of two different soups in one same bowl.
    Tips

    You can opt to sit indoors and watch the chef personally slicing sashimi on the sushi counter.

    Things to expect

    Noodle heaven.

    Best with

    Some noodles should have some sides! Try the Sashimi To Shake Teriyaki Set, suitable for 2 pax.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Sushi Zento @ Penang View restaurant

    Precinct 10, 10-A-11 & 12, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Pulau Pinang, 10470, Georgetown, Penang
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    048992725

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:15PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
    Friday, Saturday
    11:30AM—10:00PM
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