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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    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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    Sushi Kitchen's Georgetown Branch is well known for their hard to find vegan sushi selections. Whether you're vegan or not, the dishes on offering is prepared fresh and can be quite flavoursome.  The restaurant has a small but rather cozy interior with it's traditional japanese ambiance.

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    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

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    Sushi Kitchen View restaurant

    Jalan Sungai Ara 1, Sungai Ara, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    046446739

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11:30AM—08:00PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    GOMO Wine Bar & Restaurant

    The Gomo Wine Bar & restaurant offers a more modern take on their Japanese cuisines. Being a both bar and restaurant, the establishment offers a wide range of wines and beers,  accompanied with a good selection of different japanese cuisines. Instead of going for an authentic Japanese style ambiance like most, the ambiance here has a more modern take to it with their black furnishings and lightings.

    Tips

    Recommended to make a reservation.

    Things to expect

    Good variety of dishes.

    Best with

    Price

    GOMO Wine Bar & Restaurant View restaurant

    120, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10200, George Town, Pulau Pinang
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    042610370

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    Sumo Sumo japanese restaurant

    The Sumo Sumo Sushi Bar & Grill offers some rather affordable meals for the budget wary diners. The interior of the establishment is simple and straightforward, allowing one to enjoy a  comfortable space while they have their daily fix of japanese cuisine.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Simple interior.

    Best with

    Price

    RM21.00 to RM40.00

    Sumo Sumo japanese restaurant View restaurant

    55, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10200, George Town, Pulau Pinang
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    0165530992

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00AM—12:00AM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:30PM—09:00PM
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    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
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    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    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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    Sushi Kitchen's Georgetown Branch is well known for their hard to find vegan sushi selections. Whether you're vegan or not, the dishes on offering is prepared fresh and can be quite flavoursome.  The restaurant has a small but rather cozy interior with it's traditional japanese ambiance.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Cozy environment.

    Best with

    Green tea.

    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

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    Sushi Kitchen View restaurant

    Jalan Sungai Ara 1, Sungai Ara, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    046446739

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11:30AM—08:00PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Another Japanese restaurant on our list is Kampachi's  Penang branch located in the Equatorial Hotel. This restaurant offers a buffet lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. The cuisines provided here are of an authentic Japanese style. The buffets offered have a myriad of different foods to choose from, along with desserts for after.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Authentic japanese cuisine.

    Best with

    Green tea.

    Price

    RM41.00 to RM80.00

    Kampachi @ Troika View restaurant

    Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50450, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321812282

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    Every day
    12:00AM—12:00AM
    Every day
    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Aji Noren

    The Aji Noren Japanese restaurant in Penang is an eatery where instead of mimicking japanese decor for it's interior, the interior of the restaurant is inspired by traditional Japanese housing with their wooden structures and bamboo lined walls. The dishes offered range from normal Bento Boxes, to sushi and sahimi. While you wait for your food to arrive, one can also read some of the Japanese comics on offer on a shelve by a corner to help entertain one's self.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations and leave early to get a parking spot.

    Things to expect

    Japanese interior and decorations.

    Best with

    Green tea.

    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

    Aji Noren View restaurant

    98, Kampung Belachan, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11200, Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
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    048994720

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—02:00PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Oh Sushi

    The Oh! Sushi Japanese Restaurant offers a wide range of japanese dishes to choose from, even ranging from dishes that are slightly rarer to find, like Fresh oysters and Kobe Beef. The establishment also offers some Sake if one chooses to indulge in some alcohol.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Good environment.

    Best with

    Sake

    Price

    RM21.00 to RM40.00

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    Oh Sushi Japanese Restaurant @ Straits Quay View restaurant

    3E-G-5, Block E, Ground Floor of Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,, 10470, Georgetown, Penang
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    048990109

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    Every day
    11:30AM—10:30PM
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    Sushi Tei

    Located in Penang's Gurney Plaza, the Sushi Tei Japanese Restaurant is known for serving up fresh sushi and sashimi. The restaurant's exterior and decor are intricately designed. Some of the dishes on offer are the, Kaisen Ramen, Jo Una Ju and Tokachi Sashimi.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Well decorated restaurant.

    Best with

    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

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    Sushi Tei View restaurant

    Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250 , Georgetown, Penang
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    042261486

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Ginza Japanese Restaurant

    The Ginza Japanese Restaurant offers a modern dining experience with their extensive modern japanese cuisine which emphasizes on fresh seafood and premium fish. The selection of dishes offered is very extensive and comprehensive, covering the regular Sushi and Sashimi, to even exotic dishes like Fugu.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Modern japanese cuisine.

    Best with

    Green tea.

    Price

    RM21.00 to RM40.00

    Ginza Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    118, Jln Tanjung Tokong, Tanjong Takong, 11200 Tanjung Tokong, Penang, Malaysia, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
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    048909918

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    Every day
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:15PM
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    Shunka Burma Road

    The Shunka Japanese restaurant is located on Burma Road.The establishment's interior has slightly dim lighting, with comfortable seatings, there is also a tatami seating location if one wishes to experience it. They offer a variety of foods like their Mentaiyaki Baked Salmon, Cheese Baked White Tuna Roll, and their Cheese Tamago, just to name a few. The restaurant is known for it's Matcha series  due to its pureness and flavour of Matcha directly from Japan.

    Tips

    Recommended to make a reservation.

    Things to expect

    Cozy environment.

    Best with

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM30.00

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    Shunka Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    124 E, Jalan Burma, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042283889

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    Every day
    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    Tsuruya Japanese Restaurant (I-Avenue Branch)

    The Japanese restaurant Tsuruya, has two branches in penang, the I-Avenue branch, and the E-Gate branch. Both offer an attractive interior and cozy atmosphere. Their menu offers a wide range of dishes to quench your Japanese food itch. Their signature dishes consists of their Chicken Teriyaki Don, Kare Udon, Sake Harasu, and Tori Kawa.

    Tips

    Recommended to make a reservation.

    Things to expect

    Cozy environment.

    Best with

    Price

    RM21.00 to RM40.00

    Tsuruya Japanese Restaurant (I-Avenue Branch) View restaurant

    I-avenue, 1-1-25, Medan Kampung Relau 1, Kampung Seberang Paya, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
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    046410828

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    Every day
    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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