Best Yakitori in Penang

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Yakitori is a simple yet succulent Japanese dish where chicken morsels are impaled with skewers and grilled over charcoal fire. Yes, it sounds and looks like a close cousin to satays and it does induce equal excitement too. After all, chicken-on-a-stick always has that magnetic appeal. Just like other famous Japanese dishes, it has travelled around the world and today, you can find an anatomy chart of chicken, vegetables and meat variants sharing space in the skewers. It may not be as ubiquitous as it is in Japan yet this spots certainly delivers on all accounts for an exemplary yakitori

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    Vino Vino BistroNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Unlike other eateries where yakitori only shares a slim part of the limelight, at Vino Vino Bistro it's the masterstroke. Amidst the posh setting, one can easily spot a grill master churning out an array of meats and vegetables threaded onto skewers after picking up desired chars over the smouldering charcoal pit. Among the must-have are their asparagus wrapped with beef, chicken wings and chicken meatball with cheese. A slew of Japanese whiskies and curated wines are another scoring point here, you can never deny luscious meats and libation always go hand to hand. 

    Tips

    Check out their lunch offer

    Things to expect

    Grandeur ambience and courteous service

    Best with

    Wines

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM30.00

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    Vino Vino Bistro @ Bay Avenue View restaurant

    Menara KOMTAR, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11900 , Georgetown, Penang
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    046459922

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—12:00AM
    Sunday
    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Tori Tori Yakitori @ Gurney Plaza

    Nestled in the basement of Gurney Plaza, this famous yakitori hub can be easily identified with a never-ending beeline of patrons and myriad of mouth-watering skewers lined up on charcoal grills. Besides the sheer deliciousness of the addictive morsels, looking at your meat shrivel and pick up charred speckles just amps up the growling in your stomach. The real deal here is opting for the set meal, where skewers sit on a bed of white rice and lashed with homemade sauces and comes with a drink of your choice – for RM9.90, it’s a complete steal. From chicken thigh to crispy chicken skin, Australian lamb chunks to fresh salmon, there is surely something for everyone to drool helplessly.  

    Tips

    Cash only

    Things to expect

    Pork-free menu and huge crowd lining out

    Best with

    Coca Cola

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Tori Tori Yakitori @ Gurney Plaza View restaurant

    Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    0163359123

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Isaribi Tei Japanese Restaurant

    In comparison to other Japanese restaurants on the island, Isaribi Tei stands out in a more nature oriented ambience. The entrance walkway is shrouded with lush greenery and the dining space has authenticity written all over. Look beyond sushis and assorted noodles, and delve down their yakitoris. Not a chicken person? Opt for their squid and mackerel rendition that never disappoints any yakitori audience out there.  

    Tips

    Check out their set meals

    Things to expect

    Authentic Japanese cuisine

    Best with

    Tea

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

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    Isaribi Tei Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    60-62 Jalan Chow Thye, 10500, Georgetown, Penang
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    042298684

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    Every day
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Kirishima Japanese Restaurant

    Housed in one of the most reputable hotels in Penang, Kirishima Japanese restaurant embraces an upscale dining experience with staggering choices of authentic meals. What to fall in love apart from their fresh and flavourful sushi is their yakitori. Varieties are certainly the name of the game here, from fresh scallops to quail egg, wagyu to ox tongue, eel to King mushroom, one would end their meal with a bastion of skewers. Meticulously done on the grill, the meat or seafood just slides off the stick with ease and a dipping sauce enhances the whole chomping experience.

    Tips

    Check out their official webpage

    Things to expect

    Excellent service and atmopshere

    Best with

    Tea

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM50.00

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    Kirishima Japanese Restaurant View restaurant

    54-74, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10000, Georgetown, Penang
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    043700108

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    Every day
    12:00PM—02:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Kushikobo Yakitori

    At the crack of dusk, this renowned restaurant starts to prepare their charcoal grill which is about to be basted with a bevy of skewers strung with meats and vegetables. The lip-smacking stick above is grilled chicken breast with obah leaf and plum, one of the many choices here. Yes, apart from variety, creativity is also a big uptick here. Despite a common conundrum, nothing on the menu falls below the rating of delicious. And beware; they are known to cause severe addictions. 

    Tips

    Ample of parking

    Things to expect

    Full of life kitchen and dining space

    Best with

    Tea

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

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    Kushikobo Yakitori View restaurant

    1, Lintang Fettes, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11200, Georgetown, Penang
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    048904260

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    Every day
    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Sushi Zento has been an anchor of attraction at Precinct 10, offering scrumptious spread of Japanese delights in chic surrounds. An impressive array of sushi and sashimi are the top sellers yet meat-guzzlers couldn’t be any happier with their yakitori. Smoky, succulent and satisfyingly fresh – expect tempting selections like tuna belly wrapped with pork bacon, marinated chicken with homemade teriyaki sauce, pork belly (butabara) and chicken skin, to name a few. 

    Tips

    Check out their set meals

    Things to expect

    Commodious setting and huge crowd, especially during weekends.

    Best with

    Green tea and black sesame ice-cream

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

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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

    Closed Now
    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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    Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine

    Among the culinary celebrities at Auto City, Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine delivers at every level for a memorable dining experience. Attentive hospitality, spacious and charming atmosphere and a gazillion of food choices - you’ll be hard pressed to spot a mistake. Rather underrated but packs a punch of flavours, their chicken yakitori is not to be missed. Tender chunks of chicken wedged on skewers with assorted greens and grilled to perfection. Amp up your indulgence with chicken wings, baby octopus and prawns too. 

    Tips

    Check out their web site and call for reservation.

    Things to expect

    Chockfull with crowd during weekends.

    Best with

    Tea

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

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    Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine @ Auto City View restaurant

    38, Jalan Teratai, Taman Teratai, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 13600, Butterworth, Penang
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    045017826

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    Every day
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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