*This restaurant is listed in Top Japanese Restaurant in Penang
Matsu Japanese Restaurant located inside Lone Pine Hotel offering authentic Japanese food, the restaurant is pretty unknown to people since it hide inside the hotel and not many people know about it existence. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all the hidden gem. Matsu is a Japanese word mean “Pine” which extracted from the hotel name “Lone Pine Hotel”, it as well the only Japanese Restaurant along Batu Ferringhi which perfectly cater the need of Japanese tourist around this area.
Matsu is not a halal restaurant but it is a pork free restaurant, it offer wide range of Sake for selection.
Yaki Gyoza RM16, Japanese pan fried dumpling are perfectly good with the dipping sauce.
Ika Naruto Age RM28, Deep fried calamari seaweed rolls with lemon mayonnaises. This dish is well present with the wrapping of squid and seaweed, it crispy outside while springy texture inside. Dipping with the lemon mayonnaises give it a fresh taste.
Salmon Skin to Soft Shell Crab Salada RM28, crispy salmon skin, soft shell crab, tomato, cucumber and vegetable with sour sauce dressing. It is very appetizing as the sour sauce goes well with the deep fried salmon skin and soft shell crab.
Salmon Belly Sashimi RM38, thick cut salmon served in a bowl of ice with shell use as background decoration, great use of ice to maintain raw fish freshness. Salmon here is extremely fresh where it can easily melt in your tongue without any bite required, slowly you can taste the natural fish freshness from the salmon.
Mego Mango Maki Madness RM38, mango with assorted raw fish reversed roll. Maki wrapped with fresh salmon, prawn and a layer of mango while inside fill with cucumber and tuna.
Ebi Tempura RM30, prawn tempura is crunchy and the prawn is fresh.
Tori Teriyaki RM25, Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce. Chicken meat is very soft and juicy while the teriyaki sauce is sweet, the combination is just perfect.
Matsu Bento RM68, a bento set that create for hungry person like me. Why? It simply because the portion is big enough to cater for a big eater like me, in the bento set it has 7 pieces of Sushi, soup, tempura, grilled salmon, mushroom, 9 pieces of thick cut sashimi and dessert of the day. I believe it even enough for two ladies. The price as well very reasonable since it has 9 pieces of thick cut sashimi and whole lot of other dishes.
Grilled Salmon with teriyaki sauce
Assorted Sushi with Tamagoyaki
In ordered to provide the best of the best chef will served the best sashimi in kitchen.
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Batu Ferringhi’s only Japanese Restaurant
Opening Hours: 6.30pm – 11.00pm
Lone Pine Hotel
(A subsidiary of Eastern & Oriental Berhad)
97, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang. Malaysia.
Tel: 04 8868686
N5 28.553 E100 15.031
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