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Omakase at Malaysia Biggest Japanese Restaurant Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna is the biggest Japanese Restaurant in Malaysia which situated inside Penang Time Square, offering great variety of Japanese Food and premium quality of Sashimi. If you are fan of Sashimi then Kizuna definitely is a must visit restaurant, we are really impress with the great variety of fresh air flown Sashimi offer on the menu. Don’t hesitate to ask for something fresh that not in menu, they always have surprise for you.
Kizuna Japanese Restaurant Penang Time Square

Kizuna Japanese Restaurant Penang Time Square

Today we going to try our their newly launch Omakase, “I will leave it up to you” which mean Chef will prepare dishes that is fresh and best for the package of your choice, typically Omakase doesn’t have a fix menu but in Kizuna they decided to put up a fix menu with pricing just because local people still cannot accept paying a certain amount without knowing what will be served.
Maxwell Sparkling Mead

Maxwell Sparkling Mead, great selection by the owner. According to the owner he go to many country just to sample the best wine to pair with Omakase and after countless try finally he found this wine which are smooth in texture and taste sweet. It well balanced and not overpower any single dish that we ate throughout the night.
Maxwell Sparkling Mead

Thanks to our Chef for preparing an awesome dishes throughout the night.
Omakase

Tuna Tartar, Avocado top with Caviar. Tuna meat are scratch to fine texture and season with truffle oil then top with avocado, fish roe and Caviar. It has a thin slice of lemon at the bottom that look like a decoration but instead it provide a great hint of acidity which make the overall combination a perfect flavor.
Tuna Tartar

Kuruma Ebi Salsa, the chef ask: do you like spicy? I said Yes and here the special made Salsa Sauce Prawn made. Extremely big and springy texture prawn boiled to perfection then season with Salsa sauce that taste sweet, spicy and sourish.
Kuruma Ebi Salsa

Kuruma Ebi Salsa

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Matsuki Japanese Restaurant

Matsuki Japanese Restaurant is definitely a hidden gem near Gurney area. Restaurant located inside a bungalow (or Semi-D), a very old restaurant that serve great Japanese Food.

We had Spicy Seafood Ramen RM18 and Sushi Tempura Set RM30, both are extremely good.

Spicy Seafood Ramen consist of assorted seafood and vegetable, soup taste sweet and spicy with seafood fresness. Japanese yellow ramen are use, it has great texture.
Spicy Seafood Ramen

Spicy Seafood Ramen

Sushi Tempura Set RM30, deep fried prawn and vegetable tempura, miso soup, fruits and rice. Just love their tempura which are extremely crispy and fresh.
Sushi Tempura Set

Sushi Tempura Set

Tamago Sushi, thick cut of cold tamago is just awesome.
Tamago Sushi

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Restoran Jepun Matsuki
Address: 62, Jalan Pemenang, 10250, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-229 5504

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Kizuna Japanese Restaurant Penang Time Square

Kizuna has open up their second outlet in Penang Time Square which previously run by another buffet restaurant, we just can’t imagine how big the restaurant from the outlook and truly impress by the decoration found inside the restaurant. According to the owner, a couple of million has been invested to create a Japanese feeling restaurant, it is so detail that every corner has a special decoration.

Other than that, 10 VIP room are available to cater for private function. Extensive collection of wine are available as well.
Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Kizuna Penang Time Square

Shake Ikura Salad | Soft Kani Karaage & Shake Kawa Salad RM25.90, start with a healthy green vegetable with assorted ingredients such as Salmon, Salmon Roe, Crispy Softshell Crab. Dressing provided are outstanding which has extremely strong sesame fragrance and the amount given is generous as well.
Shake Ikura Salad

Soft Kani Karaage

Shake Sashimi RM30/5pcs | Maguro Sashimi RM40/5pcs | Hamachi Sashimi RM55/5pcs | Hokkaido Hotate Sashimi RM45/5pcs | Aka Ebi Sashimi RM50/5pcs | Shiro Maguro Sashimi RM35/5pcs. Big boat sailing toward our table that fill up with whole lot of fresh sashimi included Shake, Maguro, Hamachi, Hokkaido Hotate, Aka Ebi and Shiro Maguro. It is nicely presented in a bed of ice, fresh Sashimi are very impressing especially Hokkaido Hotate and Aka Ebi which are extremely fresh and sweet. I rarely eat Sashimi as I worry they don’t serve it fresh but I am very impress with the freshness of Sashimi served here.
Assorted Sashimi

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Maguro Otoro Sashimi RM160/5pcs, RM30 a piece Sashimi are the most luxury Sashimi that I ever had, it is coming from the best part of Big Eye Tuna (Maguro). It is melt in mouth. Yummy.
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Unagi Cheese Roll RM30.90 | Smoked Duck Roll RM25.90,
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Ika Teriyaki RM26.90, perfectly grilled giant size squid top with sweet sauce, it is nicely cook to perfection and doesn’t has the chewy texture at all.
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Buta Amiyaki RM23.90, thinly slice pork meat grilled with sweet sauce and top with sesame. Even though it is so thin but it still has the meat texture with some crispiness.
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Kataifi Shrimp with Pumpkin Soup RM55, golden crispy prawn nicely presented on top of pumpkin, each of the prawn stick actually contain 2 prawn, deshell prawn. It is extremely crunchy and dipping into the pool of pumpkin soup make it taste special.
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Foie Gras RM60, premium grade of Foie Gras served with two type of mushroom grilled with sweet sauce and thick cut of radish at the bottom. Foie Gras are nicely grilled to crispy outside while extremely soft and juicy inside.
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Black Cod with Truffle Oil Shitake RM60, I just in love with the oily texture of Black Cod especially with the addition of Truffle Oil making it taste even better.
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Hokkaido Scallop to Caviar RM85, super jumbo size Scallop lightly grill and top with premium grade black caviar served in sourish soup. It is extremely juicy and too big to finish in one mouth bite. Yummy!
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Salmon and Avocado to Caviar RM80, thinly slice cucumber wrap salmon and avocado then top with premium grade black caviar. It has the soft and crunchy texture that create a good combination.
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Botan Ebi Shioyaki RM140, Botan Ebi are one of the most premium shrimp in market and normally people serve in Sashimi way but in Kizuna they make a bold move to cook it. Just a sprinkle of salt then grilled to perfection is more than enough to bring out the original sweet taste of Botan Ebi.
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Pork Mayo Ramen | Buta Kakuni Ramen | Gengi Kara Ramen | Beef Chili Ramen RM21.90, assorted ramen available at Kizuna and the level 3 Gengi Kara Ramen is my favorite, it has the right level of spiciness and sweetness while Buta Kakuni is my second favorite, mainly due to the marinated pork that taste extremely flavorful.
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Uji Matcha | Chocolate | Vanilla Bran | Fresh Strawberry | Organic Black Sesame | Colombia Coffee RM12/scoop, if you are ice cream lover then you have to try out their special made Ice Cream that are so unique and you can’t get it outside. Organic Black Sesame is highly recommended as it has extremely strong black sesame fragrance and all the ice cream are so pure that you can’t taste a single ice in it.
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Kizuna Times Square Penang
Opens daily 11:30am – 10:30pm
Penang Times Square, Ground Floor, 10150 George Town
04-370 0268 | 013-9469 796

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Tori Tori Yakitori at Gurney Plaza

We all love Yakitori but why? Well, Yakitori is a simple yet delicious dish especially the sweet sauce that make the ingredients taste sweet and flavorful. It is also very convenient where you can eat almost anywhere, anytime. Tori Tori located at basement of Gurney Plaza, offering wide range of Yakitori ranging from Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Vegetable, Mushroom, Salmon…etc. A stick of Yakitori starting from RM2.50 to RM7 only or set meal starting from just RM11.90.
Tori Tori Gurney

Tori Tori Gurney

Tori Tori Gurney

Good News! On 26th December 2015 Saturday 1PM onward you can get a complete meal for just RM1. Yes RM1 ONLY!
This is really awesome, for just RM1 you get either Set A – Chicken Thigh + Chicken Skin + Salmon or Set B – Chicken Thigh + Unagi. Again, just RM1 each. *Limited to 100 sets only, 1 Set per person per order.

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Yakitori are grilled on the spot to ensure freshness, they will grilled again once order taken to ensure food served hot. The kitchen is clean and transparent where you can see them prepare your delicious food.
Tori Tori Gurney

If the set meal doesn’t have the combination you want then you may choose to have any 4 sticks with add on RM1.99 for Japanese Rice and free green tea. We have tested so many different ingredients of Yakitori and overall satisfied with the freshness and flavor. We love the sweet sauce that was dip multiple time during barbeque, it make the ingredient to fully absorb the sauce flavor. Chicken Thigh are nicely cook to flavor and maintain the soft and smooth texture, it is extremely flavorful especially with the add on of pepper that add on crunchy texture to it. Japanese rice portion are pretty big as well, one complete bento is good enough to fill a big eater like myself.
Tori Tori Gurney

Set C – Chicken Thigh + Chicken Thigh with Pepper + Sweet Corn + King Oyster Mushroom served with Japanese Rice and Green Tea.
Tori Tori Gurney

Set D – Beef + Beef Sausage + Shitake Mushroom + Chicken Thigh with Pepper served with Japanese Rice and Green Tea.
Tori Tori Gurney

Set E – Lamb + Lamb Sausage + Shitake Mushroom + Chicken Thigh with Pepper served with Japanese Rice and Green Tea.
Tori Tori Gurney

Set F – Unagi + Chicken Thigh with Pepper + Squid + King Oyster Mushroom served with Japanese Rice and Green Tea.
Tori Tori Gurney

Shitake Mushroom RM3, Chicken Thigh RM3.90, Salmon RM4.90, King Oyster Mushroom RM3. Mushroom are surprisingly good, initially we though that mushroom might not be good at absorbing the sweet sauce but we are wrong, they are nicely cook to flavor and it is very juicy as well.
Tori Tori Gurney

Chicken Thigh with Pepper RM4.20
Tori Tori Gurney

Salmon RM4.90,
Tori Tori Gurney

Since there is not much seating area hence take away is the best alternative but don’t worry as they have a proper box with utensil for you to take away. It is so convenient.
Tori Tori Gurney

Tori Tori Gurney

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Tori Tori Authentic Japanese Yakitori
Lot 170-B1-K3, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney 10250 Penang.
10am – 10pm

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Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road Penang

Shunka Japanese Restaurant is one of the very first Japanese Restaurant i visited long time ago at Parit Buntar. Long long time ago we tested their Cheese Tamago and fall in love with it, hot and melting cheese from Tamago is just awesome. Today we visit their branch in Burma Road Penang and we going to eat more Cheese Tamago (Cheese Omelette).
Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

Interior of Shunka Restaurant emphasize on comfortable with dim lighting and tatami seating at selected area.
Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

Wallpaper surrounding the wall, according to the owner those wallpaper show gathering of Japanese family in a single area. Very interesting.
Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

I love the bar counter very much which look like a original Japanese restaurant in Japan (saw on TV, never been to Japan).
Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

More seating area at second floor.
Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

While waiting for our food to served, we ate a big bowl of “Edamame” normally we call it Japanese Bean because you only got to eat this in Japanese restaurant.
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Japanese Salad RM16.80, combination of various fresh vegetable  such as lettuce, carrot, cucumber and tomato served with Kewpie sauce, simple but flavorful appetizer.
Japanese Salad

Mentaiyaki Baked Salmon Roll RM18.90, instead of typical steamed Japanese rice as based they deep fried sushi rice and crab meat together then top with a slice of Salmon. It has crispy and soft texture.
Mentaiyaki Baked Salmon Roll

Cheese Baked White Tuna Roll RM18.90, the based is exactly the same as Mentaiyaki Baked Salmon Roll but topping are replace with White Tuna and mayonnaise cheese sauce.
 Cheese Baked White Tuna Roll

Salmon Mentaiyaki RM15.80, nicely pan fried crispy salmon top with special sauce. Enjoy the crispy salmon skin and juicy salmon meat very much.
Salmon Mentaiyaki

Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen RM19.90, Japanese ramen served together with slice pork meat and egg in Tonkotsu Shoyu soup. Pork bone based soup with add on Shoyu taste a little bit salty but eating with “fat” ramen is just perfect. Slice meat are nicely marinated to flavor as well.
Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen

Teriyaki Bibimbap RM19.70, seem to be a cross over between Japanese Restaurant with Korean dishes here. Assorted vegetable with rice are served on hot stone bowl with a separate bowl of Chili sauce. Mix well with chili sauce and let it sit for while to create the crispy crust of rice.
Teriyaki Bibimbap

Spicy Pork Bulgogi RM17.90, another great use of hot stone bowl to served spicy pork with half boiled egg, mix well between pork, onion and egg create a great flavor.
Spicy Pork Bulgogi

Beef Sukiyaki Steamboat RM24.90, every time we heard of the name Sukiyaki our brain with tie it with “Sweet”, because Sukiyaki soup tends to be very overly sweet to our liking but in Shunka it has a little bit of sauteed taste which are nicely balanced out the too sweet taste.
 Beef Sukiyaki Steamboat

Japanese Omelette Noodle RM13.90, look like a Pataya Fried Rice isn’t it? Personally i feel the sweet sauce use to fried noodle are too much, it is too sweet for us especially the add on sweet sauce on top of fried egg making it has even higher level of sweet taste.
 Japanese Omelette Noodle

 Japanese Omelette Noodle

Grilled Pork Belly RM7.30, pork belly slice to thin and grilled to extremely crispy texture is just prefect. It is one of the best dishes we all agree on, it has a little bit sauteed taste with crispy texture. You can have a squeeze of lemon to add more flavor into it.
Grilled Pork Belly

Squid Butter Grilled RM22.90, big squid grilled with butter is so flavorful. It has very strong butter aroma with a hint of sauteed taste, dipping with mayonnaise and spring onion is just awesome. It is not chewy at all.
Squid Butter Grilled

Kimchi Steamboat RM17.90, another great dish of the night! Spicy level of Kimchi soup can be choose from Level 1 to Level 3, we choose to try Level 2 to be safe and no regret. I truly enjoy the spicy kimchi soup very much, it not only spicy instead if has very rich flavor from vegetable sweetness. Kimchi soup can be refill for one time.
Kimchi Steamboat

Japanese Cheese Omelette RM10.50, we are glad to try the signature dish again. Just love the smooth and flavorful egg + cheese, it has very strong egg aroma and the melting cheese is just irresistible. If you do not like cheese then you may try original flavor or Unagi flavor.
Japanese Cheese Omelette

Garlic Fried Rice RM10.50, if you are garlic lover like we do then you will love this Garlic Fried Rice very much, it has very strong garlic and egg fragrance stick to every rice. It is not oily as well.
Garlic Fried Rice

Matcha series in Shunka is one of the best selling items due to it pure and great flavor Matcha that directly import from Japan. We tested a couple of their Matcha series dessert and drink, truly impress with the flavor.

Hot Matcha RM7.30 is my highly recommended drinks where you can truly taste the original flavor of good Matcha, it has a little bit bitter taste with smooth texture, mixing with milk making it even smooth and add on a flavor that is a unbeatable.
Hot Matcha

Ice Matcha with Red Bean RM16.90, three layer dessert that has very bottom layer fill up with vanilla ice cream, middle layer red bean and top layer crush ice Matcha. One big spoonful from top to bottom to enjoy the mix ingredients great flavor, Matcha crush ice has very special texture and full of Matcha taste that mix well with red bean and vanilla ice cream.
Ice Matcha with Red Bean

Magic Matcha RM16.90, one of the best selling items in Shunka. It contain of Matcha Ice Blended + Matcha Ice Cube + Matcha Ice Cream, best combination of Matcha. Normally you will have diluted Matcha drink at very last sip but with this Matcha combination, you are getting thicker flavor of Matcha at the end, which is very cool.
Magic Matcha

Ice Blended Matcha with Red Bean RM16.90, Matcha and Red Bean always good friends. Combination of both are just perfect no matter in what form, same goes to this cup of Matcha Red Bean which has well balanced flavor.
Ice Blended Matcha with Red Bean

Shunka Japanese Restaurant Burma Road

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旬香 Shunka
124E, Burma Road, 10050 George Town, Penang.
04-2283889
11:30am – 10:30pm Daily

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