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12 Best Omakase in Penang [2024]

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Omakase Penan

Best Omakase Penan
Best Omakase Penan

If you’re looking for the best Omakase experience in Penang, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the Best Omakase in Penang for 2024 that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a fan of Japanese or Chinese cuisine, there’s something for everyone on this list. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your culinary adventure today!

1. Azuma Japanese Restaurant

(Credit: Azuma Japanese Restaurant's Facebook)
(Credit: Azuma Japanese Restaurant’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address2F-87 (South Zone ) , Queensbay Mall , 100 , Persiaran Bayan Indah 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-641 3118
Operating hoursDaily 11:00 AM – 9:45 PM

Azuma Japanese Restaurant provides a dining experience. They provide a fantastic range of sushi, sashimi, yakiniku, teppanyaki, omakase, and washoku in a modern and inviting setting. The food is unique and expertly prepared to whet your hunger.

Key Differentiators:

  • Interesting servings
  • Reasonable price
  • Discounts and promotions

Customer Testimonial:

“Top end high quality Japanese food. Only serving freshest raw fish. Taste wise also very good. Keep up the good work.” 

Altus Wealth

2. ChinChin Gastropub

(Credit: ChinChin Gastropub's Facebook)
(Credit: ChinChin Gastropub’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address25-G Lintang Burma, Pulau Tikus 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-2743 0417
Operating hoursMonday, Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Tuesday Closed

Wonderful dining is available at ChinChin Gastropub. Its chefs cheerfully provided their best-selling omakase for a fair price.

Key Differentiators:

  • Modern small plates
  • Izakaya-style dining
  • Reasonable price

Customer Testimonial:

“Had dinner there last night (Monday) and enjoyed every morsel. Starters are small dishes of snacks, and the main meal was delicious. Will recommend.”

Pamela Standen

3. Kappo by Arakawa

(Credit: Kappo by Arakawa's Facebook)
(Credit: Kappo by Arakawa’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address253G-1-4, Premier Centre, Jalan Burma 10350 Penang, Malaysia
Phone +60 16-449 0647
Operating hoursDaily 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday Closed

Restaurant dining in the Kappo style is available at Kappo by Arakawa. Along with great traditional Japanese food, they also provide a unique opportunity to watch food being prepared. Customers are able to see the chef preparing food in front of them.

Key Differentiators:

  • Kappo style dining
  • Traditional Japanese meal
  • Seasonal and fresh ingredient

Customer Testimonial:

“Very nice Omakase dinner place. Will go again.”

Joey Tan Chewkein

4. Koshien Yakitori Bar

(Credit: Koshien Yakitori Bar's Facebook)
(Credit: Koshien Yakitori Bar’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address70-1, Lebuh Nordin, 10600, Georgetown, Penang
Phone(+60)19 889 5732
Operating hoursDaily 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Real yakitori, or grilled skewers, are the specialty at Koshien Yakitori Bar. It is a hidden treasure in Georgetown’s Lebuh Noordin Street. They offer 20 different skewers on their menu, using charcoal that had to be shipped all the way from Japan for in-restaurant and takeout use.

Key Differentiators:

  • Hidden Japanese Authentic Yakitori Izakaya
  • Available for dine-in and takeaway
  • Variety of udon

Customer Testimonial:

“Love the ambiance and service here, and the food is very special.”

Rachel Yong

5. A.Maze

(Credit: A.Maze's Facebook)
(Credit: A.Maze’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address2-G-5, Bangunan Lip Sin, Lebuh Pekaka 1, Taman Pekaka, Sungai Dua, 11700 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hoursWednesday-Sunday 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Monday and Tuesday Closed

A Maze, Chef Wei’s creation, is a very tiny restaurant with only 16 seats per night, yet this allows for a more personal dining experience. They ask that you come with an open mind and an appetite, as there are no menus or ordering options here. Instead, let Chef Wei take you on a trip one spoonful at a time.

Key Differentiators:

  • Excellent meal
  • Good service
  • Chef’s choice

Customer Testimonial:

“Delicious food, friendly chef, lovely ambience, amazing night.”

Lee Pei Sean

6. Ginza Japanese Restaurant

(Credit: Ginza Japanese Restaurant's Facebook)
(Credit: Ginza Japanese Restaurant’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
AddressVantage Desiran Tanjung 10470 Tanjong Tokong, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-890 9918
Operating hoursDaily 11:30 AM – 2:15 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Fresh seafood and premium fish are prioritized at the Ginza Japanese Restaurant in Penang, which is air-freighted from Japan every week within a 24-hour timeframe.

Key Differentiators:

  • Chic décor
  • Large menu
  • Stylish interior

Customer Testimonial:

“Delicious food, lots of choices, great ambience and service, 10/10 would come back again!”

Sam Loh

7. Gen Restaurant

(Credit: Gen Restaurant's Facebook)
(Credit: Gen Restaurant’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
AddressUnit 6, 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 12-511 3323
Operating hoursWednesday-Sunday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday Closed

The primary idea behind Gen Restaurant is to use bold, inventive cooking techniques to reproduce classic flavors utilizing produce. Therefore, “My Malaysian Stories” is genuinely well defined by providing Chef Johnson’s version of Malaysian ingredients and flavors.

Key Differentiators:

  • Child-friendly
  • Indoor Dining
  • Creative cuisine

Customer Testimonial:

“Unique, great taste, Malaysian taste, tasting menu with specialty of local caviar. Very friendly, informative and helpful staffs. Very recommended!”

Henry Susanti

8. Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant

(Credit: Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant's Facebook)
(Credit: Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
AddressG-05 & G-06, Island Plaza 118, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Jalan Utara, 10470 Pulau Penang
Phone04-890 3199

The Japanese restaurant Edo Ichi offers a distinctive Izakaya dining and drinking experience. They offer a wide assortment of meals, including salad, sushi, omakase, garlic rice, and fried rice with dried prawns.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic food
  • Reasonable price
  • Great service

Customer Testimonial:

“A wonderful place to spend time with friends. The sashimi is super fresh. The food is excellent! Service is also very good. Two thumbs up!”

Robin AGPC

9. Kirishima Japanese Restaurant

(Credit: Kirishima Japanese Restaurant)
(Credit: Kirishima Japanese Restaurant)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
AddressCititel Penang, No.66, Penang Road, 10000 Penang
Phone+604-370 0108
Operating hoursDaily 12:00noon – 2:00pm, Dinner: Daily 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kirishima Japanese Restaurant offers an indulging and finest Japanese food. This well-known restaurant has a sushi counter, private rooms, two major dining spaces, and a sake cellar in addition to a la carte and set menu options.

Key Differentiators:

  • Special Promotion
  • Variety of Authentic Japanese dishes
  • Reasonable price

Customer Testimonial:

“My favorite Japanese restaurant in Penang. It’s as good as pre MCO. The salmon sashimi is still as thick and fresh! Reservation is recommended. Yummy!”

Jenn Chng

10. Dozo Malaysia

(Credit: Dozo Malaysia's Facebook)
(Credit: Dozo Malaysia’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address No. 1-1-26, 27 & 28 (Ground Floor), SummerSkye Square, Jalan Sungai Tiram 8, 11900
Phone (+60)4 608 6296

Dozo Malaysia serves great Japanese food. There are many different Japanese foods on the menu, some of them are more expensive but come with larger serving sizes and high-quality food.

Key Differentiators:

  • Tasting menus
  • Large portions
  • Stylish interior

Customer Testimonial:

“Love this place, the ramen is good and big in portion. Will definitely visit again!”

Cyan Tan

11. Kazumasa Sushi Omakase

(Credit: Kazumasa Sushi Omakase's Facebook)
(Credit: Kazumasa Sushi Omakase’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address50C-1 Fettes 10, Tanjung Bungah 11200 Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 18-297 1886
Operating hoursTuesday-Sunday 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Monday Closed

The first year since opening is commemorated by Kazumasa Sushi Omakase. Chef Ron, the enthusiastic leader of Kazumasa and a 20-year veteran of Japanese cuisine, learned his craft from other Japanese chefs. Good Japanese food is available there.

Key Differentiators:

  • Tasty and fresh food
  • Excellent service
  • Reasonable price

Customer Testimonial:

“This Japanese restaurant serves the best unagi and beef fried rice. The plate of freshly cut sashimi are marvelous. There’s also four types of omakase for you to choose.”

Jaimy Yee

12. Wako Sushi Omakase

(Credit: Wako Sushi Omakase's Facebook)
(Credit: Wako Sushi Omakase’s Facebook)
Key ServicesOmakase Penang
Address16, Gat Lebuh Acheh George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-3538 6666
Operating hoursTuesday-Sunday 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday Closed

The chefs at Wako Sushi Omakase spend their time to performing the deeply ingrained traditional Japanese culture known as “Omotenashi” by serving you the best Japanese cuisine, making it the only sushi bar in Penang to do so.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fine dining
  • Great dessert
  • Comforting Japanese food

Customer Testimonial:

“Food is very delicious and service lady owner is very good. Highly recommended.”

Ng Man Wei

Omakase Penang

Penang is home to some of the best Omakase restaurants in Malaysia. Whether you’re looking for authentic Japanese cuisine or something a little more extravagant, there’s sure to be an Omakase restaurant that will satisfy your cravings. Visit one today!

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