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“Authentic taste” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aji Noren Japanese Restaurant

Aji Noren Japanese Restaurant
98-G-35, Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes, Bandar Tanjung Tokong, Georgetown, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
04-899 4720
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Ranked #83 of 407 restaurants in Georgetown
Cuisines: Japanese
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“Authentic taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were there for our lunch. We saw several Japanese were there for their lunch as well, thus, it is not too much to conclude that the taste of food is authentic. However, there is a room for improvement. The rice was too moist, Japanese rice should not cook in such. Overall, the meals served were bit salty, the cook should consider reduce level of salty of food served.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
penang
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Really surprised to find a restaurant in Penang which is equally good as the ones I used to visit when I was in Japan. So many menu items but you do not need to be frustrated. Each item is shown with a clear photo so you know what you are going to eat. Besides that, I ordered one peculiar Japanese food which I learned when I was there. Okamisan relayed my order to Oyakata and then what a surprise! . That unlisted menu item appeared in front.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penang, Malaysia
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“Everlasting efforts by owner chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Young Oyakata owner and his young wife Okami never stop efforts for improvement in all areas.
Restaurant has 2 sections, main and garden. The main section prohibits strictly smoking but the garden section welcomes even smokers. Enter the main door and keep going til you hit the back door. Go through that door, then you find yourself in a completely different atmosphere. You realize this is the garden section. Number of menus available is almost outrageous. You have to live there to exhaust all of them. You'll find a big flat TV screen in the garden. A Japanese channel NHK is set for default but you can ask for any other channels because all ASTRO channels are available.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A must go Japanese restaurant in Penang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is one of my most frequently visited Japanese restaurant in Penang. The food quality is superior (A lot of Japanese eating here) and the environment is really unique. The staffs are really friendly and helpful.

The Enoki Bata and Chiki Ban Ban are both must try food in this restaurant. I would suggest you to make reservation prior visiting this restaurant as it is always full during dining peak hour.

The money you spent definitely returning with great value and satisfaction. Ichiban Aji Noren!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penang
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“Very nice jap food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Service and food is good! Make a reservation if you are going for lunch or dinner. Most of the time, they are always packed with people!

Visited June 2012
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