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“Most horrible Japanese restaurant in Penang. The boss scolds customer!”
Review of Isaribi Tei

Isaribi Tei
Ranked #748 of 1,776 Restaurants in Penang Island
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The most horrible Japanese Restaurant in Penang - Isaribi Tei. What a very unpleasant family day we had dine in this Isaribi tei Japanese Restaurant @ Chow Thye Road, Georgetown, Penang. We have a big family of 9 pax with one baby stroller & 3 kids. First came in, the owner of old man started to nag in Japanese language and stare at us. My sister in law is a Japanese, so she translate the owner says ,noisy, noisy , noisy. It is because he doesn't like kids that can cry. The owner keep staring with unpleasant face . My brother kid just 1 years & 6 6months old only. Finally before the lunch served, he confronts us, he said, you are making a lot of noise here to my sister in law. So, my sis in law, Kumiko said what about the food if not ready yet, we would like to cancel all the dishes since he is not welcoming a big family with kids. He don't reply Kumiko at all and just point her back wit a rude manner, which 2 dishes already on the table. Kumiko just stoned with that old man owner of isaribi and speak half way : I would like tabao that...(speak not even finish,the owner walk away). Afterall, we just sit down and had the food quickly as possible because the owner keep staring at us because not welcoming us at all. We paid for hundred over and get an unpleasant experience to dine in his restaurant. That time just have 3 tables of customer,not even full house. I felt disappointed to promote them previously to my friends. We said no next time to such a Japanese restaurant for a family day or even yum char! So guys,if your kids can make such a noise, you better take note this awkward situation ! More of the comment of boss scold customer, you can see more at foursquare comment from various customer who had facing this problem since 2011.
Link:
https://foursquare.com/v/isaribi-tei-japanese-restaurant/4cf7253c55e137049447d1b6?ref=atw

From my facebook more 85 comments that many penangities have experienced this issue:

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was a weekday evening, I was just wondering around the near-by area looking for a new place for dinner. This restaurant is locating at the Brumah Square with an unique exterior. I wouldn't say this is a very good japanese restaurant as the food quality and service are just average. But, they did a good job on their interior, I personally like the little backyard garden in the restaurant. Sometimes, a nice atmosphere will add positive impression to customers to balance back the missing part of great food.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I ordered a bowl of seafood noodle. It was quite salty and I had to drink much water after eating it. Anyhow, I enjoyed the ice-cream the most. Do try the durian ice-cream after having your main meal. Other flavors were not bad too. When I requested one of the staffs there to help us to take a group picture, he sternly rejected by repeatedly say No No No. I was a bit offended by his manner. He could just reject politely if he refused to help.

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Thank Sailormoon12
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Even if Japanese food isn't your favorite (me) this is a great place to eat with, a fairly extensive menu. The owner is usually around, and has done a nice job making this a quiet and attractive place to enjoy a meal. Servers are always friendly. Great homemade ice cream too. Try it!

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Thank Sandemaman
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