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Miraku Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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G Hotel | Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Compared to other menus, the lunch menu is much cheaper and worth it. They have the same lunch menu in the weekends too! We had unagi don set and tempura-and-sashimi set. The unagi is thick-cut and flavorful, while the tempuras were nicely done.

Thank Boonchong
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Food is quite good and fresh, price not too steep considering it is situated in a 5 star hotel. BUT, service very very very slow. We gave up after 2 dishes and went oo another restaurant to complete our meal. Hope it will improve, will try again next trip.

1 Thank D L
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Situated on level one of the G Hotel, Miraku was a pleasant evening dining experience. The many staff were friendly, polite and helpful and the restaurant was very clean. My favourite part of the evening was choosing the fish I wanted for my sashimi and watching the chef prepare it in front me. Without a doubt, I had the best... More 

Thank Kuwadzana
Penang Island, Malaysia
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The quality of the food has dropped compared to when Miraku first opened. While the price is average, one would expect at least the quality of the standard sashimi like maguro, salmon be maintained. It's a shame as I used to love this restaurant!

Thank cheah99
Canberra, Australia
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

There are plenty of chain Japanese restaurants around town and cheaper but the freshness of produce especially the shashimi is outstanding. It's located on the 1st floor of the G Hotel. Some other favourites are the Dragon boat sushi, tempura veges and the teriyaki chicken. Atmosphere allows for all types of occasions, friends, family or special for couples. The staff... More 

Thank Andrew T
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Contrary to several other Japanese restaurants in the Gunrey area everything is made fresh on the spot. It's great to sit at the counter and watch the chefs preparing the food, if asked the love to explain about what they are making. There is a cabinet with lots of name labeled bottles of sake and shochu so it likes like... More 

Thank Paul V
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

In short, the premium stuff is now gone or portion controlled: 1) No more true negitoro--the Temaki are still made to order, but order a Negitoro Temaki and you end up with a minced maguro instead (sob). 2) Less Premium Selection in Sashimi Boat--No more: Hokigai (Pink-White Arch Clam) Maguro (Raw lean tuna) Ika (Raw Squid) My favorite thing to... More 

Thank Lu-Shien T
New York City, New York
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254 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

at the Miraku Restaurant at G Hotel. The food was average, but the service is excellent. The price is not too high for a Restaurant, but we find at Sushi King a better selection and the prices are lower and also the quality is even better. The only difference is the nice atmosphere.

1 Thank Susangermany
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

The restaurant is on the first floor of the G hotel .. it is decorated in the conventional wooden tables and shares often found in Japanese restaurants. There are 4/5 booth with padded benches which are a little more comfortable. The food is authentic and fresh and the quality is excellent.. there is a good selection of Sushi and Sashimi... More 

Thank michaeldeeb
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

My friend and I used to love this place for our lunch gathering. We love the ala-carte menu for lunch. However, during our reason visit, we tried their Japanese buffet lunch. Although there were many choices on the buffet table, I found that the food quality was not there. Despite this, their ice-cream was good. We arrived about 12 noon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G Hotel | Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 6042298702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?