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Aji Noren Japanese Restaurant

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98-G-35, Prima Jalan Fettes, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
+60 4-899 4720
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I are always here for lunch. Almost always it is full. So, be there early. There lunch set is extensive and reasonably prices for a Japanese restaurant. My daughter's favourite is the Karubi set while mine is the Chiki Ban set. Portion is generous. Carpark is by the roadside.

Thank 128GraceT
Butterworth, Malaysia
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The restaurant is located along the alley opposite Island Plaza near Pulau Tikus. Own by several youths, the chef is the owner for this place. Interior design could be simple and DIY but the ambient are pleasant and relax. The restaurant has been in business for about 7-8 years now and I remember that it used to have just indoor... More 

Thank CK T
Penang Island, Malaysia
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

One of the better jap restaurants on the island. Cozy environment but a lil too dark for my liking. Reasonably priced and good portions.

1 Thank BenGL_83
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Ok so my two favorite foods are pork dumpling soup and chicken teriyaki and this restaurant has both of those!!!!! Not only did they have them, but they were FANTABULOUS!!!!! Everything was awesome and the restaurant was so cool and we got to sit outside which was really nice!!! Overall, you should definitely go to this restaurant!!!!! :)))))

Thank rzinger
George Town, Malaysia
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Reasonable price and okay food BUT make sure you do not order for GIANT SQUID which totally VERY EXPENSIVE with such a small size. i went this restaurant few times 1st time order for the GIANT SQUID was OKAY ,IF i am not mistaken it cost around RM40 but the second time was horrible the BIG SQUID become small size(which... More 

Thank leneme
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Been a regular since they first opened here, knew them for 14 years and their food quality are still keeping to the standard! Coming here is just like being at home, chit chatting with every staff. A relaxing dinning place for us!

Thank AnnAnn428
Penang Island, Malaysia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Having lived more than ten years in Japan I think I know how Japanese food is supposed to taste. The dishes I had at this restaurant hardly got close to what they are supposed to be. I prefer to go to other Japanese restaurants in Penang.

Thank NLinTKO
Penang Island, Malaysia
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Good Japanese food, not so "fusion" like the more contemporary ones in town. Nice cozy place, good service

Thank greenie195
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Taste is good , fast and most of the time the staffs are polite and friendly. The price is reasonable. If you like to eat mushroom, there are many menus that has it. Only 1 thing is all of them has almost the same tastes. Should have other choices such as spicy, or any other style to cook it.

Thank maiiimaiii
Shanghai, China
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Nice lunch sets are nice but a bit skimpy. Salad stripped for imagination. Service seems indifferent. Decor is nice and typical for Japanese local restaurant.

Thank Dvisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98-G-35, Prima Jalan Fettes, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-899 4720

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