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“Great Japanese but needs a little more excitement...”
Review of Miraku Restaurant

Miraku Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 1,127 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The pictures say enough. The food was great. The service took a bit of prompting but they did push the large cockle. We did keep asking for the fresh or seasonal dishes. Only gripe I had was we kept asking for the origins of the extremely creamy avocado and can’t get a straight answer even if it was the supplier’s name.

Thank Tsunami33
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Located on level 1 of G Hotel at Gurney Drive .
Sushi counter , tables and private room including tatami rooms are available too
Service is friendly
Food presentation is ok but taste average
We ordered so called Kobe beef ( should be Wagyu and not sell as Kobe ) steak and also sukiyaki . At
Ringgit 220 per person is definitely not cheap
Unagi and some sushi roll are quite ok
Not worth a special trip

Thank Happy258
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Lovely meal. Great sashimi!
Love their ochazuka. Light but great portion for a small eater. Need more attention to the service at the corner tables.

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Thank LovelySR
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Decent Ambience Has Private Dining For Business Or Private Dining Also Has A Very Nice Counter Dining That Serves Fresh Sashimi ,Excellent Tempura Also Decent Yakitori Their Gyu Don It's A Must Try Item For Those Who Has Allergies With Seafood Or Fish Can Request Them To Do It Without Dashi

Thank zephyrtan
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Being a fan of buffets, this one leaves a lot to be desired. Firstly, you are only allowed 1.5 hours to dine in divided into either taking the 12:00pm session or the 1:30pm session. By right, this should still be more then enough to get a good meal but not for this meal. We came for the 2nd session and by the time we arrive, most of the food trays are 80% empty and whats left there is cold. We expected hot refills to be forthcoming but most of the food are not refilled or they are refilled very very slowly (especially the more expensive ones like salmon and prawn tempura). Over the course of the meal, most of them gets emptied and are never seen to be refilled again. (even the mayonnaise dip for the tempura is empty on my 2nd go). This is a big no no for a buffet especially one from a reputable restaurant.

Choices wise, you wont get much to choose from compared to other Japanese buffet in Penang. On our session there are only roughly 15-20 choices of food to choose from. There are a selection of sushi/hand rolls, tempura, garlic rice, japanese noodles, chawanmushi, teriyaki chicken, garlic seafood dish, a selection of ice cream, potato salad, sashimi and that roughly wraps up the choices you get. You could easily get better choices for a RM80 buffet.

Taste wise is the only redeeming factor for this buffet as most of them taste good (not great though) especially the ice cream. Anyhow, for the price tag of RM80 per person, this does not seems to be a great value for most people.

Service is ok/friendly from most of the staffs but they should not keep the dishes/tray when it's only 2:30pm. Yes, the staffs starts keeping the dishes/cleaning up when its only 2:30pm and they start to put leftover dishes together in a plate or tray (which is another big no no to me). They gave you the impression that they are rushing you to complete your meal and leave. I understand last orders are on 2:30pm but this is outright unfair for those dining on the 1:30pm session, as they technically only get 1 hour of dining time. On 3:00pm sharp (I'm not kidding you as I looked at my watch), the staff came and informed us that the restaurant is now closed. Wow, talk about punctuality.

Overall, would I come again for the buffet? The answer is a big No. Would I come again to try the ala carte? Maybe.

As a summary, there are better Japanese buffet in Penang for the value of the money you are paying to dine here.

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6  Thank siewkh
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