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Tao Japanese Restaurant

George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good18%
  • Average25%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible11%
16 May 2017
“There are still rooms for improvementsssssss”
16 Jul 2016
“Not worth it”
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian
££ - £££
George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I visited this place back in few years ago, everything is so horrible that I don't even bother to do a review. Now, seeing at least some positive reviews on this place have urged me to visit again. Reservation service, meh, the phone operator barely...More

Thank Kaizxa N
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My last visit was about a year ago. Food quality dropped. Sashimi,wasabi, salmon weren't fresh. Kimchi too salty,sushi not nice. Fried clam was not cooked. Tempura was fine. The only food I love were steamed egg and grilled squid. Service was good despite the usher...More

Thank June F
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Well, I try this restaurant few times before in the past on year 2010 & 2012. Last weekend i went these restaurant not purposely because we went to big bad wolf book fair so I spend my dinner at this restaurant at time square penang....More

1  Thank Edmond_Kooi
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Sadly Tao has dropped in quality over the years. When I first tried in back in 2010, it was awesome.They had way more food in their menu and this particular outlet that opened had a Sashimi Bar. Fast forward to 2015 a lot of items...More

Thank jtsh12
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Motoyaki scallops is my favorite choice. They have fresh sushi as well. The waiter is so friendly & didn't keep us wait long. You can have UNlimited dish as long as you don't waste it. Remember to book in advance if you’re going on weekends...More

1  Thank erin2503
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We were having our family reunion dinner there in jan 2015 for the first time, and all my family members were happy and satisfied with the quality of food and services. I'm very impressed by the manager who has been so helpful and willing to...More

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We went here on my mothers birthday, and we were not let down. High quality food, high quality service and a very good athmosphere for a very good price. There is a huge selection of food (chicken, beef, fish, seafood ++), desserts are plenty. They...More

Thank Holter-Nilsen
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Well what a brilliant place. An all you can eat buffet PLUS a huge menus of food to choose and have cooked and served to you. Lots of fish on the buffet starting with amazing and huge oysters, lots of Japanese style food, fresh fresh...More

Thank Carbarundum50
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I really like the decor and its a nice place to dine. Food is great tasting. If you are in hurry than its not a good option. Go to Tao with 3 hours to spare so you can enjoy each dish with the waiting time...More

Thank shasa78
Reviewed 21 July 2013

They have moved from E Gate to Times Square, nice environment but food is really not that good. The choices has reduced a lot as compared when it was in E Gate. In short, the food and choices not worth the money. The quality of...More

1  Thank MeiLeong
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
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