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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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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

The food are delicious, yet reasonable price especially the set lunch meals offered. A variety of choices, and the portion is big, very fulfilling. The atmosphere is great and a wide selection of Japan flown in comics to occupy your time while waiting for food. It can be quite a long wait during lunch hour as they are often packed... More 

2 Thank stefway
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Worth the effort to find this little gem. Very good food, with an extensive authentic Japanese menu. The service was great, and staff friendly. Each of the tables is within its own little 'booth', divided from other diners, which gives a cozy atmosphere for couples or group dining (unlike so many huge, open-plan restaurants in Penang). Definitely worth a visit!

2 Thank RKLondon
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Aji Noren is one of the best japanese restaurant in pg, no denying about it. Great food eventhough the place is not that big but it was ok. The only thing that's lacking is the services. The waitresses are not friendly. I find it so difficult for them to explain to us whats on the menu as they expect us... More 

Thank Nadia P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Environment is good. Friendly waitress. Good food. Service fast. Price reasonable n portion just nice. Plenty of car park lot .

1 Thank Ckapphb
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Well, i'm Yaki Gyoza enthusiasts, when i explore New Japanese Restaurant, i'll order Yaki Gyoza as a appetizer....this is my second time visit Aji Noren, because of the Yaki Gyoza recall my memory when i travel to japan, the taste is almost the same as Japan, gyoza wrapper is just nice not so thick and inside the stuffed taste fresh!!... More 

1 Thank Foodhunter84
Penang Island, Malaysia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Reasonable price and taste is quite good, can afford by all range of people. Busy and Noisy Environment just like Japan Izakaya(居酒屋) which is not suitable for me. If you like Izakaya Feel then this is the place for you !

Thank Irene_G1206
San Francisco, California
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

The set lunches start at RM15, portions are generous and favors very good. A bit salty for our taste, but perfect for stretching with loads of rice. I ordered the teppanyaki salmn and my daughter the chicken Teppan. The set is served with rice, miso sop, pickles, cabbage salad and fruit (watermelon). Unpretentious, comfortable, and a gem we will return... More 

Thank Lu-Shien T
Penang Island, Malaysia
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Have been coming here regularly for 2 years. Food served here is good and quite authenthic in my opinion. There are also some fusion food avaliable Try to make a reservation if possible as the place can get crowded at times. If not, go early for lunch or dinner to get a place to sit. There also have a so-callled... More 

Thank SengKwong Y
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

We were there for our lunch. We saw several Japanese were there for their lunch as well, thus, it is not too much to conclude that the taste of food is authentic. However, there is a room for improvement. The rice was too moist, Japanese rice should not cook in such. Overall, the meals served were bit salty, the cook... More 

Thank KJLim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

Really surprised to find a restaurant in Penang which is equally good as the ones I used to visit when I was in Japan. So many menu items but you do not need to be frustrated. Each item is shown with a clear photo so you know what you are going to eat. Besides that, I ordered one peculiar Japanese... More 

2 Thank hayashi-san

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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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