10 Best Izakaya Restaurants in Penang

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Have you ever been curious about the flavor of Edo-era Japanese cuisine? The refined dishes of today’s Japan are the result of centuries of culinary exchange with different cultures. Discover the timeless flavors of Japan at one of these top 10 Izakaya restaurants in Penang.

1. Hachiban Izakaya Kelawai Road

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The restaurant’s atmosphere is amazing. Beautiful, really! We recommend making a reservation in advance because the restaurant is always full. Large groups are welcome here as long as they respect our policy of social distance. The food is often above par.

Address: Level 1, 32, Jalan Kelawai, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.15pm and 6pm-9.45pm

2. Manzen Izakaya Japanese Cuisine

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It’s fantastic to see that Iconic Point now has a high-quality Japanese restaurant, ManZen Izakaya. Relaxing ambiance. Perfect for a get-together with the relatives. The food is plenty and delicious.

Address: 9-1&11-1, Jalan Iconic Point, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 11.30am-3pm and 6pm-10pm

3. Izakaya Shako Sushi

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Homey ambiance. Delicious flavors! The trip was enjoyable on the whole.

Address: 738, Lorong Nenas, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 12-2.30pm and 5.30pm-10pm

4. Raku Ichi Izakaya Restaurant

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Worth every penny! Truly delicious and genuine.

Address: 4, Lorong Teras 2, Kawasan Perniagaan Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 12-3pm and 5pm-9pm

5. Tem Izakaya

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The interior decoration of the restaurant is uniquely designed to provide a conducive atmosphere for relaxation and casual conversation. The flavor profile of the food is satisfactory.

Address: 4469, Lorong Nenas, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 12-3pm and 5.30pm-10.30pm

6. Tokyo Bistro Enoshima

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The quality of the food and service is exceptional. Experience it with pleasure. Intend to revisit this place in the future. The hospitality staff exhibits amiable behavior and provides exceptional service.

Address: 78, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 12-2pm and 6pm-10pm

7. Dozo SummerSkye Square

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In general, the dining experience at Dozo was satisfactory. The quality of the food is satisfactory. The location boasts ample space and the staff exhibit a high level of attentiveness. This is a highly recommended option.

Address: No. 1-1-26, 27 & 28 (Ground Floor), SummerSkye Square, Jalan Sungai Tiram 8, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm

8. Kushikobo Asian Bistro

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This establishment is considered to be among the top izakaya in Penang. There is a vast assortment of sake available. The yakitori was of exceptional quality and the Tori karaage was deemed to be quite satisfactory. The pre-ordering of yaki onigiri is imperative, albeit the dish is highly palatable. The Ochazuke and Udon dishes exhibit favorable qualities. The availability of parking spaces is restricted.

Address: Fettes 10 50, G-1, Jalan Fettes, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 6pm-10pm daily and closed on Mondays

9. Rokko Kushiyaki Bar

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The environment is exceptional and provides an excellent setting for leisure activities. Enjoy some stew skewers while listening to a live musical performance and socializing with your companions and loved ones. The experience was delightful.

Address: I-Santorini, 8-G-20, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 1, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 6pm-2am daily except closed on Sundays

10. Kappo by Arokawa

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Omakase that is high in quality and fun to eat at a price you can afford. The chef’s attempt at unconventional flavor pairings was not only interesting, but also beautifully presented. Since there were so few tables available at once, the service was quick and efficient while still seeming quite personal. If you are curious about where they get their ingredients, the chef and his or her assistants will gladly explain you.

Address: 253G-1, 4, Jalan Burma, Premier Centre, 10350 George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: 12-3pm and 6pm-10pm

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