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8 Nov 2013

Sushi Zanmai @ Gurney Paragon, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 8 NOVEMBER 2013
The long awaited Sushi Zanmai has finally arrived. We decided to try this restaurant out as we had always seen people queuing to get in so we wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

When we reached the place, there was a queue and we had to wait around 15-20 minutes for a place. The food tasted fresh and portions are fair enough. Price is reasonable too. Will I return? If not for the queue, I definitely will.

The prices and quality of the their dishes are reasonable compared to other Japanese restaurants in a similar price range. Variety is quite good.

Ebidon, RM8.80-small, RM 15.80-Large.
Ebi-don (海老丼 or エビ丼, fried prawn and egg over rice) - the prawns are brushed with egg only, and placed on top of a bowl of hot rice.
Donburi is a rice bowl topped with a variety delicious ingredients. Some popular ones are Oyakodon 親子丼 (chicken and egg), Katsudon カツ丼 (Deep fried, Panko coated chicken or pork) and Gyūdon 牛丼 (Thinly sliced beef)

It should be obvious to you that Saba is a great candidate for BBQ. Charcoal grilling lifts it to another level.
Now, I won't fuss too much about the type of Teriyaki sauce. If you start with a good fish (and they are always frozen here as flash freezing is best for oily fish), sometimes you can even go by with just salt and pepper. But the teriyaki marinade helps to counter the fishy taste of Saba and its head drunk in teriyaki sauce is flavorful. 

Mentaiko Spider Roll. (Soft Shell Crab) - As for the crab lovers, try their soft shell sushi. I ordered the Soft shell crab .

Spicy Unagi Roll (RM13.80)
roasted eel sushi roll topped with fried crab meat,shrimp roe and spicy mayonnaise. so so so so good

Service is fast and the restaurant clean. As well as a sushi conveyor belt you can also choose items from an extensive menu. We did both. Our meal was RM100-120 which was reasonable for what we ate and the quality of the food. 

SUSHI ZANMAI (Gurney Paragon Mall) 
163D-6-36, Level 6,
Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Pulau Pinang.

TEL : 04 - 218 9300
FAX : 04 - 218 9500 
MOBILE : 012 - 268 1160

10.00 am - 10.00 pm 


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