KOI Japanese Restaurant @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.
Coincidentally, i was introduced to this buffet sushi promotion at KOI Japanese Restaurant few days ago on facebook through my friend....but i was shocked to know that all tables have been reserved on dinner slot for 5 continuous days !!! So i had to make a phone reservation as well to avoid disappointment since their buffet promotion lasting for 5 days only (6th june - 10th june) The price for an adult is Rm 25++ and they offer 40 types of sushi/hand rolls for their customers. For the lunch session, it starts at 2pm until 5pm on those particular dates. Unfortunately, it was their last day as of today (friday, 10th of june). Anyway, I'll just post and share my thoughts and comments on their buffet promotion....
Wasabi wasn't provided on the table, you have to actually request for it. Other than that, the drinks are not included in the Rm25 either. Extra charges will be imposed on your drinks. I had ocha (japanese green tea) for Rm 2.50. It was refillable so it was okay for me.
So they have this specially made menu for the buffet promotion event. You can order as many as you like from the menu above. The menu consists of 40 types of sushi and hand rolls. No prawn sushi tho. Sad case.
For every round of orders, you are limited to 10 types of sushi/hand rolls only. I find it rather amusing that the portion of the sushi rice was actually much bigger than the usual ones which you will find yourself full after having a couple of them. The prawn roe sushi and the squid sushi were disappointing, prawn roe was too few up to the extent where you can see the white rice underneath the roe and the squid sushi was tasteless, the texture doesn't taste like squid either. Others were okay tho.
More tempting photos on the sushi.....
Various types of sushi rolls offered.....there was this special sushi roll, they actually fried the outside of the sushi roll until crispy and served them with some very special sauce, i find it very special and compared to the usual sushi rolls since the texture was way better and it was much fragrant than usual.
California hand rolls.....pretty much common and usual...i tried to order the fried salmon skin hand roll but unfortunately, i was told that they were sold out and not available currently....
The food was okay but the size of the sushi rice ball was a little too big for me...and Rm30 for pure sushi and hand rolls wasn't too worth for me since I'm not a big fan of them, but if you are a sushi lover and you can take a lot of sushi at the same time, do try it out !Taste: 6.5/10
Government Tax: Yes
Service Charge: Yes
Location: 170-02-59 and 60, 2nd floor Gurney Plaza (New Wing) Pesiaran Gurney, Penang.
Business Hour: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm
Phone Number: 04-227 7112