Are you a big fan of Japanese food ? or charcoal barbecue ? or even the ordinary steamboat ? You can try all of these once and for all at Yuan Izakaya Restaurant. Situated in the strategic location of Penang, New World Park is a well known place for wonderful food and also for its convenience in parking. Yuan Izakaya offers a wide range of steamboat and barbecue ingredients such as abalone slices, bacon, salmon, baby octopus, mackerel, thinly sliced beef, pork, beef, chicken and even lamb ! Aside from that, it offers tempura, sashimi and sushi rolls too. The ambiance in the restaurant was very good, the place is also air-conditioned and the staff was also very friendly too. They do offer set lunch (bento) and some other ala carte dishes, but my main focus for this post will be on their buffet steamboat.
Just look at the selection of the dipping sauce. Among those, I find it weird to have miso paste, pork lard sesame oil (mixture of pork lard and sesame oil) and french dressing here since there was not any salad offered to us.
Some french loaf and an oven....there was some mixture of butter, garlic and parsley too. What does that means ? It means that you can cook your very own garlic bread !! But who makes garlic bread anyway since there are something more interesting waiting for us....
Tempura set, was quite disappointing as the batter coated on the prawns was quite thick and they failed to maintain the crunchiness of the prawns. The dipping sauce does not possess the taste and flavor that it meant to have too.
Ding Steamboat in Straits Quay they did not change the barbecue rack for us nor they added any charcoal for us when the fire almost faded. In Yuan Izakaya, they kept replacing the barbecue rack and adding new charcoal for us to maintain the temperature which makes us easier to grill our food. At least it satisfies us and let us think that the money we paid for were actually worth for it.
Government Tax: Yes (6%)
Service Charge: Yes (10%)
Price for buffet: Dinner Rm 45++ (for weekends and public holidays); Lunch Rm 31++ (BBQ & steamboat), Rm 19.80++ (steamboat only); student price Rm38++(only valid on Thursday except public holidays); 50% discounts on senior citizen (for dinner only, daily). Please do note that they have this rule where you must finish your meal within 2 hours and penalty will be given on wastage of food (I am not sure how strict they going to enforce this rule).
Address: Lot No. 102-E-2&3 (First Floor) New World Park, Jalan Burmah, 10050 Georgetown, Penang.
Phone Number: 604- 229 9720
Business Hours: 11am - 2.30pm (lunch); 5.30pm - 10.30pm (dinner)