Monday, November 27, 2017

173 BBQ Grill House (沓田仔) @ Carnavon Street, Georgetown, Penang.

If spending an evening on bar hopping is one of your favorite activities to do on the weekends, this newly operated, unassuming Japanese Izakaya-inspired BBQ Grill House should take a spot on your to visit list. There are plenty of delights churned out from the grills, there are also some local dishes... the fare is mostly Asian. The alcohol menu is not extensive but a few selections of Beers and canned drinks. The setting is down to earth and laid back- with wooden pallets as tables while the irregular bricks as background, adorned by Chinese lanterns hanging across the ceiling. It does not feel like a very cozy bar but it can be a decent space to have a casual dinner/ supper.

Grilled Baby Octopuses (Rm 12 for 5)

Lamb Skewers (Rm 15 for 3)

Grilled Chicken Wings (Rm 9 for 3)

Chicken Skewers (Rm 12 for 3)

Mix Vegetable Skewers (Rm 6 for 2) and Japanese Steamed Rice (Rm 2)

Grilled Egg Plant (Rm 5 for 3)

Kapitan Pork (Rm 10)

Stir Fried Green Dragon Chives with Sambal (Rm 9)

Whether Pork, Chicken, Lamb or Beef, 173 has got you covered. The Chicken Skewer paled when in comparison with the signature Lamb, the former choice was a little under-seasoned and the flavor did not stand out while the latter option was a little juicier and the meat was surprisingly tender. The grilled Vegetables were nothing out of the ordinary (basically under-seasoned and relied heavily on the Chili dip). On the contrary, the stir fried Green Dragon Chives and Kapitan Pork were veering towards the salty side. Though boldly-seasoned, they worked well with the Japanese Rice. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 173, Carnavon Street, 10450, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 5:30 pm to 12 am. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: N/A


  1. Oooo...Kapitan pork!!! :D I must say everything looks good and the prices are very reasonable.

  2. A barbecue is perfect for this cooler weather we've been having.

  3. I think i prefer those skewers to be more charred.