Thursday, September 14, 2017

Omaya Korean Spiced Chicken @ Queensbay Mall, Penang.

There is no doubt that Korean cuisine is having a certified moment in Penang; one of the biggest names in the Korean food industry- Omaya has finally landed on this northern State of Malaysia. The Korean joint has international presence and has more than 100 branches across 8 countries. The latest addition at Penang marks the brand's fifth branch in Malaysia. Instead of classic traditional Korean restaurant setting, Omaya takes on a younger approach- industrialized workshop interior decor, offering modern Korean delights with a twist. What truly separates Omaya with other Korean food joints (in Penang) is the introduction of gooey melted Cheese into the Korean dishes as well as its signature Seafood Platter or Korean Hot Stew. The selection here is compelling; this is a place suitable for large groups of people so tucking in the abundance Seafood platter or gigantic Korean Hot Stew makes more sense than dining out alone. With the availability of alcohol (particularly their Soju drinks), this place is suitable for gatherings. Omaya Queensbay Mall can be found at 2nd floor, right next to Sakae Sushi in the center atrium.

Many Thanks to Omaya for hosting us that evening.

[Korean Cheese Fried Chicken] Honey Mustard Boneless Chicken Cube (Rm 30/ served with French Fries)

Shimson Stew (Rm 84/ serves 2-3 pax)

Korean BBQ Skewer 1200 mm (Rm 138/ serves 2-3 pax)

Omaya plays the seafood card well, all the seafood dishes are meticulously arranged to optimize the visual presentation effect. A good dish to start with, the Korean Cheese Fried Chicken of Honey Mustard Boneless Chicken Cube- battered and deep fried Chicken cubes lightly drizzled with sweet Honey Mustard and served with a pool of melted Cheese. If you love Cheese, you will probably approve their Shimson Stew as well. Every order of the Shimson Stew comes with complimentary Kimchi and Lettuce. Just as you delve in the Hot Pot, the Cheese concoction will be cooking at the side with pre-cooked Dakgalbi (Korean Stir Fried Chicken). It basically covers the essence of Korean food and most Malaysians' favorite Korean delights. Right after you are done with the Hot Pot, the server will start to fry some Rice (furnished with Gochujang sauce and more Cheese) for you to fill the tummy gap.

Barbecue stalwarts are not forsaken at Omaya, for something unusual and perhaps, visually-intriguing; go for their 1200 mm Korean BBQ Skewer; the 15 layer-skewer has different cuts of meats and seafood interlaced with fresh fruits and vegetables. If height of your concern, fret not; there will be professional server to assist on the cooking. While meat may be the focus here but the actual draw is the grilled Pineapple, the process of barbecuing the tropical fruit enhances the sweetness. And for such a celebratory feast, alcohol is a must. Their Watermelon Soju is a fun drink to start with.

Deep Fried Squid Cheesy Toppokki Stew (Rm 58)

Busan Giant Seafood Platter (Rm 148/ serves 2-3 pax)

Watermelon Soju Cocktail (Rm 36.90)

Rainbow Slush (Rm 11.90)

Additional Information:
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: Lot 2F-50 & 51, 2nd Floor, Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 618 0009


  1. We've had Omaya since 2015 but I've never been. My missus went once with a friend.

  2. Korean it still gaining popularity right? I've noticed a few more restaurants opening in KL too.