Friday, June 1, 2018

Ginza Japanese Restaurant @ Vantage Desiran Tanjung, Penang.

Tanjung Bungah/ Pulau Tikus has long been the saving grace of Japanese expats sourcing for authentic Japanese eats and Ginza Japanese Restaurant at Vantage Desiran Tanjung is one of the busiest Japanese restaurants around. This absolute gem of place is always occupied on weekends; the restaurant's substantial Japanese menu is one of the strong pulling factors. Apart from the usual Japanese restaurant fare (like Sushi, Sashimi, Nabe, Noodles, Teppanyaki), the restaurant rolls out seasonal menu. Ingredients are air-flown in fresh and stock replenishes on every Tuesday and Friday, those with exotic palate would be glad to know that the restaurant carries unusual items such as Whale, Fugu (the Chef holds relevant license to process and serve the Fish) and Horse meat either (subject to availability and seasonal offer). Prices vary from affordable to premium goods... a place suitable for any occasion set in a comfortable, classic Japanese setting.

Many Thanks to Ginza Japanese Restaurant for hosting us. 

Kimchi Nabe Set (Rm 24.80/ inclusive of a complimentary Ice Cream)

Established in 2015, the restaurant is celebrating its 4th birthday this year; to commemorate the celebration, the restaurant is rolling out a series of promotion in the entire month of June 2018:-

  1. Rm 19.90 nett for a combo of Kushiyaki- any 3 skewers of Grilled Items (out of 18 types) AND a pint of Asahi Beer
  2. Rm 9.90 nett for a serving portion of either Salmon OR Tai Sashimi (unlimited orders/ 5 pieces per portion)
  3. 30% discount on ALL Nigiri Sushi 
  4. Beer Promotion- Suntory Premium Gold (Rm 56/ 3 pints) and Suntory Premium Black (Rm 58/ 3 pints)
  5. Mention "Ken Hunts Food" upon payment and you will be entitled for a 10% discount for Ala-Carte items (excluding drinks, Set and promotional items).

Unagi Don (Rm 36.80/ off menu)

Sanma Shioyaki Set (Rm 17.80)

Curry Udon (Rm 17.80)

Ginza's Set Lunch sets range from Rm 17.80 to Rm 48.80, regardless if you are on a tight budget or having a mood to indulge in good food, there will be a choice for you. Worth mentioning is their Unagi Don, an item not featured on the menu. Ginza's sincerity is reflected on the thick slab of Fish Meat, beautifully glazed and grilled; the Onsen Tamago is optional though. The soft, chewy Japanese Rice absorbs the sweet, smoky Unagi sauce... with the addictive Unagi, the combo speaks for itself. 

Any order of the Set Lunch comes with complimentary Ice Cream but unlike most Japanese restaurants, Ginza does not serve Miso Soup... it only serves Dobin Mushi (Seafood clear soup in Tea Pot), a broth cooked for hours with bold Seafood sweetness. If you are game for a booze, their sides and snacks are worth a look. Highlights include Grilled Oysters, Grilled Squids and Yakitori. Any of these would pair well with the brew. 

Grilled Oyster (Rm 8.80 per piece)

Ika Butter Shoyu Maruyaki (Rm 24.80)

Grilled Items- Yakitori (Rm 5)/ Tsukune (Meat Loaf/ Rm 6)/ Buta Bara (Pork Belly/ Rm 7)

Salmon Sashimi (Rm 9.90/ promotional price)

Tai Sashimi (Rm 9.90/ promotional price)

A huge collection of premium Japanese Liquor, Rice Wine and Whiskies (for sale)

Bar area

Teppanyaki Bar

Comfortable Dining Space (Private Rooms available)

Private Room available for events (max seating of 35 pax/ projector and screen available upon request or booking)

Additional Information:
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: B-3-3, B-3-3A, B-3-5, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 2:30 pm, 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 890 9918


  1. You need to write some review on the food instead of just post the food photos.

  2. Love that first pic! Like something out of the magazines or recipe books.

  3. Sanma never be my option when comes to Japanese dining because I prefer more meaty fish such as Saba or Unagi :P