Monday, April 27, 2020

Song Izakaya @ Acheen Street Ghaut, Georgetown, Penang.

Previously known as Dalala Bistro and under the same management as Monsieur Bar Restaurant, the Song Izakaya occupies the prominent corner spot at the junction of Acheen Street Ghaut and Victoria Street. It's easy to notice this place... thanks to the hanging Japanese lanterns and tall bar chairs, suggesting the place as a Japanese-inspired bar. Oddly, the alcohol selection is weaker than expected though... with some Sake (Japanese Rice Wine) choices. The food menu on the other hand, is larger... offering a wide selection of rice rolls, Japanese Don, Agemono and various set meals. The price tags however, can be quite hefty judging from the serving portion (though the set menu offers better values). For the price points, we expected to receive more in return (both quality and serving portion).

California Maki (Rm 18)

Salmon Avocado Temaki (Rm 12)

Soft Shell Crab Salad (Rm 28)

Sushi and Temaki Set (Rm 36)

Goma Dressing Salad (Rm 16)

Chicken Skewers (Rm 12.80)

Chicken Teriyaki Set (Rm 32)

Salmon Teriyaki Set (Rm 36)

Wakatori Set (Rm 30)

Start with the Rice rolls, the Maki was pretty decent... but at 6 pieces for Rm 18, we thought it was way overpriced (not forgetting the service charge). Likewise for the California Roll at Rm 12... with a measly portion of Salmon sashimi. We also had their signature Chicken Skewers... which turned out to be completely different than expected. We were expecting Yakitori-like Chicken Skewers but they were sprinkled with Cumin instead of the Japanese sweet sauce. The remaining orders were nothing overly exciting either. We thought most of the items were overpriced and did not justify the quality and serving portion. 

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: 6/10 (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: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 262 6363

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