A brand that originates from London with a branch in Ipoh, Dozo Japanese Restaurant has finally expanded its business operations up north to Penang... opening a new branch at Summerskye Square (Bayan Lepas). As far as food offering is concerned, Dozo brings all the signature dishes and highlights to Penang; the menu is very big with all range of Japanese food included- from the usual Salad, Sushi, Maki to Yakimono, Nabe, Tempura, Dons, Teishoku, Noodles etc. Prices are slightly higher than most Japanese chains but they commensurate with the serving portion and food quality. The Penang branch occupies 3 shop lots at Summerskye... offering a huge dining space with a dedicated corner for conveyor belt (especially suitable for Sushi lovers). Comfortable dining atmosphere, attentive service and above-par food quality, I can see how Dozo is being added to one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Penang.
Sashimi and Unagi Kabayaki Set (Rm 51.80)
Saba Shioyaki and Sushi Set (Rm 48.80)
Sukiyaki Beef (Rm 34.80)
Dozo's Teishoku seems to provide better values; so we had both Sashimi and Unagi Kabayaki Set and Saba Shioyaki and Sushi Set. Both were equally great in its own ways. The Sashimi was generously cut and they were amazingly fresh, the Unagi was not shabby either. It has a slightly crunchy texture as compared to the usual mushy texture... suggesting its freshness. As for the Sushi, they were nicely done- the rice was firm and the seafood was fresh and generously cut. The side dishes like Chawanmushi and Miso Soup were also beautifully done. We also had their Sukiyaki Beef... which comes with a big bowl of fresh greens and a plate of Beef slices. While the Sukiyaki sauce carried the quintessential flavors, the Sukiyaki method was somewhat not authentic. But we gave in considering the overall taste was still quite good.
Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 1-1-26, 27 and 28, Summerskye Square, Jalan Sungai Tiram 8, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10 pm on every Monday to Thursday; 11:30 am to 10 pm on every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Contact Number: 604- 608 6296