Saturday, March 13, 2021

Akino Cottage @ Air Itam, Penang.

Found right next to De View Hotel, a stone's throw distance away from Kek Lok Si Temple is Akino Cottage, a new restaurant that offers a Japanese menu. The air-conditioned indoor seating is limited so if you are running out of luck, you might end up at the outdoor seating area (be prepared for a sweat-inducing experience if you are dining under a sultry hot weather). The list of choices is not as comprehensive as some established Japanese restaurants in town. While the dishes are affordably priced, the quality is less-satisfying and has rooms for improvements.

Tenzaru Soba (Rm 18)

Tempura Udon (Rm 14)

Salmon Sushi (Rm 8)

We thought the Salmon Sushi was highly priced at Rm 4 per piece and to add salt to the wound, the Sushi Rice was overly soft to our liking. We had both Tempura Udon and Tenzaru Soba, both were served with a side of Japanese Tempura. The noodles were alright- pretty standard and not disappointing. The texture of the Udon was lovely, at least not over-cooked to a slouchy soft texture. The Tempura itself was alright but we would prefer them to serve a dip or at least, provide sweet Soy sauce to go with it (the grated Daikon was also missing). 

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

Additional Information:
Address: 19, Jalan Air Itam, 11500, Air Itam, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Tuesdays. 
Contact Number: 6012- 301 9820

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