the last time i dined in Azuma was a year ago with the boyf, and i have never stepped in since then. mainly because its posh-looking facade that prevent me from going in, not without the companion of (working) adults. i am a
poor student with limited pocket money, hallo? but LC told me that some of the dishes are actually quite reasonably-priced, so i thought of giving it a second chance hence, the birth of this post. it was really crowded on a Saturday night, so the staff asked us to leave our number and she would call us once seats are available. we did some shopping while waiting for the call. i think other restaurants should do this *cue Sakae Sushi* instead of letting your customer standing there waiting.
apparently they have revamped the whole restaurant. i remembered it was really cramped with dark lighting last time. now, cubicle are brightly-lit beside the entrance, perfect for couple, but not so muchy for privacy since everyone who walks in can practically see what you all are doing.
this is what you’ll see on your left once you step in. i fell in love with the ball lighting thingy. i wanna have that in my dining hall in my future home! but i hope it won’t emit too muchy heat.
and this, on the right. the sushi conveyor belt has extended to reach more tables. and chef working station has moved to the back with a golden classy looking backdrop.
took some sushi off the conveyor belt while waiting our mains. what’s your must-have sushi? salmon has always been my favourite!
sushi plate price ranging from RM 1.80 to RM 7.80, still acceptable.
Salmon Temaki | RM 3.80
salmon hand roll
i ordered this during my last visit, and i thought the salmon serving is really generous at only rm 3.80, slightly cheaper than Jusco’s. recommended it to LC, and she loves it too! one complain is that, the salmon slice was chewy and it’s hard to bite it off. so it got messy after the first bite and messier the following…
Gyuniku Chahan | RM 8
this beef fried rice is LC’s must-order whenever she dines in Azuma. i had a spoon and boy the rice was light and fluffy and fragrant! all grains were separated from each other plus generous slices of beef hidden underneath! and amazingly it’s fulfilling despite its small serving.
Soft Shell Crab Jyu | RM 13 (M)
my soft shell crab rice was equally great. i thought i would just get a halved crabbie manatau it’s a whole HUGE crispy one! i gave quarter to LC and still found it hard to finish :/
Chawan Mushi | RM 3.80
lastly, our long-awaited steamed egg custard to complete our lovely satisfying dinner! our bill came up to RM 20+ per head, no so muchy damaged to wallet 😀 so yay can plan for next visit jor, i saw many ordered the pizza thingy! hmmm gotta gather more of us so that we can order more stuff to mum!
Azuma Japanese Restaurant
100-2F87 Queensbay Mall
Persiaran Bayan Indah 11900
Bayan Lepas Penang.
opens daily at 1100 – 2030