Matsuki Japanese Restaurant Teppanyaki

[tag]Matsuki[/tag] [tag]Japanese Restaurant[/tag] serves by far the best teppanyaki I’ve ever had in Penang. Forget about Yaki Teppan in Bayan Baru I blogged earlier, this is the real deal. The teriyaki sauce is so thick and tasty, you will feel that you are getting your money’s worth.

chicken teriyaki

The variety of [tag]Japanese food[/tag]s here is awesome. You can get almost anything you want here from sushi to teriyaki to sashimi.

sushi sifu

This is the sushi sifu standing by to prepare sushi upon orders. It was quite enjoyable to see him prepare the sushis while we were having our dinner.

green tea

Our starter and green tea. I don’t know what exactly the starter was but it was meaty and tasted weird to me.. Can anyone identify it?

chicken teriyaki

This is the thing you must try, Teriyaki Chicken. Matsuki certainly was not stingy with the teriyaki sauce as you can see. The color of the meat is so dark and looks rich and thick. Other restaurants would be stingy and pan fry the chicken with more oil.. making the dish watery and lack of taste. I didn’t really believe it when told it was this good.. but yeah it’s true.

curry katsu don

Another set we ordered was the Curry Katsu Don.. which is translated to curry chicken chop rice. The curry gravy with lots of diced potatoes is served separately. It’s quite unique don’t you think?

curry katsu don

I don’t know how authentic this Japanese curry is, but it certainly tasted good and different from our local curries. It’s thick, not too spicy and I don’t think coconut milk was used. The chicken chop’s portion is huge and because I enjoyed it so much, I ordered an extra bowl of rice.


Oh yeah each set comes with miso soup, salad and fruit. I think it’s a better deal considering it’s the same price of RM16-18 you pay for a set in YakiTeppan.

matsuki penang

Matsuki is located along Cantonment Road, which is opposite Bangkok Lane. Highly recommended if you want to have good [tag]teppanyaki[/tag]. And best of all if you come during lunch time, there’s a complimentary scoop of Haagen Dazs ice cream for every set meals ordered. And one scoop of Haagen Dazs ice cream would already cost like RM5-6 so it’s really worth it!

This is their full address and contact:

Matsuki Japanese Restaurant
62, Jalan Pemanang, Penang (Cantonment Road) • Tel: 604-229 5504
Opens: Daily from 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 6.00pm – 10.60pm

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23 Responses

  1. chingy says:

    Omggg mouth waters.
    I want to gooo!

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  2. Oh,..I have eaten in this restaurant before…during lunch hour it was quite pack….i tried the unagi set and it was really good….would be going back to this place again….

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  3. haha thick teriyaki sauce?? ohh… or r u sure they nvr use cornflour to thicken up the sauce..must be home made..the bottled 1 costs damn alot!

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  4. Ooh…Finally see a Penang posting. Hmmm, I have not visited this place before… shall listen to your recommendation and give it a try soon.

  5. lingzie says:

    i used to go to this place a lot last time… when i went a few years back, the quality dropped a lot. perhaps now they’ve got a new chef and have re-vamped things… will go back again and give it a try. :)

    lingzie’s last blog post..Hau Kee Seafood Restaurant @ Cheras, KL

  6. C K says:

    Japanese curry is one of my favorite! Over here in London, I get my fix from curry cubes from Japan Centre at Piccadilly Circus.

    Was wondering why the ‘katsu’ seems abit dark… is it because of the oil used? Hmm…

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  7. Travel Blog says:

    Wow. I love Japanese food and that looks delicious. What camera are you using to take your pictures?

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  8. Hello nice to meet you.
    I am Japanese.
    I saw your wonderful site.
    Please link to this site !

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  9. Jj says:

    This place looks great – and such wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  10. Ah WanG says:

    Hi vkeong, can u briefly guide on how to go to 62, Jalan Pemanang, Penang (Cantonment Road) from err penang bridge? I am from kedah but i do visit pg sometimes.. would like to try this thanks

    vk: Ah Wang.. this is the wikimapia to the restaurant :)

  11. buzzingbee says:

    The teppanyaki and the curry katsu don is what I always order when I go to Japanese restaurants. Just don’t know why but these simple dish never made me bored of it yet.

    The food here looks good!! Would love to give it a try one day :)

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  12. byLee says:

    how’s the price of Matsuki, vkeong?
    interested to hav a gathering thr if the price ok…

  13. byLee says:

    sry i mean those sushi…XD

    vk: for sushi.. they are more expensive than those you can find in Sakae Sushi or Sushi King loh.. maybe a ringgit or two more expensive.. i only tried the set meals.. didn’t order sushi haha!

  14. jess says:

    Thanks for the info…always visit the place and yet have not know the contact number. Finally found it in this website! THanks alot!!!

  15. alice says:

    the food here is very nice and the price is very resonable . if you go in lunch time , there will be free a scoop of haegen- dazs ice- cream with each set meals. i think i wil go there again.

    vk: alice, I am glad you liked Matsuki.. care to tell me did you go because you read my post, or you already knew Matsuki is nice? :P hehe

  16. alice says:

    they are now doing promotion during lunch time too. you can hav a 10% discount with your diners club credit card. BUT the food you eat hav to be above RM30 . but stil worth cause you also wil hav the ice-cream ma ! :)

  17. chrispateros says:

    i love the look of their chicken teriyaki, the sauce it’s coating the chicken

    chrispateros’s last blog post..Tropical Cluster Village at Sepang Goldcoast

  18. Green Tea says:

    Looks great! Very nice, I’d love to go there someday

  19. eYeLeNe says:

    If you eat beef, try their sukiyaki. It’s the best in Penang. Their Tori Karaage (fried chicken) and Potato Korokke is also nice. You can order both as side dishes as they do serve it ala carte!

  20. Cheryl Wee says:

    they change the starters pretty often, so I don’t actually know what it was :P
    Matsuki is my all-time-favourite Japanese restaurant – of course i’m a huge lover of its Teriyaki Chicken until the people there will say ‘Teriyaki Chicken?’ whenever they take my order
    it’s very near my house and I like how I can just drive in, park my car, hop off and eat! :)

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  21. Vivian says:

    The set is worth it, but the a la carte is horrible, we ordered sashimi set, the foods are not fresh at all, taste awful. Prawn is frozen type not fresh totally. Very disappointed

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