When Queensbay Mall first opened, one of the hot topics people talked about is restaurants inside the mall. T.G.I. Friday is one of them. T.G.I. actually stands for “Thank God It’s”, basically means Friday is a happy day. After analyzing, there is nothing special (such as 50% discount… buy one free one…) if you dine in on Friday. It is just the shop name. In fact, you usually have to queue up on Friday. The management style as well as the menu items are very similar to Chili’s.
It had been a while since my last visit to T.G.I. Friday on Dec-2007. However, it is memorable as I recalled that the mud pie which is included in 3 course meal, is tasty and very big. The main dish is Tortilla Fish which is just average in size and taste. The fish fillet is fried with tortilla chips which can be found in junk food section of supermarket. For the entree, I chosen Shrimp Martini and it is kind of unique as it is served in a wine glass with 7 shrimps in it. I was told by my friend that some customers only get 2 shrimps. Nice experience even though it is served in cold. The 3 meal course is RM39.90++.
The drink, especially ice-blended fruit mix, can be too sweet for some persons. For example, my friend ordered Summer Cyclist, a mixture of orange and strawberry juice, and had to add in some water as it is too sweet. We also ordered Friday’s mushroom and it is as good as the one in Manhattan’s Fish Market.
As a whole, T.G.I. Friday may offer cheaper price compared to Chili’s but the dishes may not as big as the later. It is much depended on food you choose from 3 meal course. The choice is yours.
Name: T.G.I. Friday
Address: Lot GF 131 & 139, Ground Floor,
100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas,
11900 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: 04 – 641 3363
Email: [email protected]