Ichiban – The Izakaya


“Izakaya” means Japanese gastropub, or 居酒屋 in Chinese. It is a casual place for after-work drinking. Ichiban – The Izakaya is the Japanese restaurant and bar with currently five outlets in Malaysia:

  1. Cascades, Kota Damansara
  2. One Utama (Temporary Closed)
  3. Country Garden Danga Bay, JB
  4. Gurney Paragon, Penang
  5. Alora Hotel, Penang

We recently visited the newly opened Alora Hotel‘s outlet.

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Crabby Claws @ Lone Pine Hotel

Crabby Claws @ The BungalowEvery Thursday 7pm-10.30pmTel: +604-886 8566

Recently, we noticed that some restaurants, including The Bungalow in Lone Pine Hotel, like to pour seafood freshly stir-fried from kitchen onto customer’s dining table and ask the customers to eat them using bare hands. No, they are not crazy but this is a new trend to share and enjoy seafood without any cutlery. Just hands.

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