There’s A Cozy Japanese Canteen-Style Eatery At Penang’s Hin Bus Depot

If you’re seeing this post, then there’s a high chance that you love exploring good food, like us. Of course, it goes without saying that Penang’s food scene in itself is extensive be it street or cafe food. Just like this cozy yet casual Japanese canteen-style eatery that once again proves Penang is indeed a food paradise. Have you ever visited Shokudo Niban?


Shokudo Niban: Casual Japanese-Inspired Tapas Bar At Hin Bus Depot

Tucked inside of Hin Bus Depot is a Japanese canteen-style eatery that checks off both good food and great ambiance. Shokudo Niban is brought to you by the team behind Au Jardin and Basil, Le Bistrot.

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @shokudonibanpg (Instagram)

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @shokudonibanpg (Instagram)

Hin Bus Depot is a creative hub in the heart of George Town with indoor and outdoor art exhibitions, cafes, as well as a weekend market. Here, you can find eateries like Rumah Kacha, Wholey Wonder, and of course, Shokudo Niban.

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @鳳儀 (Facebook)

Shokudo Niban is a Japanese-inspired Tapas bar that serves a compact menu of small plates and rice bowls. Among the must-try items here is the Unagi Kabayaki Ochazuke. A simple rice bowl with perfectly-grilled Unagi made perfect with the ‘Ochazuke’ element, which loosely translates to soaked tea.

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @popfavour (Instagram)

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @dontstopmefromeating (Instagram)

Chicken Karaage Pao Burger is another excellent option here that comes with a soft white bun, fried chicken, tempura nori, pickled cucumber, and Gochujang.


Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @popfavour (Instagram)

The Kaisen Chirashi Don makes it a must-try item for the fresh seafood trio of Salmon, Tuna, and Tiger Prawn. For an extra option that isn’t too heavy, go for the Chicken & Leeks Yakitori.

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @joeycafe (Instagram)


Shokudo Niban PenangImage: @popfavour (Instagram)

More Than Just A Cool Japanese Canteen

Shokudo Niban’s truly Japanese canteen vibes coupled with an authentic menu served from the heart by passionate chefs, it’s one of the places that you’ll keep returning for more.

Shokudo Niban PenangPhoto: @shokudonibanpg (Instagram)


Address: Hin Bus Depot, 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10150 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: 12 PM-3 PM | 5 PM-9 PM (Wednesday-Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

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