Paradise Restaurant sits at the corner lot of Madras Lane, a rather quiet lane in the bustling Georgetown city. You would usually find a couple of park lots within its vicinity; parking is not a major problem for this restaurant. Painted entirely purple and carrying a huge sign in bold letters saying with the words ‘PARADISE RESTAURANT’, so it’s quite hard to miss once you’re on that lane.
This place is quite roomy, boasting 2 full floors of filled with black chairs and dark wood tables. Once you walk into this place, you’ll be surrounded by a green, rainforest like interior with rainforest wallpaper, and plenty of artificial vines, trees and hanging plants. Artificial flower arrangements are randomly placed. Basically you’re supposed to feeling you dining in rainforest paradise.
The place is brightly lighted and has a really clean interior. This restaurant is set in a rather old building; therefore, it still has some heritage influences such as open archways, wooden window shutters and mosaic floors. Teak wood furniture sits at the waiting area just in case there’s a need to wait during peak times. A traditional staircase leads upstairs to the second floor where more guests dine.
Upstairs, the wooden floor clack with every step and the mock vines continue to creep on the ceilings on the first floor and all around the bar area. Grey walls create some cosiness to the rainforest inspired setting.
The chicken teppanyaki came on a heavy metal dish with some stir fired cabbage on the sides. The nicely brown chicken was served with a fragrant brown sauce. We reckon that they used chicken thigh meat for this dish thus; the chicken was tender and juicy in the inside. And since it was deboned, it makes it very easy to eat – no need to worry about bones or choking on them.
Up-close and personal with the Teppanyaki chicken. I’ve been to many restaurants that serves great teppanyaki and I highly recommend that for this price, the food quality is very much commendable.
The black pepper lamb is fragrant but not spicy so it’s suitable even for dainty taste buds. The red, green and yellow peppers fried together with lamb added a pop of colour to the neutral shaded dish and the crunch added different textures to the tender slices of lamb. The lamb had a slight tangy taste to it maybe because of the sauce. The veges consisting of mushrooms, baby corn cauliflower and broccoli kept the meal fresh as it had mild seasoning.
The vegetables were cooked well and still had a lovely crunch to it. The vegetables consisting of cabbage, shredded carrots and peppers had quite a homey touch to it. Since it’s serve with Japanese rice, it’s more starchy than ordinary rice but not as sticky. We loved that that the rice didn’t stick to each other much. For a more complete meal, this dish with be served with miso soup known health and anti-aging benefits.
After you’re done with the savoury bits you can go ahead with the sweeter side of this meal, dessert! A decent scoop green tea ice-cream served in a transparent cup. The ice-cream is not too sweet and has enough green tea flavour.
Paradise Restaurant, 33, Lorong Madras, 10400 Georgetown, Penang.
Contact number: 04-2266777 OR Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paradiserestaurant777?sk=wall