Iconic Hotel in Juru, Penang has recently revamped their Friday and Saturday night seafood buffet at their all day dining outlet Mezza9 and we were there recently to try it out.
I would say the choice of food is excellent – lots of varieties, lovely fresh seafood choices, cheese baked shellfish, Japanese selections with sushi, sashimi and tempura, live-stations for fried oyster omelette and seafood and meat grill.
These big items on the menu surely overwhelmed the other items such as mushroom soup and bread options, kangkung cuttlefish, cold cuts and cheese platter, deep fried sotong, fishballs and lobak but it is always nice to have more choices than less.
There are also a good selection of mains – some of the highlight items that stood out for me include Salted Egg Carbonara, Wok Fried Mussel with Blackpepper Sauce, Seafood Teriyaki, and Teow Chew Braised Duck.
Their fresh seafood choices consist mainly of imported spanner crab, crayfish, shrimp and mussels ~ very fresh and tasty indeed.
For the grill section, you pick your own meat or seafood and they will cook it for you. Choices includes lamb, beef and chicken and for the seafood, shisamo, smoked salmon, squid, green mussels and scallop. You have to wait a while for your items to be grilled, and tonite wasnt too busy and it took about 5 minutes. Might be longer on their peak Saturday evenings.
The double boil soup with black chicken, dryed scallops and herb was amazing as well as their cantonese steamed shrimp with glass noodles.
For dessert, there is a host of amazing pastries by their in house pastry chef and another standout in the buffet line is a papaya with white fungus dessert. With all the delicious pastries, the ice kacang station looks a bit deserted.
Another highlight for dessert is also unlimited refills of MerryMe ice cream as well as some ice-cream potong.
Prices for the Seafood Buffet happening only on Friday and Saturday 7 to 10pm are RM98+ and 50% off for children and birthday person and 30% off for senior citizens.
As a special offer to my friends, Iconic Hotel has agreed to give the first 30 person to use my promo code AC_FHBD to receive a 15% discount while the rest will get a 10% discount off this price. How nice of them.
Parking can be slightly challenging outside the hotel but then you can always park in the multi-storey parking facility in the hotel.