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Penang Malaysia has some of the best food available in not only Malaysia but all over Asia. There is such a mix of ethnicity in Penang which makes for some great cuisine including Malay, Indian and Chinese. As well as the great street food vendors selling satay and roti there are some fantastic world class restaurants. This page lists some of the restaurants you should definitely try while in Penang.


Chinese Restaurants in Penang

There are many cheap Chinese eating houses throughout the streets of Penang serving various Chinese cooking styles including Hainan, Cantonese, Sichuan, Taiwanese. Listed here are some of the high class Chinese Restaurants worth visiting:

Sesame & Soy Chinese Restaurant              (1 review) 1st Floor G Hotel 168A Persiaran Gurney 10250 Penang. Open every day from 12pm- 2.30pm and 6pm - 10.30pm. For restaurant reviews for Sesame & Soy Chinese Restaurant click here.

Sesame & Soy Chinese Restaurant Penang


May Garden Palace Chinese Seafood Restaurant (reviews) 70 Jalan Penang Georgetown Penang Ph: 04-261 6435. Specialising in Chinese seafood cuisine as well as Chinese suckling pig. For restaurant reviews for May Garden Palace Chinese Restaurant click here.

May Garden Palace Chinese Restaurant Penang

Western Restaurants in Penang

Louis Cafe (reviews) 161c Argyll St Georgetown Penang Ph: 04-2287729 located directly across from Hotel Mingood. For restaurants reviews for Louis Cafe click here.

Louis Cafe Penang serving Western food


Slippery Senoritas Salsa Bar and Restaurant (reviews) No 2 Penang Road Georgetown Penang  Restaurant, bar and nightclub with live music. For restaurant reviews for Slippery Senoritas Salsa Restaurant click here.

Slippery Senoritas Salsa Bar and Restaurant Penang


Last updated 12th February 2011

Traditional Malaysian Restaurants in Penang


The one thing Malaysian's know how to do is eat. Malaysian's traditionally go to hawker centres or eat from the street Hawkers (Mamak) which all serve a specialty dish as well a selection of others. Each hawker have a sign displaying their specialty. Some Malaysian dishes you should try while in Penang are Nasi Kandar, Laksa (spicy coconut noodle soup), Rojak, and Bak

Penang Street Hawkers - Mamak


Sasa Restaurant and Live Bands (1 review) at the Logan Heritage Building Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street) Georgetown Penang Ph: . A new restaurant which opened in December 2010 serving traditional Malaysia cuisine. With live bands every night until late. For restaurant reviews for Sasa Restaurant click here.

Sasa Restaurant Penang Malaysian cuisine

Roti Bakar Kopitiam Restaurant 77-G-41 & 42 Penang Times Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 04-2296989.

Italian Restaurants in Penang

Ristorante Bravo Italiano Complex I-Avenue Medan Kampung Relau Penang Ph: 04 6410499

Korean Restaurants in Penang

Breeks Cafe right next door to the G Hotel on Persiaran Gurney Penang.

Seafood Restaurants in Penang


The place to go for seafood restaurants in Penang is Gurney Road which runs right along the beach front. Gurney Road is lined with seafood restaurants at a reasonable price. If it swims you can eat it here! Most restaurants here will have on the menu Penang's famous fish head curry.

Gurney Road Seafood restaurants Penang


Steak Restaurants in Penang


Smoky Jack Ribs and Steak Restaurant (reviews) 3H-3I Penang Rd Georgetown Penang Ph: 04-262 8826. Open daily 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10.30pm. For restaurant reviews for Smoky Jacks Ribs and Steak Restaurant click here.

 Smoky Jack Ribs and Steak Restaurant Penang

Thai Restaurants in Penang

Atawoo Thai Restaurant 80 Jalan Trengganu Georgetown Penang Ph: 012-4398358.

Sri Sawadee Thai Restaurant 17 Sri Bahari Rd Georgetown Penang Ph: 04-263 1492.

Restaurant Thai Baiyok @ The Heritage Club 2 Jalan Scotland Georgetown Penang Ph: 016-478 4090.

Vegetarian Restaurants in Penang

Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant 60 Lebuh Georgetown Penang Ph: 04-2639764

Annalakshmi Restaurant Penang 1 Babington Avenue Ph: 04-228 8575





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