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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“You can enjoy all types of Penang local street food here, include chinese, malays, indian foods. There are plenty of halal and non halal foods available. You should enjoy the char koay teow, laksa, satay, rojak and others delicious street foods.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Any cafe list in Penang is not complete without a mention of the beautiful China House. China House has been around for quite some time and yet, it is still going on super strong. Apart from their fusion menu, there are more than 50 cakes for you to choose from every single day! At night, The Canteen @ China House comes alive with live bands, and other performances. It is a must-visit if you’re coming over to Penang for a visit! Highly Recommended: Tiramisu Cake Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. TEL : 04 263 7299 | Non-Halal Address : 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang ”
  • 39 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The TOP is the food and entertainment precinct in the newly rejuvenated Komtar in Penang. There’s also a bar & bistro at the rooftop so be sure to check that out.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“yourself with a bowl of Penang famous chendol is a must after some mouthwatering dishes. Upon reaching Penang Road, you will spot enthusiastic crowd queuing patiently to taste the legendary teow chew chendol. Trust me, this is the street food you can’t afford to miss in Penang. They have been opened several outlets in Penang, but I still think that roadside one tastes the best. One is always not enough for me. *finger-crossed* Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Operating hour: 10AM – 7:30PM ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Hawker Centres in Penang comprises food courts that have concentrations of the best street side food vendors on the island. They are sometimes connected to casual Chinese coffee shops, but most times these open air centres are roadside affairs hosting a varied collection of hawker sellers and plenty of open air seating. Serving up inexpensively priced cuisine that is richly flavoured, they operate at all hours of the day and the reason the food is so good is because these hawkers use age-old family recipes and old fashioned cooking methods. The lifeline to locals and even travellers by helping to keep food budgets low, food presentation is not a priority but quality and freshness is always top notch. Close on every Wednesday. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Batu Feringghi is a great place to escape the heat of the city and relax by the pool enjoying the cool sea breezes. It filled with a host of accommodation and dining options.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chulia Street hawker stall is also one of the popular food hunting places in George Town, Penang. At here, you can find great fares such as wantan mee, curry mee, char hor fun, satay and fresh fruit juice. Pro tip: be there early to avoid disappointment. In short, it’s definitely the food heaven serving the best food in Penang. Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia Operating hour: 6PM-11PM ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a very active place in the morning from 8am - 12 noon and again in the evening. Wet market by day hawker food by night. This area is full of food. Many organic shops in this area as well as local restaurants including a new Vegan restaurant are found along Jalan Moulmein. You can find a full grocery store across the street on Cantonment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“This bar offers a good place, good drinks and great food to have a pint of beer with your friends at straits quay.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Vibrant & lively atmosphere with live music, great food & beachfront views on Cenang Beach.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serves dim sum in the morning, seafood for lunch and dinner. Do get crowded during the weekend!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Siam Road Charcoal Char Koay Teow 82, Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang closed on Sunday, Open from 12pm-7pm Daily. Run by a 76 years old uncle and he know the secret recipe of the of Charcoal Char Koay Teow ...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food Court
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“The cafe is actually a food court offering great selection and large varieties of Penang street eats. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tek Sen Restaurant (德盛飯店) locate at Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Open Daily 12:00pm-02:30pm & 06:00pm-08:30pm except Tuesday. Pulau Pinang. Every restaurant has its signature item and in Tek Sen, this Fried Roast Pork is one of their best seller that many customers will have to order if they dine here. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Famous seafoods restaurant in Chenang Beach area, there's usually a wait but food taste is good and price is reasonable. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recommended food: Fried chicken drumstick, Steamed fish with koay teow Opening hours: 7.30am - 3.00pm & 6.00pm - 10.00pm Closed on Tuesdays.”
  • 8 locals recommend