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Malaysian

Dragon King
Dragon King is a very old and popular restaurant serving the Nyonya cuisine. Simple inside, the place offers an excellent combination of the Malay and Chinese flavors. Hand-rolled lobak, satay, spring rolls, pomfret curry and cuttlefish in chilli paste along with some of the delicacies from Assam cuisine form the specialty of the restaurant.
Address: 99 Lebuh Bishop, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 261 8035
Hong Kong Tea Garden
Located on Jalan Macalister Road, Hong Kong Tea Garden is the best place to enjoy traditional Malaysian food. Decorated with wood and marble, the restaurant also houses hawker stalls. Opens at 5:30 am, Koay teow soup, fried oyster, fries koay teow, hot plate noodles, satay, grilled seafood and roasted duck rice are some of the delicious dishes served here.
Address: 162-164 Jalan Macalister Rd, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10400
Tel. No: +60 4 229 6688
Hot Wok Café
Hot Wok Café is a popular café located at Desa Tanjung. Decorated with antiques, the place serves excellent cuttlefish, perut ikan, curry kapitan and jiu hoo char along with some more delicacies from the traditional Nyonya cuisine.
Address: 125-D and 125-E Desa Tanjung, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Penang, MY 10470
Tel. No: +60 4 227 3368
Nyonya Corner
Located in Jalan Pahang, Nyonya Corner is one of the coziest restaurants in Penang. Inside is decorated in Nyonyan style, the kitchen blends in with the traditional Malaysian and Chinese flavors of the Nyonya cuisine. Curry Kapitan, sambal prawns and acar along with Chinese tea are some of the delicious items on the menu.
Address: 15 Jalan Pahang, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10400
Tel. No: +60 4 226 8616
Bob Nasi Kampong
Furnished with kampong-styled interior, Bob Nasi Kampong is popular among the office workers for its buffet lunch. The place offers a choice of around 20 dishes of curried fish, cuttlefish, beef, chicken and prawn dishes. In addition to this, the restaurant also serves six types of vegetables, sotong baker, ayam, ikan, grilled skate, rice and noodles. Bob Nasi Kampong is open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am everyday.
Address: 801 Permatang Batu, Bukit Mertajam, Penang, MY 14000
Tel. No: +60 4 508 2703

Chinese

Goh Huat Seng Restaurant
Located in Lebuh Kimberley, Goh Huat Seng Restaurant is a popular restaurant among the Chinese living in Penang. Steaming teochew steamboat and dim sum served in the typical Chinese style is the specialty of the place. There is no special menu, so one needs to go in with the delicacy being served on the next table.
Address: 59-A Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, Penang, MY 10100
Tel. No: +60 4 261 5811
House of Four Seasons
Located in Jalan Teluk Bahang, House of Four Seasons is a famous restaurant among the government officials and top business executives. Decorated exquisitely with wood paneling and marble touches, the place serves delicious varieties of Cantonese and Szechwan food. Abalone, soon hock, dim sum, braised chicken with yam in clay pot, shark's fin and minced pigeon are a few of the dishes making their place in the top of the menu. House of Four Seasons is open from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday except Tuesday.
Address: 1 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Mutiara Beach Resort, Penang, MY 11050
Tel. No: +60 4 886 8888
Ang Hoay Lor
One of the popular restaurants among the local residents, Ang Hoay Lor is situated on the Brick Kiln Road. Rice noodles with pork strip served in rich soup, prawn fitters, chimn (fried eggs with oysters) and tow kua swa na (bean curd fried with scallions) from the specialty of the restaurant. Ang Hoay Lor is open from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm everyday.
Address: Brick Kiln Road, 260 Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang, MY 10300
Tel. No: +60 4 262 4841
House of Four Seasons
Located in Jalan Teluk Bahang, House of Four Seasons is a famous restaurant among the government officials and top business executives. Decorated exquisitely with wood paneling and marble touches, the place serves delicious varieties of Cantonese and Szechwan food. Abalone, soon hock, dim sum, braised chicken with yam in clay pot, shark's fin and minced pigeon are a few of the dishes making their place in the top of the menu. House of Four Seasons is open from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday except Tuesday.
Address: 1 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Mutiara Beach Resort, Penang, MY 11050
Tel. No: +60 4 886 8888
Goh Swee Kee Teochew Restaurant
Located in Lebuh Kimberly, Goh Swee Kee Teochew Restaurant is famous for serving authentic and delicious food. Penangites enjoy relishing the homemade fish balls, braised goose meat, fried tofu served with saline or chive dip and porcine intestines with salted vegetables served here. Goh Swee Kee Teochew Restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday.
Address: 61 Lebuh Kimberly, George Town Penang, MY 10100
Tel. No: +60 4 263 6932
Hong Kong Restaurant
Address: 29 Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 261 5409

Sea food

Eden Seafood Village
Located in Batu Ferringhi, Eden Seafood Village offers an excellent choice over delicious sea food varieties. Tourists enjoy relishing themselves on eels, clams, prawns and lobster along with other fresh catches from the tanks. The excellent service and a cozy atmosphere compliment well for an exquisite dining experience. Eden Seafood Village is open from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm everyday.
Address: 69-A Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, MY 11100
Tel. No: +60 4 811 1236
Ocean Green
Ocean Green is a famous open-air sea food restaurant located in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. There is no special menu. The prawns or large rock oysters or grouper served with vegetables and rice served here is enjoyed by the local residents.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang, MY 10050
Tel. No: +60 4 226 2681
Oriental
Situated at Macalister road, Oriental is a well-known seafood restaurant. The place offers a choice over a variety of dishes of fish, crab and lobster.
Address: 62 Macalister Rd, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 226 0969

Indian

Innira's Restaurant
Featuring the traditional banana leaf setting, Innira's Restaurant is located in a quiet suburb in Gelugor. The traditional and simple atmosphere is truly balanced with the hassled buff of the deliciously curried cuisine. The menu generally includes a perfect blend of variety of side orders served with white rice, vegetables, deep fried bitter gourd, resam and yogurt. Beer and other beverages are also served here. Innira's Restaurant is open from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm everyday.
Address: 5 Lorong Endah Empat Taman Brown, Gelugor, Penang, MY 11700
Tel. No: +60 4 657 8550
Hameediyah
Located in Lebuh Campbell, Hameediyah is a Muslim coffeehouse. Apart from serving the beef rendang and mutton kurma, the restaurant also offers a few choices from the traditional South Indian cuisine.
Address: 164A Lebuh Campbell, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 261 1095
Jaipur Court
The best place to enjoy North Indian cuisine, Jaipur Court is located in Leith Street. Naans, tandoori chicken and yoghurt drinks served here are truly enjoyed by the local residents. Jaipur Court is open from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm from every Monday to Saturday.
Address: 11 Leith Street, George Town, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 263 0306
Fax: +60 4 657 0207
Passage Thru India
One of the best places to enjoy the traditional Indian food, Passage Thru India exhibits an exquisite menu on a banana leaf. The lavishly curried dish is well complimented with resam, tandoori and banana or pineapple or mango lasse. White or red wine is also served on request. The restaurant hosts live Indian traditional music programs on weekends.
Address: 5M/L Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, Penang, MY 10470
Tel. No: +60 4 899 9715
Dawood Restaurant
A traditional South Indian restaurant located across the Maha Mariamman Temple in Queen Street, Dawood Restaurant was built somewhere in 1940. In addition to the South Indian dishes, the restaurant also serves chicken kapitan, roasted chicken, mutton kurma, duck sammah, curry fish head and chicken biryani.
Address: 63 Queen St, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 261 6223
Khaleel Restaurant
Famous for serving various kinds of kurmas and Biryanis along with naan and capati, Khaleel restaurant is located in Teluk Bahang. In addition to the Indian cuisine, people also enjoy eating the banana pancake with ice cream and honey along with other western styled desserts served here. Khaleel restaurant is closed every Friday.
Address: 48 Pekan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Penang, MY 11050
Tel. No: +60 4 885 1469

International

Ferringhi Grill
Decorated in Tudor fashion, Ferringhi Grill is one of the finest restaurants offering delicious lamb, veal and steak options in Penang. Seafood and poultry dishes also occupy the top position in the menu. Well dressed and tossed Caesar salad served with choron sauce and homemade mustard served here is a truly enjoyed dish.
Address: Batu Ferringhi, Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang, MY 11100
Tel. No: +60 4 888 8888
Fax: +60 4 881 1800
Peppino
Decorated in traditional Italian style, Peppino is located at the Batu Ferringgi Beach. Famous for its vintage styled lasagna, the restaurant also has pastas and other seafood dishes on the menu.
Address: Batu Ferringgi Beach, Shangri-La's Golden Sands Resort, Penang, MY 11100
Tel. No: +60 4 886 1911

French

The Brasserie
Featuring a buffet-styled arrangement, the Brasserie is a popular traditional French restaurant located at Jalan Magazine. The pan-fried salmon, lamb chops, tiger prawns and beef tenderloin served here are truly relished by the local residents and tourists. In addition to this the restaurant also serves with delicious desserts. The Brasserie is open from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday.
Address: Jalan Magazine, Shangri-La Hotel, Penang, MY 10300
Tel. No: +60 4 262 2622

Italian

La Farfalla
Located in Jalan Teluk Bahang, La Farfalla is a famous Italian restaurant. Simply beautiful, the place is decorated with glass etching dividers that creates a perfect atmosphere for a romantic dining. Beef carpaccio is on the top of the starters menu. The restaurant also serves with delicious pastas along with a selection of “new wave” style dishes in the main course.
Address: 1 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Mutiara Penang Beach Resort, Penang, MY 11050
Tel. No: +60 4 886 8888

Korean

Han Kook Kwan
Located at Batu Ferringhi, Han Kook Kwan is popular for serving the traditional charcoal Korean BBQ.
Address: Ferringhi Beach Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 890 9241
Sarang Bahng Korean Restaurant
Address: Level 1, Unit 19, Krystal Point, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 646 0630
Seoul Garden
Address: 170-B1-32A, Gurney Plaza, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 229 8559

Japanese

Kampachi
Kampachi is one of the favourite Japanese restaurants of the Japanese community living in Penang. Asparagus salad, sushi and other varieties of seafood dishes are mostly enjoyed here.
Address: 1 Jalan Bukit, Bayan Lepas, Hotel Equitorial, Penang, MY 11900
Tel. No: +60 4 643 8111
Isaribi Tei
Address: 60 & 62 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, Penang, MY 10050
Tel. No: +60 4 229 8684
Kirishima Japanese Restaurant
Kirishima Japanese Restaurant is a traditional Japanese restaurant located in Batu Ferringhi. Decorated with the Japanese vintage, the place serves some of the fresh sushi dishes. The restaurant also offers excellent lunch.
Address: Batu Ferringhi, Cititel Hotel Penang, 66 Jalan Penang, Penang, MY 10000
Tel. No: +60 4 370 1188

Taiwanese

Kocha Taiwanese Delight
Address: 229 Jalan Burmah, 10350 Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 227 5048

Thai

Baan Chang Puak
Address: No. 230A Jalan Burmah, Pulau Tikus, Penang, MY 10350
Tel. No: +60 4 228 3424
Restoran Shun Thai
Address: G38, Persiaran Mahsuri 1/2, Sunway Tunas, Bayan Lepas, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 644 1228

German

Ingolf's Kneipe
Address: Jalan Sungai Kelian, Tanjong Bungah, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 899 5796

Swiss

Edelweiss
Address: 38, Armenian Street, George Town, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 261 8935

Vegetarian

Annalakshmi
The best place to enjoy the traditional Indian vegetarian food, Annalakshmi is located within the premises of the Temple of Fine Arts. The staff of the restaurant is composed of volunteers and the amount paid for the food goes to charity. The place serves relishing Indian curries with garlic naan and chapatti.
Address: 1 Babington Avenue, Temple of Fine Arts, George Town, Penang, MY 10300
Tel. No: +60 4 228 8575
Fax: +60 4 228 8503
Lok Yeh Yuen Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: No. 112, 114, Jalan Tembikai, Taman Mutiara, Penang, MY
Tel. No: +60 4 530 5760
Qiao Wei Restaurant
Located near the “Nine Emperor God Temple”, Qiao Wei Restaurant is a famous vegetarian restaurant among the Chinese community. The restaurant serves a plate of white rice along with three different types of vegetables and fried prawns. Spicy deer meat and Tepanyaki, roasted peking duck are served if ordered.
Address: 6172G Jalan Ong Yi How, Butterworth, Penang, MY 13400
Tel. No: +60 4 324 7342

Lunch

Hard Life Café
Address: 363 Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4 262 1740
Rainforest Café
Address: 294 Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10200
Tel. No: +60 4261 4641
Taj Restaurant
Address: 166 Lebuh Campbell, Georgetown, Penang, MY 10100
Tel. No: +60 4 262 7462

Hawker's Paradise

The Esplanade
This place is ideal for two types of food: Halal and Non-Halal food along with hawker foods and drink. In Halal food boiled cockles, satay, nasi goreng ayam, pasembor and sotong bakar are served, And Non-Halal cuisine consists of meat dishes, fresh cooked seafood. The place also sells beer. Al fresco, located at the Esplanade, is great place to spend time at ease and get finest food to fill the stomach.
Location: Near City Hall
Opening Hours: Evening, night and till wee hours.
Glugor
This place is famous for serving the Shariff nasi kandar Shariff nasi kandar and Malay styled ‘economy’ rice. It also serves fried noodles, canai, fried rice, roti and roti jala along with taufufah and soya bean milk. Location: Near post office lane.
Opening hours: Morning, Noon and Night.
Swatom Lane
Halal Cuisine restaurants offers laksa, gado gado, ais kacang, popiah and also Sultan Indian fried mee. In Non-halal cuisine restaurants dishes like curry mee, wantan noodles, koay teow th'ng, roasted pork rice and char koay teow are served.
Location: Behind Penang plaza and Sheraton Hotel.
Opening Hours: afternoon and evening
Island Glades
The special seafood noodles of Genting restaurant along with popular Penang hawker food Chee Cheong Fun are truly enjoyed by the local residents. It also serves dishes like Chinese pasembor, fried rice, chicken rice, curry mee and fried noodles.
Location: Lorong Delima 3
Opening Hours: Morning and night
Lorong Selamat
This place is always crowded with people in lunch hour as it is famous for its special dishes like fried popiah, ais kacang, laksa lemak and char koay teow. There are two coffeeshops, one roofed and one open air.
Location: Penang Laksa
Opening Hours: Afternoon and evening
Macalister Road
Noodles prepared in different style, pizza, herbal soups, bak kut teh and ikan panggang forms the specialty of the place. There are three coffeeshops located opposite to the Agora Hotels and Midtown.
Location: opposite the Midtown and Agora hotels
Opening Hours: only Night time. Monday closed.
New Lane off Macalister Road
This place offers dishes like fried noodles, chee cheong fun, wantan noodles, pork porridge, fried rice, dim sum, cuttlefish, satay, duck porridge, lor bak and yong tau foo. There are two coffeeshops located in between Sunway Hotel and Wisma Central.
Location: between Wisma Central and Sunway Hotel
Opening Hours: Late afternoon till night time. Wednesday closed.
Tapak Selera, Hillside, Tanjung Bungah
A specialty is Rudy's famous char koay teow. It is hawker centre that serves both Halal and Non-Halal cuisines in open air and covered dining place. In halal cuisine, satay, nasi ayam, nasi melayu, nasi goreng, ketupat, burgers, pizzas and chicken chop, and in Non-Halal cuisines, noodles, chicken rice, Yong tau foo along with western food and beer can be enjoyed.
Opening Hours: Afternoon, evening night and till wee hours
Gurney Drive
Here stalls are placed near the Sunrise Tower and next to walkway for Halal and Non-Halal cuisines. The Halal cuisine consists of mouth-watering peanut dessert called as Muah chee, see koh th'ng i.e. lien chee kang, bubur chacha, pasembor and charkoay teow and Non-Halal cuisine includes char koay teow, lor bak, rice, wantan noodles, soupy noodles, mee jawa, dim sum and bak kut teh along with beer.
Location: Beside Sunrise Tower
Opening Hours: Morning, lunch time, evening and till midnight