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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (83 reviews)
“chilli” (80 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (12 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
All hours
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 890 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Reading some of the negative reviews it makes feel like never go near that restaurant. Well, in this case, I went there and loved it, compared to approximately 20 other restaurants of all types and categories, this is the best in Georgetown. Is pretty casual...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yum yum yum - our first meal in Penang & we loved it. We turned up at 11:45am on a weekday. Got a table straight away. Food was amazing. Staff were very friendly. We walked past later that night & the queue was huge. Suggest...More

Thank Hayley R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tek Sen lived up to its reputation & delivered a scrumptious dinner with every dish we ordered worthy of 5 stars. Highly recommend the BBQ pork ribs. Sensational

Thank mrsmalkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is not bad but nothing special. Most street kitchens offer the same. We ordered a small deep-fried fish that was delicious but they charged 30 USD for it. This is what you pay for a 4 course meal in one of the best restaurants...More

Thank Manuger123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An established restaurant with crowds descending at peak hours, book to avoid disappointment. The double fried char Siew made from Pork belly is an interesting take on this popular dish. Stir fried clams were sweet albeit difficult too eat as they were tiny. The home...More

Thank Chia1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just before 6pm and the place was already packed, we were lucky enough to get a table. Very basic set up but ideal for the location & type of restaurant. Service was incredibly friendly, all 4x meals were delicious. Would recommend this restaurant to...More

Thank Malkey_AUS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a long-q. Delicious local chinese homecook food, curry asam fish and roated pork..yum yum, but oily a bit. Penang style, small portion.

Thank fennychow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm crazy about Asian food really... and I'm quite complicated as well... but that one is really all you can expect : efficiency, that is also part of the experience (it's a bit the rush for the waiters but they handle it perfectly), the food...More

Thank Yannick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here with my parents who live in Penang and know this place very well. It is very popular so there is a big queue, but we got there at 5:45 (it opens at 6pm) and we were the 3rd group...More

Thank qwertyu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is kind of chinese-malaysian food. Good price, good food, but the wait can be quite long. We came around 6.30 (restaurant open at 6) and had to wait for 10-20 minutes. It was so busy that it makes me feel like I have...More

1  Thank Rika N
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Hammie2015 | Reviewed this property |
They are likely to be closed from 26-31Jan.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-981 5117
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