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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (88 reviews)
“homemade tofu” (19 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We walked into the restaurant by accident, but what a wonderfull surprise. There is always people waiting to be seated, but the wait is worth it. Wide range of Chinese food on the menu and the service was good. Must visit!!

Thank JP S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Make sure you reach this restaurant before 6pm to avoid the crowd. We reached at around 5.30pm and there were still tables available. The crowd started coming after 6pm where the restaurant will be full house and there will be customers waiting outside as shown...More

Thank aaong86
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Finally I made my way to lunch at this popular Chinese eatery in the middle of UNESCO Georgetown. It is a casual place. Air-conditioned, clean and even with table cloth:) Excellent eatery, worth repeat visits. Best to arrive before opening at 12noon for lunch and...More

Thank Davidlye70
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This isn't a Michelin star restaurant but the quality of the food is very decent. I had Thai chicken (delicious), sautéed spinach with garlic n egg, Twice cooked pork (nice but too much for 1 diner as too heavy) plus the mapo tofu (delicious). Service...More

Thank Gordon2
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Probably the best Chinese food I had in all Malaysia. Be prepared to have heavier bill than other places in Penang though. But if you wanna try local and yummy food there you go.

Thank karlou83
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Well, my food experiences in 16 days traveling through Malaysia were in general fantastic, but this is a place we really enjoyed and visited twice in 2 days (1 x lunch and 1 x dinner). Don't scare yourself with the long queues. The trick is...More

Thank Rakesh G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our family of 7 agree unanimously that this was the best meal of our Penang trip. We had dinner there on a Friday night, and we were lucky to get a table immediately when we reached there at 6.10pm. The food was amazing. Our favourite...More

Thank estellebyul
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A very unassuming restaurant serving authentic quality Asian dishes. Service is both quick and friendly even though we arrived at peak time we only waited a few minutes to be seated. Pricing was equally as good, several dishes and drinks for 5 people was under...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Penang is famous for food. After living here a while I'd like to clarify. Penang has tons of places to eat. A whole lot of them are just not that good. Deep fried food tastes amazing but once you decide you don't want to die...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wonderful chinese restaurant near Chukia lubah. Simple, but not as simple as Penang Street food. Very good food. The thing is that there is a lot of queue. So, arrive early.

Thank MartinsCeglia
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Em T | Reviewed this property |
They serve all Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainan, Hakka. In Malaysia, it's quite difficult to separate chinese dish because all has been integrated in our food. For example Assam Prawn is in the Nyonya dish and also a Hainanses... More
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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