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Tek Sen Restaurant

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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Manila, Philippines
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Came here again with a local Penang friend. We ordered: twice roasted pork, home made tofu, pomfret curry and kangkong belacan. Everything was great except for the curry as the gravy was watery and quite expensive for its portion. Don't miss the tofu and order their fried chicken belacan. Guess for a local to be impressed with their food, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Portion small vs price. Service fast. Food is delicious yet you can find similar at a reasonable price.

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Thank Denise P
Vancouver, Canada
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601 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place, very popular with locals, offers fantastic food at low prices. We had the double roasted pork (oh so delicious... heavenly...), the homemade tofu (really good) and a dish of vegetables. All of this and a big bottle of Tiger beer for only 56MR. HIghly recommended.

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Thank MonkeysandWine
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had the double roasted pork and the five spice pork. Absolutely amazing. Had to queue for a bit to get in as very busy but didn't take long. Good food at good prices, would definitely return.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

After all the hype, I didn't feel it met up with my expectations. Big line ups to wait for a table and it all felt a bit rushed to order (no time to ponder over menu!), to eat and move on. Restaurant only open for very short lunch and dinner service. The homemade tofu is delicious, however. Lots of locals... More 

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Thank MIL1251
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

we went there twice during our stay in penang as the menu was so extensive and there were many things we wanted to try. everything we ordered were yummy and the staff were always smiling and friendly even though the restaurant was always overflowing with people. better book your table in advance or you'll have to wait.

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Thank Champ1gnon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Was here as part of a food tour. The food was really good and from what I saw, value for money. Tried 2 dishes and a dessert, though the latter didn't live up to the expectation.

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Thank Hugh F
Penang
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

They do an excellent job. No less. The braised pork and homemade tofu were excellent. The only reason for not a 5 star is that I found the portions a bit small for the price. That said, I recommend it for a great Chinese meal in George Town.

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Thank PetervanderLans
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with super nice food. The menu have plenty of options even for vegetarians. We went two times and everything was excelent.

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Thank Davidsanfeliu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Monday night & a good thing I made a reservation in advance. Even with a reservation, still had to wait for 5-10 mins before I got a table. Food was served pretty quick & for 7 adults & 7 dishes it cost only RM210. I would say it was quite reasonable but don't expect high class restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?