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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

One of the 1st few hipster cafes in Penang. I would only recommend the cakes here. Everything else is just average.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We enjoyed a perfectly prepared meal in the quiet room then joined the music in the cantina. Great entertainment by the band, especially the young man singing. Did not like my Moscow mule drink, way too much ginger.

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Thank Feds294201
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Boring and horrible food! We ordered the coffee and we could only taste the milk. No espresso in it at all. Wifi wasnt working and we told the staff to reset it. They just ignored us (we checked and there was another network, but they didnt let us to use it). Staff was just busy chatting. No service what so... More 

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Thank Ferdy B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spend some relaxing time throughout the whole day. Whether it's for lunch, a coffee, a drink or some games of pool. In weekends good live bands

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Thank 368jurriaanm
Penang Island, Malaysia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A visit to penang isn't complete without a stop by China House - either for a meal or just drinks and its long table heaving with luscious cakes. One of the best eateries in town with proper preparation of western, Asian and fusion cuisine. Everyone loves China House - whether you're a kid or a grandmother, an ad exec or... More 

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Thank Valuefoodie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Despite the small frontage, this place is huge, going right through between 2 streets. It has several areas to sit/ eat/ drink and also live music in the evening. I had the best beef rendang here as well as amazing cake! Would definitely recommend this if you are visiting George Town.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Definitely a must to visit for dessert lovers. Nice ambience and good customer srevice. Located inside a prewar house.

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Thank mndyky
Penang, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is THE place for the most excellent cakes ! typical home-made recipe and the portions are good ! Food may be a bit pricey, nevertheless it is alll well worth it. Come here and enjoy the rustic heritage ambiance and chill over some cakes and coffee. There is even an air-well sitting area ! Serves wine as well. At... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

After feeling uncomfortable with the weather, u can sit inside, order some cake and beverage and do some drawing on the mahjong paper attached to the table.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

China House is a well known popular restaurant and bar located in the centre of George Town where local people and expats frequent. The establishment is very interesting as it is long and narrow and stretches between two streets. There is a formal restaurant that serves excellent food, and there are several smaller dining areas where one can have sacks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?