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8-A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-263 8633
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Kualu Lumpur
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great food (Typical Penang), good ambience and reasonable service and price. The view over the water is very nice too. No beer (halal) is the only down side, recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After a conference, about 14 of us, 7 per table spend about 50 RM each. Quite a spread. The Yam was nice but the duck soup was weird. Overall average dining experience with friendly staff and lovely night view.

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Thank RinaLoveslife
Vernon, Canada
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Seven of us went for dinner and ordered a variety of meat and veggie dishes. We had two kinds of Chinese style spring rolls, lettuce wraps, chicken curry, mutton curry, and a spicy green bean dish. All dishes were full of flavour. The reasons for the average rating are the smaller portions​ for the prices, with the exception of the... More 

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Thank Mitsuo F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Hai Nam Town, just beside the Penang ferry terminal, has authentic, delicious Nyonya Chinese food. Atmosphere is pleasant, with tables overlooking the water. Prices are very reasonable. We have eaten there several times over the past five years, and are always pleased by the food and the service.

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Thank Steve M
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stumbled onto Hai Nan Town after a visit to the mainland - it's just a short walk from the ferry terminal, past the bus station on the way to Church Street Pier. You can sit outside and get a good view of the harbour. Enjoyed our lunch, service was good and the place was clean. We had the curry chicken... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Singapore
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246 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right beside the Jeti Jalan Gereja and the outdoor seats offers a very good view of the strait and the Mainland Malaysia across the water. The breeze can really cool you off the day heat. The food is not bad, but not really astonishingly good (not meeting my expectation on a restaurant claimed to be the best... More 

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Thank FengYJ
Singapore
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is my 2nd time dining there. The service was sub-optimal. There was a lot of renovation work around the restaurant. The food was as good as ever, and definitely better than the ranking by TripAdvisor.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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282 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This restaurant is located between the jetty and ferry terminal. The terrace is a clean, cosy and comfortable place with a good view over the seaside. 4/5. The service is friendly and efficient 4/5. We ordered steamed vegetables 4/5, fried kang kaong 4/5, laksa flower curry fish 4/5, fried bang kuang 5/5, Kueh Pai Tee 5/5, Kopi 3/5. A nice... More 

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812 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Location with good seaview . Indoor and outdoor seating . Service is horrendously bad . Just 6 tables and the wait persons were already under pressure to serve . Food wise , taste is authentic and delicious . Recommended dishes are Assam prawn , curry fish , otak otak , Ju hoo Cha Perut ikan is over salty Generally the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have eaten here on a number of occasions and on both, my plate was cleaned. This time, we had the nasi lemak, but this was 5 star nasi lemak. We had with it freshly grilled sardines with a delicious spicy sambal, some prawns in a sweet black sauce, a vegetable, the name of which I don't know, but which... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 8633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?