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Passion of Kerala

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Gelugor, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst service was good and price were below average, I am not too sure about the taste. Have tasted much better Kerala or Indian food. Dont think I would revisit, but if you do, try the fried brinjals

Thank MiaSurin
New York City, New York
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254 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

South Indian food! Chicken Masala, Vegetable, fried Fish , excellent gravy, friendly staff and very reasonable prices! The also do Catering.

Thank Susangermany
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The last visit was more than 10 years ago and the place has never changed in decor and good quality of food standard. The food was so good until we returned within the next 48 hours. The venue was packed and buzzing during dinner and we could feel that they were happy with food. We shall return again and again... More 

Thank Simplylife14
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a small menu. And they dont have any naan bread which is odd for indian. The menu is small, only 10 or so items, each coming in diffrent sizes. I had the pepper mutton, which was alright. You also cant just order a side of rice , thry force you into buying a whole banana leaf side... More 

Thank Mikey W
Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I have been enjoying the delicious dishes here since 1980's but it was only last night that I tried the Mutton Varuval which is only served on Sundays. The burst of flavour is simply indescribable. The mutton was tender, tasty and not spicy. The other dishes we ordered were all spicy but the Mutton Varuval stood heads and shoulders above... More 

Thank aliciak39
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good Indian food though spicy. The chicken McNair, mutton varuval & fried bitter guard was the best.

Thank Vijay N
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

the food is nice, and masala tea is my favourite. they sell vegetarian set, and we can add on dishes. masala mutton is also my favourite side dish.

Thank Gan P
Gelugor, Malaysia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A bit away from Town Centre but if you are going to Gelugor or around University Science Malaysia area don't miss your Lunch or Dinner here. Quite easy to park your car and no parking fee.

Thank tham3500
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We made this stop several times as the food is great! Love the banana leaf! I tried all the different curries lamb was my favorite!

Thank sanddragon2009
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious food served on Banana Leaf... Taste from South India!!! Suggested for all you preferences. Another surprise in Penang! 👍

Thank Angelo I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Indian, Asian, Malaysian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gelugor, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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