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Helena's Cafe

43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton curry” (19 reviews)
“bee hoon” (5 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
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43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Reviews (491)
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211 - 220 of 462 reviews

Reviewed 29 December 2013

unlike the author of "Fake." Why the TA editors allowed that review to be posted, I don't understand. Anyway, the food was fine. I had chicken tandoori, and it was well prepared. No, the earth did not move, but it was a good meal. Helena's...More

1  Thank goodoldowl
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The food was superb & delightful with readonable prices and well presented from nice pleasant staff. I have had great experiences and they have shown a great hospitality. Come and see for yourself. Best recommended restaurant.

3  Thank ShobaaNavin
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

First time in Penang and this was a well reviewed restaurant and it did not disappoint. I recommend the curry it was excellent. Had the mutton curry and it was very tasty, well prepared and had lots of spice. I usually get a little nervous...More

2  Thank Lael L
Reviewed 17 December 2013

I, my family and friends have visited Penang off and on for 26 years. We have all seen restaurants come and go and have always been delighted that Helena Cafe is not one of them. They are living proof that when you consistently provide what...More

3  Thank Jan M
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

My had one meal there- beef was full of fat, not much normal meat to eat if you dont like fatty parts! Fish was ok but nothing special.. Prices ok. Very friendly staff. Rather poor design.

Thank Kasienka1987
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We have been to Helena's cafe 4 times since moving to Batu Ferringhi. The first time we went was just for a drink and we were treated like family by the staff. The next time we went back we had a meal.They remembered us and...More

Thank Gill M
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The chicken, prawn and vegetable noodles had no prawns in them and were slimy. In texture. The chicken curry was not at all nice and my husband who eats everything could not eat it. The rest was okay. The table cloth was dirty and with...More

Thank W L
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Food was great, certainly recommend the mutton curry. Also very good chicken curry and great prawns. Very friendly staff.

3  Thank Gunner47Beaconsfield
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Compared with other venues in SE Asia, I find Batu Ferringhi to confront visitors with the dilemma of beach resort communities in much of the world – how to maximize value and quality in a mix of nice but sometimes relatively high-priced upmarket restaurants (in...More

3  Thank EarthlingOnline
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have returned to this wonderful family restaurant many times now and the food just keeps getting better. Whether it is a magnificent indian curry, whole fish cooked Malaysian style, Chinese or local food you like, this is the place to go to. We suggest...More

2  Thank kr54p
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Jill C
Do they take cards as payment?
10 February 2017|
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Response from Reg E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Never asked
Christo S
Hello, do you have gluten free dining options? thank you
1 December 2016|
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Response from AgathaChristie2012 | Reviewed this property |
If you tell the cook that you are gluten free and need to make sure there is no wheat flour (tepung) and no soy sauce they can make several dishes that way. The prawn curry with white rice is naturally gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202
  • E-mail
Helena Cafe We Serve Since 1790 Thank You For all Support During all Years And Our Return Guest Every Year. Keep Supporting Us.God Bless.
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