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Golden River

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Road Opposite Golden Sands Hotel | Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short walk from Golden Sands hotel. Under cover but open air so no air-con BUT the food is genuine hokkien Chinese style as evidenced by all the blackhead customers! It was also very very good value. It is quite busy for dinner so booking is advisable. This was the best restaurant style (rice and dishes rather than hawker-style) food we... More 

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Thank blimit
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had best Food in malay there. Close to the sea and familiar Feeling. Food is all fresh and themenu is large

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Thank Falco M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Food was alright, except that the location is a little far off from the main road. Food was okay too. Worth a try if you happen to be there.

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Thank Aiwei C
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great value- wonderful good - must have is while fish - must have is TOFU We ate here for 4 nights and loved every dish. Highly recommended, Closed Tuesday !!!!

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Thank southey4
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The kitchen here turned out some great dishes. We had the chilli beancurd Thai style on the waitress's recommendation which had loads of flavour but you do need to like beancurd! We also had black pepper chicken which was yummy but the best dish was the salted fish mee hoon - delish! All cooked in an open kitchen so if... More 

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Thank Leckster2
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Popped into the golden river this week early evening, the restaurant is down at the end of road opposite the golden sands hotel, not far and worth the 2 minute walk, basic Chinese menu but good tasty food. Tried the pork belly, sweat and sour fish and chicken in ginger with fried rice, portion size great, food really fresh and... More 

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Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had dinner here and not speaking any Malay went off the photos. The food was nothing like the photo but it tasted ok. Nothing to write home about but OK

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We were searching for some authentic food and we definitely found it here. The fried rice was to die for! I would go back every day just for that :) I always remember a destination by the food we have had, and I can say that we will remember Penang for the fried rice and chicken in black pepper we... More 

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Thank Ruth W
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Go here several times during our visit to Penang ,the food is good ,if you need advise on what to order then ask for Kent, beware when ordering portion sizes as the portion are quite generous ,beverage is reasonably priced ,it is the last restaurant's on your left on the side road opposite the Goldesands Resort hotel

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Thank Allan K
KL
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Ordered 4 dishes; signature seafood tofu (no taste and plain), stirred fried tilapia (not bad but lack of sauce), veg (so so), sweet&sour pork (plain and tasteless). Overall not value for money and more expensive. Service is poor. Will not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road Opposite Golden Sands Hotel | Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi

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