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Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here numerous times during dozens of Penang trips. Easy to.order some great food; I normally will eat here only for breakfast or brunch and maybe late at night if I need a snack. Cheap and very popular with visitors to Penang; especially the long term staters. We just had breakfast for two and it cale to less than 10... More 

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite being located on a highly transited road, the atmosphere is simple and relaxed, with a lot of space inside. Food choice is quite good also for vegetarians,

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Monterey
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a casual Indian restaurant. The tandoori is available for dinner, but do not limit yourself. They have some great cafeteria style food available all day. If you are unfamiliar with Indian food, just point to what looks good. I've been back many times and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Allan152
Penang Island, Malaysia
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Pleasant cafetaria. I sometimes come here for breakfast on weekends & normally order paper thosei and choose curry fish to go with it. Taste is good. Lovely teh tarik. Service is above average and pleasant. Environment is brightly-lit, and feels clean and safe. By local standards the food bill is averagely priced. Overall - a pleasant and happy place to... More 

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Thank KarenHappuch
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The food was tasty and the price was cheap. The service was fast and the waiter understand English. There were lot of food choices available.

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Newcastle, Australia
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Always good for a Roti or curry. Not my favorite but it's still good. Roti Cani is my favorite. Or try some curry. Open 24/7 so ideal place to visit after the pubs close.

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Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I gave up waiting for my food for so long I had to leave and get served quicker down the road at another restaurant. I think the management has gone wrong here because I had been going here for several years before and it was fine then. Food is ok if you are prepared to wait so long.

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1 Thank Vegetarian4ever
Penang Island, Malaysia
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I visited Jaya every week for the tandori naan dish but they took it of the menu. Tried other dishes but they are just very fatty and nothing special. For those want to eat cheap..... go and fill your stomach here. With the tandori naan off the menu, I stopped going there.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We have been in peneng 4 days and have eaten here 3 times already. Prices are awesome and the food is beautiful and authentic, lovely curries and roti. Genuine iced lemon tea, not out of can. You have to try the roti boom for dessert!

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Eden, Australia
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Been eating here for nearly 2 weeks Great, authentic food at very low prices Want a delicious, nutritious, filling, safe lunch for less than $1? Try the massala thosai. Find it in the menu, tell the waiter, enjoy and then pay at the counter. It will cost you 2.80 ringitt Best not to pay the waiter. They sometimes see to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Penang, 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?