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Tek Sen Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good service. Food came swiftly. Tables are cleared very quickly and as with most Chinese restaurants on the Island is very efficient. Only down point is not taking cards. In Malaysia and for a restaurant that size and how busy, it really should do.

Thank Andre - Penang
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends raved about this eatery so i added this stop in my itinerary. We arrived at 8:35pm and despite closing time at 9pm, the staff welcomed us and quickly set up a table for us. We had 5 dishes for 4 person and not a single food was left. Will recommend this place.

Thank LP_online
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Too sweet and oily to our liking. Also a bit salty. Disappointed. However, I can see that the locals enjoyed it. Another table of Korean family also like it....

Thank Ken W
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love all the dishes, its better than chinese food in shopping malls like gurney paragon / plaza, and certainly much cheaper, good quality cooking and awesome service ... usually this kind of crowded place we get yelled for not ordering quickly and the waiter face is scary, the waiters in this place is well manners its what i love about... More 

Thank Glenn P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cook is amazing. Need to wait long time to go in but it's really tasty. Love it. Chinese gastronomy not fast food. Great food.

Thank Ozge U
dar el salamm
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This popular eatery with locals and tourists delivers great food, plenty of it and value for money. Check out the diagrams of how thses shop buildings were constructed.

Thank sue l
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here by recommendation and have to say the food was fantastic,we were told we would probably have to queue and we did but not for very long-- the staff are like a well oiled machine and keep things moving. We choose six dishes between three of us with 3 portions of rice. We all agreed that the braised duck... More 

Thank nadia089
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just randomly stumbled upon this place on a quiet Sunday afternoon. V busy and good mix of locals and tourists! V basic but clean restaurant! Extensive menu encompassing top to tail eating if so desired. Just sampled few of the tofu dishes as it's something we love on our trips to Asia and rarely find replicated at home. Excellent v... More 

Thank JoeyMumbles
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by the staff of our lodging place, really great food & cant stop coming back again. Yummy & reasonable price! During peak hours & weekend very crowded, so be prepared to wait :)

Thank wendylhp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant hit all the right spots for our casual dining needs. Varied and (exceptionally) flavourful food. Great value too!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-981 5117

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