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Tek Sen Restaurant

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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across this restaurant while out looking for street food one night and judging by the crowds inside and those lining up at the door, we knew the food must be good. The next night, we also lined up at the door, however it wasn't long before we were given a table, menus and drinks. Only one slight criticism... More 

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Farnborough
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here a number of times over the years, normally pretty good, very very occasionally they fail to deliver excellent service. Always a queue, they will take whole table bookings if you're 10+ otherwise be prepared to share a table it will speed up the service. Like many restaurants locally they finish early, don't try to go for a late... More 

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Thank millhouze
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place doesn't look much from the outside, apart from the crowd of people waiting for tables (if you get there after 7pm).... there is certainly a reason for this. The restaurant is very basic, simple tables and stools. The menu is very Chinese, with a whole range of Veg, Chicken, Pork, Seafood and rice dishes. All come in various... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though they don't take bookings the concierge at our hotel phoned through and booked a table for us. We wer seated immediately even though there was a large queue. The staff were incredibly helpful as my husband has a long list of things he doesn't eat. The food came up in super quick time and was delicious. The sweet... More 

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Thank Marilyn186338
Argenton-sur-Creuse, France
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We come here every year when we stay in Penang and this year we came twice. Come before 7 or be prepared to queue as I've never seen it empty. We had the twice cooked pork, turmeric chicken, baby pak choi, chicken with ginger amongst others. Really like the chicken with turmeric and of course the pork.. The meal for... More 

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Thank lasatu
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a real Penang experience great value fast, delicious just don't expect a fancy environment- get anything with the homemade bean curd- delicious!!!

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Thank Jane R
Penang Island, Malaysia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went to Teksen several months ago and have returned now several times. Food is consistently good and service is great.

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Thank edwE9454FT
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is so nice. I know this is very famous in town, but expensive. Once I tried it, I know its worth to try and wait for it. Usually here crowd. Food here is fresh and taste so unique. However, staff here is a little bit rude. Try it out here!

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Thank Lydia C
Bellingham, Washington
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194 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for early supper as the restaurant fills up fast. We had 5 dishes, all excellent. The specialties are all very tasty. There was a long line when we left at 8:00pm, but seemed to be moving pretty fast.

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Thank uncle_albert5
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for Chinese food with a good choices and budget variance Generalll good meat & vege choices The soya sauce Siew yuk ( risks crackling skin pork) is to die for, perfect with hot white rice. You will scream for more

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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