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Tek Sen Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best tip you can get, book ahead and turn up in time otherwise you will lose your table to others and have to queue for a long time. Tip 2, best dishes r all their specialties especially their sambal kangkung well balanced in taste and any of their bean curd dishes being homemade. You will want to come back so... More 

Thank 639abbie
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned 3 times while in penang. Everything we ordered was amazing. The tofu dishes, stingray curry, double roasted pork, plum source fried chicken, sambal kangkong, the list goes on. We wish we went to the place earlier. Price was usually around 50-60 ringgits with 3 main dishes which we felt was very reasonable for the standard.

Thank Heewon K
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282 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came at noon on a weekday, because we read reviews of people (without reservations) being turned away at dinner time. Even then, the place was bustling with people! The food was excellent. Loved their signature curry fish (stingray). But being crowded, there were also a few boo-boos. For example, they confused my drinks order (which they changed without fuss).... More 

Thank nlaykhim
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we went it was super busy so took a while to get our orders taken etc. was really good though and food did not disappoint. Just not as much customer service due to how busy it was

Thank zlunniss
Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must try!!!!!! But i think this restaurant is closed on monday. So you better make a phone call if you want to go on monday.

Thank ritchieorlando
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our dinner family of 5 adult and 1 child. Clean place and great food served. Reasonable price!

Thank Tay G
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem in the heritage trail in Penang, near Armenian street, Tek Sen serves the best fried roast pork (siew yoke) - fried to perfection, crispy on the head, slightly spicy with chili padi, caramelised coated on the meat. The bitter gourd fried with egg was smooth and gooey, and absolutely delicious. Another all time favourite - Asam Prawns,... More 

Thank flyingace28
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must try. Chinese food at its very best. All the vegetable dishes look fantastic! There is guide to the house favourites, we went with sweet and sour chicken green beans, ribs, prawns dry. Went back again for light lunch on Sunday, it's busy all the time. Full of local Chinese family's, if your looking for a... More 

Thank Mark D
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, esp the double roasted pork with the cili padi :) Able to accommodate children and elderly. Allows table reservation.

Thank Sandra L
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed out. You may have to wait a short while for a table but they do their best to accommodate you while you wait. Nice Chinese food: slightly higher in price but worth it for a visit

Thank Rachel A

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?