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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (79 reviews)
“chilli” (76 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (11 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my family one night and we enjoyed the experience very much. We ordered the double roasted pork with chili padi, sweet and sour chicken and mixed vegetables alongside steamed rice. Great food. Defenitely a must visit restaurant in George Town. Make sure...More

1  Thank Christian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from Singapore where the food is always expensive but the quality is hit-and-miss, this restaurant is expensive by Penang standards but the taste is far and above any similar open-air resto in Singapore. Simple, tasty and uncomplicated food and menu, very fast (but perfunctory)...More

Thank Mpua66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a local friend and he was saying it's been his family's fav place and taste still ok even after upgrading or modernizing the facilities. I love the Assam pan fried prawns which came as 4 big pieces for 2 of us and...More

Thank AIK71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tourists who like to be charmed by old authentic restaurant will have enough reason to be delighted here. Specially contrived for such purpose, the restaurant must have seen a regular throng of adventure seekers who arrived in tour buses. Food is fair but the price...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tek Sen is definitely a must visit during your stay in Penang. We came for lunch here almost every day of our visit (apart from the day that it was closed) and absolutely loved the food and the people.

Thank Eleni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been around for a long time. This restaurant presents a surprisingly varied menu each time you go. The roast pork is a must! Do book before you go if you want to miss the long lines of waiting.

Thank Westiekhoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish was perfect. They had long lines but it moves very quickly. The staff were friendly and efficient. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. Despite being so busy, they could accommodate a request for non- MSG. It was impressive. Must order dishes are:...More

Thank GrasipBangkok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local famous Chinese seafood restaurant and the food are tasty. Have to long waiting during Dinner timing.

2  Thank Michael_Teoh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second place to eat in George Town and i walked in because it was super busy. Sometimes you just follow the crowds and it was not a place i could give 5 stars. The food is mostly sweet and it does satisfy...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was our favourite meal in Penang! There was a short queue however no more than 10 minutes and we were hoping the high expectations wouldn't't leave us disappointed. This place certainly didn't! We had the twice cooked pork in chilli (so good). We also...More

Thank popcin22
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Are they available for dinner on 27 January 2017 ? Night before Chinese New Year
16 January 2017|
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Response from Hammie2015 | Reviewed this property |
They are likely to be closed from 26-31Jan.
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Is this restaurant open today Saturday 11th February?
11 February 2017|
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Are they open during Chinese new year?
16 January 2017|
Response from Eto-san | Reviewed this property |
Depending on another TripAdvisor's comment, this restaurant is not open during the Chinese New Year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, 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