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Tek Sen Restaurant

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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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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The origins of this justifiably well-loved restaurant can be traced back to when it was just one of the many street vendors that proliferate all over Chinatown and beyond. What elevated it to the superstar status it currently enjoys? My guess would be a dedication to the philosophy, food is all. They revere their ingredients here, and rightly so. If... More 

Thank Barry W
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Went there on a Friday evening. Crowded but manageable. Turnover was brisk. The superlatives start the moment the first dish arrives. Comfort food done well. We had the salt and pepper squid, the prawn paste chicken, the Assam fish and the double roasted pork with chilli padi. The chicken was fried to perfection and the fish dish well-balanced : piquant... More 

Thank Al-Net-Olo
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We finally managed to eat here on our last day for lunch (it closes 9pm and every Tuesday), excited by the hype from friends and other reviewers. Good tasty meal which felt more relaxing than eating at hawker stands (and the clean western loo was a welcome luxury after getting used to squatters everywhere else we ate!), but nothing particular... More 

Thank Katie T
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say, the food is delicious, the service is prompt, and the place is clean. There are numerous local Chinese dishes to pick from, will take a few more trips to try them all.

Thank choongun
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Tek Sen with my 12 year old son in November 2016. It was packed but we managed to find a table, even without a reservation. The food was really fantastic. We ate chicken in ginger and spring onion, Brussel sprouts with prawns, bbq spare ribs, salt and pepper squid and rice. Then ordered the chicken again, it was... More 

Thank B9245GKbenr
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We came here when it was raining so luckily the place wasn't very packed. We ordered braised tofu, steamed fish, assam curry, and double roasted pork with chili padi. All turned delicious but the steamed fish was very expensive (RM 125!!). My favorite is definitely the double roasted pork.

Thank Freddy W
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food - get there early to avoid enormous queues which shows how good it is! Tried a lot of dishes and all were great!

Thank 435alo
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Go here!! Super authentic feel to the place, back up by amazing food!! You will not be disappointed. Main cost around 15.rm but it is worth it. Get the pork belly, wow it is too good!! Can't back this place enough

Thank Ed B
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

When on vacation I never go to the same place twice because I like to try different places. This time I came here twice: the dishes were flawless. There's a huge selection of food and some daily specials (you'll have to ask because they're written in Chinese on a whiteboard, unless of course you can read it). The double braised... More 

Thank Alessandro S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I was surprised because I thought food gonna be oily but here it was not sooooo good food. I in love with this restaurant.

Thank Sutasinobon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?