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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
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good food with childhood taste. All the food are great. I personally like the curry fish and the fried roasted pork the most!

Thank YingkaiOoi
George Town, Malaysia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My all time favourite: roasted pork fried with chilli padi, assam curry fish, sambal kangkung, bayam egg soup, assam prawn... I think they are also serving the authentic dishes like vinegar pork knuckle, yam pork, yam duck, salty fish slice pork pot etc. never try because everytime will stick with the standard order, but believe to be good... More pricy... More 

Thank Kelly T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The host was horrible, well, maybe because the restaurant were busy but people kept on coming. Food was really good though, we ordered 6 types of food with 4 plates of rice and 3 bottles of drinking water cost more than 200 ringgit. The restaurant itself was clean and organized.

Thank Heriani
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant so much we visited twice. A good tip we learned is that this restaurant also accepts reservations. We would recommend all the dishes with the hearts beside it. Loved

Thank Laryngospasm
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is another great nostalgic restaurant in Penang. They have quite a large menu, and all the dishes are very authentic local, home cooked food.The steam fish, tow yew bak,assam tumis fish, tu ka chor(vinegared trotters and the list just goes on. Food that my late mum and aunties used to cooked. Certainly brings back beautiful, nostalgic and tasty memories.... More 

Thank Epicurus8888
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for some unbelievable and unforgettable food, this is a mandatory stop in Georgetown, Penang. I have gone back twice already bc it is so amazing. Service is very fast and you literally can't go wrong on the huge menu, everything is delicious. *Recommend the Thai Chicken and Plum Chicken dishes with some white rice. Will definitely go... More 

Thank bsrepasky8
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The dim sum was interesting and tasty, and service was good. Price was also good. Not fine dining at all, but a interesting experice. Worth a visit.

Thank Therese H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was very busy and we had to wait to get a table. We gave our orders while waiting, so when we got the table the food came quickly. The food tasted wonderful and the waiter gave good recommendations on what to order. Is is worth the wait. We thought the place was so good that we had dinner... More 

Thank SigneV
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place in Georgetown to have delicious Chinese food in generous portions without paying much. We went at 7 pm on a week day and it was incredibly busy. It didn't help that it was pouring and we had our baby with us. But the food made it worthwhile and they had a high chair. Do not... More 

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The menu is huge and it was busy so I let the lady who was taking care of the outside cue (they are very busy at peak hours) to make suggestion and it was great as always. Traditional food coming in big generous portions for very reasonable money. Rice is 1 RM and herbal home made ice tea was also... More 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?