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Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine

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58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
+60 13-433 7878
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Petaling Jaya
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, ensure you make reservations - the place will be packed! Also be mindful of other guests who have made reservations for the next time slot, so sitting here for hours will not do :). Highly recommended: ju hu char, kari kapitan (the gravy is oh so fragrant and good - I think this is their best dish!),... More 

Thank MimiPetalingJaya
Luang Prabang, Laos
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ivy's was, I think, the first place to open on this quiet sidestreet that has, in the last few years, developed into quite a little strip of upmarket eateries. It was recommended to me by a friend who lives nearby on my last visit a few years ago (and my friend's a chef - doesn't eat anywhere, much less recommend... More 

Thank Giles W
London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good friend of mine drove me to this traditional Nyonya restaurant and boy, they did not disappoint! The food was as far as I was concerned as genuine as it gets for a Nyonya cuisine and so immensely scrumptious! The 'fried prawn' was so crunchy - melts like butter and the chicken curry was something else!!! Too yummy!! Oh... More 

Thank funkykiddo
Darwin, Australia
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

4 visits in 4 years and the quality and integrity of the cuisine remains among the best on Penang Island. Good Value, Great food and comfortable dining room makes this place a spot to try REAL Nonya Food

Thank Ashley W
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This was our third time here and we've made it a point to have a meal here whenever we come to Penang. The food is just amazing and oh so appetizing. The owner is friendly and will not make you spend a bomb. He always recommends that we take a set menu for 4 pax and add on other dishes... More 

2 Thank camelot77
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The restaurant is in an old row of shophouses tucked away in a street off Burmah Road. It is better to book ahead as the restaurant does not have many tables. The food is home cooked and authentic. It serves all the popular Peranakan dishes. The set meals are good value and allows people to sample of their most popular... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Super friendly Boss and great environment. We all love the foods which are truly freshly home cook right after the order. Do not miss the red bean desserts. Highly recommended.

1 Thank SooKuan
Penang Island, Malaysia
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Penang is well known for its foods, Chinese, Malay, Indian and a mix of all three which creates a distinctive taste, and although many restaurants throughout the peninsula and Singapore style themselves as nonya cuisine few can really claim the title. Nonya cuisine is the unique flavour created from a mix of Chinese and Malay foods through past intermarriage between... More 

2 Thank ScottLoar
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious Nyonya cuisine in town. Price are reasonable. Service are good and friendly. Pork free. Nice place to dine in town.

1 Thank 森特 文
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The tv crew were filming at the restaurant but the owner gave us a table on the terrace and explained the menu. We had a wonderful meal and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Marilyn186338

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 13-433 7878
Serving authentic Nyonya Cuisine.

Closed for a short break from the 20th March till 28th March 2017. Business resume on 29th March 2017.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?