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Helena's Cafe

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43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Helena's restaurant is a family owned and run business, daughter that looks after front of house and mother the great chef in the kitchen. Having just returned from Batu Ferringhi, during our 8 days stay, we had eaten 5 times as Helena's, this composed of a few lunches as well as evening meals. The satay was nice and fresh with... More 

Thank Peter D
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We enjoyed a great meal here, the satay was divine. Great service, amazing value, we'd certainly eat here again.

Thank LNB1968
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This small cafe is owned and operated by a mother and daughter in competition with nearby seemingly luxurious restaurants. Helena Cafe offers you a variety of food choices at very reasonable prices. In addition they do not charge a service fee or tax which otherwise increases your bill by 16%. The food is excellent! Turn right from the Park Royal... More 

2 Thank Tank49
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Food was awesome & cheap. Something for the whole family & it was cheap. Decor was meh, but the food & service was outstanding!

2 Thank nz_stevo
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

If you want good honest food then go to Helena's we have been going there for a few years and the food great every time,it's cheap clean and friendly.so if you like Asian food this is the place to go.

2 Thank Mitch1e
Widnes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Nest door to the Living Room you will find this simple and straightforward no frills place run by a family. But the food is wonderful! I tried the sizzling seafood one night and the chicken curry another. That curry was the best ever! Don't be put off because it looks so ordinary - the food is fantastic. If you walk... More 

3 Thank Joseph B
Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here a few nights ago. The restaurant is basic to look at - no bells and whistles. This is a family run business with terrific service and meals. We wanted to eat authentic Malaysian cuisine which this restaurant delivered. We sat outside with fans which was nice. We ordered seafood, noodles, rice and chicken. They... More 

3 Thank CCK01
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Was disappointed having read such positive reviews....Whilst the chicken and beef mixed satay was very good the chicken stir fry was bland and like something you could rustle up yourself at home... Lovely service though so will return.

3 Thank tripster25
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Made a wellcome return, been drawn back to Helena's for a number of years. This year no exception. Food is excellent, with a good range to suit all tastes, and thats the key. No gimmicks (eg live music) just good fresh food well prepared, served within a friendly atmosphere.

3 Thank SteveB692
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Helena's cafe was wonderful. It doesn't look like much from the outside but decided to give it a try. The food was so beautiful and authentic, chicken curry was lovely! Even the cook herself came out to our table to make sure we were happy with the food...very sweet lady!

2 Thank 7milo

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?