25 Place to Eat in Penang

These are 25 places I get the pleasure of trying or at least planning to try when I was in Penang. Many of these are the best of the city. It is by no mean all of the good ones. If you have a favourite you’d like to add to this list I’d love to hear them! The list has been listed by their location for easy navigation.

Location: Georgetown

1. Jawi House

Jawi House

Jawi House

Address: 85 Armenian Street, Georgetown, 10200 Penang Malaysia, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Wed-Mon 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

2. Lo Mie and Koay Teow Soup

Kway Taow Soup

Koay Teow Soup

Address: 48, Gat Lebuh Armenian George Town

3. Joo Hoei

Address: 475, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: daily 10:30 AM – 5 PM

4. Line Clear

Line Clear

Line Clear

Address: 177 Jalan Penang, Lebuh Campbell | 10000, George Town

5. Hameediyah



Address: 164, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

6.      INCH Food Bar

Restaurant 44

Restaurant 44

Address: 44, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

7. Kapitan



Address: 93, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

8.      Tho Yuen

Address: 92, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

9.      Hot Bowl White Curry Mee

Address: 58, Jalan Rangoon, George Town, 10400 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

10. Kebaya

  1. Address: 2-16 Stewart Lane, Georgetown, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

Location: Burma Road close to Glen Eagle

11. Ivy’s Cuisine at Burma Street

Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250Opening hours: Tue: 6.00Pm – 9.00Pm (Dinner Only) Wed to Sunday : 12.00Pm to 3.00Pm, 6.00Pm to 9.00Pm. Mon : Close.

12. Yella Fork

Yella fork

Yella Fork

Address: 27A, Jalan Chow Thye, 10050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11AM-10PM

13. Nortarm Foodcourt / Beach Café

Northam Food Court

Northam Food Court

Want to have hawker food overlooking the sea? there is Northam Foodcourt which offers a milion buck view for $3 meal. Try come for the sunset


Try the handmade peanut candy. He is the only one in the city still making this traditional way.

Peanut Candy

Peanut Candy

Address: 58, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

14. Ahmo Restaurant



Address: Jalan Irrawaddi, George Town, 10500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Tikus

Opening hours: SUN: CLOSE MON-SAT 11:00AM-3PM, 600-10PM

15. Gurney Drive at Gurney Plaza

Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive

Location: Pulau Tikus

16.  Bella Marino Italian Restaurant

Bella Italia

Bela Marino

Address: Row (368-1-7 Jln Burma), 10350 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

17.  JinHoe Café


Peranakan Nasi Lemak

Located at Jalan Cantonment, this is my favourite nasi lemak in Pulau tikus. This nasi lemaik is Unlike typical nasi lemak, what they serve here is peranakan nasi lemak. it is served with a piece of fish and a couple of prawns. The rice is really fragrant and the sambal has special taste with lingering belacan flavour.

18. Kedai Kopi Sin Hwa

Try the famous Char Koay Teow.

Address: No. 329, Jalan Burma, 10350, George Town, Pulau Pinang, 10350, Malaysia

19.  New Cathay Kopitiam

New Cathay

New Cathay Kopitiam

Kedai Kopi New Cathay is Kedai that open for breakfast. Here is where you can find stall that has been selling Apom Manis since 1976.

Address: Halaman Pulau Tikus, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 Pulau Tikus, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

20. Restaurant Bee Hooi

For hawker food at night and charcoal fried Koay Teow

Address: 415, Jalan Burma, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

21.  Sawara

Reservation is recommended as this place is mostly fully packed. Their signature dish is the fish steam boat that has very flavourful broth.

393, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-226 0516

22.  Qing Huan Tea House

Qing Huan Tea House

Tea House

Charming (and old) little tea house to enjoy Chinese tea.

Address: No. 7, Kuching Lane, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

23.  Ciao Bella Restaurant

Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella

Along the street of the famous pharmacy Welling, Starbucks, coffee bean and Huey and Wah cafe lays this romantic Italian restaurant Ciao Bella.

Welling Pharmacy: 368-1-12&12A, Jalan Burma, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

24. Pasar Pulau Tikus

Address: Jalan Pasar Pulau Tikus, 11500, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Try the LOKLOK at night or the duck kway tao soup.

Location: Penang Hill

25. Ayer Itam Asam Laksa

Address: Jalan Pasar, Paya Terubong, 11500 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 11:15AM –7:30PM daily

If you like this article, you may enjoy other articles I’ve written on Penang series.


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