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.
1. 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
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
Address: 177 Jalan Penang, Lebuh Campbell | 10000, George Town
Address: 164, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
6. INCH Food Bar
Address: 44, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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
- 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
Address: 27A, Jalan Chow Thye, 10050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11AM-10PM
13. Nortarm Foodcourt / Beach Café
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.
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
Location: Pulau Tikus
16. Bella Marino Italian Restaurant
Address: Row (368-1-7 Jln Burma), 10350 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
17. JinHoe Café
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
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
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
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
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
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