Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang

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Chinese Restaurants have been a part of the Malaysian community since the as early as where cars are non-existent. From time to time, there will be some changes and tweaks to not only make the food a little more exciting while introducing more cuisine from other parts of China. Today, there are so many Chinese restaurants around Malaysia that you might see one after another in just metres away. With that many choices, we recommend you the best ones in Penang here!

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    美宝阁 Maple Palace Chinese RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Maple Palace Restaurant is among the more popular choice for a fine Chinese cuisine. Operated in a well maintained Victorian-like mansion, here you'll find a wide variety of traditional Chinese cuisine and in-house steamboat with premium seafood ingredients. Great place for a stylish reunion!
    Tips

    Request for free WiFi from their waiters.

    Things to expect

    A beautiful mansion with limited parking space and exotic dishes.

    Best with

    Steam chicken in soysauce, steamboat, course set menu and specials of the day.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM150.00

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    美宝阁 Maple Palace Restaurant View restaurant

    47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042279690

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Tek Sen RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tek Sen Restaurant started off humbly as a small ordinary rice stall in 1965. Over the years, they've have been slowly improving their menu choices and flavours of dishes. They now own two shop lots, side by side with a contemporary twist on a cultural and traditional design.
    Tips

    Reservation is unavailable. Come early for dinner if possible.

    Things to expect

    A refurbished place with heritage mixed contemporary element.

    Best with

    Steamed catch of the day with soy sauce, roasted pork belly, and homemade tofu.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

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    Tek Sen Restaurant View restaurant

    18, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
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    0129815117

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—09:00PM
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    Andrew's Kampung

    Andrew's Kampung is a restaurant with an all you can eat menu, although it can be a little hard to find. The selection of foods provided for the buffet is plenty and since it's a  buffet, you can eat as much as you can.With it's Pandan Chicken and  Satays, the restaurant also serves an array of prawns prepared in different ways if one fancie**s some form of seafood.

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    Things to expect

    Nice environment as you enter the restaurant.

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    Price

    RM1.90 to RM90.00

    Andrew's Kampung View restaurant

    Eden Parade, 1, Jalan Sungai Emas, Kawasan Perumahan Sungai Emas, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11100, Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
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    048811688

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Hu Ji Chinese RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This pork-free restaurant that is famous for its lunch porridge buffet. On a normal basis, there are 3 types of porridge available: plain, sweet potato type and one at random. The sides that accompanies them consist of a minimum of 10 dishes, with occasional specials ones. Overall, though this restaurant not exactly an aesthetically pleasing, it's clean and well-maintained.
    Tips

    Go for the buffet.

    Things to expect

    A variety of dishes to compliment the choice of porridge. Clean and well kept place.

    Best with

    Hot tea

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Hu Ji Chinese Restaurant View restaurant

    Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Taman Tanjung Bungah, Penang
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    048923333

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    Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    Golden River RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    As if the the river is full of golden catches, here you'll find one of freshest delicious seafood (yeah, we know it says river) as they are kept alive in a tank before customers order. You may pick the cooking style of your choice such as plain steamed, sweet & sour or even spicy. The prices aren't exactly cheap but sometimes it's worth spending on really good seafood.
    Tips

    Come early for dinner as it is usually packed.

    Things to expect

    Fresh seafood.

    Best with

    Lobster and steamed fish.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Golden River Restaurant View restaurant

    Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Ayer Item, Penang
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    0124428880

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    01:00PM—02:45PM
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    06:00PM—12:45AM
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    Sin Nam Huat Roasted Chicken and Duck RiceNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Sim Nam Huat is one of the popular ones among locals. Here you'll find not only roasted chicken, but a variety of duck and pork too. Though the restaurant itself isn't too fancy, the line of queue is enough to say that customers prefer good food over ambience. Just be aware that the queue is pretty long if you arrive late.
    Tips

    Come early before the roast pork sells out.

    Things to expect

    Simple hawker style roasted pork and duck.

    Best with

    Roast pork and duck.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Sin Nam Huat Roasted Chicken and Duck Rice View restaurant

    59,Cintra Street, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164085562

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    09:00AM—05:00PM
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    Hei Yeong Seng Chinese Restaurant (Noble Season)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This restaurants that is notoriously famous for its steamed chicken and various type of herbal soups. The type of preparation served at relatively simple but made to tasteful-perfection. Just try their plate of steamed spring chicken, fish, or abalone and see for yourself!
    Tips

    No reservation.

    Things to expect

    Slightly slow service but decent food and contemporary dishes.

    Best with

    Boiled Fresh Baby Abalone With Pork Belly Soup, Grape Sauce Spare Ribs and Mongolian Lamb Chop

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM80.00

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    Hei Yeong Seng Chinese Restaurant (Noble Season) View restaurant

    207-221;;231-245, Jalan Burma, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042293623

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Starview Restaurant (仙景楼)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Unfortunately, Starview Restaurant doesn't grant you a view of the stars through glass ceilings. The stars probably refer to the delicious Chinese classic dishes and steamboat, both cooked with a modern twist. This place is extremely popular among the locals, especially during Chinese New Year!
    Tips

    Reservation is highly recommended.

    Things to expect

    Might need to be a little patient with the slow service.

    Best with

    Fish steamboat.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM70.00

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    Starview Restaurant (仙景楼) View restaurant

    341, Dato Keramat Road, 10150, George Town, Penang
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    042266544

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    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Hollywood Restaurant (Hainanese & Seafood)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    An odd name for a restaurant but let us not get too deep onto that. Hollywood Restaurant has been around since 1945, which makes them still in the running for the 8th decade! Now that is heck of a long time. As such, when it comes to Hainanese dishes such as curry kapitan, inchee kabin, and chun piah (spring rolls), these guys are some of the best out there. Aside from being situated right next to the sea, this restaurant also serves an amazing array of fresh seafood like crabs, prawns, muscles, clams and of course, fish as well. Choose your favourite type and have them cook it your way! 

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A beachside dining.

    Best with

    Chinese tea or Beer.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Hollywood Restaurant (Hainanese & Seafood) View restaurant

    476, Jalan Tanjung Tokong Lama, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11200, George Town, Penang
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    048907268

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—03:00PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Maple Palace Chinese RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    It's grand, it's posh and it's everything you will want in a Chinese wedding. Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant is another fantastic Chinese banquet restaurant located in George Town, Penang. This huge bungalow is fitted with mostly gold-coloured drapes and furniture, with a balance of white and skin-tone, making it really bright and vibrant. Their menu is without a doubt, extensive. But more often than not, people usually go for the arranged menu. However, if you do choose to go for their ala carte selections, there are some dishes that worthy of trying such as the cheese baked lobster. 

    Tips

    Reservations recommended. Private room available.

    Things to expect

    A posh, grand and luxurious restaurant.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM70.00

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    美宝阁 Maple Palace Restaurant View restaurant

    47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042279690

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Tho YuenNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The Tho Yuen restaurant is another eatry on our list. The restaurant is very well known for the dishes they serve, many love their Dim Sum,  Egg Tarts, Paus, Chicken Rice and many other dishes. It is best to go early if one wishes to try their Dim Sum as due to their popularity they tend to be finished. Once lunch time arrives, the Chicken Rice stall opens up. The restaurant's enviroment is rather cozy and spacious, but during peak hours can get rather full.

    Tips

    Leave earlier or make reservations as it gets full during the peak hours.

    Things to expect

    A cozy environment.

    Best with

    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Tho Yuen (桃园茶楼鸡饭) View restaurant

    92, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Pulau Pinang, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042614672

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    06:00AM—03:00PM
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    Chin's Chinese Stylish CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This oriental restaurant was first introduced in London in 1987 and have won highly prestigious awards - 'Best Restaurant of Year' and 'The Best Chinese Restaurant in UK' - just right after their inception. The passionate and highly creative chefs strive to make the perfect dish, combining both high-grade fresh ingredients and culinary skills. Not only will you enjoy the rich mix of style and flavour, and attention to detail, you will also appreciate the restaurants' top-notch service very much!
    Tips

    Best make a reservation if you're coming in with more than 4 people.

    Things to expect

    A dark but colourful place with quite an exquisite take on fine Chinese dishes.

    Best with

    Specials of the day.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM120.00

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    Chin's Chinese Stylish Cuisine View restaurant

    Tanjung City Marina, Church St. Pier, 8A, Pangkalan Weld, 10300, George Town, Penang
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    042612611

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    Every day
    06:00PM—10:45PM
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    Kimpo Famous RoastedNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Aside from Sin Nam Huat, Kimpo has a similar reputation in being well known for their roasted duck and several pork dishes. It's even voted as one of the best place to have duck in Penang. With service and food so good, it had gotten the whole island of Penang flocking over to its humble store.
    Tips

    Arrive early for lunch if you still wish to enjoy roast pork.

    Things to expect

    Hawker style diner with great roasted dish.

    Best with

    Roasted duck and pork.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Kimpo Famous Roasted View restaurant

    20, Leith Street, 10000, George Town, Penang
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    04:30PM—01:30AM
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    Foong Wei Heong Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. (风味小食馆)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Foong Wei Heong Restaurant is what you'll expect out of a simple Chinese 'dai chao'. Located in Jalan Sri Bahari, this 2-shoplot Chinese restaurant serves all the classics. Dishes such as Steam Cod Fish with Soy Sauce, Yam Basket with BBQ Ribs, Spring Rolls, Tofu with Minced Meat and Soy Sauce and Stir Fry Lotus Roots are just some of what is commonly ordered. The restaurant also emphasize on freshness as well as the quality of cooking, which is why most of what you might order are quite delicious. In short, it's a simple, hearty and comforting place to be. 

    Tips

    Credit card and reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A simple restaurant with nothing much on display.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Foong Wei Heong Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. (风味小食馆) View restaurant

    17-53, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042611918

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    11:45AM—02:15PM
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    05:45PM—09:30PM
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    Shangri-La Rasa SayangNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Being both a resort and a spa, the Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa also has a restaurant to go with it. The resort's eatries can be split into three different sections. There is the Feringgi Grill where they provide a fine dining experience, while the Spice Market Cafe is an informal buffet-style restaurant. Near the entrance one can learn about, as well as purchase the different exotic spices in Asia. Over looking the beach, nearby the poolside of the resort, is also a Pinang Restaurant and Bar, where one can wind down during sunset witht he restaurant's popular Happy Hour.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    A fancy and well decorated restaurant within the resort.

    Best with

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM60.00

    Restoran Shangri-La View restaurant

    7, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0193154893

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    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Double Good Restaurant

    The Double Good Restaurant is a restaurant specializing in chinese cuisine. One of it's most popular dishes is their Prawn Curry. If you're not a fan of prawn curry, they also serve mussels backed in cheese, roasted chicken, bean curd in soy sauce, and many other dishes. To serve more people, the restaurant spans two shop houses which are seperated from each other, but one can enter into either of them.

    Tips

    Leave earlier to get a parking spot.

    Things to expect

    Good chinese food.

    Best with

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM50.00

    Double Good Restaurant View restaurant

    28 A, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
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    046434188

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    Every day
    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    CRC Chinese Restaurant

    The Crc Chinese Restaurant is amongst the more popular Chinese restaurants in the region. Many come to the restaurant for it's exceptional seafood dishes. The dishes served give of a " Home Cooked " feel, this along with it's spacious halls and dining rooms, allows for one to enjoy their meals. The restaurant also hosts wedding ceremonies time to time, and if you'd like a private room for you and some friends, they also have six private rooms for the occasion.

    Tips

    Recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    A well decorated restaurant.

    Best with

    Price

    RM21.00 to RM40.00

    CRC Chinese Restaurant View restaurant

    22, Jalan Pangkor, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10500, George Town, Pulau Pinang
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    042299757

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    12:00PM—10:30PM
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    Northam Beach Cafe

    Overlooking the harbor, the Notham Beach Cafe provides a great view to enjoy along with it's food. Located on a road formerly known as Northam Road, hence the name. The restaurant is a popular hang out area for both the tourists and locals.The eatery provides a mixed variety of both local and western cuisines like their German sausages, pumpkin soup pie, Mua Chee, Hokkien Mee and many others.

    Tips

    Best to come earlier so you can get a seat.

    Things to expect

    A good place to hang around with friends and family.

    Best with

    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

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    Northam Beach Cafe View restaurant

    58, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042290362

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    05:00PM—12:30AM
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    Goh Huat Seng Restaurant

    This restaurant is amongst some of the oldest Teochew restaurants in Penang, and is well known for their steamboat with their fresh ingrediants. The device used for the steamboat is an intereasting old-school charcoal heated steamboat hot pot. The restaurant is spacious, the old looking walls give of a charming and historical feel to the place.

    Tips

    It's recommended to make reservations.

    Things to expect

    Good steamboat.

    Best with

    Price

    RM11.00 to RM20.00

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    Zhonghua GourmetNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Well regarded by many in Penang for its top-notch food, cozy ambience from the pinnacle of Chinese cooking, and excellent service for various events, Zhonghua Gourmet still stands as one of the top dogs in Chinese restaurants despite its age. And will continue serving their best dishes to you and your family until the day the building they reside in crumbles.

    Tips

    Obtain a parking spot in Cititel Hotel Penang instead of finding a free parking lot.

    Things to expect

    Great Chinese food with original recipes.

    Best with

    Dim Sum for breakfast.

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM47.00

    Zhonghua Gourmet View restaurant

    66, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10000, George Town, Penang
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    048182268

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    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    06:00PM—09:30PM
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    Dragon-i

    A Chinese restaurant known and revered nationally for its killer Xiao Long Baos and other dishes from different regions of China, Dragon-i is the next choice in taking your family out for some legendary Chinese dishes cooked up in the kitchens of Dragon-i like the Beijing Xiao Long Bao, Sze Chuan Mapo Tofu, and perfect for hosting small events like reunions, birthdays, and more!
    Tips

    Book a table for a bigger group.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Chinese cooking.

    Best with

    Xiao Long Bao, it's legendary.

    Price

    RM14.00 to RM30.00

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    Dragon-I Restaurant View restaurant

    No. 2F-115-118, Queensbay Mall, Jalan Persiaran Bayan Indah, 14300, Georgetown, Penang
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    046466888

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    10:30AM—10:30PM
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