Best Grilled Fish (Ikan Bakar) in Penang

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Ikan bakar, otherwise known as grilled fish in English is an amazing dish to say the least. There are so many ways in which a grilled fish can be executed and all of them has their own distinct taste and flavour profile. There are also numerous amount of sauces used to compliment the deliciously crispy and moist fish, which goes by sweet, sour, savoury, spicy and well, all of them combined. Which is why we're here to give you a list of the best grilled fish (or ikan bakar) in Penang.

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    Ikan Bakar Teluk TempoyakPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Ikan Bakar Teluk Tempoyak is another popular place among the locals for a good plate of grilled fish. Located by the shores of Teluk Tempoyak, it is a great place to enjoy the oceanic view while feasting on Adnan Bin Hassan's freshly grilled Ikan Bakar. Guests are also encouraged to choose their desired fish and it will be grilled on the spot. Served with a saucer of spicy-sweet chilli sauce, the moist flesh of the fish will surely compliment it stunningly. 

    Tips

    Reservation might just save you the long queue for tables.

    Things to expect

    Insufficient parking space and an open air dining area.

    Best with

    Grilled squid, clamps and prawns.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    Ikan Bakar Teluk Tempoyak (Adnan Bin Hassan) View restaurant

    Medan Selera Teluk Tempoyak, 11960, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    0194132572

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Ikan Bakar Seri PantaiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Located close to Queensbay Mall and Gold Coast Condominium, Ikan Bakar Seri Pantai has become quite a popular location among the locals and even foreigners. From a stall to a large food court, the venue can accommodate up to 200pax per night, where it's usually full house. Offering an array of fresh seafood, guests will be able to pick the type of fish, squid, clamps and many more and have them grill it on the spot. The highly recommended stingray comes in a spicy-sweet marinate that is guarantee to excite, while going really well with white rice. Fresh seafood, beautifully marinated and grilled to perfection - it's no wonder that they're full every night. 

    Tips

    Opt for the set as it's more affordable and value-for-money.

    Things to expect

    Beach side dining.

    Best with

    Sotong goreng tepung and udang masak plum.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    Ikan Bakar Seri Pantai View restaurant

    Flat Taman Seri Damai, Lintang Batu Lancang, Batu Lanchang, 11600, Jeluton, Penang
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    0125320096

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    Every day
    05:30PM—12:30AM
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    When we say Easy Coast has some serious BBQ-issues, we really mean it. They're famous not just for some of their grilled seafood items, but vegetables as well. Guests will be able to choose from a small variety of vegetables such as long beans, eggplants and corn to be grilled to juicy perfection. Coupled with their delicious ikan bakar and perhaps some rounds of beer or coke and that is what life is all about. 

    Tips

    Come early to avoid fighting for tables.

    Things to expect

    Open air dining experience - beware of rain.

    Best with

    Grilled scallops, pari, squid and vegetables.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM65.00

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    East Coast BBQ View restaurant

    Sungai Pinang Food Court, Jalan Sungei Pinang, , 11500, George Town, Penang
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    042810943

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    05:00PM—01:00AM
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    Ikan Panggang Stall @ Song River, Gurney DrivePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The stall at Song River isn't a 'ikan bakar' place per se, but it is quite similar. Guests will be able to choose from 3-4 types of fishes and the desired one will be pan-grilled. Topped with their special homemade sauce that permeates the scent of belacan, fermented beans, soy sauce and various other addictive elements, it's a treat to say the least. Go ahead, order more two or three plates together with a couple of drinks and enjoy yourselves. 

    Tips

    Do come early and prepare to wait about 30 minutes on average for an order.

    Things to expect

    Limited amount of items and a food-court setting.

    Best with

    Cuttlefish with Kangkung, BBQ Chicken wings and watermelon juice.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM25.00

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    Song River, Gurney Drive View restaurant

    Song River Cafe, 65 Persiaran Gurney,, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    0124888275

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    09:30AM—02:00AM
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    Nurul Ikan Bakar SpecialPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Nurul Ikan Bakar Special has been quite popular among the locals not just for their ikan bakar, but their wide area of seating along with a comfortable dining experience. The venue may resemble a food court but it's far from that. Two types of dining space are available - either by chair or raised floor. Last but not least, the simple but beautifully grilled ikan bakar that comes together with their homemade spicy sambal belacan. 

    Tips

    Reservation available.

    Things to expect

    A pretty large dining space with raised timber floor and table.

    Best with

    Salted fish with Kailan and Tom Yam soup.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM30.00

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    Nurul Ikan Bakar Special View restaurant

    11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    0125625536

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    05:30PM—12:45AM
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    Idrus Ikan BakarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Idrus Ikan Bakar is held in a humble set-up, with minimal tables and decor. As usual, guests will be encouraged to choose the type of fish most desirable (commonly stingray). The entire process is quite simple and straight-forward as it is served in a banana leaf 'plate' alongside a bowl of sauce. It's quick, simple and undeniably good. 

    Tips

    Credit cards are welcomed.

    Things to expect

    A simple and clean place with flickering colourful lights.

    Best with

    Butter prawns and fried floured-squid.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    Idrus Ikan Bakar View restaurant

    No. 3, Batu Uban, Pengkalan Polis Marin Wilayah Utara, Lebuh Raya Bayan Lepas, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    0124528858

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    05:00PM—01:00AM
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