Chulia Street
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  • AngusPhua
    Singapore, Singapore132 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Food
    Affordable and tasty food at Chulia Street. It was very crowded and cars still use the road even as people were eating along the streets. Not the most hygienic of places, but you get to try authentic local food. We tried the wanton mee, char koay teow and oyster omelette. The wanton mee at the entrance of the street certainly did not disappoint. Spent only RM31 there and had a really good meal for two. However, there was a lot of touting and the vendors were telling everyone that they have to order a drink or they are not allowed to sit at the tables. Not sure if that is true - but generally, anyone is allowed to sit anywhere they want even though they may not order from the stall right in front of them.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 November 2023
  • 🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
    The Netherlands390,558 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    🌺🌺🌺i ❤ George Town🌺🌺🌺
    Every time that i came to Penang, i headed for the Chulia Street area almost right away. There is so much local food here and the food here is so diverse as well. For those who like to have a beer etc there are a couple of bars and cafes in this area as well. I am sure that almost traveler to Penang had visited this area. Nice👍👍👍
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China20,343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    George Town's main thoroughfare
    A stroll along Lebuh Chulia offers the real, first-hand experience of Penang. George Town's busiest street is full of temples, historic buildings and popular eateries. The rows of old, sometimes rundown shophouses form the essential Penang landscape.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2024
  • KerryR290
    Indented Head, Australia344 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty to see and do, allow 3 days in this area
    Chulia St itself has high traffic volume so if you are picking a hotel right on Chulia st make sure the windows are double glazedif the traffic doesn’t keep you awake the doof doof at the bars will. The area is great for eating out, all varieties, all price brackets from st food to casual bars to fine dining. Visiting the old mansions is a must. Allow 3 days
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2024
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Paul and Karen B
Kuwait City, Kuwait183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Chulia Street by day is nothing special, but at night it comes alive, combining old Penang and wonderful street food stalls with a bustling hip and trendy feel. Food is cheap and made there and then. Seating is on plastic stools and tables on the road!

No doubt it is for the tourists, but it this street gives you a great insight into what Georgetown is all about, and is very close to Love Lane which is worth a walk down too (more modern bars and restaurants, the odd shop etc).
Written 11 January 2020
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January Tan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
connected with the famous Love Lane. Along Chulia Street there are full of local food stalls: Wantan Mee, Hokkien Mee, Char Koey Teow, Lok Lok, Apom, Yong Tao Fu, Nasi Lemak, coconut milkshake, and Manchester United Burger Stall. It is happening during the weekend as there are a lot of foreign tourists hanging around having beer along the love lane. You w can feel yourself like a tourist while walking on chulia street
Written 11 February 2020
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CK Low
Singapore, Singapore113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Went to visit Chulia Street in the evening to try out the local street food and was pleasantly surprised to see that the entire street is filled with hipster cafes & bistros as well!

We focused on the street food and were lucky to get in before the peak dinner crowd due to the limited seating capacity for the street food corner. We tried several of the local street food favourites and I really like 2 of the dishes; namely the lor bak and the sambal la la. These 2 dishes were bursting with flavours!

As for the other dishes, so were quite nice, others not so much.

Overall, quite enjoy the street food dining experience. Worth a try for tourists seeking local experiences.
Written 28 January 2020
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HungryForMoreMum
Melbourne, Australia196 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
I really wanted to love this place but we didn’t. Every time we walked there - day or night - we saw rats sometimes alive sometimes dead. While I get there are rats in all big cities seeing them in the daytime was a surprise. We stated wearing heavier shoes to walk through as I didn’t want one to run over our feet. I don’t know if it was coincidence or not but we didn’t see any rats elsewhere in Georgetown .
Written 25 January 2023
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Ng Kherh Xing@SEU338E
113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The street has various Penang local food like char kuey teow, tong shui, satay and so on. The price is a bit high because it is also considered as a tourist spot. But the food is very localize and typical Penang style. The place is worth to be visited and try to taste the food.
Written 12 June 2020
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JellyB
Singapore, Singapore866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Chulia Street or Lebuh Chulia is one of those places that will need multiple visits. The street changes character from day to night. Streets that branch off Chulia are so interesting too like Love Lane and Carnavon etc.

We like the street food, the ambience. Things have changed much since covid. Still a beautiful place to explore.
Written 9 June 2022
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KerryR290
Indented Head, Australia344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Chulia St itself has high traffic volume so if you are picking a hotel right on Chulia st make sure the windows are double glazedif the traffic doesn’t keep you awake the doof doof at the bars will.
The area is great for eating out, all varieties, all price brackets from st food to casual bars to fine dining.
Visiting the old mansions is a must.
Allow 3 days
Written 29 April 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A stroll along Lebuh Chulia offers the real, first-hand experience of Penang. George Town's busiest street is full of temples, historic buildings and popular eateries. The rows of old, sometimes rundown shophouses form the essential Penang landscape.
Written 19 January 2024
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
A short walk from our hotel to Chulia Strret to look for Penang street/hawker food for our dinner. Vibrant night street with many hawker food. Went to a lane lined with many tables and surrounding hawkers. Crowded even though SOP on social distance and contact tracking still apply. We manage to get a table any how. We had Sotong Kangkong, Lo Bah, Char Kway Tiow, Wan Tan Mee and Satay. Go with the food is Liang Teh. Good genuine Penang Street Food. Cheers.
Written 20 August 2020
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Sally Thoe Downs
Albuquerque, NM5,392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
One of the major streets of Georgetown which is close to markets, shops, restaurants and the full street live of central Georgetown. This area offers some for every taste. upscale new places, old original market halls, renovated bars, accommodation and cafes. A good way to enjoy and take in the full live of this neighborhood. You can keep coming to this part of town and never get bored!
Written 3 March 2020
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