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Little Penang


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Peranakan or Nyonya heritage is traced back to the early adventures of migrants predominantly from the Fujian province in Southeastern China, who settled throughout the Malay Archipelago in South East Asia. In their new environment, and through interracial marriage with the locals, a new cuisine is born. Nyonya cuisine is acknowledged as one of the earliest examples of fusion food, with the Penang Nyonyas artfully blending their cooking techniques and ingredients from the Chinese, Malays, Thais and Southern Indians. Penang Nyonya cuisine, which is not shy of flavours or fragrance, is famous the world over and highly sought after by visitors to Penang. Cooking from the heart, we strive to
US$5 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Malaysian
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great food, and great prices. I got a vege curry and rice for $8.90 and it did not disappoint. It can be very noisy here, but it's a small price for the rest of what Little Penang has to offer. I'm vegan, and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 18niamhp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, got a take out meal after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, excellent meal, excellent value-I will be back tomorrow to have another take out to take back up to Whangarei!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bazjan2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always know whatever I order that I’ll get something delicious. The menu has just the right amount of variation but everything is done great. The service is amazingly fast and the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank josiekm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick service, nothing fussy, just great food. It doesn't really have any ambiance but the fact that there are always loads of people eating here is a testament to how consistently good their food is.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wellington_woman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a quite bit to eat before the Theatre and the service was prompt and efficient and the food was delicious and cant recommend them highly enough. Great use of spices, and ingredients and perfectly cooked.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeremyh802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hungry and walking in Dixon St we remembered little Penang for its fast service and good value tasty meals. This time we chose char kuay teow and nasi goreng along with mee goreng. I particularly like the vegetable fritter served with the mee goreng. All...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 433cynthian
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for our first dinner in Wellington. Very busy place so it was quite loud, but it is worth it! The wait was really short and the food was amazing and warm when we got it (nothing worse than cold-ish food). The staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Erika O
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We popped into this Dixon St place on a busy Saturday and had a mix of nasi goreng, mee goreng, char kway teow, roti chanai. Some dishes were very good but others less so on this occasion like the ckt. The lobak entree was good....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aloysius001
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Excellent, authentic, addictive Malaysian food. Popular with Malaysian expats and locals, can be very busy at lunchtimes. Every day has a different special so if you’re craving a specific dish (Asam Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Buk kut teh, etc) you might want check which day it’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank serrawerra
Reviewed 19 December 2018

An early Tuesday night dinner for two was simply perfect - the service, the prices, the excellent food - go early as all the locals know Little Penang & it gets busy every night.

Date of visit: December 2018
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27 November 2017|
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Response from LaiChiak8 | Property representative |
Hi there We have pork free options on many of our dishes. Fyi, we have catered for the Malaysian High Commission on several occassions in the past. Thanks
19 March 2017|
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Response from LaiChiak8 | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry we are not. No licence too. Cheers
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