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Goh Huat Seng

59A, Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
60 4 261 5646
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Malaysian
££ - £££
59A, Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We enjoyed our night out, the chicken broth base was complimented with ginger...then we added the fresh vegetables, fish balls, chicken, tofu, prawns etc etc. The restaurant was popular with the locals which attracted us to try it. We paid MYR 50 plus a little...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 23 March 2017

First time having steamboat using CHARCOAL instead of the usual electric/gas ones. Ingredients may seem simple as it is but I'm now missing the taste of fish head soup base. Don't think there is MSG in it as my family don't feel thirsty after finishing...More

Thank zhenqi
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It's looked like simple sukiyaki, but its taste is so amazing (especially soup). Fresh ingredients with variety of foods served for a steamboat set while u can choose in which several different prices. I recommend to add a bit chopped chilli with oil garlic in...More

Thank ziew13
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As many have mentioned, this old style steamboat is tasty. Just wanna add that, unlike many other steamboats, I don't feel thirsty after taking their soup. This probably means they put little or no MSG in the soup. This is obviously a good thing. They...More

1  Thank BusYawbus
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Love the nostalgic vibe in the place, attentive service staff, fresh ingredients and amazing broth with no hint of msg. Thumbs up!

Thank BubblesCPF
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner at Goh Huat Seng. The clear chicken soup broth used for our steamboat has strong hints of bone and marrow, simmered over many hours over a charcoal fire. Rich, complex, flavourful. We had a very fulfilling dinner this evening. I can't stop...More

Thank lkwangli
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I always believe charcoal makes the food flavorful. This place uses charcoal to heat up the steamboat. And don't worry, small copper chimney is provided to cover you from smoke and occasional spark. The orders are simple, just counted by number of plates you've taken....More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is one of the recommended shop by my friend that stayed at Penang during their uni time. Goh Huat Seng is an old school restaurant in Penang, Malaysia that specializes in hot pot steamboat. The place having good food and classic environment. Why classic???...More

Thank Edereludoadamo
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered vegetable, fried chilli pork, thai sauce chicken and homemade tofu. Nice lunch. Tofu and vegetable were tasty. Enjoyed the thai sauce chicken. However found the chili pork a tat too salty and oily in seasoning. The soya bean drink is refreshing. Overall i...More

1  Thank JLee007_71
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Brilliant way of enjoying the whole eating experience by cooking it all yourself in a charcoal steamboat on the table! Good food and good fun! They offer a set menu with a stock that brews as you cook your selection of meats from squid to...More

2  Thank Sam B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59A, Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 60 4 261 5646
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