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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (93 reviews)
“homemade tofu” (20 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant provides good local Chinese food. I will call it home cook style. Be prepared to wait for a while. The restaurant is small and crowded. This is very common in Penang.

Thank lonelyasian
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Food and service are fine, and they ran out of beer one night so I had to drink Guinness, so it's not all that different from other restaurants in Penang. But the place is a roaring success with a (short) queue every night. It soon...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The restaurant is very crowded with varies of customer, from the oriental-looked to caucasian-looked customers. They serve very delicious Tofu, one of the best I ever had. The pork is also a menu you shouldnt miss!

Thank Vielly H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came across this restaurant while out looking for street food one night and judging by the crowds inside and those lining up at the door, we knew the food must be good. The next night, we also lined up at the door, however it...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Been here a number of times over the years, normally pretty good, very very occasionally they fail to deliver excellent service. Always a queue, they will take whole table bookings if you're 10+ otherwise be prepared to share a table it will speed up the...More

Thank millhouze
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look much from the outside, apart from the crowd of people waiting for tables (if you get there after 7pm).... there is certainly a reason for this. The restaurant is very basic, simple tables and stools. The menu is very Chinese, with...More

Thank Philb_201
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Even though they don't take bookings the concierge at our hotel phoned through and booked a table for us. We wer seated immediately even though there was a large queue. The staff were incredibly helpful as my husband has a long list of things he...More

Thank Marilyn186338
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We come here every year when we stay in Penang and this year we came twice. Come before 7 or be prepared to queue as I've never seen it empty. We had the twice cooked pork, turmeric chicken, baby pak choi, chicken with ginger amongst...More

Thank lasatu
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It's a real Penang experience great value fast, delicious just don't expect a fancy environment- get anything with the homemade bean curd- delicious!!!

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We first went to Teksen several months ago and have returned now several times. Food is consistently good and service is great.

Thank edwE9454FT
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Questions & Answers
19 November 2017|
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Response from Em T | Reviewed this property |
They serve all Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainan, Hakka. In Malaysia, it's quite difficult to separate chinese dish because all has been integrated in our food. For example Assam Prawn is in the Nyonya dish and also a Hainanses... More
16 January 2017|
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Response from Hammie2015 | Reviewed this property |
They are likely to be closed from 26-31Jan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-981 5117
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