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Gertak Sanggul, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
17:30 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The restaurant is on the southern tip of the island so it's a little out of the way if you don't own a car. A round trip taxi ride costs up to RM100, though options like Uber and Grab are definitely cheaper. The restaurant is located right on the water and the view is very picturesque. The staff speak very... More 

Thank MegzTravel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice food, taste good and fresh. Food quick serve. service is good. good place with romantic feel. reasonable price.

1 Thank Chan K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Delicious local food! We had a wonderful meal here with friends. Everything was extremely fresh. Beer was good! On our return list!

Thank Virginia C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Food is fresh.. mostly tasty and price is reasonable. Few types of lobster, so go choose yours! Restaurant is by the beach so you may enjoy a walk after your dinner. Last call before 11pm though, so be early.

5 Thank AlfredKL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Such a good location to dine in, the beach and the sea water is just a stone throw away distance. recommend to be there around 6pm to 6.30pm to enjoy the sunset

Thank Samandaiwen
Penang, Malaysia
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

This restaurant is not the Average Joe Chinese Seafood restaurant in Penang. The chef do have creativity and their food taste good without costing an arm and leg. Always ask for house specialty, I bet you have not tried before and you will love it. For this visit, we ordered the Bread Crab fried in Pumpkin source, Groupa steam with... More 

1 Thank KewLAng
Hong Kong, China
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

I give this restaurant an average rating . However, I must say that the food is very good . We have a set menu ( it was over Chinese New Year) , all the dishes are cooked to perfection : the suckling pig , the soup , the fish , the crab, etc. However, the place is very crowded with... More 

Thank rcllaw
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Came here after reading up on Trip Advisor. No regrets about it. Great Chinese seafood haunt by the sea! Their seafood are very fresh and well prepared. Perfect venue for dinner gatherings. Their dishes are large and well priced - affordable!

1 Thank ASK84
Penang Island, Malaysia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

after reading so many positive reviews on tripadvisor, today i decided to make the one hour drive to the restaurant in eager anticipation..arrived at 6pm and our order was taken promptly - croc tail, salted egg crabs, clams, guiness prawns and beans..as we looked around we noticed so many flies all over the place - they were landing on every... More 

1 Thank jessstefan
Paris, France
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Good food. Loved the octopus. Price reasonable albeit not super cheap. A little dirty but is normal for these kind of places. Great view. Really feels like dining out on the beach. Probably will go back again sometime soon.

Thank Derek0978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gertak Sanggul, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 6046493746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?