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Penang Inn

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1031A Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, Whitehorse, Victoria 3128, Australia
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Mon 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little Malaysian restaurant located just up the road from the hustle and bustle of Box Hill Central. The place is always full so be sure to book. What the restaurant lacks in décor it more than makes up in taste and quality of the food. Everything is made fresh and you can certainly taste that it's freshly made. This... More 

Thank angelabN3036CV
Melbourne, Australia
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640 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had a sumptuous lunch here at the Penang Inn. It's a great change from the other "Chinese" restaurants in the area. Their Prawn Noodles and Char Kuey Tiow is tasty and delicious with full of flavor and makes us want more. Easy parking here and a good change in Box Hill.

Thank Patrick L
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Being going here for years. Food always good, tasty and reliable. Always try something different and always pleased. Great for lunch. Excellent lunch time menu available.

Thank tjones61961
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great little place with exceptional Malaysian food. The staff are especially helpful. The parking is rather hard but there is some parking at the rear of the hotel.

Thank Maeve M
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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60 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night and enjoyed everything. We had veggie spring rolls, char kway teow and beef rendang, all delicious! Service was efficient and friendly. Wish it was our local. We'll definitely return when next in Melbourne. And it was really cheap, what more could you ask for? Thoroughly recommend it if you enjoy Malaysian food. Yum.

1 Thank SuzeeQ60
Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This place has been in the same location in Box Hill for well over 20 years but I had never tried it. So met a friend for dinner one night in March and we were both pleasantly surprised. It was a mid week night and for a while we were the only diners - we did get there early but... More 

Thank Jane D
Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a place that proves not to judge a book by its cover. This looks like the Old Chinese Shops (restaurants) in country towns across Australia. Daggy carpet, bright lighting and a neon sign. The white table cloths with butcher's paper covering are a little step up from the House of Chow in Cunamulla. And just like some of... More 

Thank Ross-MItchell-Nesso
Perth,Western Australia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

My wife & I (from Perth, W.A.) & bro-in-law from New Zealand had dinner @ Penang Inn last night. The seafood Curry Laksa's the best I've ever had! Huge bowl, delicious & so full of ingredients. The 2 other dishes nice as well. Friendly staff, quiet & good location. We just walked across from Tudor Apartments.

Thank leongie
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a local for me and is one of out favourites. The owner and all the staff are lovely and the food is great and quite reasonably priced. Be sure to try the Pork with honey and pepper.

1 Thank James S
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Too close from home, too easy to stop by and enjoy their food .... rather than cook dinner and clean after. Not on the main drag of Box Hill, across from the Town Hall and next to the Police station that's how I give direction to my friends and family, sure enough some would still call on my mobile, not... More 

1 Thank Jeffrie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$38
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031A Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, Whitehorse, Victoria 3128, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Whitehorse  >  Box Hill
  • Phone Number: 6198903302

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