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Penang Garden

Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Malaysian
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728 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1305
+1 415-296-7878
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant looking for a quick eat one night. We ordered roti with curry sauce, chicken red curry, vegetarian fried rice and stir-fried okra. The food came out super quick and was loaded with flavour. The curry was loaded with chicken and vegetables (not just sauce like some restaurants) and the fried rice had lots of vegetables in... More 

Thank Rachel B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Not having any clue about which place to pick in China Town we were really pleased with this choice. It seemed to be well liked by locals too which is a good sign! Great selection, well prepared, great service.

Thank pr0jectmgmt
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I love Malaysian and SE Asian food and we have lived in Penang Malaysia for a couple of years. Therefore we searched out this restaurant which is situated in China Town. At first the service was good, but sort of went missing after taking our orders. We both ordered the Char kway Teow, as it is a... More 

1 Thank Chris_P_Tasmania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for some amazing Singaporean/Malaysian food in San Francisco, I recommend this place. It offers an amazing Char Kway Chow and they do a different and interesting spin on a Nasi Lemak. Don't expect a whole lot from the service - it's a 'get you in and get you out' type of attitude, but the food is worth... More 

Thank Sophia G
Accra, Ghana
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We went with a large group, the food was OK though not good for the vegetarians in the group. The service was also not great..

Thank AmitMAgrawal
Chandler, Arizona
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

The spicy crab was featured on a Food Network series and is definitely worth the journey to this unassuming and quite typically attired Chinese restaurant. The decor is nothing exciting but the food is. We have tried different appetizers during previous visits to this restaurant however the one item we ALWAYS GET IS THE SPICY CRAB. Be prepared for tingling... More 

Thank Deb B
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We were just searching a local asian Restaurant and sneaked here into randomly. When ignoring the spartian ambiente and be just keen for great asian food, go here! Prices are incredibly fair and quality is perfect.

Thank Benjamin P
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We were in Chinatown and were looking for a place to have lunch and saw a large number of Chinese entering into this establishment - usually a sign that it is OK with the locals. But to our disappointment the short menu did not have the better Malaysian/Asian dishes.We had two dishes - pepper and spicy fish fillets and special... More 

Thank verick
San Francisco, California
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252 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

It was my long time friend's birthday, and he wanted to eat at Penang Garden in Chinatown/North Beach , San Francisco. The cuisine is a fusion of Chinese and Southeast Asian Cuisine...A little different taste bud for some. We were three persons and were quickly directed to a large table for four. It was good, as later dishes arriving were... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Great Malaysian food. I recommend the Laksa, the fried tofu with peanut sauce and char kway teo. All Malaysian classics and all delicious! Service was good and atmosphere reminded me of my time in Asia

Thank 1JDubz7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-296-7878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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