Penang Ate here 3 times during a 10 day stay in Boston. If you love Asian food, good service and reasonable prices, this is the place to go!
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With similarities to Thai and various Chinese cuisines (and even some elements of Indian food), Malaysian food is its own adventure and Penang does it very well. Be daring--go for a whole shrimp in an authentic spice paste dish. Service is efficient if not friendly.
I went to lunch here for the first time. The restaurant is in a great location and we were seated quickly. The menu has about 100 different choices. I ordered a pork dish with veggies and the waiter asked if I wanted rice and I...More
Having lived in Singapore before and having a lot of family in Malaysia, I was interested to try out this restaurant. To start off, I ordered a durian shake, made from real durian: something that I find extremely rare outside of Southeast Asia. The shake...More
I've been visiting this restaurant for the past 18 years, always loyal to the traditional disse: Roti Kanai, ( a very thin bread served with a chicken curry) ! Truly delicious, some times I repeat this and is always delicious! Strongly recommended !
We went with 7 total persons and were essentially seated immediately. We got dumplings and spring rolls for the group and everyone was impressed. As entrees, several noodle dishes, rice dishes, beef, duck, chicken and seafood. Despite the variety, all rated the food as excellent....More
I do not believe I have ever eaten at a Malaysian restaurant before but I went with a group of friends that used to live in Boston (on a dime) and recommended it for our evening. I have eaten food from many countries in Asia,...More
The place is ok, food was good for the price, vegetarian (like real vegetarian, no meat, chicken or fish/seafood) options are rare even though they say they'd serve any dish w/o meat/chicken/fish/seafood. But in the end that leaves the dishes rather boring. So not the...More
We were hunting for a place in Chinatown rather late in the evening and Penang seemed to have a lot of diners, so we took a chance. Very large portions, and sufficiently tasty, but nothing really to write home about, although the service was good....More