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685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
+1 617-451-6373
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“roti canai” (25 reviews)
“noodles” (17 reviews)
“beef rendang” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Thank SteveK61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

Thank abc_at_Huntsville
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 !

Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Durwood N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just what I was looking for! Stir fried rice vermicelli with shrimps & veg! Asparagus with garlic & Char Kway Teow...spicy of course! Delicious. And great service too! Be back within the month surely!

Thank Sitsg
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Limmattaucher
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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

Thank Marshall B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-451-6373
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