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Tan Sam Guan Seafood

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Batu Ferringi Road | in the lane between Golden Sands Resort and Lone Pine Hotel, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Poole, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a wonderful restaurant that only opens at lunchtime but has the best food whatever you order all cooked fresh in a wok that you can see from the tables. Liang & Loon own this great place and the friendliest people we know. They always welcome us back like long lost family. The sizzling sea food is a must but... More 

Thank Drivers22
Hampshire UK
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and had lunch here several times. It's located on the beach access road, adjacent to the Golden sands resort (lookout for the concrete tables and chairs!). This is owned by the sister of Andrew's Kampung, a popular local restauranteur. The service was always attentive, the prices cheap, the food was mainly Chinese,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I returned to Penang in November/December 2016 to find Tan Sam Guan is better than ever. I ate there most days of my stay and it continues to provide excellent food at great value. Liang, Loon and the team are just fantastic, very welcoming and always looking to do the best by their customers. I highly recommend the spicy bee... More 

Thank GofferAus
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This "restaurant" is actually like a food stall with stone tables and stone stools. Outside are wooden chairs and seats. walking past you would probably never give this place a second glance. Wed have been going here for over 30 years and the food is OUTSTANDING- both in taste and price. Run by husband and wife team, this "stall" is... More 

Thank Patricia M
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

As a lunch time restaurant, I hadn't happened upon Tan Sam Guan Seafood previously. In Penang this time with my brother, I joined him for lunch on my last day - I wish I'd done it earlier! Delicious, simply delicious. Spicy Bee Hoon, smoky with the perfect balance of egg, chicken and greens - thanks bro for letting me finish... More 

Thank Michelle D
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

On a very quick return trip, I only managed to get to Tan Sam Guan twice, but excellent again both times. Really reasonable prices, very tasty dishes, this is still my favourite quick lunch place in Batu Ferringhi.

Thank GofferAus
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Open for lunch everyday except Tuesday's this restaurant has some of the best food on the island. They have an extensive menu that is sure to please everyone. Always greeted by happy welcoming faces. Amazing to watch the chefs work their woks. Located amongst the stalls in the lane running alongside the golden sands resort. Once you eat there you... More 

Thank kkazzpro
bunbury western australia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing cheap little place opened for lunch only. Will so be back yum yum yum. Next to golden sands down an alley way.

Thank lpsukroo
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We returned again in March 2016 and Liang and Loon are still the same and the food is still excellent. If you want to try the best food while in Penang visit this place, it’s the best. Also the cold beer man is next door the coldest beer in Penang. Why we tell everyone I dont know, because its getting... More 

Thank Gazza59011
Bangkok, Thailand
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521 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I'm so glad that I saw the review on TA as we went there for lunch today and found the food to be superb. I loved my lemon chicken and the seafood Tom Yam soup was very good. This is real, honest, unpretentious local fare which I really appreciated for a lunch right next to my hotel. Amazingly good value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Seafood
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Batu Ferringi Road | in the lane between Golden Sands Resort and Lone Pine Hotel, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island

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