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1720 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-222-1888
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tired of Thai, Indian and Chinese.. Try Penang!

Great little Malaysian lunch place with outstanding Roti appetizer and Rendang chicken or beef. Done well and consistently good. Other good Southeast Asian items on menu. If you like flavorful food with a hint of spice. Try Penang!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Wayne P
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really good food, but not as good as Chef Ping which is a couple blocks up. We went here when the wait was too long at Chef Ping. It was good, but definitely a second choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great little Malaysian lunch place with outstanding Roti appetizer and Rendang chicken or beef. Done well and consistently good. Other good Southeast Asian items on menu. If you like flavorful food with a hint of spice. Try Penang!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I love Malaysian food, but it's hard to find a good Malaysian restaurant in California, Texas or anywhere else except Malaysia. Australia was very very good. Then we walked into Penang, Arlington in Illinois, United States. I was surprised. Food was really good and very close to what I got in Malaysia. If you are in town, you got to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Asian cuisine--difficult choices to make with >100 menu items. Highly recommend the grilled pork chops, which are sliced then and marinated before being char-grilled. Reminded me of street food I've enjoyed in SE Asia. Friendly family service, eager to please.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I went for lunch and tried the chicken rending lunch special. It came with a delicious, good size portion of hot and sour soup, and 2 small egg rolls. The portion was definitely a good size. There were green beans, okra, onions, and eggplant(?) along with a lot of white meat chicken and the most delicious coconut sauce with some... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I lived and worked in Southeast Asia for six years. I used to love to go for Padang food, my favorite dish is beef rendang. This is a great restaurant if you like Indonesian / Malaysian food, I believe it is the only one in Chicagoland. The service is usually good and it won't break the bank to have dinner... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to complain about the food but the service was a little iffy. We had to repeat the order multiple times( could be because language limitations). Pleasantries were on the low, but for it worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I went with a friend from Sinngapore who was able to order an array of foods. From my time in Singapore, this is authentic food and reasonably priced. The service was reasonable and the food came out quickly. The decor is a little exotic but not distracting. The curry was tasty and not over-spiced. The potato was the most falvorful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very authentic stuff. Lunch specials are fantastic value. Soup and small salad and huge entree portions for lunch. Their Lemon grass pork chops are so flavorful and tender. Rendang beef excellent. Hainan chicken is as good as it gets in the US. One of few places in Chicagoland doing chendol for desert.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I am a vegan went with other meat lovers. I liked the roti canai and roti telur (with egg). The serving lady understand that I dont meat. So she offered me a veg curry as side dish along with the canai and telur. I then ordered mixed veg curry and it came with some rice. It was also not bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1720 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 847-222-1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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