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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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Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Malay food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
JJ_Hantsch
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Chicago, Illinois
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Libertyville, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Penang is one o the restaurants thats in our rotation. We usually eat here once a month or once every two months and have been eating here for over 5 years. Good and attentive service and clean and consistently good food. It has a wide variety of things from chinese to Malaysian which is probably what they do best. Its... More 

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Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I've eaten at Penang when they were located in Chicago and really enjoyed it. I was delighted to find them in their new location in Arlington Heights. The Malaysian, Singaporean and Straits Chinese food is authentic and very good...be that the Laksa, Bak Kut Teh, Curry Fish Head, or any of the extensive list of dishes on the menu. Check... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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411 restaurant reviews
807 helpful votes 807 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

On a recommendation of a Malaysian friend, we decided to drop in for lunch here even though we were staying about 35 minutes' drive away. The char kway teow was simply delicious and had the wok-hay (hot wok) taste, and good use of pork lard. The squid was soft and nice, and the prawns were fresh though could have been... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was born and grew up in Malaysia. Penang is the only restaurant I visit for authentic Malaysian food. Malaysian food is a melting pot of influences from the colonial British, Portugese, Dutch, Chinese, Malay, Indian (from India), Thai (north of the border) and finally Peranakan (Chinese+Malay). Whenever I miss home country, I come to Penang.

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Chicago
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25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The Rendang chicaken was divine divine, excellent spice, great taste. the Penang Char kueh noodles were really delicious, the atmosphere is pretty decent. Their Credit card machines were out that day, so it was a cash only dinner setting, luckily they informed us as soon as we got in, and we had some cash so we could enjoy the meal.... 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
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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