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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
Really good chicken rendang

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Penang

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

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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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