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Penang Bistro

Jl Kebon Sirih Raya No. 59, Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
(021) 3190 6000
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Ranked #84 of 5,176 restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Jakarta
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been coming to Penang Bistro for many years and have found their food to be delicious. For appetizer, my favorite item is the roti canai with chicken curry. It is fluffy, crispy and has generous serving. It seems to be a favorite for many other diners as well. If I am eating alone, any of the noodle dish... More

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Tangerang, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we ordered package for seven people, the black pepper beef tasted quite special, slightly different from other chinese restaurant offering similar menu, though the meat was not tender enough, bean curd mayonaise was good but it was too oily for me. sweet and sour fish was good, all the expected taste was there, just right with a hint of pineapple.... More

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jakarta
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

i was at penang bistro central park for dinner on thursday night. we arrived at 6PM, the place was still half empty. We waited almost 45 minutes for our food, when the food arrived particularly the mee goreng, it was stone cold, i'm pretty sure it was left at the serving table for a long long time. the worst part... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Jakarta. Although we are backpacking and predominantly looking for cheap food we returned again because the food was so tasty. Although "pricey" for our budget the restaurant is very good value with large portions. Excellent service, excellent food and a beautiful interior. We really enjoyed the roti canai and they had an... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

great and tasty food, sangat direkomendasikan ! :) try their duck, crispy sotong and mango chicken. Harga terjangkau

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Serpong, Indonesia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have come here few times just for the appetizer and dessert. For me, the main courses are okay. It has a great selection of Asian foods but I think it's just good. But what make me want to comeback here is Roti Canai and Ice Kachang. Roti Canai is a kind of bread that is thin and crispy but... More

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Hong kong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I dined with a group of colleagues and business associates at this restaurant during my recent Jakarta visit. Nice ambience and cosy rooms. The menu had a a good selection of Singaporean , Malay and Indonesian food. Being a vegetarian , I was impressed by their vegetarian menu . It was disappointing to find that some of the dishes were... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Penang Bistro has an excellent selection of food on their menu. The dishes hail from Singapore and Malaysia and are rich and tasty. I adore the roti canai which comes with a dish of curry and is light and crispy. The decor of their restaurants is always elegant and I love the aroma of green tea that fills the room.... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I dined out in Penang Bistro, Grand Indonesia, with a friend on Christmas Eve 2013. The quality of food was excellent. But the waitresses impressed me most. They were very attentive and competent. For example, when my friend asked what inside the food was, they tried their best to consult the chef. This is very important if you have certain... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Booked this place for a staff Christmas party in December - 15 people in a private room. As soon as we sat down they stuck the karaoke machine on (???) and then various staff members traipsed in and out trying to make the air con work. After this unpromising start things improved. The menu was decent and we ordered lots... More

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