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Penang Bistro

Jl Kebon Sirih Raya No. 59, Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
(021) 3190 6000
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Ranked #120 of 5,361 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
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were having casual dinner hosted by one of DG in Indonesia ministry. The dinner was also attended by our church leaders. After dinner we had small discussions and ended after the restaurant closing hours. As we walked down the stairs, the lift was broken, we found that main entrance had already locked. We thought it would be opened immediately... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I hosted a corporate event (dinner) last week at the Oakwood location. They provided a private room as requested, but our event was scheduled to start at 6:00. We asked for wine and beer to be served 6:00-7:00. Despite our persistant requests, they did not bring the wine until 6:45. We never could figure out what was taking so long.... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have never tried Penang culinary before and this place gave me a good impression for delicious food. Their service was also quite nice, attentive staff and quick serve of food. There was live music with a singer and a pianist which gave the place a decent atmosphere. Nice place for romantic dinner or who wants to dine in tranquility.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I got brought to the Penang Bistro on a business lunch with 10 other people. Dispute the large party, service was still excellent and very prompt. We started with some Roti Canai and dipping sauces which were lovely. The roti was done to perfection, flakey and melted in the mouth. We at the rest of the meal family style with... More

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Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went early for lunch at the Grand Indonesia branch for fearing a crowd rush. The place was very nicely decorated. I would give the food a 6 of 10. It has Penang taste but like everywhere else, if you desire the real taste, you have to fly to the city of origin. Even at the origin, the original taste... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food is great. I had the roti canai, which was delicious. What I liked most about this restaurant, is that as a vegetarian you have different options besides the usual fried tahoe or tempe. I ate the 'fish' which was made out of soya. The restaurant is a bit further than it appears on the map.

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Jakarta
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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