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Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian food.

Excellent selection of Indian food. Fresh and tasty. Good place to sit and watch the traffic go by! The service is good. Love their curries. Not a fan of the Roti Canai which is a poor letdown. Overall it's a good place to eat original food in a simple setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
RajanBaliah
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Malaysia
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent selection of Indian food. Fresh and tasty. Good place to sit and watch the traffic go by! The service is good. Love their curries. Not a fan of the Roti Canai which is a poor letdown. Overall it's a good place to eat original food in a simple setting.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

it is located along the busy Penang Road. it is a 2 shop lot and there is ample sitting. they have a variety of indian cuisine. good tasty and spicy food and it is open late. food are all freshly made and hot. Service is good and prices are very reasonable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Every time I am in Penang I have one meal here. I like to be surprised, so ask for not too spicy chicken and some veges awith rice. Haven't been disappointed yet. Their lime juice is also good. Cost is very low.

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Penang
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

their food are averagely good but then they need to improve in their cleanliness and speed of their service.

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The meats are very spicy and they have options for vegetarian dinners as well. To save cost, request for individual portions and share sparingly amongst you. Much cheaper than a whole banana leaf set meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a bright and cheerful restaurant along the main street of Penang Island. It serves Indian food which is affordable and good. There are lots of dishes like curries, roti, tow say, ice cream, cakes, etc and they are quite tasty. The restaurant is clean and the service is fast. There is also a convenient car park next to... More 

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Goulburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Newly landed in Penang, my ten year old son and I were walking around to get our bearings when hunger compelled the boy to drag me into this place. I wasn't so sure, but it's hard to argue with a hungry boy so in we went. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was great, and the service was efficient and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Like many other reviewers, I was initially a bit dubious, but by the time we left Penang, Jaya had started to feel like home! The waiters are quick, food is served quickly, and they do not waste too much time on chit chat..but this place is about getting good food served quickly, not ambience! Large range of menu items (loved... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I looked at this eatery and thought, 'I can't eat in here!' its not up to my standards, my partner paid me no mind and asked me what I was having. I looked at all the dishes available and thought 'none of this food is covered, all exposed in the heat all day long, I'm gonna be ill if i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Don't be fooled by the look of Jaya, the food here is excellent , you tell the guy on the counter what to put on your plate and away you go, we had an assortment of dishes and each one was tasty, because it's busy the food doesn't sit around it's all fresh

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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