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Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #57 of 460 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $3
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet, Late Night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Jaya proves to be excellent especially in South Indian offerings, as well as mamak cuisine. Can be found in a few locations within Penang, one of which is right in front of Cititel Penang

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Phuket
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We've never had a bad meal here and we've eaten here many times! Breakfast dosas and rotis are all lovely. The mutton masala is to die for. I love the cucumber juice and the lassis are great too. I'd like to see more vegetarian options but really can't fault the place.

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India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Most of the south Indian food is available...which is great news for vegetarians visiting penang. It has veg versions of various chinese dishes too. It is an absolute value for money like the nearby yasmeen nasi kandahar.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We had just arrived in Penang and wanted to have a quick bite. I ordered a chicken wrap (don't remember the Indian name) and this was the best Indian food that I've eaten in my life. The combination of flavors and spices was unbelievable, I wish I had a similar restaurant nearby. It's not a fancy place but if you... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's a fad about Penang that it's a food heaven. It's not. It's a complete lie. I frequently eat outside and have tried a number of food outlets here as I live in Penang.They all are more or less the same, including Jaya; poor service (never smile or welcome a customer), openly displayed dishes which is totally unhygienic, invariably tasteless... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Good for a quick late night pit stop, very basic, laminated tables, thinly cushioned chairs, fans whirling overhead type’s eatery serving Indian and Malay cuisine on Jalan Penang. In spite of being tremendously wary of the way the cooked food was displayed in the open, exposed to everything possible, I braved in to try their famous Roti Canai. Roti Canai,... More 

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place was excellent. Although you don't get a friendly service especially from some of the waiters who literally look like they want to start a fight with you instead of serving you. The Food here is excellent. The roti chanie was awesome the thosai was excellent. and its all cooked in a space which is visible so you know... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Ate a late dinner, food was decent - among us we ate dosas, roti and some kebabs. Very wide variety and we were served very quickly!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We went here as a family as we live in India and had a craving for Indian food after some amazing food experiences in Malaysia. The reviews for Jaya looked good so we headed there. Big mistake. The food was dreadful... cold meat... soggy prawn noodles that resembled a bad school dinner with two tasteless rubbery boiled prawns on top... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Way below average Indian food. Poor by any standards but if you've travelled from India it's a cruel joke. Cold tandoori chicken, barely chewable tepid lamb, and my wife had an inedible Malay noodle dish. I really cannot believe the high ratings other reviewers have given this place. It is undeniably cheap but in this case you definitely get what... More 

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Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
Average Prices: USD 1 - 3
Cuisine: Indian

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