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Madras New Woodlands Restaurant

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60 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 263 9764
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, friendly, helpful service, and very reasonable prices!

.....what more can you wish for?...AC?...you get that too! Eating on the street is pleasant, but it's HOT here; so this indoor AC eatery is a great break from the heat. We ate here 3 times, trying many dishes, and all very tasty. Each visit, ordering for 3 people, the bill never exceeded 45... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
wayan s
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Sechelt, Canada
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Sechelt, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

.....what more can you wish for?...AC?...you get that too! Eating on the street is pleasant, but it's HOT here; so this indoor AC eatery is a great break from the heat. We ate here 3 times, trying many dishes, and all very tasty. Each visit, ordering for 3 people, the bill never exceeded 45 ringgits. Be sure to sample the... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love Indian food, and have never had such a good Palak Paneer. I may never be able to eat palak paneer again after tasting their version- it was unlike anything I have ever eaten. Each dish we got was so flavorful and amazingly good. It took awhile for the orders to come out, but it was worth the wait.... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

It's a small but very efficiently run restaurant that serves authentic South Indian food. Delightful on the palate and not aggressive to the senses with too much spice, we always turn to this place when craving one of the worlds healthiest breakfasts, the classic idli-sambhar and dosai! North Indian food is more of a influenced by southern spices but enjoyable.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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103 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Long list of delicacies worth trying, though if you really like dosas, there's even more selection across the street at Sri Ananda Bahwan. We were craving south Indian when visiting Woodlands, and tried pea uttappam and onion rava masala dosa. Both were well done. Good spicy tasting sambar but chutneys were quite acidic in taste. Friendly service and nice athmo.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Donot go to this restaurant as the service is really poor. The staff is rude and donot understand customer service.

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Penang
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Every week on Fridays especially, I would drive 45 mins from my place just to have breakfast or lunch here. The service is super steady and fast. The food taste marvelous with all the spices mixed together creating that some sort of "Chennai" feeling being there. Don't miss it. The place is clean and the food is healthy!!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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126 reviews 126 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Tucked away in the middle of Little India IN George town and walking distance from Fort Cornwallis is New Woodlands Hotel. A branch of the New Woodlands Hotel from Chennai, India this restaurant offers the same yummy south indian fare one would find back home in Chennai, India. The Meals platter/Thali is sumptuous and also quite a value for the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I came here on our trip to George Town, and came back twice while in town! The lunch sets at 6 ringgit are a fantastic deal, but our favorite dishes were the dosas, uthapam, and the famous mango lassis. The Lonely Planet is right- they are the thickest in town, and the best I've ever had. Don't... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place "creates" amazing vegetarian Indian cuisine. The variety of dishes is astounding and at the same time, extremely cheap. If you go there, try the vegetable samosas with accompanying sambals. Be warned however, that the menu is limited to what time of the day you are there, and is almost impossible to understand. Well worthwhile getting a staff member... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

At first we were a little hesitant due to the exterior of the restaurant, but boy are we glad we ate here. The food is absolutely amazing and authentic (we went back a couple times!). Service was average and a little slow, but the food definitely made up for it. Try their desserts for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: (04) 263 9764
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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