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93 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
(04) 264 1191
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 146
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    Very good
  • 62
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  • 27
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Tandoori Chicken in Town

We stumbled upon this place one lunchtime, well all I can say is What a Find. OK it might look a bit rough on the edges but there food is exceptional Tandoori Chicken served with different Naan Breads if out of this world, chicken is cooked to perfection, Naan breads are freshly cooked. Prices are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
David T
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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The garlic butter naan and chicken tandoori are the best I've tasted so far! A must try!!! Apart from this, the warm almond milk which was boiled in a large wok, is heavenly! Restaurant is open 24 hours!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The claypot briyani with tandoori chicken is a must try here. The chicken is succulent and the rice is fragrant with spices and fluffy. Enjoy it with a glass of mango lassi!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Have had cheese garlic naan and mushroom masala. Awesome. Nice service. Clean restaurant. Good menu. Also good for vegetarians. Nice staff. English is ok.

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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55 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place one lunchtime, well all I can say is What a Find. OK it might look a bit rough on the edges but there food is exceptional Tandoori Chicken served with different Naan Breads if out of this world, chicken is cooked to perfection, Naan breads are freshly cooked. Prices are excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A busy restaurant in the heart of Little India. The food is freshly cooked and very well priced. It is open 24/7 and well used by the locals. A very interesting place for a break from sightseeing, try the local food whilst taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Little India. Staff friendly and helpful too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The tandoori chicken is SO good we returned the following day to eat as much as we could before leaving Penang. The service is quite slow but the food is really cheap and the chicken is extremely moist and full of flavour. Yummy!

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Manjimup, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were told that Kapitan offered the best biryanni in Georgetown; it was terrific. We had Vegetable Biryanni and Tandoori Chicken Biryanni and finished it off with fantastically flavoursome ginger tea. Authentic Indian food.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you're visiting George Town for the first time, you will see Kapitans on the corner of Chulia Street and watch in at the crowds of people eating. There are no doors or windows as such, just open sides. Don't expect anything in the way of mod cons more than a fan, and the loos are basic. The food, however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Every time coming to Penang, will for sure coming here. At this place also were the first timw having lassi and it was actually not that bad. Its like yogurt drink. Strategic location.

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Manila, Philippines
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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went here twice during my stay and while service leaves a lot to be desired, the delicious food somehow makes up for the lousy service. Tried the chicken briyani for lunch and it was pretty solid! I went back the next day for breakfast to try their kaya roti and teh tarik and it's definitely the best in town. I'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: (04) 264 1191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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