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Tho Yuen Restaurant

92 Lebuh Campbell | Chinatown, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 261 4672
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Ranked #147 of 429 Restaurants in Georgetown
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Bangkok, Thailand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the best Dim Sum restaurants in town. Better taste compared to some others Dim Sum restaurants we have tried during in town. Just choose from the push carts with varieties of Dim Sum. Besides from Dim Sum, we ordered fried crispy noodle and also steam fish head on soya sauce on top of the white small noodle. The... More

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Strathfieldsaye VIC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Tho Yuen supplies Seven Terraces with pork buns which was good enough recommendation for us to visit. We had 5 plates of dim sums and a pork bun each and tea. Cost of the meal was less than 20 rm. The cafe area is relatively small but it is well worth the visit If you love pork buns and quality... More

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Denver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Had an excellent breakfast of steamed pork dumplings and dim sum. Just two across the street from The Campbell House. They have been in business for 80 years (according to Charlie) and are famous for their noodle dishes at ounce time. Makes sure you say hello to Charlie who lived in Chicago for 25 years. He is a nice fellow... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

As a regular penang traveller, I've tried many penang street food. The dim sum selection is limited and their fried stuff are cold. Priced at the same range as prominent dim sum restaurant, this place was just disastrous experience for me. Like my penangnite friend say: disgrace of penang food!

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London
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784 reviews 784 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
461 helpful votes 461 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

So glad we came here. It was recommended by our reception guy and we kind of stumbled upon it.   The main dude came and recommended a few dishes for us which were all delcious and ones that we probably wouldn't have ordered oursleves so it was great that he did. Good authentic Chinese food!

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Kuala Lumpur
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

A famous old world name which has unfortunately slacked and now officially serves one of the worst dim sum I have ever eaten in my life. The baked goods (e.g. egg tart, pork tart) was served hard and stone cold. For the steamed items, the fishball actually felt and tasted toxic. The pau had horribly thick skin and unextraordinary fillings... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stepped in here by a chance and were lucky to find a spot in the back since the place was packed (mostly with locals, which is always a good sign). The manager (I suppose) came to us and explained the menu. We chose their special crispy noodle dish, the fried rice and dumplings. He even came back to our... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I wanted to rated this shop less than 3 star because the service is really really bad. The people don't really care about their customer. The food is good just the service is bad and you can get same good food elsewhere

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

A place that you can get good dim sum at very cheap price. Averagely just spend around RM10 for a full stomach.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went there during lunch time and no more serving of dim sum in push-cart. We were recommended lunch dishes as in fried rice, crispy noodle, fried beehoon (rice vermicelli), fried hor fan (flat rice noodle) and so on. We were also recommended and we decided to sample this dish of fusion fried beehoon and hor fan (non gravy dry version).... More

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