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Tek Sen

18-20 Carnavon Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #11 of 430 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Prepare yourself for the wait to get in this place, I'd say bring your own ice if you want cold drinks as they come out room tempurature... but you might have to wait for a seat during peak times. This place is guaranteed to have something delicious that you are chasing, whether it is local mono fish or satay. Highly... More

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had read so many reviews on this place so we found it in the hot penang sun..il tell you right now that it was worth the walk in the sun..we ordered BBQ pork..fried chicken with mayonnaise, fried rice and kailan and garlic..one of the est meals we have had in penang!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The service here isn't that great, but that's not why we came. The double-cooked pork is definitely worth trying and the greens with salted egg is great. This place is good if you're a big eater or have at least 4 people so you can try a bunch of different dishes. Some of the dishes were a bit too salty... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went for lunch on Sunday and encountered controlled chaos! Full to the brim and overflowing with people, we sat where we were told and when by the "I haven't got time for any nonsense" Aunty who greeted us with a quick smile and hyper efficiency. We had the twice cooked pork, sambal prawns with asparagus and belachan chicken. All terrific.... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant invested in good food rather than decoration. Be prepared to wait in line and don't come to late (no new customers were allowed after 9PM when we where there). Although the place looks simple, the atmosphere was good. We wanted to try the twice fried pork after reading an earlier review here, but unfortunately this was finished. We... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had to wait for a table but was worth it. Twice cooked pork was amazing as were the other dishes we tried and at 54rm for 3 people thought it was reasonably priced. Staff are very friendly and helpful even though they are so busy. Ate here twice while we were in Georgetown and would definitely go back

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Tek Sen Restaurant located in Georgetown is one of my favorite restaurant. I have patronizing it regularly for last 30 years. My favorite dish which I ordered without is fried roasted pig with dark soya sauce. Other good dishes are fried kangkung with sambal, fish fillet taufu with fermented soya bean, fish curry and many more. Taste is good and... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First up I went alone and only ordered the roast pork, some vegetables with sabal, rice and a drink. It tasted pretty good but I think its the sort of place to go with a few people and order plenty of different dishes because I found the roast pork abit sickening after whole plate. Service above average. Was 30 ringit... More

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My now-wife (being from here) loves this restaurant. Sometimes you have to wait for a table, but usually one of the servers will usually take your order while you wait. The rice is of good quality. Usually get a number of meat and vegetable dishes, very nice. I like the Nestum-crusted prawns, as well as the Thai-style chicken and roasted... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Thanks for squeezing us in just as you were closing for the afternoon Teksen. We quickly picked three items - the house pork, tofu with tiny river fish, and mixed veggies. All were outstanding and you didn't rush us out. Love the stools and tables. We will return!

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