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Tek Sen

18-20 Carnavon Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 425 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Ernakulam, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Rough and ready, always crowded with locals and having "trying to be friendly to the foreigners with language problems" staff, I had my best meal of seven days here. Chili prawns, braised pork belly with preserved vegetables, rice and Tiger. But watch the Tiger, as anywhere in Malaysia, a couple of beers can equal the cost of the food. Would... More

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Manila, Philippines
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

AMAZING Chinese food! We had a beef dish, a tofu dish and fried rice, and each of them were equally AMAZING. Great bang for your buck. Quick service. No-frills restaurant but the flavors more than made up for it. Last order is at 9PM so don't go later than that!

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Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ever since I discovered this restaurant some years ago, I must visit this place whenever I'm in Penang. This trip I was traveling with friends and we ended up here for dinner one night. My friends loved the food too. It is a very popular restaurant, so be prepared to wait for a table or come early. Many local families... More

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Invercargill
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food at this place was really good and really cheap. There were four of us so we had four dishes and a couple of sides. We tasted a bit of everything, fish, pork and chicken. No twice fried pork, all sold out. Fast food, friendly staff with smiles, even though they were so busy. We ate late so no... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place was fantastically close to our hotel and was recommended by our staff upon checking in. It's open air and sit down, like most of the restaurants in the area. I simply looked around once we sat down and noticed most people were munching on the twice fried pork, so naturally i ordered it. FANTASTIC I've never had anything... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

just a tick higher than a street vendor Tek Sen offers amazing tastes in a very simple, street stall like atmosphere. Everything we had was extremely tasty.

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Bologna, Italy
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40 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Get a table here may take 20 minutes. The staff is gentle and even if in a hurry they found the time to suggest the best choises of the day. The food was actually not that good as we expected. We ate a curry fish soup and a kind of pork. The atmosfere is nice.

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Penang, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to there thrice already so far. Their food really impressed us no matter how many times I go. The only problem is the price is rising. It was overpriced for every dishes when I had my dinner with family last time... We're surprised. The portions were small and they're not worth for the price. I'm kinda disappointed after... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Delicious and interesting Chinese food. You have to order the double roasted pork. The nutmeg squash drink is also great. Long line but relatively short wait for a table for two. Service was fine, reasonably prompt considering how busy they were and friendly enough.

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