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Tek Sen Restaurant

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Chinese, Malaysian
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18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 129815117
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food in Georgetown

Been there for multiple times. High recommended chinese food You can consider one of your option for lunch and dinner. Less crowded during lunch time, expect long queue at night. Is an establish chinese restaurant which not only local dining, even foreigners dining there too Recommended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Soon Yiu O
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Malaysia
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  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Been there for multiple times. High recommended chinese food You can consider one of your option for lunch and dinner. Less crowded during lunch time, expect long queue at night. Is an establish chinese restaurant which not only local dining, even foreigners dining there too Recommended dishes : roast pork, asam prawn, steam egg They adjust the portion according to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing. Sweet and sour chicken was so good... And then the chicken with turmeric and chili blew me away. Waited a few minutes for a table. Worth waiting for.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Tek Sen is a well established local restaurant that started off very small and now is busy every evening with people queuing for a table. Its not much to look at from the outside and u have to sit on stools but this is a case of substance over style. The food is what brings people here and their house... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Penang! My family and I first visited this place almost 5 years ago and we still do, although it's always packed. Do go early (around 6pm) to get a table for dinner. However, during peak times, it takes a long time for the food to be served. The pork with green chilli, foo yong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chanced upon this gem while exploring the old lanes of George Town. The lunch time crowd comprised locals and tourist alike and this piqued our curiosity. Having had lunch, we made a mental note to come back before we left Penang. We returned on our final day for dinner. A queue had already formed at 5.30 pm. The restaurant opened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best place on the island!!! Try their amazing double cooked pork. It's unforgettable. We went there twice. I still think about that pork and wish I could eat it!!! Must try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A friend of mine and I wandered into this restaurant-café as we found that the place we had planned to go to was closed. What primarily attracted us was that it was packed with people who seemed to be very seriously focused on their food and appeared to enjoy it. Almost always a good sign in Penang We were not... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

OK, so the decor is basic but the food is fantastic! Who cares what colour the walls are when the food is this good. Tek Sen is always packed, often with local families enjoying a meal out and it's fun to hang out there and enjoy the bustling atmosphere. You might have to wait a little while to get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We were never disappointed with the food. Came here 3 out of 4 dinners! Decor is very basic but if you overlook that this place is a must do. Try the special bbq pork and aubergine stir fry. There is always a queue of locals and tourists, and you will understand why!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It was one of the best restaurants I've tried during my stay in Malaysia!!Really nice and tasty food, worth the waiting!!The restaurant will not attract you from the outside, but it's really worth the try. would definitely recommend :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 129815117

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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