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May Garden Restaurant

78, Penang Road, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #218 of 410 restaurants in Georgetown
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Penang, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We went inside I had abad feeling about the place and the food was edible but the worst Chinese I have ever had. I live in Australia and Chinese is part of our culture. The food was ordinary and expensive for Penang. Definitely a trap.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We have 8 courses Chinese New Year dinner there. The foods are terrible. Tasteless and ingredients are not fresh. Service are very bad and the restaurant hires foreign workers to serve its customers. Our suckling pig was wrongly serve to other table and serve us the same suckling pig. The restaurant reluctant to change the new suckling pig for us.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The food are simply amazing to keep us coming back every time we visited Penang, my favorite dish is the Cod fish Marinated with teriyaki sauce, scallop with egg white, and the sweet and sour soup (mmm.. Mouth watering just by talking about it), and my family are very fancy about their roasted pig and roasted duck, and also the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

A regular haunt for dinner when we visit our family in Penang. Great cuisine and variety of pork dishes are just amazing. A lovely family ambiance restaurant - simple but happy. The quality and quantity is good and regularly we end up over eating. Worth every bit and very reasonably priced.

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My friend recommended this restaurant for lunch and not disappointed. The food was well cooked and good portion sized. I really love fried tofu, looks simple but very delicious. And shouldn’t miss steamed fish…very tasty! Good service and lovely waitress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a great reasonably priced meal here tonight. The crispy piglet was tasty ... We ordered delicious green asparagus and Baby Kai Lan. Stir fried noodles and prawn with cashew nut. All washed down with copious amounts of Chinese tea. Within easy walking distance of E&O hotel. Worth a visit

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

you may be able to taste some authentic chinese food there, but do prepare to pay a bit more for its environment and service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Went on recommendation for the suckling pig which was good without being exceptional. Rest average and for Penang quite expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

each time we visit may garden we leave feeling great .the food never fails the suckling pig is a real winner.get to meet sonny lim the owner get a few drinks into him. and you will have him singing.really and truely a wonderful night out .cannot wait until we next visit in july 2013 .we always say to our friends... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stopped by for a beer with Jenny at the Hong Kong Bar and she recommended it. had four kids in tow and they rated it best Chinese restaurant. We all loved the roast pig, duck and lemon chicken. Kids also devoured the baby pea sprouts in butter and garlic. Definitely now on the 'must go to list' for future visitors... More

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