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China House

Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Malaysian
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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 90
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  • 52
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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Live rock'n'roll!

Went for after- dinner drinks on a Saturday night. My friends who go often tell me the theme and bands change nightly, but Saturday it's good old R'n'R so be prepared; it gets loud! The charismatic frontman does requests, everything from Pink Floyd to Malay emo-rock and even some Cantopop! If the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Singapore
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English first
Melaka, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was popular on the Internet and my friends and I decided to try it out as we have a craving for desserts. The service was okay but the service crew were not helpful as they didn't explain to us on how things were done there. Apparently you have to sit at your table until a crew comes by and... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went for after- dinner drinks on a Saturday night. My friends who go often tell me the theme and bands change nightly, but Saturday it's good old R'n'R so be prepared; it gets loud! The charismatic frontman does requests, everything from Pink Floyd to Malay emo-rock and even some Cantopop! If the band is too loud, go to a different... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

More a place to hang out to be seen in and people watch than a relaxing hangout which I prefer. The selection of cakes is vast and makes for a nice colourful display but not all tasty.

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Terrigal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went for coffee with some friends who go here regularly. The layout is quite interesting - it's a narrow, long corridor which is broken into 4 or 5 different "rooms", each with a different character or feel. We sat in the middle which seemed to be well geared up for kids, having board games, paper and crayons. Coffee and cakes... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

With all the many cafe starts sprouting out in Penang, instead of taking it as a challenge to progress further, China House decide to live in past glory! Yes, they used to be the best cafe in town and the pioneer for heritage cafe but their service at many occasion can be really terrible! Those who works in China House... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This interesting rustic pub was recommended to us when we were looking for somewhere to drink one rather overcast Sunday afternoon and we were not disappointed.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Awesomely great environment to chose, from the cafe style to the reading room, to the Japanese garden and the bar. And the cakes, they are mind blowing. Not forgetting the really friendly waiter and waitress.

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great food, western, malay and… AMAZING bakery assortment. My friend, her daughter and I ate there twice, as it was local food and western desserts. Yummy!

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Penang
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

China House used to be one of our after hours favourites but it has deteriorated as far as I am concerned. The cakes are sweeter than ever and it was more of the same this last visit. Generally the staff were nice but some have been unpleasant the last few times we'd gone. Will give it a miss the rest... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious fusion food with excellent selection of cakes, in a traditional old shop ambience. But go for the awesome tiramisu cake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Malaysian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?