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China House

Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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
A place for locals tired of good food on the street

The ambiance is nice. Very nicely decorated and a nice place to have a drink. The minty drinks we ordered were just as describe, mango with mint, and lime with mint, nothing exceptional. A little pricey in my opinion. The cakes looks nice but which made us expect they taste nice. It was not bad... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Momg Yee C
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I came here for cakes and coffee but was totally disappointed with their customer service. Our waiter was this tall asian man who wasn't smiley and was quite abrupt. We were told by this waiter that we could sit inside the restaurant area as the main area was quite busy. We just had lunch and came here for desserts and... More 

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acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

Many thanks for bringing this to our attention. I shall take it up with our staff to ensure we dont come across in this sharp manner in the future, sincere apologies for this. Our menus do state one order of food or drink per person but I think the message needs to be communicated in a friendly manner of course.... More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after walking around looking at the street art in the local area. We were very lucky finding such an amazing place. The range of soft drinks and coffee was excellent. I had a homemade pink lemonade which was so refreshing after walking the streets for a couple of hours. The range and quality of the cakes was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

we went in through the bar side at first..and since we were there for coffee and cake, the staff told us to go to the other end. It was a 100 m long shophouse, really unique.. A display of about 2 dozens of cakes wow-ed me..Had an awesome banana cake (cant remember the name)..Went back for breakfast the next morning,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The ambiance is nice. Very nicely decorated and a nice place to have a drink. The minty drinks we ordered were just as describe, mango with mint, and lime with mint, nothing exceptional. A little pricey in my opinion. The cakes looks nice but which made us expect they taste nice. It was not bad, but really, I could get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Coffee was great and a good spread of cakes! It's quite spacious so you wont feel squeezy. Service was good.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We used China House for drinks and cakes, we have been told the rest of the food is very good too which we have no reason to doubt. The cakes were delicious with such a wide range made it hard to choose! We had soft drinks which were homemade and excellent. A very nice atmosphere and definitely a place to... More 

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acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your comments- our staff will be happy to read them We value your custom- please come back to see us soon ChinaHouse team More 

Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
735 helpful votes 735 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to this place on several occasions: Late breakfast: Very good selection and execution of food, very good tea and coffee selection, no faults to be found Dinner: Very nice, but small dinner menu, vegetarian and meat options, we had a cross section of the dishes and all were very nicely done, some average, but mostly good Service: Friendly... More 

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acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments- we appreciate the time taken to give your detailed response. We shall ensure the staff read the remarks and hope you come back to see us again soon ChinaHouse team More 

Perth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very nice food and atmosphere. Service was excellent, Kids got to do some drawings and was posted on their walls. Restaurant, bar, coffee shop, art gallery. Indoor/ outdoor areas.

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acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments- and for taking time to write your remarks- do come again to visit us ChinaHouse team More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An extensive menu in a very very long shop, with an interesting upstairs area (small bookshop, art exhibition area). Prices were very high though, so be warned.

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acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

Thankyou for your comments- Sorry you think our prices are high- we actually havent increased our prices in two years.....we shall bear in mind your remarks do come again to visit us please ChinaHouse team More 

Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Simply my favourite place to eat in Penang. Have been about half a dozen times now over the past two years and the China House will always be one of our first points of call. Lunch menu is always quality but it's the smorgasbord of cakes and cookies that provoke the most vivid food fantasies. Love the lay out too.... More 

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acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your many visits- we do aim to please- we know we arent perfect but its guests like you we love to have keep coming back again and again Your ChinaHouse team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian

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