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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb high tea and dessert place in Georgetown

It's a must place to visit when comes to desserts and coffee. Although I don't drink, it's also a cool place to chill with beers, wines and liquors for those.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
nigelfoong
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Ipoh, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It's a must place to visit when comes to desserts and coffee. Although I don't drink, it's also a cool place to chill with beers, wines and liquors for those.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

China House resto located in Victoria Street, Near from Penang Street Art.. Their Cake very great! Big Size and Good tasted.. for one slice cake price around 12 - 15 myr... must try! Recommend: Tiramisu Cake! ^^

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kl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There were a huge variety of cakes to serve. The cakes there are nice and special. The interior of the cafe was in heritage style which exactly bringing us to feel the cultural art of Pinang. They also provide papers and crayons on the table for you to draw. You can enjoy the time of drawing and sharing with your... More 

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Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Was caught by surprised by the large variety of cakes! My local friend told me to meet her for an early dinner at this locally well known eatery. I was surprised that the cafe was full when I arrived. However the staff were accommodating and tried to arrange a place for us. Most of the mains comes with a local... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Was walking around Georgetown hunting for murals under hot sun, so decided to take a teabreak at Chinatown. The deco and settings are very warm and cosy. There is a mini art gallery on the upper floor. The cakes look good but not to my liking, I had better cakes elsewhere. Plus the price is on the high side.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Never to miss China Place for its total happiness experience! Well preserved arts of building, reinvente attractions, cafe and bistro dining for day and night. Popular photographing place too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My friend and I visited China House when we were in Penang in late November as it was recommended to us and I am so glad that we went there. It's definitely a must see if you are in Penang. Had a lovely lunch there and autographed and hung a cardboard coffe cup which they have hanging in the cafe... More 

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Bangkok
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Each time, we are in Penang, we stop here and this visit was without disappointment. Food was better, cakes were excellent as before and service was more attentive. The whole experice was good and we shall be back again. The setting is still the same in shop house witth nice decor and feel good atmosphere. We love it! Keep it... More 

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Glasgow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I went to China House for dinner last night, didn't plan to go but place down the road told me to try it so I did! Really nice inside, very narrow but I thought surroundings where good. I had the Japanese chicken, I asked the waiter before ordering as very fussy with chicken and only really light "white" chicken. When... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

China House are actually 2 houses joined, so the product is a very long narrow corridor for a restaurant. So the environment is special, very well decorated. Penang has a wonderful street food, but from time to time, it is good to go to a place where you can use a nife, because there is one in the table. Something... 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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