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China House Restaurant

153-155 Lebuh Pantai | Georgetown, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Ranked #61 of 391 restaurants in Georgetown
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Alternate Name BTB
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Alternate Name BTB
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our little sojourn to this much talked-about cafe in Georgetown. It definitely deserves its reputation for being one of the must-visit cafes in town. The cakes were delicious and the decor was truly laid-back and cool.

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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We had a nice dinner and delicious cake for desert. After dinner, we enjoyed drinks and great live music in the lounge. Very friendly. The band and singer made everyone feel good. As the night went on, the crowd increased, as did the excitement. A good place to eat and enjoy an evening with friends. Parking can be a problem... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The restaurant is worth a visit: great ambience and good eat. The drinks are well prepared, and food presentation done properly. Somewhat nostalgic, a little lazy weekend haunt.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

After a stressed drive around Georgetown and its narrow poluated streets, we found the most gorgeous mix of shops as the China House. It is an array of coffee shop, art gallery, bar, library, and night club all in several decorated buildings and old style houses. The art gallary is tranquil and interesting on the 1st floor, with some very... More

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Coromanel
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Pleased we went here, interesting building, layout, well worth seeing but the food is good average European food ie fish and chips, steak etc The cakes did look special but we did not go there. But really why be in Penang and Georgetown to eat this style of food which is standard and basic.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised to see that China House was not in the top of the listings! I totally love going there and they have these home made deserts and very good coffee. Today I went for coffee and CAKE and the lovely wait person remembered me from a previous visit two years ago and brought me this yummy ice cream... More

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acg1960, Owner at China House Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words which we shall share with the staff. We are so glad you have enjoyed your experiences with us and look forward to your next visit Management More

London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This art / food / entertainment space seems to be Penang's closest thing to a scenester hangout. It's a selection of boutique cafes, bars and art spaces packed into an old colonial building and it is very reminiscent to what you will find in western cities. They serve the largest selection of cakes I have possibly ever seen and a... More

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acg1960, Owner at China House Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for such kind words we really appreciate you writing about us and hope you have the opportunity to come and see us again and enjoy our cakes! Management More

malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Last nite, we had a very nice experience at China House. I keep returning to China House simply for the food. We have been recipients of bad service there before in the past so I do agree with many of the past comments which I think are justified. That being said, yesterday was different. As I said I go there... More

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acg1960, Owner at China House Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your encouraging comments- We shall share with all the staff to show them that their efforts to improve service levels and generally to be able to smile and be courteous may at last be paying off! Lets hope you find the same friendliness when you next come back- I am confident you will Management More

Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My friends and I were not impressed with their service at all. We were kinda ignored by the service staff upon arrival and we were a bit confused as in whether to look for our own table or wait to be served. The staff are not at all friendly and some are quite rude. Ended up, we had to look... More

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acg1960, Owner at China House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou for your honest comments- We are trying daily to improve the service levels and are working on the friendliness of the staff. i apologise for your experience earlier this month. Do give us another try. If you would be prepared to please call me direclty ..alison on 012 401 2113 and I will personally look after your booking Have... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Have a selection of cakes, slow service, average cafe. Room for improvement, could do much better.....will they?

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acg1960, Owner at China House Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your constructive comments- we are constantly trying to improve our levels of service and the overall experience. We hope that this is moving in the right direction. Do give us another try- i am confident you will see a difference. Please let me know if you are visiting again I would like to meet and say hello... More

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