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Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3680
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Ranked #7 of 459 Restaurants in George Town
Price range: $2 - $7
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Jawi House is a small family run cafe, which aims to revive and bring Jawi Peranakan cuisine to the world. We are open for walk-in dining, group events, and well as catering. In July 2014, we are open from 10am to 9pm (last order) everyday except Tuesday when we close. We are offering our special buka puasa menu during this time.
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I'm no expert of Jawi delicacies, but my taste bud never fails.l can practically introduce 5 briyani houses in the 5km radius from jawi house which serves the best briyani in town.The staff was not attentive and lacking knowledge.We had visited many heritage houses in georgetown, jawi house is no close by any standard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

one of the staff at our hotel suggested this restaurant and I'm glad we followed her advice. We went for an evening meal and really enjoyed the food which was a mix of Indian and Arabic. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff friendly. Although we were only in Georgetown 3 days we went back to Jawi house for lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had our dinner at an elegant ambience was so amazing. Food was tasty and delicious. Staffs were friendly and welcoming. We will be back

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I came here for dinner on our last night in Penang and were very impressed. The service was impeccable - I believe one of the owners greeted and waited on us. He was very friendly and gave us the best service we had in Penang. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and full of history and vibrancy. My... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Jawi House serves 'Jawi Peranakan" cuisine which is basically cuisine from the people of Indian/Punjabi/Arab/Persian/Turkish and Malay descent. I was a little hesitant to try this restaurant at first because I come from a Jawi Peranakan family and the menu contained a lot of things my own parents cook for dinner parties. I was pleasantly surprised however as everything we... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We accidentally found this nice café gallery as we strolling around the area. They serve well seasoned Peranakan food (something you cannot find easily in Penang). We tried a few main dishes and exchange it among us. The ambience is just great with open gallery on the second floor. Would recommend this place if you want something different from the... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have been to this restaurant at least four times now and I am always very happy with the food. I like the taste, the way the food is arranged, the house itself, that means, the ambience is a bit of George Town itself so it is really worth trying out. Even though I am a vegetarian and even if... More 

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Penang is famous of its Mamak (Indian food ) n other delicacies. There is not many traditional Malay crusine restaurants .Accidently found this place while walking around the famous "Armenian Street area " - National Heritage area under UNESCO. Unfortunately I did not try any of the dishes, as i just had lunch,but the menu 'looks' good ( agree with... More 

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Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tried this place a week ago, food didn`t impress me much. However, the ambience and the owner`s attention deserves recommendation. All in all, a one time visit only.

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Limited menu but ALL the food great and especially as home prepared no fast food.... good customer service and good photo ops.

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Additional Information about Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

Address: 85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4-261 3680
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
Cuisine: Malaysian

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