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Sri Ananda Bahwan

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55 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 264 4204
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food!

Food here is amazing. Was taken by by an Indian guy we met who claimed it was the best Indian in Georgetown. He wasn't far wrong. Food was great and cheap to. All the pros of a street vendor set inside out the cold.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Rikt87
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Food here is amazing. Was taken by by an Indian guy we met who claimed it was the best Indian in Georgetown. He wasn't far wrong. Food was great and cheap to. All the pros of a street vendor set inside out the cold.

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Chose this place as it was really busy. The place itself isn't appealing, outdoor cooking with plastic tables and chairs - more street food than a restaurant. Don't let that put you off, the food is really good! The currys had great flavours, super cheap too. Would eat here again for cheap and cheerful dining.

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多摩市, 東京都
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was really worried about this place being rude reading from some negative comments. I must say that this place is better than average service as an Indian food restaurant. Food is no different from that you can find in Tamil India. Very competitive priced breakfast with authentic taste. One thing to be noted is that their tea is Teh... More 

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Santa Marta de Penaguiao, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

located at a quiet alley, the restaurant serve a wide variety of nice local Indian food. Me and my friends was having our quiet moment there around ten. The Teh Masala we r having is awesome. Too bad it close kinda early compare to other restaurant. We r told it shut down at twelve so we have to left heavy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ordered Mutton Dopiaza and Parotha, both very good, and altho the mutton could have been a little more tender, the taste was excellent. They even served me Tiger beer too, altho there's no alcohol on their menu. The supervisor made sure I was looked after!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stumbled in here by chance as it doesn't look much from the outside (or inside for that matter), but the food was unbelievably good. Had a Paper Tosai, Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken Punjabi, and some other appetizer whose name escapes me. The curries where noticeably better than those I'm used to in Europe, and it cost less than £10GBP including... More 

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Davis, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been coming here regularly for almost three months. In my opinion the food is very good. My favorite dish is the chicken butter masala with naan. It's boneless chicken in a tomato sauce with spices, delicious every time. Another favorite is the mango lassi, recommended by a friend who's a local as the best in town. I agree. I... More 

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Especially the one in Tanjong Bungah... every time is a delight. I would drive for 2 hours just to eat here.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Simply the best.great staff.great food . buzzing atmosphere. Can not understand how anybody can make a bad review. (Backpackers ??)

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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32 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We got here at the end of the evening, had a great dosa there. The food was very fresh and tasty. I'd definitely go back to this place. The quality of indian food varies quite a lot around little india, this place was the best I ate in.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: (04) 264 4204

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?