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

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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
Good food, it feels like you are in india

Good and cheap food ! It's a bit messy, many customers, many waiters, wait a bit and they will come and serve you. Try the samossas and the chana massala, it's amazing. We have been there almost everyday since we are in penang.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Hue, Vietnam
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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Hue, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Good and cheap food ! It's a bit messy, many customers, many waiters, wait a bit and they will come and serve you. Try the samossas and the chana massala, it's amazing. We have been there almost everyday since we are in penang.

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

i have been craving for banana leave rice and was so glad to find this place. it serves a good classic banana leave rice as well as indian sweets. there were option for seating either air-condition area or without. the surrounding are just adds to the ambiance of the restaurant. will be visiting it again. by the way, it is... More 

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Provence
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The menu at Sri Ananda is very extensive and everything we have tried is well presented, tasty and inexpensive. The service is not great but it's easy to get a waiter's attention. The only real downside is that it's incredibly hot in the restaurant.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My sister and I dropped in here for veggie snacks which were very nice. The staff were helpful and the process are cheap. We had Samosas, curry puffs and onion bahjis.

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Panay Island, Philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We love Indian cuisine and rarely miss an opportunity to have it. Having read glowing reviews of Sri Ananda Bahwan, it was at the top of our list of restaurants to try in Penang. What a disappointment! I am not particularly fussy about such things but the smell of urine from the bathrooms was overwhelming. My wife refused to order... More 

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Galway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Just stumbled across this restaurant in Little India and liked the look of it. We've eaten here each day now as the food is so tasty. We've had the chicken butter masala and chicken kurma, along with a selection of Naan breads and poppedoms which are all delicious. I have seen other people get food sets on a banana leaf... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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 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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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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