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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
Variety of Choices available

Unlike notmal Indian restaurant you visited, at here Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant you'll be able to find all shorts of Indian cuisine from north to south. Is a eye opener for me which all choices of indian food and I've never tried before. There is a big dining hall and also Air-condition (with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Dkny_y2d
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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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Manipal, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very good south/north Indian food available. Desi taste can be seen. Restaurant is walk-able distance from bus station.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Unlike notmal Indian restaurant you visited, at here Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant you'll be able to find all shorts of Indian cuisine from north to south. Is a eye opener for me which all choices of indian food and I've never tried before. There is a big dining hall and also Air-condition (with extra charges). Only sells Indian food with... More 

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wiltshire
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254 reviews 254 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had so been looking forward to a return visit here. And we were not disappointed. They have 2 restaurants and we visited the vegetarian one (they have a meat one too so I am not sure which one this listing relates to) We were first here in 2011 and this visit was even better than the first. I have... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Top Contributor
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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
161 helpful votes 161 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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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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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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