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Penang Malaysian Cuisine

4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
301-657-2878
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Chantilly, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I lived in Malaysia for many years and so I am happy to trek across DC to get Malaysian food. The food is not quite authentic but it's not bad. My husband thought the rendang was excellent. The Udang me (prawn noodles) was good. My favorite is the teh Tarik. Check out how they make in on YouTube, awesome. I... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Was a hike getting there from our hotel in DC (train, bus and walking) but it was worth the trip. Highly recommended. The dishes must be cooked by a true Penangite!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I try go to Penang every time i'm in maryland for my annual vacation. its located in one of the nicest areas. Bathesda is beautiful with lovely cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. Penang is like a hidden jewel towards the end of the street. Its a huge restaurant but whenever i have been here (usually for dinner) the place is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great for a taste of Malaysia in Bethesda. Food was very good and we tried the roti canai, rendangs, noodles and more.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for at least 7 years. My wife is Singaporean and my friend's wife is Malaysian, and they really used to enjoy the food. All their favorites were on the menu. And they still are. But the quality of the food has fallen drastically. During our last visit last week, the chicken (in the... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's just a little different from Thai or Chinese, although one can detect the Chinese influence, as with most Asian cuisine. I had the Char Kway Teow, which is apparently more Malay than other items on the menu. It was tasty. Other items on the menu were from other countries in the region. Why not just go to a Thai... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

the food is nice. Service is nice. Quantity is good. Go ahead and enjoy your dinner. They have something called Malaysian noodles which is really awesome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

some friends took me there and i had to go back for a second time a couple weeks later. it was located on a small alley next a a Giant's store, and on a rainy day it was difficult to get to. but the inside decor was quite pleasant. service is pretty good. and the food is quite authentic. would... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Now and then, we miss eating Asian foods. I think, it's about (8) months ago or could be more, the last time we'd dinner there. It was pretty ordinary taste and lousy service at d time. Recently, we went again for a family dinner. We were amazed how fast the serving was. It's less than 15 minutes, our food/s were... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We ate here on a recent Sunday night, and with the dining room about half-full, we were the only non-Malaysian customers. My lamb rendang was great, and my dining companions' mie goreng and chicken in black bean sauce were very good, too.

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