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5829 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1601 (Squirrel Hill South)
412-421-7600
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Lumby, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I recently visited Pittsburgh and dined at an Asian Restaurant called the Sun Penang in the Squirrel Hill area of the city. I ordered the Crab Rangoon for an appetizer - very tasty. The definite highlight of my meal was the Sizzling Japanese Tofu which included homemade tofu with vegetables with the chef's special brown sauce. The tofu was fantastic... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were visiting the Squirrel Hill area for shopping and decided to stop for one of my favourite foods - DIM SUM!!! As it was a beautiful day, we ate outside on the patio and ordered five (5) dim sum dishes. The dumplings were filled with great ingredients; however, as four (4) of our dishes were steamed, I was discouraged... More

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I like Malaysian foods and I have tried many different restaurants in different cities in U.S. My favorite meal is Singapore style rice noodle but I did not like it in Sun Penang. First of all it was very greasy. They normally add sausage in it but i ordered it without sausage. They didn't add sausage in it but there... More

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Florence, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Sun Penang has yet to let me down. I have eaten there at least a dozen times within the past two years and the food is consistently good, the portions are big, the atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff is always friendly.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My wife and I were visiting Pittsburgh to buy some audio gear and we, fortunately, chose Sun Penang for a wonderful meal. Our server was extremely friendly and suggested a wonderful selection of dim sum and soup. We were completely delighted with everything about the meal. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a great treat.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Always changing its name. Food hasn't changed that much. Seafood noodles are good. Shrimp dumplings are also pretty good.

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Amherst, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This review is from a visitor's point of view and having dined at many different Chinese/Thai/Viet restaurants. We had dinner with my family at this restaurant and it was pretty empty on a Friday Night at 8:00pm. We just happened to pass by while looking for a place to eat so we decided to give it a try. The overall... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I love Sun Penang! We go so often the waiter knows us! Everyone is so kind and generous. The food is delicious. It is Malasian. The seating is comfortable. It is a great place to talk! I always get the vegetable fried rice and shrimp dumplings. Yum! My only complaint are the bathrooms. Overall it is an amazing Resteraunt!

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Columbus, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We spent the weekend in Pittsburgh - the Paris of Appalachia. This was our second Dim Sum meal at this restaurant having been there last year and it did not disappoint. They bring out the food on a steam cart - the traditional way - and you pick out what you want. Everything we chose, from a nice assortment, was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

After some disappointing outings for dim sum in Pittsburgh (I'm looking at you, New Dumpling House and Empire Palace!), my family and I finally came across Sun Penang in Squirrel Hill and we are so glad we gave them a chance today. We got an assortment from the dim sum menu to get an idea of what they had to... More

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Address: 5829 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1601
Phone Number: 412-421-7600
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
Cuisine: Malaysian

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