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Penang

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1221 N. Atherton St, State College, PA 16803
(814) 861-6088
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasantly Surprised

I've been meaning to try Penang since my daughter began attending PSU. It has a pretty good rating on TripAdvisor, so I thought it would be worth a visit. We entered with a bit of trepidation because few people were there, and the ambiance wasn't particularly promising. Once the food was served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
LisaM313
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Saint Marys, PA
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Saint Marys, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been meaning to try Penang since my daughter began attending PSU. It has a pretty good rating on TripAdvisor, so I thought it would be worth a visit. We entered with a bit of trepidation because few people were there, and the ambiance wasn't particularly promising. Once the food was served, however, we were really impressed. The portions were... More 

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

As a recent resident of the mid-Pennsylvania region, I am missing one thing above all else: decent Asian cuisine, specifically sushi. I am a sushi FREAK, and there are barely any options in the area for those who enjoy fish and rice. My expectations were not that high for Penang, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their... More 

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Bellefonte, PA USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have been coming here for years. It is always good sometimes better than others but always good. Sushi, fusion, that curries or whatever we have never been disappointed. It's also a BYOB place which is also a good thing IMHO. Give it a try,

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We eat here a few times a year when we visit our son at Penn State. The food is fresh, tasty and presented very nicely. We tried the spicy tuna sushi last night as an appetizer and it was outstanding! We also enjoy many of the noodle dishes. My wife had steamed chicken and vegetables with brown sauce on the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We tried to find an Indonesian RESTO at Penn State but we could not. We found a Malaysian RESTO the menu similar such as Indonesian food. Not bad, simple, fast service and variety menus.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Love the Malaysian food, especially the noodle dishes. There are so many choices and the portions are huge.

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Milton, Vermont
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88 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

As a Malaysian who was born and raised in Malaysia, I can assure you that this restaurant serves crappy Malaysian food. I've had Malaysian food at various Malaysian restaurants in USA and Canada and I have to say that this one is on top of my list for the worse one. The quality of the food is poor, the flavors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very large portions, plenty to take home, and some interesting dishes. I enjoy their Drunken Chicken Noodles, but my son never wants me to finish them when I order them so he can have the leftovers! He likes to order Basil Rice, which has a lot of flavor, chicken, long beans, other veg, and spicy basil sauce. Bathroom is clean.... More 

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Being a Malaysian myself, the food makes me think of home. I came here every weekend to satify my desire for Malaysian food. I second all the comments on seeing mostly Asians in here. This is one of the tell-tale sign that the place is good. Asians are very particular with their food. I wouldn't say it is the best... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was a GREAT place with wonderful food. However, they got a new cook in January 2013, and the food has changed radically. I had been a good client since Penang opened, but the last two take-out orders were a disaster: in late January my wife & I got sick a few hours after we ate our usual dishes (Thai... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1221 N. Atherton St, State College, PA 16803
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: (814) 861-6088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Malaysian

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