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1221 N. Atherton St, State College, PA 16803
(814) 861-6088
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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Gallitzin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Everything I've had here has been great. The staff is really good about helping you choose a dish if you're new to sushi.

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Saint Marys, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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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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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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

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  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

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