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Penang

685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
617-451-6373
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Ranked #533 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Thai, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to this restaurant for the first time, we were pleasantly surprised. If you are looking for something different, this is your place. We had a crepe style egg appetizer with plum sauce and filled with lettuce, it was refreshing. I ordered a fish head soup which was crazy good but be aware the heads have... More

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Key West
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife picked this restaurant out on the basis of how it looked and the nice smell that emanated! I liked the look too as it's walls are all red brick and the floors are wood. When we stepped in I immediately saw the kitchen and a chef making a large crepe right in front of me! This sold it... More

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Top End, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For those homesick Malaysian, this is a place where you can have good Malaysian food. Very authentic, only that u r not in Malaysia itself. They did a good job in bringing the taste of Char Kway Teow, Hor Fun, Roti Canai......IMHO, better than some places in Malaysia. Keep it up.

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Brisbane, Australia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a half-Malaysian, I really miss Malaysian food when we are travelling so I was happy to find this restaurant. We enjoyed the food so much that we ate here 3 times during our stay. We tried several different dishes and they were all really good, in particular the ones with the shrimp paste. The food came out very quickly,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews 162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We got takeout and enjoyed it a lot. The green chili with chicken was tasty, though the curry sauce was really thin, almost like soup broth. The Malaysian Buddhist was excellent: vegetables, tofu skin, and a little bit of noodles. The rice was also really good. The only down side was that the chicken satay appetizer wasn't as fresh as... More

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

With our first visit to Boston, we fancied some Asian food. So, after checking out several restaurants, we chose Penang. Simple but nice restaurant, very quick seated. Everything looked delicious, but we chose several different dishes, so we could taste from each-other's dishes. They noted our choices and not even after 10 or 15 minutes, food was already served. What... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My first Malaysian restaurant experience. We had dinner with a local who frequent the place. We ordered the Kangkung sauteed with shrimp paste, Calamari, Fried Rock Fish and Fried Rice. We were surprised that the food was good but was a little bit overwhelmed with the shrimp paste on top of the fried fish. The service was excellent and price... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but the teh tarik (hot 'pulled', frothy tea) made up for that. Also the char koay chow was too bland, but the 'dry' wonton noodle was excellent! Like a westernized version of a Malay food court in 'section 6' :-)

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Union, New Jersey
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334 reviews 334 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited this Penang Restaurant with a friend who was born in Malaysia. It is part of a chain of restaurants in this country. I have visited several and all are quite good. Food was great; service was excellent; and the beer very cold . . . . just the way I like it. If I am back in Boston... More

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USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I go to Boston all the time for business and everytime I'm in Boston, I usually try to make one visit to Penang for a delicious dinner after work. Food is good and price is very reasonable. Love this place!

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