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685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
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Ranked #533 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $30
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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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Food was phenomenal! The service was super fast too. everything we had was great, especially the beef chow fun. The prices for the amount of food you are getting is astonishing. You really come out of this place stuffed and no dent in your wallet.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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150 reviews 150 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Last time I ate here was more than 10 years ago. The roti canai is still the same incredible roti canai of the past. Makes you feel like you are in Penang Malaysia! I ordered an extra bowl of chicken curry for only $2 and change! The popiah however was the most boring I have had in a while :(... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere & service. Chinese dishes were good but Malay ones not particularly authentic. Reasonably priced.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Penang

Address: 685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
Phone Number: 617-451-6373
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Thai, Pacific Rim

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