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Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Popular Restaurant

We have eaten at this Restaurant on a couple of occasions over the years with friends but have found it to be quite expensive and they charge ++ (17%) on top of the meal. We normally do not go to Restaurants that charge these taxes. The meals we have had have been ok but not fantastic but obviously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2014
Lynette M
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Beechworth
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We often ate here and always enjoyed the variety of Indian food. Each year a trip to The Jewel of the North was part of our trip. However a couple of years ago while eating with Malay friends,their son queried our bill. We were a group of eight so would not have noticed that we were charged for a steak... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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239 reviews 239 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was in this restaurant in 2011 and both food quality and selection were outstanding ... so I went there on my last trip but both went downhill ... and the prices went significantly up.

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Beechworth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have eaten at this Restaurant on a couple of occasions over the years with friends but have found it to be quite expensive and they charge ++ (17%) on top of the meal. We normally do not go to Restaurants that charge these taxes. The meals we have had have been ok but not fantastic but obviously lots of... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Used to be a real quality North Indian restaurant but now has changed hands and has slipped. The long serving staff seemed to have gone as well.

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We also went to the Jewel of The North where they have choice of either western or Malaysian or Asian food. The range is good and quality is excellent. The one thing I like is that you can see the kitchen so there is no shonky business. There is the open area or an air conditioned section if it is... More 

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Melbourne
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had food here last visit to Penang and enjoyed it, this time we sat down to order, and everything we wanted to eat was unavailable so we left. This restaurant was empty most nights we were in Batu Ferhingi, and I think this said it all.

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is our 3rd trip to Penang and after the last two visits I had already negotiated with my new bride that I expected to spend at least 7 o our 8 nights at the Jewel! It has changed hands. Our experience wasn't anywhere near as bad as some reviews but its just not the same. The tall gentleman who... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, was concerned re recent reviews, but glad we still went and will probably go back for another visit whilst staying here, recommend trying the lamb.

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Whitley, Goole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited on our first night in Batu Ferringhi, we had a really enjoyable meal, the curry was tasty and had good flavours. The naans were fresh amd the atmosphere was warm and friendly. A good meal enjoyed by all.

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australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have enjoyed meals at jewel of the north over the past few years visits to Penang but no more. We walked in thinking we would enjoy the good food and wonderful friendly service as always but it all went south from there. Cigarette smoking staff couldn't acknowledge us as we came in,bwe ended up seating ourselves, waited ages for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups

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