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Jewel of the North

Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Wichita, Kansas
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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8 reviews 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

first used this restaurant some 15 years ago candles on table excellent Indian food and value for money, best naan bread in Malaysia. Owner spent much time away over next few years and quality steadily declined finally selling up so we now have new owners. greeted by cigarette smoking manager and shown to unmade table. service slow and food of... More

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