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Tropical Spice Garden (Lone Craig Villa) | Jalan Telok Bahang, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-881 3494
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Good Thai food, a lovely place to dine with family and friends! A perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the dusky leaf monkeys too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
dianaraml
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Scenic view
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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Food is great, the people are very gentle and the view is amazing. It is definitely a mus visit!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good Thai food, a lovely place to dine with family and friends! A perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the dusky leaf monkeys too!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I never really expect good restaurants to be located in tourist hot spots like the Spice Garden, but it just goes to show you shouldn't prejudge. We ended up coming here twice, once at the end of the Spice Garden tour and again to just go to the restaurant. The second trip we had the tasting platter and it was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This has to be the most sour faced crew I have ever seen. Food was not great with not one dish out of 8 dishes standing out. Papaya and beef salad lacked flavour. Similarly with the curries. Calamari had far too much batter and over fried to the point of rubberiness. Pineapple fried rice had no pineapple and no taste.... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ordered belacan rice (RM20.80) and it tasted so bland, the workers are Thai people so we thought the cooking must be authentic but we are so disappointed. The food served by the Thais at Super Tanker tasted way much better! The spice chicken tasteless, forgot to put salt i guess. What we enjoyed the most was the egg omelette... More 

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Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited the spice garden, and we decided to have lunch in the restaurant with the Garden. The food was very very good, spices and tasty, as best of Thai cuisine. The staff is very nice, and our table was outside. Prices are expensive compared to other Malaysian restaurant, but it was so good.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A good location, with a nice sea view across the road. But the food and the service are not up to the notch. They charged us 10 MYR for non botteled water, without any such information, and had such a hard time understanding that we wanted normal water, they kept serving hot boiled water or ice water. The food, apart... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here after our tour of the Tropical Spice Gardens. Our table out on the deck offered fabulous views through the greenery to the ocean. Service was quick and food beautifully presented. Food was nice though not spectacular. Restaurant built around a huge tree and has lots of character.

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have always looked forward to eating here on our trips to Penang. This time we tried the Thai red chicken curry, the Thai omelette, rice and drank ginger tea. The ginger tea with honey was delicious but the food, whilst ok, was nothing like Thai food. Less sugar and a little chilli in the curry would have helped! Previously... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our family has enjoyed the Tree Monkey Restaurant on several occasions, and have even taken small groups. The food is just okay; the service needs improvement; the atmosphere and view makes the effort worthwhile.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tropical Spice Garden (Lone Craig Villa) | Jalan Telok Bahang, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 4-881 3494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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