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Boatman Restaurant

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No. 46, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to eat

Have been here many times and the food is always good. the service is excellent, nothing is ever a problem. Prices are very reasonable too. As it is at the far end of the beach parking on 'normal' days is fine but always busy on holiday weekends etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Louise A
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Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Super cheap food. Lots of different options. Friendly, helpful staff. Small portions though. I got a sandwich and if i went again, I'd get 2 of them to fill me up.

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Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Have been here many times and the food is always good. the service is excellent, nothing is ever a problem. Prices are very reasonable too. As it is at the far end of the beach parking on 'normal' days is fine but always busy on holiday weekends etc.

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cheap cheerful with good food very friendly. They were busy with a children's party and advised us they may be a little slow on service but that wasn't the case. We even entertained the children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was great, plenty of choice, very friendly customer service, cheap family dining. Surroundings old but clean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Been here for 9 days and tried a lot of restraints, this little gem is somewhere we would never have chosen based on looks but TripAdvisor had some goods results and we where not dissapointed. If you like chinese food you cannot go wrong here. Easily the best tasting around,the price is a bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Oh wow the food and service at The Boatman was amazing! They had the biggest range of meals I've ever seen on a menu. Fast and lovely service, great tasting quality dishes at very affordable prices. It was so good that my family came back the next night. Would recommend going there for dinner if you are in the area.

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Humpty Doo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent tucker to be had at the boatman. Menu is great and varied, and vine and beer is available. The outdoor setting is great. We visit the Boatman whenever we're in Penang. The lady running the place is very nice and always have time for a chat. We can recommend the large king prawns eg 4 prawns to 500g. Beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went looking for somewhere quiet and clean and weren't dissapointed. Food was excellent and I went for a Malaysian curry which was medium and it was that but lovely flavours and I'm a critic but couldn't fault it. Definitely worth a visit and staff very polite and helpful

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We Had The english Full Breakfast @ 22myr, Service Was Impecable, Would Like To Try Asian Cooking (lunch/dinner), It Was Good Only Thing Would Be How You Personally Like It Cooked (grilled/poached/fried Etc) And I.m Sure They Would Do Best To Cook To Individusl Taste.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant is good food cooked individually always hot they do Chinese, Malay and some English food. Nothing is too much trouble for them long may they continue. Kathy and Peter

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 46, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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