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Tan Sam Guan Seafood

Seafood, Malaysian
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Batu Ferringi Road, Penang Island, Malaysia
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tab Sam Guan Restaurant Batu Farr in laneway between Golden sands and Lone Pine

I feel bad about writing this review as we also have been coming to Penang for the past 5 years and only really discovered these guys 3 years ago...greeeerrr! (Not good) All the comments about how good the food is and what great value, and what super service...they are all true! Do not forget that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First visit here after reading tips from TripAdvisor. We arrived hungry and wondered if we walked into the right lane and yes, we found the stall. We were greeted by an elderly gentleman and found us a table. We asked for food recommendation and all that came was tasty and good. Note: Tiger beer was refreshingly served cold. Slightly more... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I feel bad about writing this review as we also have been coming to Penang for the past 5 years and only really discovered these guys 3 years ago...greeeerrr! (Not good) All the comments about how good the food is and what great value, and what super service...they are all true! Do not forget that they are a small establishment,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It was great to go back to Tan Sam Guan Seafood again a few times during the last week of May 2015. Food still very good and cheap, extremely reliable and consistent. Place was pretty crowded every lunchtime, which was surprising given how few people there were in the hotels there most of the week. Unfortunately the fans have finally... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Thanks Liang & Loon for the fantastic Food & Service given to me in April this year. I'm really looking forward to my next visit and to be able to try your new venture Knife and Fork Restaurant in the evening.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I really like the food, which is very affordable and good. Everything is quickly prepared and I love the home made spring rolls and the bee hoon (however you prefer to spell it), and their main menu is also very good. Quick, friendly and tasty, this is a really good local lunch place at Batu Feringgi, and the last one... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I discovered this little gem on my second visit to Penang back in 1994 when Liang's Dad ran it. Do not be put off by the concrete tables the food and service is fantastic and the prices are very reasonable. I was last here in April 14 and can't wait to my next visit.

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Arriving at Liang and Loon's cafe after 8 months absence felt just like coming home the food is still excellent but now with an even bigger choice of dishes. This must be one of the hidden gems of BF.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch based on some recommendations written on this site. The setting is really basic, rustic and ran down and many plastic chairs are broken. The owners are quite friendly and welcoming but tends to spend too much time talking to their regular customers. We ordered the Tan Sam Squid which was tasty and felt... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Only open for lunch, Liang and Loon cook the freshest, tastiest food imaginable. The beer is freezing which is a bonus given the heat of the day. Liang's brother Andrew also helps with the cooking. I have never been to a local Malay nonya restaurant where the staff banter is as good. It does not matter who you order from... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Not really a restaurant but a sidewalk eatery, we discovered this little gem many years ago on our first trip to Penang, much to our delight it was still going strong all these years later, run by the ever-smiling and effervescent Liang and her husband, Loon, this eatery offers Chinese, Malaysian and Thai food at bargain prices (lunchtime specials MR6... More 

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Address: Batu Ferringi Road, Penang Island, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island
Cuisine: Seafood, Malaysian

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  • Address: Batu Ferringi Road, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Malaysian

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