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“New dining area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Penang

Little Penang
Shop 16, Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand
4-3829818
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Ranked #54 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Description: Little Penang has been in business a few months. A takeaway with a few small tables, not online. Tel 64 21853318. Delicious very fresh food, warmest welcome. ,but the food is so delicious and fresh and the smiles of the owners
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“New dining area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Read a review of this little cafe and expected to have a take away or sit on a crowded bench. Delighted to find that they had just opened a smart little dining room and the food was every bit as good as previous reviews have suggested. Authentic Malay food very attentively served at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Cheap and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The place is getting super busy now, but it is criminally cheap and fantastically good quality. One of, if not the best takeaways in Wellington. Been here a lot

Visited October 2013
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cheap, cheerful n cosy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We visited Wellington recently for the weekend and we were looking for something reasonably priced and tasty for dinner. After reading a rave return in the Air NZ mag we headed around the corner to Little Penang. The snug cafe/takeaway was cosy on a blustery night and the piping hot large servings completed a perfect evening. Fellow diners were happy to share their recommendations and all agreed it was the best Malaysian to be had in Wellington.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Can it be better than Penang itself?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Part takeaway and part cafe. The food is exceptional and better than authentic. The mee goreng was brilliant and the curries full of flavour. But it is the real lumps of pork in the lobak and buns which are the real testament to the goodness of the food! I heard a rumour that they might be moving close by to bigger digs. The only downside will be sharing the food with more people!

Visited October 2013
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Featherston, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best Malaysian in Wellington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited this small (takeaway) restaurant on a friday night dominated by flooding and power outages, just before Fat Freddy's Drop concert in Opera House.
The place was packed and we managed to get a table. We ordered mee goreng, nasi goreng, beef rendang and tok ma. After a bit of deliberating and lost orders around us, our food arrived steaming hot and very tasty. What is this beautiful! We always are searching for Indonesian food in NZ, because this reminds us at our home country The Netherlands, where you can find many great Indonesian restaurants. Malaysian and Indonesian is very similar and this was the best I've ever eaten in NZ.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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