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“Superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tek Sen Restaurant

Tek Sen Restaurant
18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 129815117
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Ranked #14 of 462 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Cockfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were in our hotel nearby when I trip advisored somewhere to eat. We were at tek sen 15 mins later. It was about 8pm, we had to wait for a tabke for between 15-20 mins. No probs. Service was a bit slow because they were rushed off their feet, no probs. Food was exceptional.
They have a decent menu with many dishes having a star beside them (ones the tourist mostly eat!), we had the double cooked pork, mapu tofu and sweet and sour chicken. Definitely the best chinese I have ever eaten. Go!
Oh and cheap too.
We changed location and took a 1 hour bus trip to visit again but found it shut, it was tuesday. Don't try to go on tuesday!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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georgetown
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156 reviews 156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“porky goodness!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

while there are a number of restaurants that serve pork, this is the best place that serves very good pork dishes with reasonable prices. i visited the place several times with my husband and all meals were very good. always left the place more than satisfied. when the place is busy, it is still amazing that they are able to bring the orders at reasonable times. a place that is always worth recommending to pork lovers.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Launceston Tasmania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Tek Sen was recommended to us by the owner of our accommodation. He advised us to get there early and we are glad we did! We sat down at 6 pm (as soon as it opened for the evening session) and by 6.25 pm there was one table left! I can't even remember all of the dishes we had as we ordered a number of small portions and then shared - a good way to go so that you can try as many different things as possible. The food was just beautiful and clearly all the diners on tables near us thought the same - we've never seen plates cleared so quickly!!!!! The restaurant itself is nothing fancy but it is clean, very lively and most importantly the food is fabulous!

Visited February 2013
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New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eating my way through Penang again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I am new to Trip Advisor but not new to Penang. Last time I was here I didn't see this place. Nicely done. 2 shop houses converted into one restaurant and young Chinese people who spent some time in the US created a Hawker food place which is much cleaner and organized than most of them. Locals came in both times I was there in bigger groups and seem to get a bit better attention than tourists but I think that's just the way it is. The food is good and I will go back again. It costs a bit more - not much more - than usual, but that's the price you pay for cleanliness.The place has a nice feel. Come a bit before normal lunchtime to make sure you get a seat.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Great place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We could tell that this was a good eating place as the restaurant was fully packed. We managed to secure the last table and were well rewarded!
There is a fantastic choice of dishes to choose from and we enjoyed our meal thoroughly. We were recommended 'pear' soup, tried it with some reservation but it was brilliant.
Service was fast and furious and smoking whilst eating was an acceptable practice.
Good ambiance, noisy and fairly hot but a fun place to eat in.
We would certainly go back there again- recommended

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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