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“Good food, average service” 3 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 #13 of 459 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good food, average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

title says it all. it seems like the waitresses weren't in a good mood, or maybe we look foreign to them. They do, however, seem to interact excessively with the locals/regulars.

Visited March 2014
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  • Indonesian first
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George Town, Malaysia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was the only westerner there, otherwise it was chalk full of Chinese with a wait to get a table. This restaurant is 45 yars old and serves amazing Chinese food. I probably didn't order the prized dishes, but my meal was still sublime. Prices were more than street food, but the quality made the difference. Definitely worth the slightly extra expence. I tried to go back for dinner before I caught the ferry back to Butterworh, but they were not yet open for the dinner service. I think they open after 6:00 PM.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good nyonia Malay food but restaurant a little frantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We ate here for the second time and had really nice double roasted pork in chilli and prawns in tamarind sauce - yummy!!
There always seems to be a queue to get seated so I recommend getting there just before 6.30 pm as waiting for a table gets a little frantic. However the restaurant seem to manage ok and take orders while people are standing on the road outside waiting.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not easy to find but worth the trouble”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very good quality food at prices a bit above street prices but you can taste the difference. We had the recommended double roast pork which was every bit as good as other reviewers have described along with a local fish dish. All tasty and high quality.

Wish we had found it earlier in our trip.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Medan, Indonesia
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“Good Price and Taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Visited 3 times, suggested for those who like to eat (non halal food). Will come again when visit Penang. Open time at 12 to 3 pm for lunch and 6 to 9 pm for dinner.

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