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“Excellent Every Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Micke's Place

Micke's Place
94 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
016-4551908
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Ranked #13 of 435 Restaurants in Georgetown
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Seattle
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219 restaurant reviews
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
“Excellent Every Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I reviewed Micke's Place after a visit last summer and gave it four stars. My wife and I are back in Penang now (Jan., 2013) and have eaten 2 of our four dinners so far at Micke's. I'm upping it to five stars. On the first visit this time I had the fish curry which was even better than I remembered it, with a generous amount of fish and a really unique and tasty curry (the star annise makes a big difference). My wife had a light meal of mushroom soup and garlic bread, both excellent. On our second visit we both had linguine alfredo (that is, their carbonara w/o the ham) and it was really fine -- perfectly cooked pasta with a very tasty sauce. We shared an order of garlic bread. The lady who runs the place is totally charming.

The review below by HP88 alleging that the food is all microwaved and none of it is fresh could not be more false, misleading, misguided and downwright ignorant. Ignore his rant and come to this wonderful little place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Great food and a really friendly place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

It is situated just off the main road near to the seven eleven. The food is all excellent and a lot of work has gone into adding spices to make it taste absolutely delicious. I liked the sweet and sour chicken but my favourite was grilled lamb with linguine napolitana, basically a large tasty lamb chop on a bed of large noodles. The pizza was well topped with lots of cheese. All in all a great place but limited in size so fills up quick. You can borrow a pen and leave a message on the wall along with all the hundreds of others. My favourite place in Penang.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Disgusting, microwaved food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The worst food we have had in our 4 months travelling South East Asia. Seriously.
The service was slow, although we don't really worry about this because food tends to make up for it. But, when you are served cold vegetables, microwaved pork ribs and a clump of rice, everything about the experience tends to become an issue.
The staff didn't smile or welcome anyone. They spent 15 minutes in the kitchen, without once returning to front of house to make sure customers were happy (there were two tables waiting to pay all this time).
The menu consists of soup, pasta, pizza, pork ribs, chicken and fish dishes...none of which are prepared fresh to order.
Definitely would not recommend this place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin
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“Great little restaurant...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a quirky little restaurant near the 7/11 on love lane.small menu done well by the owner/chef.she cooks up some of the best food we had in Georgetown here.good meat used throughout all her dishes and very reasonably priced.we tried the brownie which was lovely aswell.drinks a little bit pricer than normal but that's the only tiny negative I can say about here.definitely worth a try!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Friendly, Cozy Place for Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stumbled upon this place when we were looking for dinner. It looks unassuming and only had one other customer in the shop.

We took a chance and walked in. The menu was very limited but they had daily specials. Ordered the Pork Ribs & Lamb Chop.

Both dishes were superb. The pork rib is unlike the smoked bbq pork ribs we normally had. It is served with rice and a little saucy. It was great - fall off the bone tender and superbly seasoned apparently with pineapple and orange according to Madam Choo.
The lamb chop was awesome! Very flavorful and cooked to perfection. I can't say how good it tasted.

The pineapple & banana yoghurt is creamy - but came with some of the black stuff (either from banana or the pineapple) which kinda spoilt it. Otherwise, it would have been perfect.

They were not too stingy with the food portion and the price is really reasonable. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone.

Madam Choo is also really friendly.
If there's a crowd, you might have to wait awhile.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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