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“Worth a visit when in Penang” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mama's Nyonya Cuisine

Mama's Nyonya Cuisine
31-D, Abu Siti Lane, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
4-2291318
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Ranked #87 of 463 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Chinese PinkAddict in Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Worth a visit when in Penang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Cozy ambience not too classy nor shabby. Authentic cuisine and friendly waiters. Tasty food. Definitely will visit again next time when I'm in penang. Even New York Times reviewed this restaurant!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Delta, BC, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great introduction to Nyonya cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Mama's is a great introduction to Nyonya cuisine. Being our first time eating this type of food, we can't compare it to a previous meal. What we tried though was very good. As requested, they ensured our food wasn't too spicy. It was just the right heat but not enough to burn our mouths. We enjoyed the curry fish head and otak otak(fish cake) the most.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great Nyonya food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Book if you are going in the evening as it is small and gets very full. We ate very well on 60 MYR for two, including drinks. Food we had was excellent,

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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“Ok la.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Some of the dishes were very good like the Otak Otak and the Loh Bak but the Curry fish (Garoupa) tasted like the fish had been cooked seperately to the curry sauce and simply added at the end to a ready made sauce. It did not taste like it was cooked together. Other dishes also tasted the same way as though they had been merely assembled form pre-cooked parts. The Assam prawns were like this too. maybe steamed or boiled previously and the sauce stirred through. There was no infusion of flavour in the meat. It's ok but you don't feel it's special. They're very busy and it's one of those places were their priority is to get 'em fed and going rather than worrying about the quality of your experience. It is also quite pricey for what they offer - uneven quality and zero ambience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food, good ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very nice place for good nyonya cuisine and it offers wonderful ambience and setting for friends or family get-togethers. Enjoyed the sambal petai, otak-otak, curry fish head.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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