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“My favourite place in Penang.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of China House

China House
153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Ranked #74 of 465 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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“My favourite place in Penang.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

China house has an extremely unique design. The ambiance changes as you go from one room to another. On Friday & Saturday nights there's live music at the bar. They have a wide selection of wine & the sommelier is always friendly and helpful. Food is good & the cakes are delicious. The staff are often busy but some are extremely friendly as you get to know them.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“cakes cakes cakes !!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is cake heaven . Set in a quirky restaurant this dining experience is fantastic. Very confusing to distinguish who is waiting staff and who is a guest though as no staff are in uniform or have name badge .
A must for cake and tea.

Visited January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Great food, but the real focus is a huge selection of delicious desserts. We ordered just apps so we could share a bunch of desserts. Then head back to the back room bar and listen to love music while you enjoy a cocktail. Great night out.

Visited February 2013
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“Good for gatherings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We've finally gone to China House after hearing so many reviews from the others.

We didn't have any meal there, as recommended by cousins that the meal wasn't fantastic. However, coffee and desserts are nice. And we did order, yes, the coffee was good. As for the desserts, I think they can be better, it's just average (at least the one we ordered).

It's nice place to hang out. There are a lot of tables and seats, even so, it's still full house! You can draw some art, play board games, or even take a look at the art gallery at 2nd level.

It's a bit pricey, but it's a really nice place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We had two slices of cakes. One cake costs around rm15 and we didn't expect the portion was big. If you are dinning alone, one slice of cake could be enough for you. The milkshake was yummy. Other than that, u could actually draw something with the provided paper using different colours of crayons. Definitely will come back again for more!

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