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“Extraordinary cuisine and ambience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kebaya

Kebaya
2-16 Stewart Lane, Georgetown, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-264 2333
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Ranked #1 of 460 Restaurants in George Town
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kebaya is the diningroom of the Seven Terraces and is open to hotel guests and the public.Open daily, 7pm till 10pm.Christopher Ong has worked with the hotel’s chefs to create a menu of classic Indo and Straits Chinese Nyonya dishes. They have refined these using French cooking techniques and innovative produce to deliver surprising new twists on this already fascinating cuisine.The effect is simple, delicious full of flavour and dazzling.A four course degustation menu of entrée, main course, vegetables and dessert is served in Chinese style to allow guests to share the dishes. The Baba Bar is open daily from 2pm onwards, with live piano music in a very intimate setting.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Extraordinary cuisine and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you love incredible food this restaurant is a must. Ken, the Chef, is outstanding. He truly knows food. Waiting staff are attentive and courteous. That is all i want to say. Experience it yourself!!

Visited March 2013
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Paris, France
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“Seven....stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was definately the culinary highlight of our Malaysian journey - a wonderful re-discovery of Nyonya cuisine. In fact, at Kebaya one could say that it's been re-invented: all those traditional herbs ,spices and essential ingredients are still there but have been expertly tweaked and tuned and the result is sensational. I'll remember in particular the duck with star-anis and the light and witty starters. The service was as good as the feast we found on our beautiful flower- patterned plates and, just as important, we could hear ourselves talk. A perfect evening !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“the classiest place in georgetown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Kebaya is in a totally different plane compared to all the food and beverage outlets in Penang. Finally, there is a place you can actually sit and savour the food. This is not a place for hurried dinners - it is best to make reservations and the first thing you do is to order a glass of wine while taking pleasure in admiring the elegance of the bar and the tasteful interiors. They also have a piano player on weekends and on holidays. The fusion of flavours in their food is refreshing - it is something you have to relish. I went there a few times and the smiles of the staff are genuine, they even remember my drink. The best part is, it is non-smoking!

  • 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

First time of "Nyonya Food". I would say, it was a fantastic night in Georgetown (Penang).
The food is superb from starter, main course to dessert. (My fav is "Crab curry")...the decor, the ambience, services staff is nice.

A must visit when in Penang!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“High expectations - disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to try due to good reviews onTA. Average food, main course(the recomended duck) was burned and destroyed. No reason to go back. For the price of 100 RM pr person it was a disaster.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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