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“Really good food at reasonable prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Helena's Cafe

Helena's Cafe
43B Jalan Batu Ferrenghi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, English, Nonya
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Forster, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Really good food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a good eatery which appears to cater for all tastes. The service was friendly and efficient and the local meals were priced as good as the hawker market. A pleasant experience at a good price.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We ate here twice as we loved their Beef Redang and Sate's,it was friendly and was busy both nights.

Visited February 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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38 restaurant reviews
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“Decent Food at decent tourist price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Had dinner there recently since this restaurant has good reviews on Trip Advisor. Ordered the Grill Fish and Chips( RM18) and the fish was grill nicely and tasted nice but a bit on the oily side. They should have remove more of the oil before serving it. Also ordered the Fried Yellow Noodles (RM6) and it tasted quite good but a bit salty. If you order this dish, ask them not to make it too salty. Also ordered the Indian Fish Curry (RM18) that came with a bowl of rice. Tasted quite good but portion is big and could easily be shared with 2 persons. Ended by ordering a bowl of Banana Split (RM10) and for this price you ay, no complains.

Visited March 2013
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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“Excellent cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Do not let the cheap plastic chairs put you off. The food is excellent particularly the Indian dishes, all freshly prepared. The service is excellent and great value

I will be on business here regularly and will use it again.

Great value

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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london
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“Helena's Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I had several evening meals here and found all was to a very high standard - the service was very good and the place was always buzzing. When I return to Penang I will certainly pay Helena's some more visits

Visited February 2013
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