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“Best curry ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helena's Cafe

Helena's Cafe
43B Jalan Batu Ferrenghi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
0164645202
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Cuisines: Chinese, English, Indian, Nonya
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Widnes, United Kingdom
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“Best curry ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Nest door to the Living Room you will find this simple and straightforward no frills place run by a family. But the food is wonderful! I tried the sizzling seafood one night and the chicken curry another. That curry was the best ever! Don't be put off because it looks so ordinary - the food is fantastic. If you walk past you will miss a treat.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Authentic family meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here a few nights ago. The restaurant is basic to look at - no bells and whistles. This is a family run business with terrific service and meals. We wanted to eat authentic Malaysian cuisine which this restaurant delivered. We sat outside with fans which was nice. We ordered seafood, noodles, rice and chicken. They also had fries for our 5 year old. Fully recommend this restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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“Average meal good friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Was disappointed having read such positive reviews....Whilst the chicken and beef mixed satay was very good the chicken stir fry was bland and like something you could rustle up yourself at home... Lovely service though so will return.

Visited September 2013
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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“No Gimmicks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Made a wellcome return, been drawn back to Helena's for a number of years. This year no exception. Food is excellent, with a good range to suit all tastes, and thats the key. No gimmicks (eg live music) just good fresh food well prepared, served within a friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited September 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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“Authentic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Helena's cafe was wonderful. It doesn't look like much from the outside but decided to give it a try. The food was so beautiful and authentic, chicken curry was lovely! Even the cook herself came out to our table to make sure we were happy with the food...very sweet lady!

  • Visited September 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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