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“MUST VISIT” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aik Hoe Restaurant

Aik Hoe Restaurant
No.6 & 8 Lebuh Carnavon Georgetown 10100 Penang, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #401 of 980 Restaurants in Penang Island
Cuisines: Chinese
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Singapore, Singapore
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“MUST VISIT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A very short distance from my hotel. But if i were to walk i might lost my way. So in order to save time I took cab from Bayview hotel to this dim sum eatery.

The ambient is so old school & traditional that i went awwwwed...

its self service, there are an array of dim sum, just tell the lady whatever you wan she will cut into half for u. If there's nobody at the counter you can simply take it from the basket yourself.

The price is reasonable & i tell you the carrot cake is to die for!! Its so damn crispy from the outside and soft in the inside. A MUST TRY.

I will be back for sure :D

Oh remember it open at 5am - 2pm!!

  • Visited May 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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English first
George Town, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Genuine timeless classic dim sum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Make your way to Aik Hoe restaurant in lebuh carnavon for the best place for dim sum. Balanced seasoning without adulteration of flavor. Experience the setting of a simple 50's restaurant. Highlight of the day: melt in your mouth egg tarts.

    • 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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“cheap and cheeful but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The old adage you get what you pay for applies here. the food is incredibly cheap and service is fast but it's nothing to write home about.
If you want the special dishes you need to go early as they sell out of a lot of things by mid day.
To counter my comment it is busy pretty much all morning so they must be doing something right!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Traditional Dim Sum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Traditional cantonese dim sum worth trying. Old style chairs and tables brings you back to memory lane.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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