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1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Aurora, Illinois
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there on a recommendation for the food. There was no smile, no asking what to drink, no refills on our water, how is the food or if I needed anything else. I would say the food was ok and there were other dishes I would like to try. I may give them one more try. It is a... More 

Thank billp422
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been in Chicago for a year and have been craving for Malaysian Food and I was so happy to find this Malaysian Restaurant close to home. Food taste as good as back home. Ordered Nasi Lemak and Beef Rendang, a typical Malaysian dish. Its a good place to try some spicy Malaysian Food

Thank Cilla F
Romeoville, Illinois
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since we ate at Penang. There used to be one in Chinatown but after it caught fire a few years ago, they never reopen. We started with taufo satay followed by Penang Char Kwai Teow (rice noodle), beef rendang, Hainese chicken rice and spicy fish fillet. Everything was good. It would be nice if the... More 

Thank Angie N
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My first time stopping in after driving past this place many times . The food was great . The chicken sattè was a great appetizers and all the entrees we got were great . Excellent service and not crazy busy !

Thank Michael A
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Some recommendations are Hainanese Chicken Rice, Char Kueh Teow, Pasembor, Curry Mee, Roti Canai and Roti Telur. A decent place to have Malaysian food.

Thank Lin1177
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The waitressing is awful. Half or more than the half of the menu is spicy food which shows no consideration what so ever for people who don't like or can't consume that. Food was average ... not good and not bad. It was a huge disappointment and I won't drive their again even if I was offered to eat for... More 

Thank LtShaggy
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We come here often and we have never gotten anything we did not like. We always get the mango chicken but the curry chicken, pad Thai, and fried rices are all great. High recommend this place!

Thank J M
Schaumburg, Illinois
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

We were a group of 12 so decided to order some appetizers and entrees to eat family style. As such I got the opportunity to sample dishes I wouldn't necessarily have order such as the green curry and mongolian lamb: the curry was spicy but not overly "hot" and I enjoyed spoon the sauce on my rice; the mongolian lamb... More 

Thank SJK1950
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Malaysian food is not a common cuisine found in the US. The food is heavy on spice, heat, shrimp paste, lemon grass, etc. And many of the dishes are quite bold and pungent, which may not sit well with most American palette. To me, these are the biggest obstacles for this restaurant, i.e. how do you keep it authentic, but... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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134 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

This restaurant had been talked about by my friends a lot and we finally got to it. Food was very authentic to the Malaysian cuisine. The Hainanese Chicken was very authentic according to my Singapore friends. It is different than the one I had in Hong Kong though.

Thank emilehong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 847-222-1888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?