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1720 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-222-1888
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 !

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Thank Michael A
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Lin1177
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank LtShaggy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank J M
Schaumburg, Illinois
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank SJK1950
Chicago, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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132 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank emilehong
Oxford, Ohio
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I love Malaysian food and have been a number of them including the other Penang restaurants. The Roti Canai is one of the most delicious things they are pretty good there. Then, we order six entree dishes and they are OK, not outstanding through, may be missing the spices. I think It is still a good place to have Malaysian... More 

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Thank MTR5959
Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have been eating here a couple of times a month for years. It is consistently good. They all serve halal/Zabiha chicken meat if that's your preference.

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Thank Aimen
Chicago, IL
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Really good food, but not as good as Chef Ping which is a couple blocks up. We went here when the wait was too long at Chef Ping. It was good, but definitely a second choice.

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Thank Corinne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 847-222-1888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?