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Penang

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1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
+1 847-222-1888
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“roti canai” (7 reviews)
“beef rendang” (6 reviews)
“curry puffs” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Malaysian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I have been to this place many times during my visits to the Chicago area. If possible try it! Delicious homemade Malaysian food-consistently fresh and beautifully served. Family owned and family oriented, service is excellent! I have tried some of their fried rices, the Thai...More

Thank AJJL1964
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

I am from New York and I LOVE my food. Every time I visit my father in Chicago I make it a point to come here. The food is DELICIOUS!!!! We lived in South East Asia for 5 years and I can tell you this...More

Thank MissS423
Reviewed November 20, 2017

The number of Asian restaurants in Chicagoland is in the thousands. The number of restaurants serving Malaysian food is about ten. Penang serves both Chinese and Malaysian food and do both equally well. I assume they needed to incorporate standard Chinese fair on the menu...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Malaysian restaurants are rare in the US, so this one was a rare find. The food is mostly Malaysian Chinese, as the name suggests from Penang which is located in the north eastern part of Malaysia. There are some Malay dishes but the selection is...More

Thank Iftekhar A
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

I had the Penang chicken. It was very good and the portions were huge. It was perfectly cooked. The only complaint I would have is that the dish was marked as spicy but it was not spicy at all

Thank joe b
Reviewed August 6, 2017

A great place to go to for authentic Malaysian (specifically Penang) food, with a few dishes available from the surrounding SE Asia (e.g. some Singapore noodles, etc.). I have lived in Singapore for ten+ years and the food here would not be out of place...More

Thank Schmerko
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

"Where have you been all my life?" -- Haha, this is all I can think since visiting this secret gem!! Certainly, the appetizers were better than the mains, so my reco is to order 6 or so apps for two people and call this dinner!...More

Thank Ben E
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Great food - ambience good. Customer service could be improved. At times we felt the servers were doing us a favor by arriving at our table. The lack of service - was compensated by great meal. The ginger lamb and roti telur were fabulous.

Thank Shouvik D
Reviewed April 17, 2017

My wife is originally from Penang, and we lived there for awhile after retiring. W. hen visiting Chicago, we always stop at Penang. They have a pretty complete menu and generally pretty authentic Malaysian food. We started with curry puffs and roti cana, and moved...More

Thank Chipol
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The food at this restaurant is very good but the service is very slow. When we last visited there was only one other table needing service but we still waited a Loooong time for our food. It was delicious when it arrived, but the wait...More

Thank Suz B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-222-1888
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