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Jaya

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Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the recommendation of colleagues and was not disappointed. The food offering was extensive and plentiful with generous portion sizes. Sadly none of the Naan breads available but otherwise a great place.

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Thank Alexraz
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously cheap and slightly risky food. But overall well worth a visit. I have been many times and there will be more.

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Thank ThomasDahl
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened on this restaurant when the one we were looking for turned out to be closed. It's a popular and busy place. The waiting staff were extremely attentive and kind - they were particularly friendly to our two young children, who consequently had a great time. The menu is extensive and varied, with a large range of filling Indian... More 

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Thank BournvilleBackpacks
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's conveniently located near a number of hotels on Penang Road. As such it attracts a rather large crowd. The food is reasonable and the price is fair. The down side to this restaurant is that the staff seem to discriminate some customers based on skin color.

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Thank esdee12000
Paris
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were served with great kindness and attention by a charming waiter. Food was plentiful and lots of choice, many freshly-made things. It was cheap and good and we would go back.

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Thank DarkHorseParis
Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

You can opt for cheap and filling "nasi kandar" which my friends had or like me, order a variety of tasty filling breads like "chapati" and "thosai." Friendly staff and clean place.

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Thank TREKKEARL
Sydney, Australia
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249 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This restaurant already has a lot of well deserved good reviews, to which i will add mine. The type of place you could easily walk past and not try - formica tables etc, but stop and try for it is well worth it on many levels - good friendly service, excellent food and wow what value for money. Could not... More 

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Thank Simon H
Punta Gorda
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I probably can't add much to what's already been written but this place really IS good. I enjoyed a Sunday afternoon meal there consisting of mutton, chicken, rice...all covered with multiple sauces. I enjoy the 'point and serve' type of arrangement because I've found that if food looks really good, it almost always is. The location is great...smack, dab in... More 

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Thank chuckycheese
Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I wasn't expecting much when I walked past the first time as it looked a little unappealing. I am glad that I went in and ordered. I had rice with vegetables and dal, and added a couple of chapati as well. It was that good that after dinner on the first evening, I had lunch and dinner there the next... More 

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Thank Daryl S
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

+ Restaurant is open 24 hrs and in prime location, close to most of the good lodges in George town area, lot of food options to choose, food is tasty and clean. I had food here everyday as it was right opposite to my stay - I found price to be on the little higher side. so the restaurant need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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