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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $29
CUISINES
Asian, Fusion, Malaysian
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Dinner, Drinks
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. On-point of local ingredients
1. On-point of local ingredients
"chef who pride themselves in serving only fresh local ingredients."
Ettykhai
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2. Variety of pastries
2. Variety of pastries
"Every single dish was amazing, a harmony of flavor and spices."
Skrallinger
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3. appreciation
3. appreciation
"Thank u Genfor the delightful dinner."
Ettykhai
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to order ala carte as chef’s menu has unknown ingredients and we have too many dietary quirks. The food is innovative with creative twists yet delicious. The prawn, potato, baby shrimps and duck eggs were recommended entrees. The minced pork, spring chicken and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Davidlye70
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

we came across Gen on a foodie’s blog when we were desperately searching for a decent place for dinner in a rainy night (that made our plan changed). Saw the photo and convinced by the positive comments here. I decided to give it a go....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Melaaaaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a modern take on Malaysian, Nyonya or more accurately Fusion cuisine. Every dish has a twist in it - curried mayo, citrus mayo, soy-chili herb and XO sauce. Overall the appetizers, the mains and the desserts.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank cclye
Reviewed November 30, 2019

Recommended to us by our hotel manager, Gen ended up being a great spot for a nice dinner in Penang. Most of the seating is along the communal area against the bar/kitchen, enhancing the overall experience since you could see the food being prepared and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank RSDCTraveler
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Went there for my birthday celebration. The restaurant is stylish with interesting decor, all seats are facing the open kitchen so you can get the chance to interact with the chefs. Overall a cozy and relaxing atmosphere! Although there are not many dishes to choose...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank motmot1006
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Highly recommended good Malaysian fine dining using local ingredients and showing off local cuisine. They make best use of the long narrow plot by having all the diners along one long counter facing directly onto the kitchen. We went for the 7 course menu with...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank IPC74
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Food was nice and full of surprises with Malaysian characters, first class fine dine experience. Tends to be strong seasoning (some dishes are quite spicy but massively toned down from traditional cooking already). Interesting bar table setting (with people dining at different pace) - slightly...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank wmal1506
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely surprise! While dining at another fine restaurant in George Town the night before (you can read a separate review for them:-)), the couple next to us strongly advised a visit to gēn 根 while we were in town. Mr. Johnson and his...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank KCBASS
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Fine dine price, but the environment is a bit lack as it's a long bar in front of the kitchen, maybe other people will like this though. All the serving were great overall. I especially love the "ginger flower" - refreshing, tasty, special. When we...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Pei Lee O
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Excellent food, so flavoursome and superb service. Really lovely staff can’t recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: June 2019
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