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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast pork” (82 reviews)
“chilli” (79 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

Got there at 7:30 and had to join a long queue of other tourists (everyone in front of me seemed to be carrying a map or guidebook). Waited 45 minutes and by then the signature pork belly with chili padi dish had sold out! 5...More

Thank BornVivant
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

very authentic penangite food with strong flavours. booking is essential to avoid long queue. definitely a must try chinese restaurant in georgetown!

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got there 30mins before opening and joined the queue! It opens at 6pm in the evening. We order those dishes that the place says are its signature dishes. Particularly enjoyed the deep fried chicken in belacan (shrimp paste), it came in pieces and was...More

Thank MrandMrsNomad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Getting in - Restaurant opens at 18h, and we got there around 17:40, with already c. 10 people queuing. They opened up early around 17:45, and all tables were packed at 18h sharp. As we left at 18:45, 25+ people were waiting already (refer to...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best restaurant to go to in penang. Good food as usual. Long Q to wait. Please book in advance...

Thank Audee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal in the entire Georgetown. period. Stayed in Penang for four nights and tried many authentic Penang restaurants but Tek Sen was absolutely the best of all restaurants I visited. Highly recommend a visit and you'll probably visit here again. We had their signature...More

Thank 88eunjink
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't make a phone booking anymore - their phone just rings and rings - they say it is because they are inundated with booking requests. No matter, just turn up early, as the queues get long by 7pm - an hour long at least....More

Thank markrein2
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are here, please do order their MALAK CHICKEN (sweet and sour) and get their Michael Jackson drink ! I promise that they will not disappoint you! Although, this place may be quite busy and you might have to wait awhile before getting a...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time we went it was about 12:30 and there was a significant queue forming. We were told there would be a 20 minute wait. My partner couldn't face standing around so we left and went somewhere else. Later that evening we got a...More

Thank MelbourneStick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviews on TA were so tempting we thought we had to visit this establishment before we left Penang to return home to KL. Heading all the warning we went at 6PM and the place was already open and two thirds full. This was on a...More

Thank Seacroft
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January 16, 2017|
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Response from Hammie2015 | Reviewed this property |
They are likely to be closed from 26-31Jan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-981 5117
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