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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“roast pork” (114 reviews)
“chilli” (87 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (15 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ordered bitter gourd fried with eggs, assam fish, kang kong with chilli and toufoo. Portion is quite small but sufficient. Food is tasty. It is very near to our hotel at 23 Love Lane. After lunch, we walked to nearby Yip's Sourdough Bakery and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "family style" Chinese restaurant has been successfully operating, to the delight of its customers, for more than 53 years! The "signature dishes" served, like double roasted pork and sweet and sour pork ribs, are nothing short of incredible! It is rated by travellers like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tek Sen is an institution in Penang and delivers on all levels. It is very popular so there is a chance you will have to wait for a short time probably max 10 mins. Chairs are supplied. The queueing system is efficient and unique. You...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank stuffmatters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excelent finish to the trip do penang...great food...a must go in Penang/georgetown. The pork belly...omg

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dsmouro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried their signature Chili Padi Roasted Pork, Kang kong and Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs. All of them were great! We came on around 1 PM and lucky us, we didn't have to wait before seated. The service was fast though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dindamcs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The overall experience is nice. Long line. But with a nice weather, waiting outside is bearable. Food is delicious. Price is very reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank caaliaal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Asia, if there is a line of locals waiting for a seat in a restaurant, get in line! This place is loud, crowded and bustling. There will be a line no matter when you visit. You will be given a card that holds your...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaelmphotographer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be ready to wait in a line to get into this popular restaurant. the food is excellent, great pork and tofu, also serve beer, but they close at 9pm and last orders at about 8.45pm but it's worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linbaba1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, staff and delicious fried pork. V reasonable prices. This place is humming, rightly so

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GlobetrotterTwo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The line can look a little daunting (opened at 6pm, we arrived at 6:20pm) but everything goes quickly. We only waited about 15-20mins. The food was just delicious. We had the Brussels sprouts with prawns, deep fried Thai chicken and the roasted pork. SO GOOD....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank sarahoward2
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Sylvi S
October 25, 2018|
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Response from Paiman | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We were able to make one when we passed by the restaurant in the afternoon.
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rugiez
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Em T | Reviewed this property |
They serve all Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainan, Hakka. In Malaysia, it's quite difficult to separate chinese dish because all has been integrated in our food. For example Assam Prawn is in the Nyonya dish and also a Hainanses... More
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Johan443
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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