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Tek Sen Restaurant

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18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 129815117
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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George Town, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good tasty home cooked style. Mixture of Cantonese and Hokkien dishes. But can be bit pricey if you order fish and other special dishes.

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Thank wllmwong1
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this expecting a traditional restaurant and were surprised by the open air nature of it. Despite that we loved the food and enjoyed the hustle bustle around us. The service was great and what we wanted when coming to another country for the experience of the culture around us. We did get there late in the day... More 

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Thank David G
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tek Sen used to be really delicious, however the food standard has dropped. There are better restaurants out there. It is a good place for tourist to dine there but not for locals. We had a few dishes that was a tad too salty. The dishes lack "ooomph" and it was pretty disappointing. Perhaps the cook was rushing out dishes... More 

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Thank Pauline C
George Town, Malaysia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chinese Tzu Char restaurant. Unfortunately, difficult to park in a narrow lane. Long queue to get in but there is a waitress always monitoring the queue and organising patrons seats so the wait was not too long. Service was efficient. Menu was un english and chinese and the waitress recommended some specials. Loved the pork belly in black bean sauce... More 

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Thank PLeeTan
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice fusion of nyonya & chinese.Popular with locals and Singaporeans.A must try for tourists .Famous for their fried roast pork, Assam Prawns,Hea Yah Keh Pork& Curry Fish to name a few.

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Thank 233Agnes
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All dishes are very good and tasty. Enjoyed the food very much especially their fried assam prawns, claypot salted chicken, spicy fried roasted port with dark sauce, Will definitely go back there. However, their food is pricey compare to restaurant.

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Thank Anndze
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to wait in line to get in but that was worth it! The place was packed with locals and the food was very good. The chicken with home made Thai sauce was the best we've eaten during our vacation.

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Thank chriskonstapel
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food with childhood taste. All the food are great. I personally like the curry fish and the fried roasted pork the most!

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Thank YingkaiOoi
George Town, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My all time favourite: roasted pork fried with chilli padi, assam curry fish, sambal kangkung, bayam egg soup, assam prawn... I think they are also serving the authentic dishes like vinegar pork knuckle, yam pork, yam duck, salty fish slice pork pot etc. never try because everytime will stick with the standard order, but believe to be good... More pricy... More 

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Thank Kelly T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The host was horrible, well, maybe because the restaurant were busy but people kept on coming. Food was really good though, we ordered 6 types of food with 4 plates of rice and 3 bottles of drinking water cost more than 200 ringgit. The restaurant itself was clean and organized.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 129815117

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