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Tek Sen Restaurant

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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, my food experiences in 16 days traveling through Malaysia were in general fantastic, but this is a place we really enjoyed and visited twice in 2 days (1 x lunch and 1 x dinner). Don't scare yourself with the long queues. The trick is to arrive 45 minutes before closing. Very good value for money, and a cozy setting... More 

Thank Rakesh G
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of 7 agree unanimously that this was the best meal of our Penang trip. We had dinner there on a Friday night, and we were lucky to get a table immediately when we reached there at 6.10pm. The food was amazing. Our favourite dish was the assam stingray, which was superb! We had a hearty meal and our... More 

Thank estellebyul
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very unassuming restaurant serving authentic quality Asian dishes. Service is both quick and friendly even though we arrived at peak time we only waited a few minutes to be seated. Pricing was equally as good, several dishes and drinks for 5 people was under RM $200 and we all left full. I look forward to our next visit.

Thank John H
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Penang is famous for food. After living here a while I'd like to clarify. Penang has tons of places to eat. A whole lot of them are just not that good. Deep fried food tastes amazing but once you decide you don't want to die or turn into a 500 pound fatty because rice and noodles are literally the only... More 

Thank James D
Brasilia, DF
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful chinese restaurant near Chukia lubah. Simple, but not as simple as Penang Street food. Very good food. The thing is that there is a lot of queue. So, arrive early.

Thank MartinsCeglia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came back two nights in a row as the food was incredible! Both nights we arived without a booking and there were ques out of the door but they quickly seated us and had taken our order before we sat down. They were running a tight ship and our food arived in 10 mins. Food was amazing!! We even... More 

Thank Daisy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with 2 other guests and ordered 4 dishes - 2 veg, 1 soup and prawns. All were very delicious and generous portions for medium size. It was already crowded when we came ard 6pm but thankfully we got a table. When we finised ard 720pm, there was a long queue outside! Come early, the food is good and... More 

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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at 6:10 pm to find the place pretty full but we obtained a table outside on the pavement but this was a mistake as we were next to the entrance, within minutes we were surrounded by people queuing, bumping in our backs and nearly on the table. The food was of a good standard but not exceptional, twice cooked... More 

Thank Bricodust
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long queue and crowded, but people do not go there for the ambience. Their food is really tasty and fresh. Prices slightly more expensive than the cheapest street food alternatives, but still value for money. Highly recommended, try their tofu!

Thank Dulcedeleche1985
Singapore, Singapore
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good here, especially their Double Roasted Pork, Steamed 3 Eggs, and Assam Stingray Fish. Ma Po Tofu had too much bean paste in it, so wasn't authentic and was too salty. Staff discouraged me from ordering more dishes initially and said that there was too much food. When we wanted to add on in the midst of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?