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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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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Penang, Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must try the stir fried pork with chillies, morning glory sambal and assam prawn. One of the local favourite place. Sometimes the queue can be quite long

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Thank Pauline Y
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is not bad except that the portioning served did not equate with the price charged. Due to popularity, the waiting time is long, especially when you have children. Next time we need to prepare some snacks for the kids. We could easily overlook these but when the person who came to take our order wasn't too patient, she... More 

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Thank suewillowbrook
Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is good, but sometimes bit pricey. Be there early or after peak hour to avoid long waiting time.

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Thank vanesxin
George Town, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 5 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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