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Tek Sen Restaurant

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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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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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Koh Tao, Thailand
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The menu is huge and it was busy so I let the lady who was taking care of the outside cue (they are very busy at peak hours) to make suggestion and it was great as always. Traditional food coming in big generous portions for very reasonable money. Rice is 1 RM and herbal home made ice tea was also... More 

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2 Thank NoWayUCanStopMe
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Big tables fitting at least 10 ppl. The food is really tasty , authentically local & served hot. The drinks are Ok only, pretty standard around town. You can ask the guy to recommend dishes to you. They're great. Friendly etc. Watch out.. Certain days they are closed... I think it's either Monday or Wednesday

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Thank Qi K
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to Tek Sen on the recommendation of a Malaysian friend. We reached at about 6.15pm, and thankfully managed to get a table immediately. Ordered the signature pork (really good!), signature tofu, sambal kang kong, salt and pepper squid and fried sweet potato leaves. Food was above average, one of the better meals we had in Penang. Do go early... More 

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Kampong Mantanani, Sabah, Malaysia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Going to Penang always means eating at Tek Sen. Great lemon chicken, delicious bean sprout. Location is easy to reach and people are fun. Even queuing I don't mind here as people are entertaining.

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2 Thank Ro D
singapore
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We went for the star items - roast pork with chili padi, tofu and assam fish - all nicely done, top quality zichar. Is it really that spectacular? I was staying in the area and popped in for a takeaway. Not sure if it's worth the trip for those outside Georgetown - you can find lots of good food elsewhere... More 

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Ipoh
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant from the review of tripadviser. Tried with friends. Price is fair. We paid RM 230 for 6 pax, but we ordered quite a lot....9 dishes to be exact. Service and ordering is efficient. Go early if you don't want to wait long. Worth trying if you like some old taste style.

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Thank elainettk
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner last night. Very crowded but managed to get a table within 15 to 20 mins. The lady who took the order very friendly. The food is good but slightly salty. The roast pork with chilli is good

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Thank ben h
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the top-rated "choo char" (cooked dishes) Chinese restaurants in Georgetown. Big menu variety. Efficiently run. Shophouse restaurant type dining ambience, no frills, but pleasant. Ample open-air carpark slightly down the road from the restaurant. Best to book ahead, bcos usually crowded. House speciality is the sinful "double-roasted pork". Some dishes: Fooyong egg; Braised pork; Fish curry;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Found the restaurant on tripadvisor and just tried the restaurant. Love the shophouse setting with high ceiling and fans. The restaurant is very well run and organise with friendly staff. Very busy restaurant with well manage waiting time. We ordered some very authentic dishes including vinegar pig trotter etc. The good was so delicious that I wish I had two... More 

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Thank YYprivatelimited
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

An unique experience of local food in a crowded restaurant. We arrived at 6:45pm and there was already a line up to get into the restaurant. We at once gave our ordered for food from the displayed menu. Then We were given a number and within 10 mins were called into the restaurant to be seated After 30 more minutes... More 

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Restaurant Details

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