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May Garden Restaurant

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78, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the suckling pig but came away disappointed as it was not as good as the other restaurant we patronised. It was highly recommended by a friend. Perhaps the chef had an off day. The other dishes too were not as good as other restaurants in Penang. It could be better. We will skip this place the next... More 

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Thank rhclim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Best Chinese food in town. This is an very authentic Chinese Reataurant (more than 30years). Supprise that their dessert " ice kacang" and " chan dol" is as delicious as famous hacker store at Penang road.

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Thank Kennard L
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Where the locals go. Where are the tourists? Not usre where to put this cuisine. Probably a Penang adaptation of Cantonese and Hokkien.Try the herbal fish soup which tastes like chicken soup! I think one needs to pre-order. The roast sucking pig is not bad. Enjoyed the Beggar's chicken but wished they did not serve it in a plastic bag!... More 

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Thank Tennyson B
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

From the moment we stepped in we were treated with such kindness from all the staff. A real family atmosphere. Despite the fact that there was a massive work party taking up half the restaurant, the staff were so attentive and calm. All the food was incredible and as imagined when looking at the menu. Even the vegetarian options were... More 

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Thank Sivani B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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159 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

May Garden is Cititel Hotel at Jalan Penang serving Chinese cuisine...from Roast duck, pork & char siew. They also have fried vegetable, etc. The service is OK and prices slightly on the high side...however, the restaurant has limited space and occasionally it can be fully packed. Also car park is a problem/

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Thank HO D
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serve fantastic chinese food if you are celebrating occasion with a generous budget. Although the ambiance is overall average by international standard, the quality of food have compensated for it. The suckling pig is the best and most consistent throughout Malaysia. The pricey double boiled shark fin soup is also have no comparison. There are few other signature... More 

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Thank Soon Terng P
Mamuju, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

the best suckling pig i have ever ate in the last 10 years.....but thats not all, they have super delicious the scallop soup in crunchy basket, i enjoyed almost all the meals. Absolutely food to remember!

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Thank H4nny2014
Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Very good traditional Chinese fare at reasonable prices. We had black chicken soup, snow cod and their special house chicken. For dessert, we had chendol. We were a little late for lunch, but the chefs kindly agreed to go back to the kitchen for our orders.

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Thank myr0ntay
Penang Island, Malaysia
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have eaten here several times and it isn't often I get a dish i don't love. Some of the dishes are down right amazing. There is a crab soup thing served in an edible bowl that i could become addicted to. Not expensive but not hawker prices. Great suckling pig!

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Thank S P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

My DH really wanted a Chinese meal, so we searched and found May Garden by chance. Its not the most exciting from the outside, too many pictures stuck to the window, in plastic slips but the rain suddenly fell in torrents, so we took a chance and stepped in. We so pleased we did! This is not a glamorous restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?