We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
+60 13-433 7878
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 316: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I received a very warm and sincere welcome. The ambience is lovely, and the place is cool and comfortable. All the food was great (including dessert) - if you are not sure, just ask them for their specials and you won't go wrong!

1 Thank Gregory C
Level Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend of mine and I walked 2.3 km from our hotel here to try out this restaurant. We had the set for two with the fish dish cooked with snapper.

1 Thank Ghee Soon C
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its on the average note to me. There were some dishes were good such as the asam fish, chicken curry and the fried chicken. But the owner was very nice and hospitality was good. The place was small, may considering to call and reserve a table.

1 Thank Shamini M
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love the idea of going to someone's house for Nyonya food. We were greeted by a young cheerful boy and felt so welcome. The food is worth waiting for especially the curry chicken, Sambal Hae Bee and Assam fish. The curry gravy is thick and full of flavors ! Every dish is unique and wish our stomachs could eat... More 

1 Thank Roysam
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty and worth it. Fish was fresh. Liked the otak2 lots. The 2 pax set can be eaten by 3-4pax (we couldn't finish it). Service is ok. Noisy during lunch hour. Limited tables only. Clean toilet.

1 Thank AthieDev
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been meaning to try Nonya food and was not disappointed. Took the tripadvisor advice and booked ahead. Just as well as a few people were turned away whilst we dined on the set menu. Our daughter cannot handle chilli so manager suggested the fish be done with Sweet and sour sauce. Delicious. Also worth mentioning chicken kapitan, Clear soup... More 

2 Thank sh0ts
Petaling Jaya
Level Contributor
162 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

First of all, ensure you make reservations - the place will be packed! Also be mindful of other guests who have made reservations for the next time slot, so sitting here for hours will not do :). Highly recommended: ju hu char, kari kapitan (the gravy is oh so fragrant and good - I think this is their best dish!),... More 

1 Thank MimiPetalingJaya
Luang Prabang, Laos
Level Contributor
103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Ivy's was, I think, the first place to open on this quiet sidestreet that has, in the last few years, developed into quite a little strip of upmarket eateries. It was recommended to me by a friend who lives nearby on my last visit a few years ago (and my friend's a chef - doesn't eat anywhere, much less recommend... More 

2 Thank Giles W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

A good friend of mine drove me to this traditional Nyonya restaurant and boy, they did not disappoint! The food was as far as I was concerned as genuine as it gets for a Nyonya cuisine and so immensely scrumptious! The 'fried prawn' was so crunchy - melts like butter and the chicken curry was something else!!! Too yummy!! Oh... More 

2 Thank funkykiddo
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

4 visits in 4 years and the quality and integrity of the cuisine remains among the best on Penang Island. Good Value, Great food and comfortable dining room makes this place a spot to try REAL Nonya Food

1 Thank Ashley W

Travelers who viewed Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine also viewed

George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island

Been to Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 13-433 7878
Serving authentic Nyonya Cuisine.

Closed for a short break from the 20th March till 28th March 2017. Business resume on 29th March 2017.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
6 months ago
Penang Island, Malaysia
7 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?