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China House

153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (651 reviews)
“tiramisu” (113 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 1,408 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great cafe with great coffee and a wonderful selection of cakes, artsy decor, art gallery and divine shopping, bar music and evening drinks. Outdoor area very peaceful in the hustle and bustle of the tourist precinct of Georgetown. I especially loved the relaxed atmosphere...More

Thank Karyn L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We felt so out of place. We went there just for desserts. And for those who only there for desserts, you cannot choose the table. What do you think? We went there because we heard good reviews on it’s tiramusi. Nahh it tastes suck! So...More

Thank sheeda28
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the colonial heritage ambience of this place. Must try their signature Tiramisu cake ! They also have tea sets for 2 persons which come with a pot of tea for 2, scones, sandwiches and a slice of cake. Take note the cake choices for...More

Thank Celest T
Reviewed 3 days ago

China House is a rambling place with many different zones offing different atmospheres depending on if you want a quiet read, a jazz band or simply coffee and cake. They have a good selection of craft beers, but these are not cheap.

1  Thank Alan-Holden
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place, the atmosphere is just great. We had lunch the food was lovely. Then we had to have cake.... So much choice, all look lovely. Coffee was the best. This is the place to stop, rest and eat. Staff were fantastic. You...More

Thank Gerry J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably the longest cafe that I have known, break into few sections (Coffee & cakes, pub & band, etc). You can play board games while enjoying the cakes. I was totally amazed by the choice of cakes, 4 of us has ordered 4 different cakes...More

Thank Richard_Heng
acg1960, General Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming to ChinaHouse. We are happy to know you had an enjoyable experience with us and hope you will be back soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great place to rest our weary feet and get out of the heat in what is a very interesting (and dare I say trendy) neighborhood.Because taxes used to be assessed based on street frontage, it has a very narrow storefront but a...More

Thank Tim L
acg1960, General Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming to ChinaHouse. As a heritage house from the 1870's, they were built long and narrow due to the window tax. Most of these properties were used as warehouses on the ground floor and residential on the upper level. We apologies that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I stopped in here on a Saturday and it was packed. Cool vibe of people just hanging out, drinking out and enjoying the spectacular array of cakes. I would say there were at least 50 to choose from. I ended up getting a Pandan Leaf...More

Thank Timmi002
acg1960, General Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you coming to ChinaHouse. We are happy you had an enjoyable experience with us and hope you will be back soon to try the wonderful array of cakes you missed out on this occasion. Thanks once again for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

-Walking Dead waiter -Narrow seating area. -Bad wifi connection Came to this cafe to try their highly recommended nice environment & dessert cake. And found out they are popular is because they are the only one cafe hire walking dead waiter. Sit down at 2pm,...More

1  Thank Qiomin L
acg1960, General Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming to ChinaHouse. I apologies that your experience with us was not up to expectation. Your comments have been taken on board and corrective training have been conducted to improve the team's product knowledge.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was 3 of us eating in. We had a cocktail at the bar first as the dinner only started at 18:30. We had the halloumi salad for starters and the salmon as main. All was very nice presented and great taste. Very big portions...More

Thank Pia D
acg1960, General Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to ChinaHouse. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope you will be back to try something new.

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Questions & Answers
LCurrier87
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Kimber J | Reviewed this property |
Yes... but you gotta try the cakes, 30 different types served daily. And that's really amazing 😉
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Chloe L
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Lou C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - Not sure personally But they did have a good range and are really lovely and could answer in a giffy if you called them.
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Ronald N
October 25, 2016|
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Response from acg1960 | Property representative |
Hi Ronald, We provide strictly pork and lard free food. Non halal because we serve alcohol in the same premise Feel free to drop us a call at +604 263 7299 should there be any further enquiry needed Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299
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