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.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,036: English reviews
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously those who loves cake you will not be disappointed to come here. The selection is crazy! A lot to choose from and it is all taste good. If you happen to be in Penang. Do check it out. I am a bakers myself and I have to say this is one of the best place to have your dessert

Thank AshieddieIbrahim
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
143 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has it all. Coffee, cakes, actual meals, wine, cocktails! It's a very long establishment with two stories. One side has the coffee/cakes section, upstairs has the art section, one side has an outdoor patio, another has a dining room and the final section has a bar. You can find whatever you like in this one spot. Highly recommend... More 

Thank Dana H
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
92 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A really nice place to visit in George Town. Although most people come here for their famous selection of cakes and Tea, the dinner is great also. Nice seating area outside in the gardens.

Thank Laura87130
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
253 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes I think some of the best cakes i have tasted........thats a big call too.......had the lumberjack cake this time with an iced latte........super service, great location & its close to some amazing street art too. Go with a group as its more fun & you get they their cakes too.........one had a Coffee Milo frappe........i had a taste &... More 

Thank Declanj51
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Definitely an enjoyable visit to have a drink and listen to some live music. This is my 2nd visit, after a very enjoyable visit the last time with excellent pop & rock singer. This time, the band was more jazzy, but still a great visit to wind down and enjoy the tunes.

Thank ianxteo
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Canteen at Chinahouse provided a great place for an open-mike poetry session. The food was great, lovely ambiance and awesome music!

Thank D-headbanger
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The look and feel of the dining room is something out of a romance novel. True to its name, it has Chinese elements well blended with Penang's colonial past. If you are keen on a quiet dinner ask for the dining room, you will be led into a room near the cashier away from the coffee sippers and cake munching... More 

Thank John R
Kuala Lumpur
Level Contributor
155 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that executed their idea right. It's almost always packed especially during the weekends so I suggest that you head there during the off peak times to fully appreciate the place. Food was pretty average in my opinion but you have to give them points for their dessert table. It's pretty difficult to resist when... More 

Thank BeautifulFreak
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cool area connected to a bunch of shops. Backing the cafe is canteen the bar which has live music every night and the cafe is amazing serving the best coffee and a massive range of cakes! Upstairs make sure you go up the the gallery with hand made jewellery, old furniture and art. Such a cool place, wish... More 

Thank zlunniss
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like traditional Chinese house with very long gallery and a little garden. Food is really good over here but the portions are very less so ask for help while ordering to understand the quantity they will serve

Thank rya75

Travelers who viewed China House also viewed

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

Been to China House? 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of China House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Penang Island, Malaysia
over a year ago
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from China House 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?