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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When to china house for a tea break. Order lychee lime drinks and 3 piece of cakes: sticky toffee (the upper later is a bit too sweet), chocolate cake (I forget the full name but nothing special with the cake) and apple raisin cake (normal taste and nothing special). Sticky toffee and apple raisin cakes consists of alcohol. The environment... More 

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Thank Phuah T
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place was quite packed when my partner and I got there. We had to wait a while for seats to be available. But you'll be wow-ed by the HUGE variety of cakes that are available!! One long table of it!! Too many to choose from but too little people to try it all out! Grab a few more friends... More 

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Thank MissyEvilyn
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is forever pack. I went there twice to finally get a sit. Wide selection of cake that looks really interesting. Taste is just ok- not good not bad. Going there for once will do.

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Thank lowtzuting
Penang Island, Malaysia
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so many great things about this place.. The spotlight is of course always on its cake. Do try out its ridiculously famous tiramisu, but don't miss out other cakes as well! Have a look at their impressive display of cakes, I am sure you would stand there for 5 minutes and still don't know what to choose! (hint:... More 

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Thank lwluen
Klang, Malaysia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a spread of cakes! Huge slices given. Tried their Ginger cage...it was glorious :) Quirky decor...bit of old wold charm. Loved the idea of mahjong paper and crayons for patrons to draw on while waiting to be served. Friendly but a little stressed out staff as the place is always packed, so be patient..please!

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Thank aisling_1420
Queensland, Australia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited China House on a recommendation from a local. Tiramisu cake looked rich but was light and very tasty. There was an amazing variety of cakes which made it difficult to choose. A modern restaurant/ coffee house in a Heritage area. We'll work a visit.

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Thank Fiona091
acg1960, Manager at China House, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, Thank you for visit and wonderful review. We look forwards to see you soon! Cheers, Wallace More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited the cafe for a quick drink in the day. Quirky interior. Quite pricey (compared with normal Penang prices) but still affordable. Did not try the cakes but they looked good. There is also a connecting small bar, which looks promising.

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Thank R3418BJ
acg1960, Manager at China House, responded to this review

Hi R3418BJ, Many thanks for your visit and feedback. We look forward to see you soon during your next visit. Cheers, Wallace More 

London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cakes were fantastic but the few ladies serving at the restaurant front (near the cashier) have such off-putting effect. They look pretty grumpy and not great in responding to one's simple request. It's a beautiful restaurant/cafe/bar/jazz club. There is something quite unusual about it. It would be too polite to say that their wine selection is limited. Why would... More 

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Thank Laura W
acg1960, Manager at China House, responded to this review

Hi Laura W, Thank you for your review. Please accept my sincerest apology for my grumpy colleague. Will definitely take note and action regarding this matter. Many thanks also regarding your feedback on our wine list, we will re-look on that. See you soon Cheers, Wallace More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered "Hot Mocha" but got it served in a glass. Couldn't drink it without burning my hands so I just had to sit there waiting or spoon feed myself some coffee. The taste was good though. I'm not usually a coffee drinker but this had no bitter taste that most American coffees have. The ambiance is very pleasing. Nice place... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the themed surroundings and the meal. But the service was slow which edges it back from 5 stars for me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?