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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Quezon City, Philippines
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's something for everyone in China House. A lot of "Instagrammable" places. We went here 2x because it was a nice place to hang out in. One in the late evening and there was a good band playing English songs. People from everywhere were having a grand time. Other parts of China house, had a coffee shop, garden. There were... More 

Thank Anthea M
Kuching, Malaysia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't go wrong with a late Sunday morning brunch here, or a quick catch up with the friends and family in a fabulous setting laden with history and charm.

Thank Sarah5677
Penang Island, Malaysia
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163 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Other places advertise western food, but if you want to get away from the colourful varieties of local food, this is the best place in Penang in a historical setting. Dinners and brunch on Sunday recommended. Tends to get crowded on Sundays after midday!

Thank LaohuPenang
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cakes are fresh moist and delicious, Coffee was to die for and the set out was clever and unique . Would go back again for sure .

Thank Steve C
Guildford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to hang out. Very chic. Western menu with lots of healthy options. Quirky rooms all over. Very well known for its cakes! Tourist prices but a definite worthy trip.

Thank Prabs68
Penang, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the cafes which offers more than 20 types of cakes in Penang. There are some cakes displayed in the transparent fridge and most are warm cakes. Their tiramisu is one of the best in town. The cake is full of aromatic coffee and rum taste, coated with cream and caramel; the moment when you put a... More 

Thank Kenn Vun G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did my homework and had browsed through more than 25cafes in Georgetown. And China house is one of the few that really stands out to me. Here's the reason why: 1) It's amazing website: They have included a map in their own website, it is really beautifully drawn with clear description of the layout of the cafe. Make sure... More 

Thank Strong B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a great place in George Town, you can easily spend several nights in here and have a different evening each time. It has an arts space, a cafe, restaurant, small cosy bar (mainly cocktails) and a larger bar (Canteen) with a performance area. Canteen has live music on most nights, and is a sound bet for a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There must have been more than 20 types of cakes and pastries on display at China House. From basic chocolate cake to fancier flavours like cake with coconut cream, you'll find yourself walking from one cake to another, unable to decide which to choose. My advice is to go with a huge bunch of buddies and order one of everything... More 

Thank mightykai
Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here one day and had the carrot cake. I was so blown away! Really this was the best carrot cake I have ever had. Anywhere period! They win. Game over! My wife does not eat dessert and she wanted to go back the next day, so we did. Unfortunately we never got to try the meals, only dessert.... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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

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