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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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Neenah, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated a birthday here. The selection of cakes is unbelievable! We picked out enough slices to fill a large plate. After dinner, the waitstaff brought the cake out, sang happy birthday and of course, we all tried the different pieces of cake. If you are not in the mood for cake, the food is good too!

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Thank Mary S
Ventnor, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the minute you walk in the place is abuzz. Very eclectic with various seating and dining arrangements. You then pass the cake table - wow! At the very least 50+ cakes on offer. The coffee is terrific and that comes from a Melbourne, Australia critic .... Me. Huge drinks list including alcohol, juices and hot drinks. Various meal options... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Penang
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the spread for cakes. Long n narrow cafe in Penang. Bursting with people from all walks of life. Great place to meet friends

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Thank Eva P
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the chance to visit but the place is quite crowded. Has a variety cakes and scone. Home made burger is pretty small that why i regret having lunch there as it is quite pricey. Would recommend just to go there for breakfast or tea time. Staffs are friendly and food was served quite fast even it was so crowded

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Thank Victor V
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Their cakes are a must try! I need to have their tiramisu every time I'm in the island. Kids and pet friendly! Very long cafe, make sure you walk the whole length and also check out the art space upstairs. Trendy crowd and ambience, sometimes very crowded in the evenings... especially for their live performances. Cons: customer service could be... More 

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Thank KnaKrsh
Switzerland
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170 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great cafe. Also sells meals As well. Really neat setting, super long. Be sure to walk all the way through. Cool but not cold and neat to get in off the street after the street art. Prices are steep for Malaysia and there was a long delay before one of our party got their order. Busy place... More 

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Thank KiwiSwitzerland
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

China house was one of my highlights in Penang! The food is absolutely delicious! The cakes are heavenly. Wish I could have taken all of them with me! Such a cool idea with the paper on the table for drawing. We felt like children again. The decor is so nice and the music makes you feel like you are living... More 

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Thank KelseyAlo
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a cake craving? Look no further. Their set meals do leave more to desire for. Overall not a cheap place. But it's trending with tourists and locals alike. The quality of cakes are average only.

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Thank Qi K
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great place for......cakes! But also has a good range menu for savouries as well. Busy place and almost always full, did not book, still they found us a table though. Very welcoming staff and décor, loved the place and visited more than once :-)

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Thank Silkie55
acg1960, Manager at China House, responded to this review

Hi Silkie55, Thank you for visiting ChinaHouse and such lovely review here. We hope to see you soon. Feel free to drop us an email at info@chinahouse.com.my or give us a call at +604 263 7299 for reservations on your next trip here Cheers Wallace More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

China House has a very cool vibe. Its filled with fun, young staff who love hanging out and being there. There are multiple restaurants with different cuisines within China House. You can choose what you are in the mood for. We ate at the Cafe which had table mats in the form of drawing paper and they had placed crayons... More 

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Thank Mansi T
acg1960, Manager at China House, responded to this review

Hi Mansi, Thank you for visiting ChinaHouse and such lovely review here. Please come back for more CAKES!!! =) Feel free to drop us an email at info@chinahouse.com.my or give us a call at +604 263 7299 for reservations on your next trip here Cheers Wallace More 

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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, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?