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China House

153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“cakes” (761 reviews)
“tiramisu” (111 reviews)
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Great cafe, excellent service. Suitable for singles, couples, families and friends. Quiet library area, swim area for kids, cocktail and wine bar for singles.

Reviewed April 26, 2017

We had lunch here on your first day in Penang. The food representation is very aesthetic. Food is delicious and fresh. We ordered a fruit salad, grilled chicken laksa and beef rendang. However there is room for improvement for service. The girl who was serving...More

Thank Making_a_point
Reviewed April 24, 2017

I expect it was once a good concept, however now its just squeeze you in and open your wallet. The eating areas are so tight, your constantly getting nudged by back pack, waiters carrying trays and food in and out. Its not cheap, and I'm...More

1  Thank ecossegeo
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of the most beautiful cafes in penang with an amazing array of cakes, food, as well as alcoholic beverages. Downside is that it's mostly crowded, and one needs to queue for a long time to pay the bill.

Thank Meng Yang N
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Love this place, interesting old long lane house with good food especially great sweet cake. Good drinks Bar restaurant and coffee in one place

Thank foersan
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

China House is a quaint old house which is famous for its desserts cafe. But mind you, it is more than just a plain old cafe. It is a bakery-cum-wine bar-cum-art gallery-cum-library etc. Every floor and corner of the building has different setting and they're...More

Thank Catniss310
Reviewed April 21, 2017

the display of about 50 cake is temptation. We had an excellent salad and bento box, both very good. The restaurant stretches between two streets and goes on and on. Groups playing games, galleries to visit upstairs. Lunch was delicious.

Thank T00ts10
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

It was a spontaneous find and I'm so glad to choose to eat here. The food is fresh and clean. It's a very artsy ambiance and so is the food. If your looking for a unique bite to eat with a large liquor menu China...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

It was a stop during a sightseeing tour, which I organized with a taxi driver. 40 RM an hour... we did 7,5 hour and he showed me the interesting places of Georgetown. China House has various cakes, we tried the lemon cheese cake... delicious! Quite...More

1  Thank capesun13
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We intended to eat dinner at China House. After being seated just near the service counter they completely forgot about us. Guests which arrived well after us where served after a short time. After 10 minutes we got the menu hoping that we're served immediately....More

1  Thank schnuerlis
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Thankyou for your honest comments about your experience in ChinaHouse- we apologise for keeping you waiting when taking your order. This is not our normal practice and certainly we shall try to improve the way we serve our customers in future. Please do let me...More

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Questions & Answers
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 😉
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.
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
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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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