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Chulia Court

355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3809
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“laksa” (13 reviews)
“crab” (9 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Chulia Court on two out of our three nights in George Town last December grabbing one of the few spare tables streetside. This stretch of Lebuh Chulia is busy in the evening with streams of people, cars and buses crawling up and down...More

Thank Anne D
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Anne D for your positive review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the Chulia Court experience (exhaust fumes aside) and appreciated the reasonable prices. It was our pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again when you are...More

Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

The house specialty is the crab laksa and it does not disappoint. One of my top five restaurant meals ever. The broth is the right most of spicy and rich and the crab is so yummy. I also had the garden salad - basic salad...More

Thank Shannon K
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2017

Thank you very much Shannon K for the 5 star review. It was a pleasure serving you and we are glad to know that you enjoyed both our house specialties the crab laksa and the piquant salad very much as well as the Chulia Court...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

I spent 3 days in Penang last month, stayed 5 mins walk from Chulia Street, loads of eaterias etc here, but Chulia Court definitely the best, they have special promotions on beer and wine, the establishment is very plush, with paintings on the walls, the...More

Thank Martin L
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2017

Thank you very much Martin L for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure serving you and we are most happy to know that you enjoyed the Chulia Court experience singling us out to be the best in the area. We take pride in...More

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I have been living here in Chulia Court since late last month. A place i treat as HOME. Wish there was a better word to describe this amazing simple yet elegant place. Having a 7'11 and a 24hrs mart right across ...where you can do...More

Thank Shaunsiva505
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Thank you very much Shaunsiva505 for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us over the past couple of weeks. We are most happy to know that we were of service to you and that you have enjoyed the Chulia...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, reasonable priced drinks (can't comment on food as we haven't stopped to eat). Great place to stop and escape from the heat of the day, good wi-fi too. The place is very spacious, cool and nicely decorated in a very quirky style.More

Thank Denise S
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you very much Denise S for the 5 star rating. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the Chulia Court experience and appreciated the way we have decorated our interior spaces. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope that perhaps...More

Reviewed March 3, 2017

I went in for happy hour and left at 3:00am. A good crowd locals & visitors alike not too many freeloading back packer types thankfully. Staff attentive & polite. DJ got the girls dancing. Not the cheapest place to drink however i considered it worth...More

Thank DCB1952
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Thank you DCB1952 for the 5 star rating. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Chulia Court experience and appreciated what we offered. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again in future. Thank you for putting...More

Reviewed February 15, 2017

I only had one item here....Laksa. They had many varieties but I chose the one they had that nobody else did....crab laksa. It was delectable. I almost licked the bowl. I had a mint iced tea also which was great. This place somehow didn't make...More

Thank WanderingRedheadCher
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Thank you very much WanderingRedheadCher for your 5 star rating. We are most happy to know that you enjoyed the crab laksa. Indeed it is our signature dish and unique to our restaurant group only. We did not make it to the laksa list because...More

Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I thought this place was beautiful and well run. There was a good choice of tea and if you read the menu carefully they do free refills!

Thank annie_ladybird
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2017

Thank you annie_ladybird for your 5 star review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your Chulia Court experience. We hope to welcome you back again in future. In the meantime we wish you safe travels. Thank you again for your custom.

Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Spacious with a great selection of tea. They do way more than that. Food menu looked good. Offers a range of alcoholic drinks. My iced tea was lovely.

Thank Alex M
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2017

Thank you Alex M for your positive review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your tea time in Chulia Court. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again in future. Once again thank you for your custom.

Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Located within the boutique hotel Chulia Court Tavern, in a touristy budget travellers area, it has an interesting range of famous local dish called Laksa. Laksa is a fish soup cooked in spices and coconut, thick broth served with noodles and vegetables. The tamarind (assam)...More

Thank Tony Y
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2017

Thank you Tony Y for your positive review and for introducing our house specialty to other readers. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Once again thank you for...More

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Yhagunan S
September 30, 2016|
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Response from veena_83 | Reviewed this property |
The lunch menu is actually pretty extensive. You'll need to check online to see everything on offer and how much it all costs, but I will say that the crab laksa is delicious and well worth the price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3809
Description
Welcome to Chulia Court The Tavern, one of the best adaptations of a heritage shop-house for a restaurant, music bar and boutique guesthouse situated in the heart of Unesco World Heritage City of Georgetown. We serve lunch and dinner with a full bar that opens daily from 12noon. Our 8 guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms are tastefully furnished and affordable. Enjoy a drink and dance to the swaying beats of the ground floor bar with our resident DJ spinning up-to-date and retro hits nightly on weekends, or live-band performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, or savour of a meal at the ground-floor cafe/restaurant in a heritage setting adorned by rare Peranakan embroidery, ancestral portraits, period furniture, and vibrant colours of the Baba Nyonya culture mixed with an eclectic European influence that will leave you spellbound. Our theme is dedicated to the love of Peranakan Heritage, Chinoiserie and an eclectic mix of European influences. We celebrate with whimsical contrasts of colours on our walls and decor, characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of fantastical China mixed in with our simple passion for bits of retro. While we distract you with movement and lively colours like turquoise, pink, magenta, orange and yellow, let it not take you away from our equally welcoming offers of our menu. Hailing from the Netherlands, Chef Mathijs Nanne specialises in European cuisine, using a wide array of local herbs and spices that create a unique blend of flavours. We are 22,000 square feet, one of the very few properties on Lebuh Chulia with a private car park for house guests and diners. You may be in the mood for a coffee, cold beer, cocktail or wine but whatever it is drop by for a visit and get to know us better. You may not know this but Penangites believe music was born on our streets. We offer a Jazz Bar dishing out Jazz, Blues, Broadway and Retro favourites. We also have a resident DJ on weekends who spins dance tunes that will make you tap your feet or dance the night away, let DJ Shan take you away. If you prefer to chillax in the Peranakan Lounge or watch the world go by on the street side al fresco we will let you. Whatever the mood you are in, Chulia Court will make it a unique experience for you, your family or friends.
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