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Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3680
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant provides amazing indian malay food. We had a bryiani and beef rendang, both were delicious. The waiting staff were passionate and knowledgeable. The restaurant feels like you are eating in someone's home. Highly recommended.

Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled onto this gem and we were so lucky! The staff was very friendly, service was great and the food was delicious. Their specialty is the Lemuni Rice and it was delish. The Prawn Briyani was also excellent. The decor was very nice to...More

Thank Macarena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the place for lunch, never been there before, a first timer. Parking spot is very difficult to find nearby or in front of the restaurant, so if you wish to come here by car, I recommend you to park near Masjid Kapitan...More

Thank Danial H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up on a rainy Saturday night without a booking. They were really busy, but found us a table upstairs (which isn't really part of the restaurant). Despite being the only people upstairs the service was great & the food was really tasty &...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at heritage house of Georgetown, and within tourists spots area. Unique decor and food. The mix food between Nyonyah food, Indian and its unique Jawi speciality. We try almost all food in menu, good taste and we enjoy our lunch. My fave is serabai,...More

1  Thank Henry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always go to Jawi House when in Penang and the staff remember us immediately. It is always a pleasure to see Nuril the owner again. We went for dinner on 2 evenings during this visit, and the food was as good as ever, and...More

Thank aandlkch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to get authentic Jawi Peranakan Food in Penang. A blend of Arabic Indian -Malay influence food like Briyani and dalca What's unforgettable is their home made papadam which is less salty and much more meaty than the traditional one you get from Nasi...More

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Jawi Peranakan cuisine in a nice shophouse. Jawi Peranakan is a hybrid of the elite Muslim community who came to Penang more than a hundred years ago, including Indians, Pakistanis, Lebanese, Yemenese, Persians, etc. A very diverse, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan community going against the grain...More

1  Thank lovemykidsallthetime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this little gem to hide out from a torrential downpour. Lucky for us! The staff was friendly, the place was warm, clean and inviting, and the food was delicious. Try their lemuni rice with the rose chicken. Yummy. I love the décor...More

1  Thank hannahsholmes
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

We ate there last night as s group of around 20 people. Had Talam Peranakan - a Ramadhan special. Altogether 7 sets. 6 with beef rendang and rose chicken; and I set with rose chicken and fish sambal. At my talam set, we had beef...More

Thank KarenHappuch
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April 8, 2017|
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Response from Little_Penang_Boy | Property representative |
Hi Sarajitbaral. Thank you very much for your interest. Most popular items include our briyani, nasi lemuni and laksa. Our balmieh is also very popular. We look forward to your visit, and our staff will be more than happy to... More
September 15, 2016|
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Response from aquagems | Reviewed this property |
You can ask if your group can use upstairs area which may be suitable fir your needs.
May 7, 2015|
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Response from Little_Penang_Boy | Property representative |
Hi Pete Apologies for the delayed response. We do not serve wine, but you can bring your own at a small corkage of RM25. Last orders are around 9. Hopefully I didn't catch you too late. Look forward to seeing you here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$2 - $7
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3680
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Jawi House Cafe and Gallery aims to promote Jawi Peranakan Heritage and Cuisine to the world. Authentic Nasi Lemuni and Bamieh is available here. Take in the ambience and feel apart of history in our humble cafe, which was built in the 1880s; along side any one of our desserts made in-house and freshly brewed coffee. We hope to see you soon!
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