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Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

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85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3680
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried the Nasi Lengit with sambal fish. The rice itself doesn't have a rich taste, but the fish is very good. The waitress are very nice and they willingly explain the food to you.

Thank Susan S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really good restaurant with nice people and really great food! Chicken curry was nice as the beef.. Price is also good! We would definitely come back!

Thank Ivana L
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beef brisket sandwich was delicious and the lamb was pretty good. The staff weren't very vocal. Nice enough and responded to all requests but they didn't check on our table nor inquire why I hadn't really eaten the Jawi Laksa.

Thank Veronica T
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fresh and different to what we had been eating which was lots of nyonya and hokkien food, so it was a surprise to find this little restaurant in Armenian Street. We only ate there twice, and still have more to try on the menu. The herb rice is lovely and so was the mango salad. Faultless service.

Thank 204dee
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a big group ahead of us who had made a prior booking. We submitted our orders before they arrived, and waited. They got served all of the appetizers and mains, and by this time (50 min in) we had not received anything. They were then asked to select their rice - most of them picked the Tomato rice.... More 

2 Thank arcadefureek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right next to the Yap Kongsi temple, this is a great restaurant in a very nice space. Definitely try the jawi laksa house specialty!

Thank Michael S
Kuching, Malaysia
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is still our favourite in Penang, and on this visit we went 3 times in 6 days! We love the delicious food, the friendly service and the pleasant atmosphere, and just to add that it is very good value for money.

Thank aandlkch
Jupiter, Florida
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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stopped by on a rainy afternoon and ordered the "Must Try" Jawi Laksa and the Rice w/3 Vegetarian Options. Both choices were delicious. Best food we have had in Penang so far. Service was fast in a very quiet atmosphere.

Thank T S
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Beautiful laksa lemak with tuna and mackerel flakes. It was beautifully fragrant and surprisingly light. We stopped by having visited Armenian street and the art there. We were unfortunately not that hungry when we arrived but will definitely be back when we are "empty" to sample the other dishes. Great service and the best laksa I have ever tasted.

Thank EmmaWorth
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Read most of the Review here and thought my eating experience would be bland. Look the food was not over the top with hot chillies nor were the sauces attacking my taste buds but I sure did enjoy my eating experienced . With the lamb, the laksa and the beef with rice accompanied by lime drinks it just was a... More 

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $7
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3680
Jawi House is a small family run cafe, which aims to revive and bring Jawi Peranakan cuisine to the world.

We are open for walk-in dining, group events, and well as catering.

In July 2014, we are open from 10am to 9pm (last order) everyday except Tuesday when we close. We are offering our special buka puasa menu during this time.

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