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Foong Wei Heong Restaurant

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Sri Bahari Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Very good Chinese food in simple surroundings

As long as you don't mind fairly simple decor the food here is really quite decent. very popular venue on a Saturday night, but service is efficient. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As long as you don't mind fairly simple decor the food here is really quite decent. very popular venue on a Saturday night, but service is efficient. Well worth a visit.

Thank KGB777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best meals I had in Penang! Make sure to order the prawn rolls and the fish Assam curry.

Thank Henry V
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let its humble decor deceive you into thinking that this restaurant is not impressive. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I ordered a steamed fish, steamed prawn, spinach in broth and hor fun. The taste of every dish was natural and flavourful. The prices are incredibly reasonable too. I might return to Penang just for this restaurant =D

Thank mightykai
Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Our Penang friend recommended this restaurant for our Christmas lunch. It's a place for young and old. Serving authentic Chinese food. We ordered about 6 dishes (chicken, beancurd, ginger-garlic fish, a couple of vegs etc) , All of them taste fresh and delicious! Prices according to our friend is also reasonable. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to have Chinese... More 

Thank GraceSin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Foong Wei is always on the top 3 of my parents' restaurant list because it is good for family / friends gathering, they can enjoy good quality Chinese foods with a reasonable pricing. Make sure you make reservation earlier in order to avoid disappointment.

Thank Nancy28Joseph23
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Typical air-conditioned chinese restaurant. The food is good and reasonably priced. A very popular place for the locals. Reservations are a must. We went for dinner and the whole family enjoyed the meal. Service was good with our teacups being re-filled constantly. According to reviews on Foursquare, they have free wifi.

Thank Mum912846
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a place where the local goes. We tried the oyster noodle, the kids absolutely adore it. The prawn with butter and cheese are well portioned for our family with 2 young kids. We find the pricing are reasonable and it is all well written out in the menu with pictures of the food. We will definitely recommend this... More 

1 Thank Foong L
Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was fortunate to have been invited to eat at the Foong Wei Heong Restaurant by a Penang resident. When we arrived at our appointed time (7:00pm) the restaurant was almost full. It was on a Wednesday evening. All customers (apart from me) were locals. This was obviously a good sign. Service was quick and professional. The standard of the... More 

1 Thank Richard A
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a family restaurant but with dishes comparable to other famous one. It is not very big (maybe about 20 tables) but is very popular especially with the local people. Reservation is highly recommended if you plan to have a dining gathering there (I made my reservation from Singapore). It has some very good dishes like the Peking Duck... More 

1 Thank Narahda
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Eat where the locals eat but unless you're super shrewd you probably will not be able to get a table nor ever try this out. The food is that good. No joke. Let's just say you do manage to squeeze a spot, do not waste it . Make sure you try a good variety . The waitresses are not helpful,... More 

1 Thank GuliWhere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sri Bahari Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 604-261-1918

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings

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