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Hai Nan Town

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8-A, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
+60 4-263 8633
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hai Nam Town, just beside the Penang ferry terminal, has authentic, delicious Nyonya Chinese food. Atmosphere is pleasant, with tables overlooking the water. Prices are very reasonable. We have eaten there several times over the past five years, and are always pleased by the food and the service.

Thank Steve M
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Stumbled onto Hai Nan Town after a visit to the mainland - it's just a short walk from the ferry terminal, past the bus station on the way to Church Street Pier. You can sit outside and get a good view of the harbour. Enjoyed our lunch, service was good and the place was clean. We had the curry chicken... More 

Thank Andrew R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right beside the Jeti Jalan Gereja and the outdoor seats offers a very good view of the strait and the Mainland Malaysia across the water. The breeze can really cool you off the day heat. The food is not bad, but not really astonishingly good (not meeting my expectation on a restaurant claimed to be the best... More 

Thank FengYJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is my 2nd time dining there. The service was sub-optimal. There was a lot of renovation work around the restaurant. The food was as good as ever, and definitely better than the ranking by TripAdvisor.

Thank William C
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This restaurant is located between the jetty and ferry terminal. The terrace is a clean, cosy and comfortable place with a good view over the seaside. 4/5. The service is friendly and efficient 4/5. We ordered steamed vegetables 4/5, fried kang kaong 4/5, laksa flower curry fish 4/5, fried bang kuang 5/5, Kueh Pai Tee 5/5, Kopi 3/5. A nice... More 

Thank JW_Dam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Location with good seaview . Indoor and outdoor seating . Service is horrendously bad . Just 6 tables and the wait persons were already under pressure to serve . Food wise , taste is authentic and delicious . Recommended dishes are Assam prawn , curry fish , otak otak , Ju hoo Cha Perut ikan is over salty Generally the... More 

Thank Happy258
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I have eaten here on a number of occasions and on both, my plate was cleaned. This time, we had the nasi lemak, but this was 5 star nasi lemak. We had with it freshly grilled sardines with a delicious spicy sambal, some prawns in a sweet black sauce, a vegetable, the name of which I don't know, but which... More 

Thank HelenLanghammer
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by our tour operator Audley as a good example of Nonya food. Well it certainly was nic food but it was dumped down on the table by grumpy staff with no comment of what we were given. Later having got a hold of a menu we found out from the pictures. So, in summary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Serve good food with reasonable price and wonderful service. 👍 Must try : 4 seasons (as show in photo) nasi Ulam , Choon piah, Loh bak & fried fish with special sambal. I love the Assam prawn , Kapitan chicken , Assam fish too! Very delicious😋 Definitely will come back again, highly recommend it.

Thank Chang F
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

The food is expensive and tastes yuckky! On the day we had lunch there, the vegetables tasted like they had gone off. The rice was of poor quality and the otak was an unappetising green colour and tasted awful. When I brought this to the attention of the staff, she just gave a shrug of her shoulders.

1 Thank quekkg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-A, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 8633

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