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Hai Nan Town

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$$ - $$$
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8-A, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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671 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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87 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 

Thank Hamish99
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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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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place for a nonya dinner - and the food was amazing. The fried chicken and beef rendang was superb, and spring rolls were great as well! The prices were very reasonable and I was happy with the overall quality of the dishes. The desserts were a bit disappointing (somewhat bland) but it wasn't too distracting from... More 

Thank 338unik
Kulim, Malaysia
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94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We found the outside too humid so got into the air-conditioned room which could fit 2 tables of 10 each. Food was quite good, especially the Kapitan Rendang which we will definitely try again. The assam fish was also good and you should give it a go. If you are into peranakan food, try the perut ikan, which was not... More 

Thank LNZJ
Beverley, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

We were brought here for a business dinner and were very happy we were. Had a fantastic meal of so many varying courses we lost track, but every one was delicious, even if at time we weren't quite sure what we were eating. Absolutely fantastic, highly recommended.

Thank RnA31
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic food here and great opportunity and honored to meet the Boss of the restaurant. Very nice NONYA Food served here. You should try it. Most enjoyable and highly recommended.

Thank KTKhoo
hainantown, Owner at Hai Nan Town, responded to this review

Thank you KT KHOO. Happy to hear that you guys enjoyed the food. We try our best! More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Plenty of parking. Free. Hai Nan will reimburse your parking fees with a smile. Dinner party late? No problem, you can hang out at by the sea whilst you wait. Out-door seating, with nice view of the Penang harbour. Food was fun to eat. As usual, the bigger the crowd, the more food you can order, the more food you... More 

Thank SunnyDasy
hainantown, Owner at Hai Nan Town, responded to this review

Thank you Sunny Dasy. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Malaysian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 042638633

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