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Sri Ananda Bahwan

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55 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 264 4204
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Indian food

Was my first night in Penang and met a bunch of people at the hostel. Most of us hadn't eaten yet so we all decided to go out for a bite to eat. We made our way to Little India and a couple in the group recommended this place. Since we were such a large group (8 of us), it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wcb79
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really loved this restaurant immediately. The food was the best Indian I have ever eaten. We had chapati, paneer masala, jeera rice, tandoor chicken and naan. There were also three large pots of delicious sauce served with the meal. Every last bite was superb abd so flavorful, the masala was also decently spiced and not bland like some places... More 

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Thank Sarah G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked: Naan (garlic) Tandoori chicken We thought was okay: Tandoori roti Roti canai (Not as fluffy) Fish curry (had a lot of bones) Did not like Mutton vindaloo (mutton was chewy and fatty, not lean)

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Thank Outlier2006
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stop what you're doing right now and head to this place. Fantastic Indian food. Some of the best we've had anywhere in the world. They makes lots of varieties of roti (bread) fresh to order and its fantastic. Poori, Tosai and Naan were our favorites. I think they only do the Naan in the evenings. We had the Butter Chicken... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was my first night in Penang and met a bunch of people at the hostel. Most of us hadn't eaten yet so we all decided to go out for a bite to eat. We made our way to Little India and a couple in the group recommended this place. Since we were such a large group (8 of us), it... More 

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1 Thank wcb79
Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is SOOOO good! Ate here three times while visiting George Town. Really good food and budget prices.

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Thank Lintu A
Worthing, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place has just re-opend, and the staff weren't on the ball. We waited ages to be served, we ordered and waited, them most of the food arrived, but without plates or rice. We waited again and eventually went to the counter for plates etc. By this time our food was cold. It all tasted good but it... More 

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Thank Azurian
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food in this place is just amazing, super cheap and taste so good. I am vegan and I went friends who are not vegan. Everyone got a good dish. We order the leaf combo that's rice with 3 veggies and we got some curries apart... Cold coconut water and nice deserts also. In one week we ate there 6... More 

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Thank Carolina C
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Indian food. A real must try place. The mixed tandoori platter is a taste sensation. At the front door they are making the breads and tandoori which is great. Even if there are a few rats picking up loose rice on the road 😀

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Thank John W
Hong Kong, China
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my meal here. Had samosa and curry puffs to start - pretty good though samosas a bit on the bland side. Curries were all good but I especially enjoyed the palak paneer. The hot chai masala was a great way to top it all off. Cleaner than most of the Indian places around but not pristine. Service good. Will... More 

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Thank MaikKubo
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Took some time to realise that they had moved from the corner of the street where they were previously situated. Wide selection of dishes. The Biryani is to die for! 2 person mixed meals of daily special and drinks for around MR 50, but easy to eat for less.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: (04) 264 4204

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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