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Penang

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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Seafood, Thai, Pacific Rim
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685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
617-451-6373
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Jacksonville Fl USA
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for Malaysian food or Thai options and thus place in Chinatown seemed to offer both . Located in Chinatown, this busy place offered super fast and friendly servers and tasty reasonable priced options . The place was packed on a weeknight but we got a table in less than 5 minutes . I ordered the lemon grass... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat and decided on either Penang or Pho Pasteur which was right across the street about half a block away. Both were very crowded but at least this one wasn't out to the exit door so we decided on Penang. Even though there was an empty table, none of the guests waiting were... More 

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Thank Kevin H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I have been here few times. Casual ambience - try apetizer 'roti canoy' ( naan with veg or chicken curry), it has indian flavor in it. Not expensive restaurant

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Quick stop for lunch after walking around the Public Gardens. Highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Started with pork dumplings and the roti. I am not a fan of onions but the onions in the roti were cooked just enough to mellow out that flavor. We then shared the fried spare ribs, vegetable and tofu curry... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Clean restaurant in Chinatown. Hubby and I aren't really into exotic food, so we played it safe. I ordered the pineapple fried rice and he ordered the spare ribs. They did offer squid, shrimp and chicken, but trying Malaysian food for the first time, we weren't too adventurous. Nevertheless, the food we had was very good and the restaurant was... More 

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solihull
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152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner here.had to wait for a table for 10 mins .can get easier after 830. Huge selection of food,Malaysian ,Chinese some Thai,great selection of nonalcoholic drinks .parties catered for. Ate Sizzling beef dish was superb Dry chicken hot dish had an amazing tasting coconutty sauce ,NOT spicy really ,only problem was the chicken had dried out ,though there was... More 

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Thank rosem111
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit had hoped for a light lunch but most items are dinner size. Had the vegetarian steamed spring rolls. Too hot and only contained cabbage. Crab rangoons had good chunks of crab. Rice dish with pork was good. If you enjoy seafood then you will find many choices. Good service and popular with the locals.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Passed this place one evening and decided to try it. Quite a busy little place, friendly and welcoming staff. We ordered the Tom Yam soup and the Nasi Goreng each, thank goodness the waiter advised us one soup would be plenty! And it was! Delicious too. The main was also very tasty, probably more authentic than any Nasi Goreng we'd... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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215 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We went with a large family group of six adults and three kids. Couple of vegetarians included. Let me comment right away that no one was unhappy with your food or service. Your Roti and gravy were fantastic. In most Indian restaurants I take as little gravy as possible. Here I wanted some more with rice so that I could... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I can't remember when was last time I visited here many years ago, but this time because my friend really enjoy when she was here few weeks ago so I eat here with her again and it was just as bad as I remember it. I can see the place is really new, I think they did some renovations since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Seafood, Thai, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-451-6373

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.