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Penang Malaysian Cuisine

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117 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2436
+1 215-413-2531
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
117 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2436
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

When we have visitors from out of town, I took them to Penang. Because their foods were good. However, their food quality must have degraded and even my wife noticed. Her chicken curry dish had so much oil and my sea food Sarang tasted exactly...More

Thank Captkave
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We haven't even left and are talking about coming back! Curried Chicken, Pad Thai, and Singapore noodles ordered, we all enjoyed our meals at 5 stars. With 4 meals and 3 beverages, incl. wine, the bill was just over $50. Unbelievable. Plus they catered to...More

Thank bpbhappy
Reviewed January 29, 2017

NEVER in a million years would I come here!! First off the waitress we had was so rude. She didn't want to serve us and when food was delivered to the table the food was COLD!!!!!! When asking to get another plate the waitress made...More

Thank patriciahuertero29
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a good place for a meal. Lots of Malaysian items on menu and spice level is just right. Waitress was helpful in identifying what choices would be good on a cold freezing night . The tea makes a big difference on a cold...More

Thank paragkarania
Reviewed December 25, 2016

It is very sad for me to write this review. You may see this on other review sites. I migrated from Malaysia 30+ years ago and was overjoyed when Penang opened about 17 years ago in Philadelphia to satisfy our home-sickness for Malaysian food. The...More

Thank PhillyGuy88
Reviewed December 3, 2016

My brother and I had a great meal here. We found them while wandering through Chinatown looking for a restaurant for dinner. Plenty of diners, so that was a good sign it would be good. Started the meal with the Crispy Pork Intestines. Really good....More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Looking for somewhere to eat. Give this place a try. Food was delicious, prices reasonable. Went there on recommendation of local. Service great and place was packed on a Thursday evening

Thank debt59
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Other than the Petronas Towers, chowing down at Penang would be no different than chowing down at Valentine Roti - clammy and humid, crowded, aromatic.... The standard bearers of roti canai and nasi lemak are executed pretty well here and variations of aren't bad either....More

Thank CulturedBacillis
Reviewed November 5, 2016

The place is beautiful. Clean and nice furniture. The service was good and the food really nice. The place looks fancy, but prices are really good. Definetely a good place to hang out with friends or family.

Thank Jose Miguel G
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Very authentic considee this is the US. I cant find anything close to this level of authenticity in the whole west coast of US. Love it.

Thank Tommy H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are planning to go to Penang but one guest has food allergies to peanut and all other nuts too. Please tell us if the restaurant uses peanut oil?
August 5, 2016|
Response from Pixxidix | Reviewed this property |
Peanuts are an essential part of Malaysian cuisine and I am fairly certain some dishes will contain it though not all. Call the restaurant and ask. Sorry I can't be more helpful
Does this restaurant serve alcohol?
January 30, 2016|
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Response from idahRAM2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
is it byob?
November 5, 2015|
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Response from JohnTinman | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch and we're not looking for an adult beverage option (or an early afternoon nap). You are a phone call away from the answer to your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2436
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-413-2531
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