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Boatman Restaurant

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No. 46, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat if you're looking for a good combination of local as well as international dishes, e.g. for kids with their particular, i.e. typically rather conservative tastes in food. Very friendly and forthcoming staff and moderate prices -- not as cheap as the entirely local places, but well below those of the surrounding hotels and... More 

Thank tmebay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We ate here for Breakfast & Dinner on a daily basis on our recent holiday end of July 2016. The food is second to none (not looking forward to going home to cook) and the staff May & Kevin welcome you as If they have known you for years. Guys cant wait till we return in October 2016 for your... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We ate at this restaurant 4 times in two weeks and got to know the owner (May) very well during this time. She explained the delicious menu to us if needed, the service was great, quick or if you wished to spend time over your meal it was no poroblem. The food was fresh looked very appetising and we enjoyed... More 

Thank Glenys P
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

After a recommendation from one of the staff at the Bayview hotel, we tried out the Boatman restaurant, yes the decor might be a little outdated however the food was delicious. We had to go back for a second visit. Was definitely the best place we ate at in Batu Ferringhi.

Thank wooharty
Karratha, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

A great place for quality food. We had a full breakfast and it was the best we had in 2 weeks in Batu Ferringhi. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank paul9846
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly and prompt. Informal outdoor and indoor seating arrangements. high chair available for babies. was perfect for dinner but might get a bit too warm during noon as heat from open kitchen also adds to the temperature. Banana fritters and banana pancake were awesome.

Thank roshu6682
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Old style looking inside the restaurant. Served by a friendly owner. Having a delicious Chinese and Western food at there. Must try their Tomyan soup and sizzling pork.

Thank Robin L
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious quick and tasty. Service was friendly and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it. The setting is simple but clean.

Thank unusedscreenname123
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We went here twice in a week. Very nice food , friendly and quick service. There were locals in when we attended on both evenings. It was close to our hotel and near the market. Cannot fault food , good value for money and menu choices for all the family.

Thank burty29
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the restaurant a number of times during our stay. Unfortunately the food is not consistent - our last meal I would rate as inedible. One would expect a Penang beef curry to have lovely tender meat that has been braising for hours, instead the meat appeared to be a lump of leather heated in a wok with... More 

Thank Hotelsurveyqueen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 46, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island

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