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Boatman Restaurant

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No. 46, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended place. Staff super friendly. Food not too expensive and delicious. We went there yesterday for dinner, was bit quiet but we went early. Just next to night market. Good place if you want eat good food :)

Thank iza_w23
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just up from ferringhi gardens we had breakfast here three times and it was delightful,staff wonderful price cheap and english breakfast superb (real bacon)

Thank colinwhitt
Montpellier, France
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of time when we try restaurants around, we may find one plate good, and one not. Especially when you come to western food, it is most of time very random. This small restaurant is surprisingly serving awesome food, both of the western and the local type. I have tried many Beef Rendang, even more expansive, and theirs is the... More 

Thank sro1234
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Boatman Restaurant as a family with my husband, myself and parents. May our server for the night had excellent English and we had many great conversations with her. We all ordered an entrée. Spring Rolls 6 ringgit, a prawn cocktail 6 ringgit, chicken soup 6 ringgit and my father had a seafood cocktail 12 ringgit which was... More 

Thank rpracy87
Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?