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Karaikudi Restaurant

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Karaikudi Restaurant No. 20 Lebuh Pasar | Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this indian-cuisine restaurant the most compared to any other because the taste of the food here is very tempting and the cravings will keep me bringing here.

Thank RichardDorai
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Karaikudi Restaurant is always a must for me whenever I'm in Penang. My favourite dish there is the mutton briyani. However, on this occasion, I found that the quality of the mutton briyani is not as how it was used to be. Quite disappointed, actually.

Thank Paramalingam67
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,287 reviews
701 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the review for the restaurant at Hillside, Tanjung Bungah. This restaurant is nicely decorated and clean with quite a wide selection in their menu. Their specialty seems to be briyani and the food is reasonably priced. We came in for after dinner drinks and ordered their masala tea, ginger tea and mango lassi. Service was courteous. We enjoyed... More 

Thank nellielim
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang and one of the workers at the hotel recommend this restaurant to us. Walking distance from the hotel in old part of the town. Nice clean and cool place, wide variety of food. We really enjoy this cosy little place.

Thank JP S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,675 reviews
991 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 696 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is one of the many indian resto in this area. there is nothing much in the deco or setting. the food is of average quality. though authentic the prices are quite high. service is average. cleanliness is OK.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. This restaurant was previously called Indian Delightz. The food was good quality and reasonable value. We paid MYR80 for 5 dishes and 5 soft drinks. Service was friendly and staff advised that they will soon be able to offer food delivery via Food Panda. We will definitely order home delivery when available.

Thank paulerayner
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Karaikudi Restaurant Tanjung Bungah serves you the best tandoori chicken and kebabs in the town in a cozy atomosphere and friendly service .

Thank Arun V
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Food mediocre, service surly, ambience non-existent. One of many restaurants in Little India, this was the worst I've been to, and I have been to at least six others in the near vicinity.

1 Thank Discerningbadger
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Wonderful tasty meal. Great selection of southern and northern Indian food. Mainly southern and vegetarian albeit we had northern and meat! The food was subtedly yet powerfully spiced compared with the food in many other restaurants. Not heavy on the stomach. A real treat in fairly basic surroundings - but you are here for the food not expensive surroundings. This... More 

1 Thank Ken A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The food here is quite ok but the service is terrible. Communication problem because the waiters in this restaurant cannot understand English and we have to use sign language to order the food.

Thank Mimi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karaikudi Restaurant No. 20 Lebuh Pasar | Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island
  • Phone Number: 601133073800

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