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“Oh Dear”
Review of Maharaj

Maharaj
Ranked #581 of 929 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Once upon a tiime two brothers ran a restaurant called "Passge Thru India". They had a disagreement and one brother took the brand name and opend a restaurant in Leith Street, Georgetown. The other brother kept the building and re-named the restaurant Maharaj. Iy is a great restaurant and is very popular with visitors to Penang - but it is not listed in Georgetown restaurants.
Bangkok
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
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“Oh Dear”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

You really cannot believe how much of a disappointment this was for me. I have been to this restaurant many times and considered it as one of my favourite Indian restaurants anywhere in the world.
I hadn't been to Penang for several year so was unsure if it would have changed.
Believe me it has, and sadly not for the better. They have moved the bar from one side to the other and it has given the place an empty unloved feel even though it was busy with post-Ramadan fast diners.
Our food took an hour to arrive and when it did we wished it hadn't. It was mediocre at best. Add to this the house 'band' that were catterwalling in front of us and you had all the ingredients for a memorable experience. Sadly, not one you would want to repeat.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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“Good Indian food”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Do not be put off by the decor which is a little basic
The food is first class, ambience good. Will definitely be back for more next time in Penang

Visited May 2013
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Bern, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly service and good food”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Maharaj is not a deluxe restaurant. However the service was friendly and the food tasty. From outside at first glance it looks like a pub.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank moreno65
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ak8233
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Indian....and Italian”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

My family and I stopped here for a late lunch in mid-August after taking the bus up from Kuala Lumpur. I love Indian, but the kids were ready for a change, and were pleasantly surprised to see Italian also on the menu. My wife and I both agreed the Indian was wonderful - actually, the best Indian we have had in some time. And I was surprised how good the kids' lasagna and spaghetti bolognese tasted. Some reviewers have noted Maharaj is a bit pricier than most Penang Indian restaurants, but it's cheap by Western standards and worth it. For a cheaper, but still quite good Indian meal with plenty of local atmosphere, try Kapitan.

  • Visited August 2012
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best india Food in Penang”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

very nice india food , if u like india food , u should come here and try it
i have visit this place n write the review in my blog
if u wan read more , can go my blog :)

http://www.mylifentravel.com/2012/05/maharaj-original-indian-cuisine-penang.html

  • Visited May 2012
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