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“Hit & Miss, Given Its Pretensions”
Review of Mews Cafe

Mews Cafe
Ranked #7 of 907 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: MEWS CAFÉ serves Malay food prepared with fresh local ingredients. Diners can choose to dine in a cozy air-conditioned setting or alfresco. The cafe delectable spread is all prepared with homemade sauces and spices, without the usage of MSG.
Seattle
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543 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Hit & Miss, Given Its Pretensions”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We ate here twice. On the first visit, I had the Nasi Lemak Bento which was generally excellent, except for some overly boney chicken. My companion, Elizabeth, had a big salad and a margarita and enjoyed both.. Second time she had a chicken pot pie which she thought distinctly mediocre. I ordered spaghetti aglio olio. The description on the menu said the sauce was "olive oil and garlic based" with prawns and chili. Okay a few prawns and some chili flakes added to the basic dish sounded fine. What I got was spaghetti in a spicy marinara sauce -- no relation to aglio olio at all. When I pointed this out, staff seemed unperturbed.. I wasn't a bit pleased. Elizabeth's margarita was, she said, completely different from the first visit and had little or no lime flavor. She sent it back. The second attempt was a little better, but not much; she drank less than half of it. My virgin pina colada was good

  • Visited December 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Great place to have lunch, dinner or just drinks”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at Ryokan which was just across the street, and came here twice for drinks and a snack. It was quite expensive, but well worth it. Very attentive staff, whom most of them actually spoke english.

Visited January 2014
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George Town, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice Quiet Cafe”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Pros: Nice decor, landscape, interesting reading material.
Cons: Mediocre food, smoking patrons, boring music.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

If you want a good meal in a relaxing atmosphere you have to come here in the little garden under the beautiful frangipani
The place is little but you can eat easily
Very good

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Nice place, good food and lovely environment ”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We highly recommend this restaurant thanks to the high quality ingredients it uses, the pleasant environment and its location. We only had a roasted chicken and a burger but they were both quite good and well served.

Highly suggested

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