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“Stick to the street food”

Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine
Ranked #20 of 1,000 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Serving authentic Nyonya Cuisine. Closed for a short break from the 20th March till 28th March 2017. Business resume on 29th March 2017.
Reviewed December 14, 2013

This place (at the time of visit, Tripadvisor's 4th best local restaurant) was just around the corner from us, so we thought we'd check it out. Not sure what the other reviewers see.

We ordered the beef rendang and the vegetables with prawns, along with drinks and sides. The rendang was relatively tasty, but at MYR 18 only contained three small chunks of beef. The vegetables with prawns were equally pricey, and to our dismay, quite tasteless. 6 of the smallest prawns you'll find on a dinner plate topped a bland plate of what is known in other parts of Malaysia as jungle greens.

Service was okay, but in the end we were left with a large bill and a disappointing experience. This is a case of when Tripadvisor reviews let you down.

Penang has amazing street food and food court dining at about a fifth the price of Ivy's. Fill up on that before you decide on a gamble at a place like this.

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3  Thank Jesse D
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Really friendly little place, they seemed to be full, but managed to squeeze us in. The food was excellent - we ordered the set menu - and considering how busy it was, it was fairly quick.

The only thing stopping it being 5* is that after a couple of months in Asia, it is quite pricey (though maybe not by western standards).

Thank OllieSet
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you're looking to try tasty local dishes served by lovely accommodating staff, Ivy's is a great restaurant to try.

We arrived late for a lunch serving because we had just arrived but the manager didn't mind. We tried the set menu for two people with the restaurants signature juice blends. All was very tasty and at a good price.

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1  Thank Lucifrost
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I went to Ivy's in spite of hearing from proprietor of my hotel that there were better Nyonya restaurants, and we were glad we went! We went for lunch, and found the proprietor to be very helpful and friendly. He took his time to explain the dishes to us, and we had a pleasant conversation. We had assam prawns, curry kapitan, some kangkung belachan, and some honey lemon tea. Everything was delicious. We were given some desserts, pulao hitam, free of charge, and they were also utterly delicious. Next time in Penang, will be going back for dinner!

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Thank eramakri
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a simple restaurant with typical Malaysian food - but cooked in an excellent manner. If you are not sure, what to choose, just trust the recommendation of the very attentive owner and you can't get wrong. We also enjoyed the fruit Cocktails, e.g. the Ananas with ginger and the apple with cellary. Summarized it is a place worth to be visited and we will definitely return.

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Thank MiroSu
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