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Review of China House

China House
Ranked #3 of 35 Dessert in George Town
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Since discovering China House 12 months ago it has become a regular haunt when not knowing where else to go because we know we'll always get something we like, how we like and generally eat together - a hospitality trait we value highly when we find it in Malaysia. Serves a great range of euro-asian fusion but don't eat too big on the mains as their range of desserts, cakes and puds are divine. A good range of beverages for all tastes any time of day. The atmosphere is always up-beat and service fairly consistent. Only downside is if you are a non-smoker it is allowed inside. Don't be put off just ask for smoke free seats and tuck into the pastries!

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is definitely something new. China House has a unique concept and you'll be able to have different experience sitting at different places in the restaurant. The place is sectioned to many different areas but all in all connected. You can opt for the western refined dining, an outdoor setting near the fountain, in a bar or even along the hallway with cupboards of books. Peculiar? You'll have to experience it to know it. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

From the outside, the China House looks a bit horrible - the signage is more redolent of a mid-range realtor than a restaurant - and when we arrived at the back entrance we thought it was shut, but a neighbour gestured for us to go in. The interior is lovely - a lot of different, interconnected spaces including a walled garden - and stretches across the entire width of a block.

We had lunch and wished we could have stayed for more. The cake in particular is a highlight - as well as a list longer than your arm of home made ice creams there's a wonderful sticky ginger pudding, a great passionfruit cheesecake and many others that we wished we'd had space to try.

It also looks like an interesting place to spend the evening - plenty of concerts and art showings are scheduled (although none on the days we were in Penang, alas)

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

After many recommendations we tried China House. It was pretty good though our coffee did not arrive with the cake. The place is buzzing but the art was very disappointing. Worth a trip but you may need to be patient if they are busy.

Thank LMB16465
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our Good friends from Penang treated us for dinner in this fusion resto-bar. It has a very simple facade but upon entering, a nice and artsy interior. What strikes me most that it is a two-in-one restaurant and you can actually order from both I was told. We stayed at the bar side with a live band. The crowd was a mixed of local and expats. Be sure to get the private room if you want to enjoy a smoke-free environment.

Food was western and somewhat mexican. The food was delicious and service was impecable. The waiters were very professional and is very fast! As a tourist, this restaurant gave a very nice impression on me! :)

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Thank crispypata
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