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“Good S E Asian food”
Review of Penang

Penang
Ranked #588 of 3,263 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed November 20, 2013

A busy bustling place, crowded with obviously a good turnover of clientele, and serving good Chinese/Malaysian/Thai food. Walking distance of downtown Boston. Really good value.

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Thank Peter L
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Tons of fun, delicious food, great atmosphere in a great location. Lots of choices and attentive service. If we are in the area again we will be back.

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Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Worst dining experience after 9 weeks of sampling various restaurants in Boston. It took nearly 10 minutes for our waiter to even ask if we wanted something to drink, and the restaurant wasn't even 1/2 full for dinner on a Saturday night. There were 4 adults and 2 young children in our group, so we ordered 5 dishes to share family style. The curry chicken needed salt and was very watery. The beef dish was really bland and it's questionable if it was even beef. The prawns in thai sauce were bland and the sauce tasted like it came from a jar @ the supermarket. The marinated spare ribs were the only thing edible but they were extremely fatty. The kids dumplings were good, but again they may have been from a freezer bag @ the grocery store. Definitely do not recommend this place. For $100 dinner it was awful. I would rather have gone to McDonalds, the food would've been better too that's how bad it was.

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Thank velinadra
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Malaysian food is a source of pride for Malaysians, but this place that serves mediocre food makes me a little ashamed. The Hainanese chicken is clearly either overcooked or overmicrowaved and lacks taste nor texture. Or perhaps I was just unlucky.

Thank Nicholas Y
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Five of us had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. Wide selection of Asian dishes. Mainly Malaysian, but also excellent Pad Thai and Beef Rendang. Cold Tiger beer and a nice round table to help us share the dishes and facilitate the conversation. I highly recommend a dinner at Penang in Boston.

Thank SteveK61
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