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93 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-264 1191
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to write home about but if you are walking by and want to eat Indian, this place will do the job. Fast service and good flavours.

Thank Mildayil
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems that foreigners are not welcome here as we were ignored by the staff. Waited ages for a tasteless biryani. Avoid.

Thank Guaci7
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Kapitans twice in Penang. The service was good and the menu was easy to view with great pictures of the food. Chinese, Indian and Malaysian food available. Something for every taste.

Thank Douglas A
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is nowhere to close to any type of veg or non veg india food. I'll take their food as confused cuisine between Malay, Indian and Muslim food. I am sure every Indian will feel frustrated after visiting any of the kapitan joints. It's pathetic period.

Thank rya75
Province of Treviso, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First night in there, nice people, nice food. What I cannot say about the 3 following visits we paid there (yes, we do not Judge a place by a single experience that can be wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone can be a bit annoyed by working with people from time to time. It is just that well, you should not... More 

Thank Aenebish
Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 thumbs up for the signature Butter Chicken and Claypot Chicken Nasi Briyani. Good food is worth waiting for and so we did, for 30 minutes, even when there was no crowd at 330pm on a weekday afternoon. Yummy in the tummy 😁

Thank SGPTaiTai
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kapitan was a good place to eat for a low cost. We had some teh, a tandoori and a biryani and it came in as a very cheap dinner for two.

Thank Kurt L
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard good things. After sitting for over 20 minutes, I became sure that drinks and menus existed, just not for me. Was not sure if solo women are not welcome?? Just a about to leave when a server (the 31st to pass me) asks if I'm ready? I ask if there's menu and he brings it and stands impatiently for... More 

Thank susanms4
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218 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been fans of Kapitan for many years and eaten most of our meals there. The new renovations are very welcome. However on this trip we noticed a decline in the size of the chicken portions. Of course pieces vary in size but we could see that it's a definite shift in portion size and that's sad because Kapitan... More 

Thank BKK111
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the service in Kapitan to be so poor that we simply walked out without ordering. When asking for a menu after being sat for some time, the waiter rolled his eyes. On his return several minutes later he handed us the pretty underwhelming menu and stood looming over us! Unable to take the awkwardness of the situation I... More 

Thank Ross M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-264 1191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?