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77 restaurant (fish head curry)

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77 Bulatan Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This modest no-frills restaurant serves nice fish head curry. They also have a selection of simple local dishes to accompany the main dish. Food is served piping hot and fast, is tasty with nice flavours. Good for a meal in a simple and homely environment. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank nellielim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Really blown away with the hospitality from the front desk lady . Very patient and polite . Ordered the otak otak, balachan fried chicken , curry fishhead and sambal kang kong . She was nice to tell me if i do not want it spicy she can do it less spicy . Really thoughtful and nice lady . Worth the... More 

Thank tommyfang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

One of the best meals I've had of late. Living in London and working internationally I've sampled some really swanky dining and this easily falls into the first class category in terms of flavour and freshness. Don't let the rustic facade that greets you as you arrive put you off, or indeed the ambience; if you're looking for fine dining,... More 

Thank Ibrahim A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

77 Restaurant is an unpretentious and small place. It doesn't look promising from the outside, but it lives up to its name: Restoran 77 Famous Curry Fish Head. The Fish Head Curry is excellent. Rich curry broth and a meaty fish head. The fried calamari, sambal brinjals and omelette were also very good. Our food arrived at our table fast,... More 

Thank Houston914
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Just finished a family dinner there and was extremely disappointed with the overall experience. The fish head curry, which is supposed to be the star attraction, was terrible - the fish was not fresh and the curry diluted. Service was served with a scowl and we were served orange juice which was spoilt. Overall - we returned because of nostalgic... More 

Thank TeddyJeannie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Good place to eat dinner or lunch with family member. We had order fish curry head, clay pot taufu, dou meow sambal, and others small dishes. Food serve with good speed. And the taste was excellent, especially the fish curry head. I personally and my family member really like the curry. The shop assistant and owner provide very good service.... More 

Thank alvincmc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It is a small and timid restaurant along Jalam Gurney which serves home cook food. Even though it is small but it has the nicest and delicious curry fish head. We ate till we "drunk" cos of the thick coconut milk. The curry is not that spicy so it is very suitable for foreigners to try the local curry. The... More 

Thank Ongbb
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Restoran 77 Famous Curry Fish Head was delicious although the three dishes I had made me wish I was here in a group. I had deep fried squid which was cut too small and the batter a bit too heavy for my taste. The Brinjal sambal was perfection, soft not bitter and really enhanced by the flavour of Malaysia, chilli... More 

Thank Chris D
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Every trip we make down to Penang, we must make time to have dinner at this restaurant. The fish head curry is very yummy and we always get the deep fried brinjal with sambal. The restaurant is owned by a family and is run in a very family oriented and old school way (the staff know most of their patrons).... More 

Thank samanthaoeumin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

This is just a small restaurant that is air conditioned. The food is served at a moderate speed and they serve the usual peanuts as tidbits. The location of this restaurant is less strategic because it is situated along the Gurney Drive. If you are driving here, be prepared for a terrible jam during dinner hours. My advise is to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Seafood, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Bulatan Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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