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Tek Sen Restaurant

18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast pork” (83 reviews)
“chilli” (80 reviews)
“mapo tofu” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Tek Sen on Trip Advisor and we loved it. Great atmosphere and delicious food. We certainly felt like we were in the real Penang and Georgetown. The line up to get in was huge. So glad I read the review that recommended you...More

Thank SuziiW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews of this place we decided to risk the wait outside which didn't take long and was time well spent checking the menu. The food was very good and the atmosphere busy but polite. We Thought to go back on our last...More

Thank Gil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got there at 7:30 and had to join a long queue of other tourists (everyone in front of me seemed to be carrying a map or guidebook). Waited 45 minutes and by then the signature pork belly with chili padi dish had sold out! 5...More

Thank BornVivant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very authentic penangite food with strong flavours. booking is essential to avoid long queue. definitely a must try chinese restaurant in georgetown!

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there 30mins before opening and joined the queue! It opens at 6pm in the evening. We order those dishes that the place says are its signature dishes. Particularly enjoyed the deep fried chicken in belacan (shrimp paste), it came in pieces and was...More

Thank MrandMrsNomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting in - Restaurant opens at 18h, and we got there around 17:40, with already c. 10 people queuing. They opened up early around 17:45, and all tables were packed at 18h sharp. As we left at 18:45, 25+ people were waiting already (refer to...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant to go to in penang. Good food as usual. Long Q to wait. Please book in advance...

Thank Audee C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Best meal in the entire Georgetown. period. Stayed in Penang for four nights and tried many authentic Penang restaurants but Tek Sen was absolutely the best of all restaurants I visited. Highly recommend a visit and you'll probably visit here again. We had their signature...More

Thank 88eunjink
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You can't make a phone booking anymore - their phone just rings and rings - they say it is because they are inundated with booking requests. No matter, just turn up early, as the queues get long by 7pm - an hour long at least....More

Thank markrein2
Reviewed 9 July 2017

When you are here, please do order their MALAK CHICKEN (sweet and sour) and get their Michael Jackson drink ! I promise that they will not disappoint you! Although, this place may be quite busy and you might have to wait awhile before getting a...More

Thank Jason T
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Hammie2015 | Reviewed this property |
They are likely to be closed from 26-31Jan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-981 5117
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