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Joo Hooi

475 Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good56%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“assam laksa” (60 reviews)
“duck egg” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
475 Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This shop is crowded at almost any time of the day. The draw is the Chendol stall outside. I find it ok. A little watery. There used to be a better pushcart stall just opposite but he’s now gone after many years 😭😭😭 The Char...More

Thank susan1819
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its one of the worst asam laksa that i have tasted. Doesn’t carry the authenticity of Penang food! They claim as the famous laksa stall moved from the corner shop but doesn’t seem true comparing the taste.

Thank mathia2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At Joo Hooi Cafe we can have very nice CKT, with nice prawn and lap ciong. It is delicious and not too oily. The Tio Ciu Chendol is also very good, but I don’t really like the assam laksa which just taste average (the lemak...More

Thank Patric01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What we ate: 1) Assam Laksa - aromatic and not too sour - soup was quite delicious but very diluted for some reason - if you’re hoping for thick broth, better to walk down Penang Road to the Original Joo Hooi Cafe (they moved down...More

Thank starbelleee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a variety of local food in this coffee shop. It's a great place to reach out to almost everything "Penang" here, though the food is not as 'outstanding' as many reviews had said. It is always very crowded too. Service level-wise, not quite...More

Thank Kwai Yin L
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Best to come early, we came about 11am for brunch and easily got a table for just 30min later, a bus load of tourists came. Read about the raving reviews of the CKT but I feel the wok hei is not there, the CKT at...More

Thank JoyceGKK
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Known for its cendol, assam laksa. We went there when it was very crowded. Took a while to get seats. Once seated, some stalls will send staff around to tout their food which were mediocre. Stick to the tried and tested cendol and assam laksa.

Thank lpj0508
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Asam laksa was watery and hardly able to see any sight of fish. Cendol was from famous teochew cendol and by ordering from here, you save your time from queueing outside.

Thank luvimp
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We came for the oyster omelette and also tried their chee cheong fun after reading how different it is compared to the Hong Kong ones! The small oyster omelette was inexpensive at 6RM, and it was alright. Although a lot cheaper, it's not as good...More

Thank bbbicious
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Ok I'm torn between giving an excellent review for this and a bad review. It was a good place to have all the local favourites - orh chien, char koey teow and chendol. Place was crowded even at 3pm when we were there. They were...More

Thank brandonlye
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
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