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Penang Malaysian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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117 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2436
+1 215-413-2531
11:30 - 00:00
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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not much was opened late in Philadelphia when we arrived, that in itself is weird. We wandered down to Chinatown and found Penang. We were greeted and sat quickly. Server took FOREVER to take our order. It wasn't busy and seemed clean. We were seated in front of the kitchen so we got the treat of watching them close up... More 

Thank LilB33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Philadelphia with friends on a cold rainy day. We headed to China Town for dinner and learned that our target restaurant had closed. We found Penang Malaysian and decided to give it a try. The restaurant was busy and we saw that as a good sign. In retrospect, we should have asked for recommendations as first timers.... More 

Thank linkline
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Penang few days ago, and the experience was really bad. Now my tummy is rumbling. I ordered noodle in clay pot and hainanese chicken. The pork in the noodle clay pork was spoiled as it had sour taste in it and it smelled funny. I brought my concern to the waiter as I wanted to notify them about... More 

Thank Eric L
Rennes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, nothing to say. Unfortunately the staff kept rushing us, they even tried to order in our place! There was plenty of empty tables around us so we didn't understood why they were acting that way!

Thank Marine G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard a lot of this place and perhaps that increased my expectation a lot. But, truly in my humble opinion it is not so great. Firstly, the taste is very important. Good taste is like soul of the restaurant but, at Penang neither I found taste nor the food presentation to any degree of pleasantness. Secondly, Penang needs to... More 

Thank Anupam S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to Penang for 16 years now. the cost hasn't changed much and the food is as tasty as it was 16 years ago. good and quick service.

Thank mp265
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

When we have visitors from out of town, I took them to Penang. Because their foods were good. However, their food quality must have degraded and even my wife noticed. Her chicken curry dish had so much oil and my sea food Sarang tasted exactly like Chinese food. As for dessert, we ordered ABC, shaved ice with red beans, was... More 

Thank Captkave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We haven't even left and are talking about coming back! Curried Chicken, Pad Thai, and Singapore noodles ordered, we all enjoyed our meals at 5 stars. With 4 meals and 3 beverages, incl. wine, the bill was just over $50. Unbelievable. Plus they catered to a gluten free member of our family. Must try!

Thank bpbhappy
Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

NEVER in a million years would I come here!! First off the waitress we had was so rude. She didn't want to serve us and when food was delivered to the table the food was COLD!!!!!! When asking to get another plate the waitress made a huge fuss and tried to refuse to take it off the bill. Overall I... More 

Thank patriciahuertero29
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is a good place for a meal. Lots of Malaysian items on menu and spice level is just right. Waitress was helpful in identifying what choices would be good on a cold freezing night . The tea makes a big difference on a cold night . The variety of options is quite good. Prices are reasonable too

Thank paragkarania

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2436
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-413-2531

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