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Helena's Cafe

43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton curry” (21 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped on a hot day for a beer and found the restaurant very clean and promising. We then went on to order some food as the menu look ed enticing. Very good service, the food was very well presented and tasty. They alos offered...More

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited for our evening meal one night during our holiday. Welcome was good and friendly. We ordered beer first whilst we checked out the menu. The server was helpful and spoke decent English. We ordered x2 main courses chicken & prawn dishes and some...More

Thank Elliot_Busby
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate our evening meal here on a regular basis. A family run restaurant who pride themselves on their friendliness and excellent food. The beef and chicken curries are superb as are the stir fried beef dishes. We will be returning to Penang next year...More

1  Thank tonyis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly,Good food Really welcoming family run restaurant - Definitely worth a visit to make your own mind up

1  Thank Gazza59011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Briliant food, low prices. Try the beef rendand, its amazing! Also had the chicken curry, excellent spicy taste, briliant aroma.

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at this small family restaurant several times and each time had excellent food. The best curry capitan I had on the island and I tried quite a few

1  Thank JEP30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. We ate here a few times and were never disappointed. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Mohawk1946
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Best local food we've had in 7 days we've been here. Curry was excellent, very saucy, nice bit of heat. Chinese meal also very good. Beers could do with being a bit colder, but that's a minor point when the food is so good.

1  Thank Roger A
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at Helena’s this evening. Chicken curry was full of fresh spices and packed with flavour. Mild was more like medium for uk curry house palate. Fish curry was almost as good. Efficient, friendly service. Simple but clean restaurant. Prices very reasonable....More

2  Thank SemiRetd
Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you face the Holiday Inn hotel the older part turn left and head up the Main Street it will take about five minutes walk on your right you will come across Heleans Cafe you can sit outside or in the food is well cooked...More

3  Thank pip207
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Questions & Answers
Izumi T
5 August 2017|
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Response from evamarie3 | Property representative |
We Serve Pork and Duck Upon Request.Order One Day Before.
Jill C
10 February 2017|
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Response from Reg E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Never asked
Christo S
2 December 2016|
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Response from AgathaChristie2012 | Reviewed this property |
If you tell the cook that you are gluten free and need to make sure there is no wheat flour (tepung) and no soy sauce they can make several dishes that way. The prawn curry with white rice is naturally gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202
  • E-mail
Helena Cafe We Serve Since 1790 Thank You For all Support During all Years And Our Return Guest Every Year. Keep Supporting Us.God Bless.
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