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Helena's Cafe

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43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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kent england
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food Great fun!! It's upstairs & could be easily missed. Andrew creates a wonderful atmosphere

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Thank sarah b
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Feeling hungry,walked in to Mary Jane, who welcomed us in . Food ok ,beer cold,friendly service with no fuss. Worth a visit.

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Thank Peter L
Feltham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Helena was very friendly and informative about the area and things to do. The food was excellent as we had her recommendation which was her speciality. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Linda C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, service and friendly staff, will be back... loved the sweet and sour fish and beef rendang.

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Thank Sonya G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the most welcoming restaurant in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. The staff are so welcoming and the food is gorgeous at a most attractive price. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Reg E
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking a place to eat after we finished a beach day. So this lady "Mary Jean " convinced us to sit and eat after we told her several times we just wanted a snack. So we sat down and check her menu which for my surprise she had a home made menu of every single dish in her... More 

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Thank Calypso B
Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have dined at this establishment many time over several visits to Penang but was a little disappointed this time The portions seem a bit on the small size & some of the staff appeared a little pushy but the food was enjoyable

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Thank Phillip L
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food is fantastic and very good value. However, the best part of eating here is Helena...strike up a conversation with her and she will entertain you for the whole time you are there. A fantastic experience.

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Thank Derek M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went there with my sons (7 and 10) and had some satay, chicken with ginger and onion, beef rendang and roti prata. When the chicken and rendang were good, the satay and the roti prata were really excellent, esp the sauce. We've tried several spots in the area, as we stayed in a hotel nearby, and this is our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here for dinner. Great beef Rendang and beef curry, stir fry mixed vegetables were good too. Only slight downside, complementary samosas were hot on the outside but the filling was cold. Would definitely return for the curry.

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Thank Alison R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
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

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