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8 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang [2024]

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Chinese Restaurant Penang

Best Chinese Restaurant Penang
Best Chinese Restaurant Penang

If you’re looking for some delicious Chinese food, Penang is the place to be! There are many great Chinese restaurants here, and we’ve compiled a list of the Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang for 2024. These restaurants offer amazing food at reasonable prices, so you can’t go wrong with any of them. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Penang today!

1. Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant)
Key ServicesChinese Restaurant, Chinese and Local Cuisine
Websitehttp://www.maplepalace.com
Address47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang , Malaysia
Phone604-227 4542, 604-227 9640, 604-2279690
Emailsales@maplepalace.com
Operating hoursOpen Daily Lunch: 12.00pm-2.30pm Dinner: 6.00pm 10.00pm

Maple Palace is a well-known Chinese restaurant in Penang, owing to its popularity. They’re ideal for big groups of people, with an assortment of exceptional Chinese dishes served in a white mansion. Not to mention that special events and gatherings may be held in private rooms.

Here you’ll find a wide selection of genuine Chinese cuisine and in-house steamboat with top seafood ingredients in a well-maintained Victorian-style mansion. It’s ideal for an elegant gathering!

Key Differentiators:

  • Victorian-style Mansion
  • Chinese/ Cantonese Szechuan Specialties
  • Exotic Dishes

2. Tek Sen Restaurant

Tek Sen Restaurant - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Tek Sen Restaurant – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Tek Sen Restaurant)
Key ServicesChinese Restaurant, Authentic Cantonese, Teowchew, Hakka and Peranakan delights.
Websitehttp://ericatengkz.wixsite.com/tek-sen
Address18, lebuh carnarvon 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 12-981 5117
Emailteksen1965@gmail.com
Operating hoursMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00PM—03:00PM / 06:00PM—09:00PM Closed Tuesday

In 1965, in a tiny humble rice stall, the Tek Sen Restaurant began. They’ve gradually improved their food selections and tastes over time.

They now own two shop properties, one next to the other with a contemporary spin on a cultural and traditional theme.

Some of their signature favorites include Assam Tumis Fish, Trotters in Black Vinegar (“Tu Kha Chor”) and Double Roasted Pork Fried with Chili Padi (“Char Siew Bak”) as well as Sweet and Sour Fish. 

Key Differentiators:

  • 50-years-and-counting legacy
  • Heritage Mixed contemporary Design
  • Chinese cuisine, featuring a wide range of authentic Cantonese, Teowchew, Hakka and Peranakan delights

3. Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant

Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant)
Key ServicesChinese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/wujia.chineserestaurant/?hl=en
Address2-1-9 Bangunan Lip Sin, Lebuh Pekaka 1, 11700 Gelugor, Penang 11700 Sungai Dua, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-657 2789
Emailwujiac112789@hotmail.com
Operating hours Daily 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant has expanded from a modest restaurant into the enormous establishment it is today. They’re large enough to handle big parties and families.

Wu Jia serves a wide Chinese cuisine that offers everything from stir fries to stews and more. The air-conditioned restaurant has a huge dining area, making it ideal for family dinners or any other sort of gathering over typical Chinese cuisine.

Try their Taro Fish Claypot and Curry Prawn, which are both highly recommended!

Key Differentiators:

  • Royal Promotional Set Wujia Value Set
  • Offers reservation

4. Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng

Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng)
Key ServicesChinese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.nobleseason.com.my/home/
AddressNo. 126, Lot 207-221 & 231-245, 2nd floor, Penang Plaza, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Phone+60 4-229 1623
Emailnobleseason@gmail.com
Operating hoursDaily 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng restaurant is located on the second floor of Penang Plaza in Georgetown, which is also home to several other restaurants. Noble Season Chinese Restaurant has the most preferred fine Chinese cuisine in town.

Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng restaurant provide reasonably-priced traditional Chinese cuisine using high-quality Asian Ingredients and Recipes that are specially prepared by their Executive Chef, Sifu Keong.

Noble Season Hei Yeong Seng restaurant are well-known for their steamed chicken and herbal soups, which include medicinal herbs. The meal is served in a modest but elegant manner. Just try their steamed spring chicken, fish, or abalone to see for yourself!

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide varieties of traditional Chinese Cuisine 
  • Premium Asian Ingredients 
  • Offers Promotion and events 

5. Starview Restaurant

Starview Restaurant - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Starview Restaurant – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Starview Restaurant)
Key Services Chinese Restaurant
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/starviewrestaurant/
Address341, Dato Keramat Road, 10150, George Town, Penang
Phone042266544
Emailstarviewfederal@gmail.com
Operating hoursDaily 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Starview Restaurant serves delicious Chinese cuisine and steamboat, which are both prepared with a contemporary twist.

Loyal visitors come to the restaurant for their famous Peking Duck, fish steamboat, Abalone specials, suckling pig, wok fried prawns with butter and curry leaves, and Hong Kong style steamed Grouper. The end of the meal is concluded with Nian Gao (Chinese Sesame Pancake) and red bean.

This restaurant is extremely popular with the locals, especially during Chinese New Year!

Key Differentiators:

  • Open Reservation 
  • Seafoods Steamboat

6. Ocean Green Restaurant

Ocean Green Restaurant - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Ocean Green Restaurant – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Ocean Green Restaurant)
Key ServicesChinese Restaurant, Seafood
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/1981fusion/
AddressJln Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Phone+60 4-227 4530
Emailoceangreen1981@gmail.com
Operating Hours12 p.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)

The name of this restaurant is derived from the fact that it serves a wide selection of seafood dishes. Locals know it as a seafood restaurant, but you’ll find anything from fish to frogs legs here. Baked crab casserole is simply delectable, and they may be the only restaurant in town to offer it. Furthermore, look for typical chu char meals such as snacks like satay and spring rolls. Plus, enjoy a relaxing beach atmosphere while dining in. Locals know it better as a seafood restaurant, but you’ll find an array of delicious seafood meals here. There’s no doubt about it: the dining experience at Ocean Green Restaurant is second to none.

Key Differentiators:

  • Extensive Seafood menu
  • Comfortable Ambience

7. Village Food Recipe

Village Food Recipe - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Village Food Recipe – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Village Food Recipe)
Key ServicesChinese restaurant
WebsiteVillage Food Recipe
Address58, Jalan Moulmein, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Phone+60 12-498 3813
Operating Hours 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Closed on Thursday)

Village Food Recipe in Penang is not your average Chinese restaurant. Their meals have robust tastes that go beyond ‘wok hei,’ and are served in an unpretentious atmosphere. We strongly suggest you try their fried porridge, which is a unique offer on the island. Not to mention that it’s well-liked by many consumers.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fried Rice
  • Good for family gathering
  • Great Ambience

8. Ong Lai Seafood

Ong Lai Seafood - 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang
Ong Lai Seafood – 11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Penang (Credit: Ong Lai Seafood)
Key ServicesChinese Restaurant
WebsiteOng Lai Seafood
Address6786, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Dahlia, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
Phone+60 4-324 3603
Operating Hours6 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Daily)

Ong Lai Seafood, also known as Butterworth’s Ong Lai Seafood, is a well-known Penang Chinese restaurant that specializes in seafood. Acclaimed as one of the greatest chu char in the area, cuisine here is surprisingly inexpensive. Service is also quick, making it a great place for family gathering.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fast Service
  • Great for family gatherings
  • Seafood cuisine

Chinese Restaurant Penang

There are many great Chinese Restaurants in Penang, but the 5 we have listed are some of the best. All offer a unique dining experience and serve delicious traditional Chinese cuisine. If you’re looking for a great place to eat, any of these restaurants will surely satisfy!

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