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1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
+1 847-222-1888
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Malaysian
$$ - $$$
1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

"Where have you been all my life?" -- Haha, this is all I can think since visiting this secret gem!! Certainly, the appetizers were better than the mains, so my reco is to order 6 or so apps for two people and call this dinner!...More

Thank Ben E
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great food - ambience good. Customer service could be improved. At times we felt the servers were doing us a favor by arriving at our table. The lack of service - was compensated by great meal. The ginger lamb and roti telur were fabulous.

Thank Shouvik D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lunch at Penang was a pleasant surprise. We've been to numerous Asian restaurants and found Penang to be uniquely different. In our opinion Penang set itself apart for one distinct reason; subtlety of delicious flavors. No single flavor was overpowering and each flavor complimented another....More

Thank MotorCyklMikl
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife is originally from Penang, and we lived there for awhile after retiring. W. hen visiting Chicago, we always stop at Penang. They have a pretty complete menu and generally pretty authentic Malaysian food. We started with curry puffs and roti cana, and moved...More

Thank Chipol
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food at this restaurant is very good but the service is very slow. When we last visited there was only one other table needing service but we still waited a Loooong time for our food. It was delicious when it arrived, but the wait...More

Thank Suz B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had lunch here. It was good. Lots of food, and inexpensive.! Only $7.95 for lunch special which was a super deal. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a lot of seating options. I will come back here when I am in the area.

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I've tried this place two times now and have gone away feeling a bit underwhelmed both times. The food is good really. The kids love the roti canai, the curry mee was just like a hawker stall, the curry chicken is good, the nasi lemak...More

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Came here to try out a different Malaysian place. Ordered the Assam Laksa and the Taro Basket. Basket was burned on the bottom but otherwise tasted ok. Portions were small for both dishes. The bowl of laksa was only half full and we asked if...More

Thank DS H
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I went there on a recommendation for the food. There was no smile, no asking what to drink, no refills on our water, how is the food or if I needed anything else. I would say the food was ok and there were other dishes...More

Thank billp422
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Been in Chicago for a year and have been craving for Malaysian Food and I was so happy to find this Malaysian Restaurant close to home. Food taste as good as back home. Ordered Nasi Lemak and Beef Rendang, a typical Malaysian dish. Its a...More

1  Thank Cilla F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-222-1888
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