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Nyonya Baba Cuisine

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44 Jln Nagor | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-227 8035
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There is a focus here on getting you to buy to much. Food was nothing special. You pay for nuts and serviette.....

Thank ecossegeo
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The decor and ambience may not be for everyone but the food was quite good, although the portions were small. Nice rice. We had Ngo hiang, ayam kapitan, sweet potato vege with sambal and the nyonya veges. Host was chatty

Thank Lee Yung W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I'm a bit surprised this place doesn't rate higher, I thought the food was excellent and it didn't seem all that over-priced for how much food we got. The asam fish curry was a stand out.

Thank 164ulysses
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

First time visit... and will be our last... whilst interior was olden days ... the ambience was of a tired looking small restaurant... the lady owner seated us .. brought over well thumbed very tired looking menu ... there was a wide selection of dishes ... Kapitan Chicken... meat disintegrating colour of curry was sickly looking with no spice heat... More 

Thank ko993c4s
cha-am, thailand
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94 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

watch out they put a saucer of peanuts on the table and sachets of towelets before you even look at the menu, but they charge you for it even though you did not ask for it and 6 and 10 % taxes are added to your bill so their prices are not net not really recommended

Thank joelle c
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Pop into this restaurant because another nyonya restaurant nearby happened to be closed. Am a bit surprised by a number of negative reviews of this place. It a fairly small restaurant but the food is authentic nyonya cuisine. Unfortunately there was only 3 of us hence we were not able to try more dishes but the 5 small dishes we... More 

Thank DownunderMelbourne
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I've heard mixed reviews but still went to try it out. The lady kept rushing us to choose our dishes although we were only the 2nd table there. We took the prawns (very normal size and tasty but VERY EXPENSIVE at RM28), the pork stew (very plain and reheated at omg RM18) and the turnip stirfry (bland and at a... More 

Thank Acanthi
Scotland, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We really enjoy nyonya cuisine so went in here the evening we arrived as we were just walking around Nagori Square for a pit stop without having to go to far from where we stay. We had the otak otak and sambal udang both of which were good. Portions aren't huge though and it's not that cheap but overall it... More 

Thank MalcolmA02
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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171 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Very surprised with the poor reviews. The food is lovely, the taste authentic. Although the food was microwaved (hence lost a star), the price was not exorbitant. RM98 for 4 dishes.

Thank Martin C
Manila, Philippines
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I first dined here more than 10 yrs ago when it was highly recommended by Lonely Planet. Food was good and reasonable. Came back tonight and was disappointed. Food wasn't as good and was overpriced. Seems like stuff is just reheated. There are also hidden charges such as the wet towels and peanuts and the iced water. It isn't much... More 


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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Jln Nagor | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-227 8035

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?