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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
09:00 - 00:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As we've been in Asia for a few months now, we wanted proper western cake and we found it here! We had Italian cream cake, the chocolate hazelnut meringue cake. Both were really good - about 14/15 RM each. The affogato was excellent and so was the home made pink lemonade (nice and sour). These were about 12 RM each.... More 

Thank Ying C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ambience and the dessert was awesome . We've order the tiramisu , carrot walnut it was soft and perfecto. Cafe latte was good too. Recommended for dessert lover

Thank andrewccw7
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always like to visit the China House whenever we are in Penang. The building itself is charming. We usually come here for their great variety of cakes and pastry, both sweet and savoury. We found out on our last visit that they also serve a good selection of crafted beers. Highly recommended!

Thank freemama
George Town, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there 3 times, but still experienced the same bad service of their staffs. The waiter given us the wrong order and yet argue with us. No smiling face, the manager told as they worked long hour. But THIS IS NOT MY BUSINESS.

Thank AngelieTan
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Organised a surprise birthday dinner for our friend and the restaurant very kindly helped us to decorate the place with the balloons we arranged to have sent over. Ambience was lovely, food was good and service was excellent. The place is very interesting, with different concepts housed under one roof. The restaurant stretched all the way in. Be sure to... More 

Thank cml77
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Saturday evening after dinner for a night cap. The place is massive, and is a collection of small restaurant, bar, coffee shop etc. It was also busy, but we easily found a table in the small wine bar, which is close to the middle of China House. We had a couple of glasses of the house... More 

Thank paulerayner
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I honestly don't understand what all of the fuss is about. I had to wait for nearly 30 minutes for something as simple as a hot dog (!!), which wasn't that great anyway. The service is awful as many others have pointed out. There is cheaper and better places to be found in George Town. I will not go back... More 

Thank ZFriis
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday we went to have 2 slices of cakes,3 drinks and 1 Sangria in the China house. 3 drinks came very fast. Then came the Sangria. Then we waited for at least 30 minutes for the cakes. During the whole course of the meal, i observed that the waiter happily serving a big bottle of plain water to the next... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, but really slow service and, despite the lovely cakes on display, the food was indifferent and over priced. Recommended for coffee and cake, but avoid the overpriced food and fruit smoothies.

Thank Robert M
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our tea at this place and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The coffee and cakes served were good. No complaints. :) It lived up to its billing as being the longest coffee house in Penang. I would dare venture to say that it is the longest in Malaysia and possibly South East Asia as it was made up... More 

Thank rhclim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?