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China House

153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely old building. Interesting menu. My wife had the Asian platter (beef Rendang, Laos Chicken and various other taster dishes) and I had duck. Really good. The desserts were just amazing.

Thank John G
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We wanted a "nice" dinner after wandering around George Town all day. This was perfect. The clientele was diverse, the food was delicious, the daiquiris were cold, and the cake topped the evening off nicely. A nice aside is that there are several of the...More

Thank jetbailey
Khai Ling H, Arts & Creative Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hi, thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. Hopefully on your next visit, you'll discover more fun activities going on around here! Hope to see you soon! Thank you.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

China House has a cafe, restaurant and tea shop so works for any occasion and budget. Cakes are a speciality but the cafe and restaurant food is modern brasserie style and very good. We had an amazing avocado/cranberry & feta salad and a pumpkin lasagne...More

Thank sussexgirl100
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Thursday and the crowd was ok. Managed to get a table. Ordered only desserts and drinks. You can get 2 small slices of cake for the price of one full slice. Very good chance to try a variety of flavours. Ordered the...More

Thank Krystal W
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Dessert paradise. The cafe's a bit cramped as there's always crowd coming. Guests are free to draw, each table is given crayons. Board games are available, but limited. It will be better if their staff be more friendly.

Thank vfel
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Longest cafe in Penang, the atmosphere is quite okay except being too crowded. The cakes were very tasty and so was the tea and coffee. You are also provided with a piece of large paper and crayons to draw on.

Thank ivy k
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We plumped for the China house on our first night in George Town which came highly recommended by our friends in KL and the trusty lonely planet guide. In my 36th year it was my favourite birthday meal. I had the seabass which was up...More

Thank Murphahoy
Khai Ling H, Arts & Creative Manager at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad you had an awesome celebration with us here at ChinaHouse. Let us make your experience another unforgettable one with a free slice of table cake on your next visit! Kindly email us with the subject title 'Tripadvisor Free Cake' and...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This heritage themed cafe and pub was well publicised and recommended by a lot of people. I came with my friends for their desserts on a Friday night and the place was packed. On the first visit it feels different with its old rustic and...More

Thank HaruKenchiru
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A spacious and interesting cafe with local bands performing from time to time. If you love drawing they even provide you a large drawing paper and crayon,how friendly haha.

Thank Imran P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a sort of touristy but well-done cafe/bar that is huge and has interesting outdoor space with cool murals and other interesting details so if you go here wander around. The place goes all the way through to the next block, two very long...More

Thank ebomze
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Chloe L
Do you have soy milk and vegan cakes?
11 December 2016|
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Response from Lou C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - Not sure personally But they did have a good range and are really lovely and could answer in a giffy if you called them.
Ronald N
Is this cafe provide halal food ?
25 October 2016|
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Response from acg1960 | Property representative |
Hi Ronald, We provide strictly pork and lard free food. Non halal because we serve alcohol in the same premise Feel free to drop us a call at +604 263 7299 should there be any further enquiry needed Many thanks
Is this restaurant opened on Mondays?
30 September 2015|
Response from Samantha J |
Yes we do open on Mondays and everyday, Our Operation Hours are: From Sunday to Thursday are from 09.00 AM till 12 Midnight AND From Friday and Saturday are from 09.00 Am till 01.00 AM (After Midnight)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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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