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Chulia Court

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355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3809
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this place was beautiful and well run. There was a good choice of tea and if you read the menu carefully they do free refills!

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Thank annie_ladybird
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you annie_ladybird for your 5 star review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your Chulia Court experience. We hope to welcome you back again in future. In the meantime we wish you safe travels. Thank you again for your custom. More 

London
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious with a great selection of tea. They do way more than that. Food menu looked good. Offers a range of alcoholic drinks. My iced tea was lovely.

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Thank Alex M
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you Alex M for your positive review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your tea time in Chulia Court. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again in future. Once again thank you for your custom. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located within the boutique hotel Chulia Court Tavern, in a touristy budget travellers area, it has an interesting range of famous local dish called Laksa. Laksa is a fish soup cooked in spices and coconut, thick broth served with noodles and vegetables. The tamarind (assam) version is sour spicy kind of an intense version of Tom Yam and the Lemak... More 

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Thank Tony Y
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you Tony Y for your positive review and for introducing our house specialty to other readers. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Once again thank you for your custom. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

They make the best coffee in Penang and it's a great place to sit and relax. The staff are super and stopping for breakfast is perfect. It's open all day and we'll worth a visit

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Thank AnnSholem
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you very much AnnSholem for the 5 star rating. We do pride ourselves with very good quality coffee and are most happy to know that you appreciated it. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back again. In the meantime we wish you safe travels and all the very best. Thank you once again... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

nice place but too expensive for us you pay for the name and outside you have all the begars alltime round

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1 Thank Every H
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you Every H for your visit. Well if you found us to be a nice place surely there is a price tag to it. All the other surrounding places are either roadside hawker stalls or dives therefore not comparable. Penang is no longer a dirt cheap place that many backpackers expect. Sorry to disappoint you but that's just the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I will admit to 2 pints of beer, however, the food is good, as is the service. We did try the crab laksa and the char kouay teow and they were excellent, a delicious lunch was had by both of us.

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Thank Stuart L
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you Stuart L for the positive review. It was a pleasure for us to be of service to you and your partner recently. We are most happy to know that you had tried our house specialties and found them to your liking. Thank you once again for your custom and we wish you safe travels. More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch at Chulia Court was a memorable experience because of its excellent food, warm service and cosy ambience which is perfect for tete-a-tetes, business meetings or just for hanging out. For starters, we had satay which was tender, succulent and tasty. Portions are generous and can be a meal by itself. The marinade for the meat was a delightful blend,... More 

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penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Dear aliciak39. Thank you very much for the 5 star rating. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your lunch at Chulia Court recently. We are glad that you liked both our most popular dishes - the crab laksa and the gula melaka ice cream. It gives us great pleasure to see our guests enjoy the food and... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nicely decorated restaurant, centrally located and popular for tourists. Western en Malay food is served with a extended list of wines. Atmosphere is very good, friendly staff! Worth a visit if you are looking for a western oriented, clean and modern restaurant in georgetown!

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Thank MargitvN
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Dear MargitvN. Thank you for the 4 star review. It was our pleasure serving you recently and we are most happy to know that you have enjoyed your experience with us. We are happy to know that you have noticed the unique deco in Chulia Court which makes us very different from any of the restaurants and bars along the... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The location was central, soothing ambience, food and customer service, excellent! Try the crab laksa. TO. DIE. FOR!

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Thank Hoy C
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Dear Hoy C. Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. It was our pleasure serving you and your family. We are pleased that you have all enjoyed the Chulia Court experience and got to try our house specialty the crab laksa as well as the 4 other types of laksa. Once again thank... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very good food, but not memorable. But we had to wait i while. Nice place to drink as well after your dinner.

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Thank Erhus
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this review

Thank you Erhus for the 4 star rating. It was our pleasure serving you. However even though we find it a little confusing with your comment about the food being not memorable we are glad that you remember that it was very good. Our menu is tailor made for flashpacker tourists taking into consideration their traveling budget hence simple but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3809
Description
Welcome to Chulia Court The Tavern, one of the best adaptations of a heritage shop-house for a restaurant, music bar and boutique guesthouse situated in the heart of Unesco World Heritage City of Georgetown. We serve lunch and dinner with a full bar that opens daily from 12noon. Our 8 guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms are tastefully furnished and affordable. Enjoy a drink and dance to the swaying beats of the ground floor bar with our resident DJ spinning up-to-date and retro hits nightly on weekends, or live-band performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, or savour of a meal at the ground-floor cafe/restaurant in a heritage setting adorned by rare Peranakan embroidery, ancestral portraits, period furniture, and vibrant colours of the Baba Nyonya culture mixed with an eclectic European influence that will leave you spellbound. Our theme is dedicated to the love of Peranakan Heritage, Chinoiserie and an eclectic mix of European influences. We celebrate with whimsical contrasts of colours on our walls and decor, characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of fantastical China mixed in with our simple passion for bits of retro. While we distract you with movement and lively colours like turquoise, pink, magenta, orange and yellow, let it not take you away from our equally welcoming offers of our menu. Hailing from the Netherlands, Chef Mathijs Nanne specialises in European cuisine, using a wide array of local herbs and spices that create a unique blend of flavours. We are 22,000 square feet, one of the very few properties on Lebuh Chulia with a private car park for house guests and diners. You may be in the mood for a coffee, cold beer, cocktail or wine but whatever it is drop by for a visit and get to know us better. You may not know this but Penangites believe music was born on our streets. We offer a Jazz Bar dishing out Jazz, Blues, Broadway and Retro favourites. We also have a resident DJ on weekends who spins dance tunes that will make you tap your feet or dance the night away, let DJ Shan take you away. If you prefer to chillax in the Peranakan Lounge or watch the world go by on the street side al fresco we will let you. Whatever the mood you are in, Chulia Court will make it a unique experience for you, your family or friends.

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