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Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3680
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (41 reviews)
“hummus” (27 reviews)
“lemon tart” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 423 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to try local food go here. The beef rendang is superb! And the staff very friendly as well.

1  Thank Ferran O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden little gem which offers delicious local dishes. The service is excellent, and the food is fantastic, the quality is similar to the one offered at Kebaya.

1  Thank ilovecappuccino
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ilovecappucino, Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner at this traditional Malay restaurant. The very helpful owner advised us to have the lacy pancakes to start with chicken curry gravy which were outstanding. We followed with beef rendang and fish curry with their limoni rice also memorable. Fresh...More

1  Thank Cindy W
Reviewed May 4, 2018

As a solo traveller I could not order too many dishes so I opted for their curry chicken and kacang rice. Was blown away! The rice was so flavourful and the chilli (sambal?) that came with it accompanied the dish so well. The chicken was...More

2  Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

OH MY GOD! This place is a gem of a place! Even though it is quite small, however it is managed with the greatest attention to Gourmet delights and food conoisseurs who really wish and aspire to eat a delicious lunch ir dinner. We were...More

1  Thank Farideh M
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We spoke with out guide generally about the difficulty of finding a Malay restaurant with good vegetarian options. He introduced us to the restaurant. The restaurant was full and buzzy. We enjoyed the non-alcoholic drinks. The hummus was to die for. My wife had the...More

1  Thank Stuart J
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stuart J, Thank you for reviewing Jawi House. We are glad that you enjoy the meal and your time with us! We look forward to see you again next time!

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited Jawi House Cafe & Gallery for dinner last night and were absolutely spoilt for choice. From the outside the restaurant looks tiny and would be easy to miss, but the dishes on the menu sounded as wonderful as they looked...More

1  Thank 771ashleigh
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 771ashleigh, Thank you for taking your time writing such a great review. We persevere to deliver the best of Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine thus reading your review give us pride and joy! We look forward to serve you again at your next visit!

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

When chicken not only tastes nice but also falls off the bone, then effortlessly works it's way down, it is good food. Jawi House makes lovely food. We had a Malay chicken curry, Dal and rice. The taste and flavours here have been worked out...More

1  Thank SRSehgal
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Dear sashisehgal, Thank you for your recent patronage to Jawi House and taking your precious time to review us. we are glad that you enjoy our food service and restaurant setting. Reservations is highly encouraged is our restaurant is small with maximum capacity of 35...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by a local and it was very good. Food was lovely and service was great. Highly recommend if you are looking for lunch in Georgetown while looking at the street art. The mango salad was amazing.

1  Thank Kathjbell
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Dear Kathjbell, Thank you for your recent patronage and taking your time to review us. We are very happy that you enjoy our food and service. we look forward to your next visit. Thank you again and have a good day!

Reviewed March 24, 2018

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint . The lemuni rice dish was amazing for both colour and flavour . My friend had the lamb and she was delighted . A special mention for the service too which was exemplary

1  Thank Lorraine P
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Dear Lorraine P, Thank you for your recent patronage and taking time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and service. we look forward to your next visit!

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sarajitbaral
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Little_Penang_Boy | Property representative |
Hi Sarajitbaral. Thank you very much for your interest. Most popular items include our briyani, nasi lemuni and laksa. Our balmieh is also very popular. We look forward to your visit, and our staff will be more than happy to... More
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Monicalaw
September 15, 2016|
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Response from aquagems | Reviewed this property |
You can ask if your group can use upstairs area which may be suitable fir your needs.
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Bru1
May 7, 2015|
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Response from Little_Penang_Boy | Property representative |
Hi Pete Apologies for the delayed response. We do not serve wine, but you can bring your own at a small corkage of RM25. Last orders are around 9. Hopefully I didn't catch you too late. Look forward to seeing you here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3680
  • E-mail
Description
Jawi House Cafe and Gallery aims to promote Jawi Peranakan Heritage and Cuisine to the world. Authentic Nasi Lemuni and Bamieh is available here. Take in the ambience and feel apart of history in our humble cafe, which was built in the 1880s; along side any one of our desserts made in-house and freshly brewed coffee. We hope to see you soon!
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