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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Malaysian, Pakistani, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe has an ethnic touch. Come here only to eat the dessert. The price is a bit above average but worth to try.

1  Thank Syarifshahab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beetroot soup and Malayan Salad is wonderfull as a starter. Staff help us to surprise our Birthday Princess with a Red Velvet Galilei. Prawn Biryani is very tasty. Lentil rice make a cheerful memories to our BD princess. Of course Lemuni rice is a unique...More

1  Thank MuhamadLudfi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic Penang cuisine! this cafe serves both traditional drinks and local food. Located near the art street scene in old George Town, this charming restaurant is in a traditional row house and the architecture is authentic. Try their nutmeg drink and specialty rice dishes.

1  Thank Alvin V
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alvin V, Thank you for your recent patronage at Jawi House. Our Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine include the Nasi Lemuni and Biryani inherited from the owner's grandmother and we take pride in serving the best. We look forward to your return visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to dine and admiring beautiful settings and surrounding. Even the plates and bowls are like work of art. It's definitely excellent Peranakan dishes. Only managed to dine in there after the third attempt as it was previously fully booked under private events. So...More

1  Thank PinSeah
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PinSeah, We are very happy to hear that you enjoy your visit and dining experience at Jawi House. Apologies that you had to try three times. KIndly call me directly for future reservation at +6016-3350295 or the restaurant at +604-2613680. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good meal, friendly, red velvet cake is good. Very good food for a small price! You should try this restaurant.

1  Thank dittelinden
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Came with a group of 20+ friends for my second visit here. The ground floor area was all occupied by us. Its strenths are its’ excellent-tasting food - which also has great presentation; another strength is its cosy ambience. On the downside is that the...More

1  Thank KarenHappuch
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

A return visit since our last trip in December 2017 to Penang, Malaysia. It didn’t disappoint...reasonably priced delicious traditional Malay Peranakan food served in cosy homelike surroundings. Our dinner bill for 5 adults was Malaysian Ringgit 152 (approximately US$38!)

1  Thank PKHY38
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. The food is authentic and there is a good choice of vegetarian and not too spice food. Service is attentive and warm. It was a real pleasure to talk to the chef/owner and learn about local ingredients.

1  Thank inviaggiodal64
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Located at Penang most famous heritage street. From outside looks very much simple and normal restaurant. The choices of menu are limited but definitely are the best collections can be made available. Few special dishes like briyani and lemuni rice are those top on the...More

1  Thank MunirchM
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This place was fantastic! The food was amazing, the juices ever so fresh and the service very friendly and attentive. The waiter laughed at my brother’s stipud jokes so bonus points for that! Warning! The portions are huge so we all waddled our of there!

1  Thank Pauline-Sophie C
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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
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
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Authentic Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine prepared by Chef Nurilkarim Razha, sixth generation Jawi Peranakan of Pakistani origin. Discover Jawi Bamieh, Jawi Laksa, Jawi Biryani and Nasi Lemuni among other dishes available. Quench your thirst with Jawi House Arabian Sherbet or Penang Nutmeg Juice and conclude your dining experience with our in-house local dessert like Kuih Sarang Semut or Bubur Pulut Hitam. Explore our premise; traditional Straits Chinese facade with an eclectic Jawi Peranakan-Straits Chinese interior maintained and conserved under the UNESCO Heritage Guidelines. Thank you and hope to see you soon!
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