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Gelugor, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have been enjoying the delicious dishes here since 1980's but it was only last night that I tried the Mutton Varuval which is only served on Sundays. The burst of flavour is simply indescribable. The mutton was tender, tasty and not spicy. The other dishes we ordered were all spicy but the Mutton Varuval stood heads and shoulders above... More 

Thank aliciak39
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good Indian food though spicy. The chicken McNair, mutton varuval & fried bitter guard was the best.

Thank Vijay N
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

the food is nice, and masala tea is my favourite. they sell vegetarian set, and we can add on dishes. masala mutton is also my favourite side dish.

Thank Gan P
Gelugor, Malaysia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A bit away from Town Centre but if you are going to Gelugor or around University Science Malaysia area don't miss your Lunch or Dinner here. Quite easy to park your car and no parking fee.

Thank tham3500
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We made this stop several times as the food is great! Love the banana leaf! I tried all the different curries lamb was my favorite!

Thank sanddragon2009
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious food served on Banana Leaf... Taste from South India!!! Suggested for all you preferences. Another surprise in Penang! 👍

Thank Angelo I
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91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Had a tasty veg lunch with family. They also serve non veg lunch and my son told it was superb good. their food are spice and very tasty. I had a mango lassy.. wow it was ral mango. i enjoyed my lunch. Serving was alittle late but worth waiting. If you are in this area you must taste this their... More 

Thank neela252
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Although food might be tasty but service is really slow even just for 2 persons.also i saw a dead cockroach by my chair which gives a very bad impression of the cleanliness n hygiene .place is pretty run down too and they charge much higher than the rest.

1 Thank LinusFrancis
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Visit this restaurant if you are yearning for good banana leaf rice. Try their signature chicken mcnair, crab curry and mutton curry. Also try their deep fried bitter gourd and okra.

Thank Selina N
Penang Island, Malaysia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Great food. The branch at New world park.But certain fried items were too salty. Wonderful place to eat. Mutton and chicken were really tasty. Moderate prices. The other branch did not impress that much.

Thank SPavDev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gelugor, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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