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Helena's Cafe

43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton curry” (19 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (11 reviews)
“bee hoon” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had chicken curry, peppered beef and beef randang. None of them were great to be honest. I'd go elsewhere.

Thank Tahra D
Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly and welcoming, a wide variety of food, very reasonably priced. We enjoyed a number of meals at this place

1  Thank mark v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were intending to go to the Living Room next door, but thought we would give Helena's cafe a try instead, and we are glad we did! The service was warm and friendly, advising us about local dishes and providing recommendations. The satay was very...More

Thank mosschopuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Helenas, 19/6/17. We received a lovely warm welcome from Juanna and all her family, they were the most friendly and wonderful people you could want to meet , and the food didn't let us or them down. Lots of wonderful freshly made authentic Malaysian meals...More

2  Thank hornet24
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant twice on our trip to Penang.Service was superb.The first time we just had drinks but the second time I had Satay which was superb

1  Thank mermaidmiss
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Super food, very good service. Can highly be recommended 👍🏼a very local place where you get great food. We had soups, spring rolls, curry - all tasting great

2  Thank Katja S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

On two week holiday here in Penang and stumbled upon Helenas on day 3, now been back 4 times. The curries are great, helenas special nasi goreng fantastic and the satay superb. We have two fussy kids (14 and 9) and no dramas with them....More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had a late lunch here one afternoon. The food was so so tasty, special mention to the beef in black bean sauce. The waitress was really helpful and efficient, she made sure the fans were on our table for coolness and that my husband...More

1  Thank kellypop
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We are here based on a recommendation from a tailor and the food did not disappoint. We had a variety of food between the 4 adults and 2 kids with a couple of drinks each. Great curries and great value for money.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoying my meal until until I spotted a rat the size of a small cat run into the kitchen. Hygeine standards poor, I also had to go through kitchen to get to the toilet.

Thank Robert C
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Questions & Answers
Izumi T
5 August 2017|
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Response from evamarie3 | Property representative |
We Serve Pork and Duck Upon Request.Order One Day Before.
Jill C
10 February 2017|
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Response from Reg E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Never asked
Christo S
1 December 2016|
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Response from AgathaChristie2012 | Reviewed this property |
If you tell the cook that you are gluten free and need to make sure there is no wheat flour (tepung) and no soy sauce they can make several dishes that way. The prawn curry with white rice is naturally gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202
  • E-mail
Helena Cafe We Serve Since 1790 Thank You For all Support During all Years And Our Return Guest Every Year. Keep Supporting Us.God Bless.
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