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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)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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211 - 220 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2014

A simple, no frills restaurant on the main drag and nestled among many others. Helena's was clean with great service, cold beer and the best Capitan chicken you could possibly imagine. Don't miss it! :)

Thank Max H
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Delightful, small quiet restaurant where food is cheap and tasty. Order a few dishes and share as the bill will be very reasonable.

1  Thank 4thtime
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Good Food. The restaurant was within easy walking distance from our hotel. The food was good, not exceptional, we managed to find better value at another venue so we only came to this restaurant on a single occassion.

3  Thank Jo F
Reviewed 8 January 2014

When you have been around food as long as I have you begin to realise that it is the chef that makes a restaurant what it is, and Helena's in Batu Ferringhi in Penang has one of the best Indian chefs I have ever experienced....More

2  Thank food_demon
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This restaurant is a delight. The staff are great, the food is absolutely delicious and authentic. Try the mutton curry, it is really fantastic.

1  Thank Penny M
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Decent menu, good food at fair prices and a lovely atmosphere. A feel food place to be. Would definitely return.

1  Thank RoamAnswer
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We ate there a couple of times and really enjoyed Helena's curry. The portions were generous, tasty and did not leave you feeling heavy as most curries do. We highly recommend this place to all that visit Batu Ferringi

1  Thank Sonja S
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Helena's mutton curry is so tasty you just want to eat it forever. Exceptional flavour, texture and generous with the mutton. Service is prompt, polite and informative. This restaurant has had the same chef since it opened - which is why the food is consistently...More

3  Thank Kate O
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I was constantly worried about eating while traveling in Malaysia because I didn't want to get sick. So I did my research and was always careful in where we ate and what we ordered. (I'm from the US and our travel books cautioned us to...More

3  Thank Celestialtravels
Reviewed 30 December 2013

I read some reviews both good and bad so tried to be positive about Helena,s. It wasn't,t very busy and we easily got a table straight away. The waitress appeared to be in charge and took our drink orders promptly. We ordered our meals and...More

Thank Michael D
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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