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Golden River

Road Opposite Golden Sands Hotel | Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 12-442 8880
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Road Opposite Golden Sands Hotel | Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an inexpensive Chinese/Malaysian meal for dinner and we struck gold here at Golden River. We had the Gung bo chicken set for rm6.50 and it delicious. You can find it about 200m down the road off McDonalds.

Thank JonHSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No mainstreem! Super place for a dinner. Very kind english speaking staff , nice atmosphere, excellent traditional dishes.

Thank Katarina263
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely not a fancy restaurant, just a stall besides the street. We were led here due to good comments from TripAdvisor, surprisingly the foods are good with very reasonable price! Will recommend and revisit again!

Thank Regine T
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Been here for dinner several times the food is of excellent quality ,and good size portions Kent and his staff a very pleasant and obliging giving you service with a smile ,there are several dishes that I can recommend being a group of four we...More

Thank Allan K
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Absolutely super place. Love the atmosphere, the staff are great and the food fantastic. You can see your food being cooked in an open kitchen and arrive very quickly and very hot. We have had many many meals here and have never been disappointed.

Thank kfwrigley
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Fresh food served quick, and at a reasonable price as well. Service was excellent, and seems to be much improved from the previous reviews I have seen of this restaurant. Actually, I am surprised by the tone of the previous reviewers which are overly negative...More

Thank Thunderstorm88
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

I would say that between my last visit about 6 months ago and last night, standards have taken a dip. One of my favourite dishes here is the bean curd cooked in a claypot, with mushrooms. When that dish has suffered in quality and flavour,...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed March 11, 2018

wide selection of market food...cooked fresh and not to bad.....not fine dining but then nor are the prices....enjoy the atmosphere and the tourists

Thank Frank-n-Paula
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Very basic decor with an open kitchen but wow the food is so so tasty. Good menu choices and popular with locals. Only sorry we only got to try once due to visiting during CNY holidays. If you love trying local food this is definitely...More

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

My siblings and I went to this restaurant with my parents whom are almost 70 (my mum has gastric pain) and my niece who are only 1 year old. I envisioned the dinner as it's highly recommended by my friend furthermore I read so much...More

4  Thank aNgeL_oScAR_siLLy
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Think so but would be very basic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road Opposite Golden Sands Hotel | Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 12-442 8880
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