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The Spice Market Cafe

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Jalan Batu Ferringhi | Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 4-888 8888
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Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Penang's coffee shops and market stalls go and relax in Rasa Sayang's Spice Garden Cafe. The local dishes are excellent though perhaps somewhat less spicy than elsewhere. I prefer sitting outside among green bushes and trees and enjoy the excellent service. Prices are on the high side, but not exorbitant.

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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390 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spice Market Cafe is one of the restaurants within the Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort. We were staying there so we had breakfast everyday and dinner on two evenings. Breakfast is a very comprehensive buffet with something for everyone. Some dishes are cooked to order eg eggs and supplies of other dishes are regularly topped up. There is an... More 

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Thank Suratrichard
Marple, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The choice at the buffet at the Spice Market is absolutely huge. Shrimps, crab, oysters, indian curries, italian, malaysian, you name it. Everything I had was delicious. It was a little more expensive than the local restaurants, but it was worth it.

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Thank Harry H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and left feeling extremely happy with our choice. I think the price you pay for the quality of food is incredible even if you don't get as much variety as I have seen in other buffets.

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Thank LCurrier87
George Town, Malaysia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food was good - though not exceptionally so. Dessert offerings were rather more interesting than main courses. Lovely restaurant, but if it's a cool evening, I'd recommend sitting on the terrace to enjoy natural breezes. It's likely to be quieter if unruly children are around.

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Thank kapuchin
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Service, selection and quality outstanding. Portions are enormous, plus they do buffet option. Breakfast is exceptional. Would highly recommend.

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Thank j0140148
Canberra, Australia
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309 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had breakfast here three times, on each occasion, the hot food was not hot, in fact the fried eggs were almost cold. The cold food was good and there are plenty of options, but it is very crowded.

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Thank Mark&Rosa
Penang Island, Malaysia
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121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This large resort restaurant has a very large and varied range of food characteristic of diverse Asian and Western cuisines. One can eat at a "Garden table" [preferred in the evenings] or indoors. There are also "food stations" where the dishes are "cooked to order".

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Thank smdoctoroff
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Shangri La so had breakfast here everyday. The selection was amazing and so much was freshly prepared. Would definitely recommend it.

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Thank Bobandmaggie
Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were staying in the hotel and went to the spice market for dinner one evening. I could not believe when we got the bill for about €100 for two people for the buffet and just two glasses of wine. It is too overpriced and you can get a better meal for a quarter of the price elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Japanese, International, Gluten Free Options, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi | Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 4-888 8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?