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“Good asian restaurant”
Review of Penang Grill - CLOSED

Penang Grill
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Small restaurant, but nice enough. Given the name, you would expect more Malaysian dishes, but the menu covers some traditional Asian recipes. Prices (at least at lunch) are on the low side, and the portions adequate.
Service is pretty good.
Parking can be a problem, but if you are willing to walk just a few steps, you'll find a spot in the area.

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Thank CTTraveler56
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5 - 9 of 34 reviews

Reviewed April 20, 2016

Often use this restaurant for business lunches as you can get in and out quickly and it has an authentic menu with interesting dishes. Quality is a little inconsistent lately where some dishes that were great came out just ok. Service is quick, if a little abrupt, and cost is moderate for the area. Sometimes you have to hunt around for a metered parking space but usually worth the visit. Sit down food usually significantly better than take out.

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Thank Adam C
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

Went there for dinner recently and ordered the Thai Seafood Casserole. First of all, it was only lukewarm when it arrived. It also was sorely lacking any taste -- beyond bland. And last, the shrimp and lobster chunks were overcooked and chewy. Very disappointing. Will not be returning anytime soon, even though I work about 3 blocks away.

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Thank kch561
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

We tried this pals a long time ago an after many years we went back with some friends who love this place.

Our experience wasn't great before, nor was it this time.

But let's be fair. We called them from a movie and warned we would be late. But frankly they shouldn't have started to serve us and then tried to rush our meal because the chef wanted to go home.

I again expected that the food was inspired by Penang, usually Malaysian cuisine, but the server didn't even know what "Flamed Water Spinach" (Convulvus) was

The Szechuan dumpling starter was average.

My friends had two kind of Thai curry, one chicken and one vegetable. I didn't bother to order and we shared three main dishes.

My wife had stir fried rice which was okay.

So we did not have a chance to fully evaluate the restaurant and will go back and do that some other time.

In fairness, they also didn't try very hard either. So for anyone reading this let's just call it a broken play, to be continued.

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Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

While still very good, this pales in comparison to their sister restaurant down the block, Thai Basil, which has a better menu variety selection, is warmer and has better service. The BYOB with no corkage though is a Penang Grill advantage.

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Thank Ron T
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