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92 Lebuh Campbell | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-261 4672
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to come for breakfast. The owner was extremely friendly and spoke very good English, the dim sum was very good! But they start to run out by about 1030. The house special dry noodles were pretty good as well.

Thank matt9478
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I went there this morning, and I really recommend to come here for breakfast or lunch. The cook came by to have a chat and was really friendly. Be careful, because the dim sum is so good, that you'll probably eat too much. I'm coming back tomorrow!

Thank Mats V
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very good Dim Sum - but be warned, they don't have them for long. Here it seems to be mainly for breakfast and by lunch time, there are none left. We arrived at 12:30 and took the last few remaining pieces.

Thank MonkeysandWine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find street parking . Setting in a shop house with no air condition but fan only Service is good . Last few place in Penang for Dim sum . Love the Char Siew pao and egg tart . For the noodle dishes , popular ones are fried yin yang dried. Fried Yee mee , big prawn noodle .... More 

Thank Happy258
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The dim sum are good but not many varieties. The noodles during lunch are good especially the "Hong Toe Meen" and "Wat Tan Ying Yong." Fishball and "Sui Kow" soup are also our favourite.

Thank kcchee777
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived at what we thought would be a good time around 10.30am but this place is so popular with the locals and Malaysian tourists that pretty much all the dim sum had already sold out. We grabbed what we could but when we wanted more we were told it had already all gone! What we had was really good... More 

Thank Andy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Friendly staff despite us being absolutely clueless, we came late (12.30 ish) so the dimsum trolley on had limited options, yet what we had was absolutely delicious, but I would suggest going really early to truly get the best options, we also enjoyed fried rice and green vegetables which were both super fresh and delicious! and we were entirely surrounded... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Once a fortnight (monday) I will be having my regular Dim sum. They have improved there cooking style and taste. place is bright and clean.Recommended

Thank koolcatPenang
Sandringham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My Fiancé extended family has eaten in this restaurant for four generations, but this was my first time and I'm an Australian not used to spicy food. However I needn't have worried the food was plentiful very tasty and it would appear like all Penang food very reasonably priced. March I'm told is the wrong time of year to go... More 

Thank Imkennedy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place 2 years ago when we were looking for breakfast and liked it. So this time we've come back to Penang we visited the place again. Not disappointed! Everything is still the same. It's a basic no fuss place with a good selection of dim sum dishes. But our favorite is the chicken and century egg... More 

Thank Geraldine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Lebuh Campbell | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 4672

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