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Tek Sen Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-981 5117
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food and service are fine, and they ran out of beer one night so I had to drink Guinness, so it's not all that different from other restaurants in Penang. But the place is a roaring success with a (short) queue every night. It soon becomes the place you go when you're not sure where you want to eat that... More 

Thank Peter T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very crowded with varies of customer, from the oriental-looked to caucasian-looked customers. They serve very delicious Tofu, one of the best I ever had. The pork is also a menu you shouldnt miss!

Thank Vielly H
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came across this restaurant while out looking for street food one night and judging by the crowds inside and those lining up at the door, we knew the food must be good. The next night, we also lined up at the door, however it wasn't long before we were given a table, menus and drinks. Only one slight criticism... More 

Thank Denise H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been here a number of times over the years, normally pretty good, very very occasionally they fail to deliver excellent service. Always a queue, they will take whole table bookings if you're 10+ otherwise be prepared to share a table it will speed up the service. Like many restaurants locally they finish early, don't try to go for a late... More 

Thank millhouze
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place doesn't look much from the outside, apart from the crowd of people waiting for tables (if you get there after 7pm).... there is certainly a reason for this. The restaurant is very basic, simple tables and stools. The menu is very Chinese, with a whole range of Veg, Chicken, Pork, Seafood and rice dishes. All come in various... More 

Thank Philb_201
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though they don't take bookings the concierge at our hotel phoned through and booked a table for us. We wer seated immediately even though there was a large queue. The staff were incredibly helpful as my husband has a long list of things he doesn't eat. The food came up in super quick time and was delicious. The sweet... More 

Thank Marilyn186338
Argenton-sur-Creuse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We come here every year when we stay in Penang and this year we came twice. Come before 7 or be prepared to queue as I've never seen it empty. We had the twice cooked pork, turmeric chicken, baby pak choi, chicken with ginger amongst others. Really like the chicken with turmeric and of course the pork.. The meal for... More 

Thank lasatu
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a real Penang experience great value fast, delicious just don't expect a fancy environment- get anything with the homemade bean curd- delicious!!!

Thank Jane R
Penang Island, Malaysia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went to Teksen several months ago and have returned now several times. Food is consistently good and service is great.

Thank edwE9454FT
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is so nice. I know this is very famous in town, but expensive. Once I tried it, I know its worth to try and wait for it. Usually here crowd. Food here is fresh and taste so unique. However, staff here is a little bit rude. Try it out here!

Thank Lydia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-981 5117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?