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Tek Sen Restaurant

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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
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Ossining, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night in George Town and holy moly did we luck out. IT WAS SOOOO GOOOD. Thw food was just outrageous. We got one thing from every section for the two of us. It was ALOT of food but we finished it all bc it was that good. A must go if you're into Chinese food. The REAL DEAL

Thank nickpags_47
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my family one night and we enjoyed the experience very much. We ordered the double roasted pork with chili padi, sweet and sour chicken and mixed vegetables alongside steamed rice. Great food. Defenitely a must visit restaurant in George Town. Make sure you be there early or have a booking. The place is full every night. Opening... More 

1 Thank Christian M
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Singapore where the food is always expensive but the quality is hit-and-miss, this restaurant is expensive by Penang standards but the taste is far and above any similar open-air resto in Singapore. Simple, tasty and uncomplicated food and menu, very fast (but perfunctory) service. Don't expect aircon or other niceties, and on holidays / weekends there will be... More 

Thank Mpua66
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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a local friend and he was saying it's been his family's fav place and taste still ok even after upgrading or modernizing the facilities. I love the Assam pan fried prawns which came as 4 big pieces for 2 of us and it was so good that I ordered another plate. The Assam fish is fresh too... More 

Thank AIK71
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tourists who like to be charmed by old authentic restaurant will have enough reason to be delighted here. Specially contrived for such purpose, the restaurant must have seen a regular throng of adventure seekers who arrived in tour buses. Food is fair but the price is rather steep. We like the fried chicken which is a house's specialty and the... More 

Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tek Sen is definitely a must visit during your stay in Penang. We came for lunch here almost every day of our visit (apart from the day that it was closed) and absolutely loved the food and the people.

Thank Eleni M
Singapore, Singapore
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165 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been around for a long time. This restaurant presents a surprisingly varied menu each time you go. The roast pork is a must! Do book before you go if you want to miss the long lines of waiting.

Thank Westiekhoo
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish was perfect. They had long lines but it moves very quickly. The staff were friendly and efficient. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. Despite being so busy, they could accommodate a request for non- MSG. It was impressive. Must order dishes are: famous double roast pork, morning glory and steam fish.

Thank GrasipBangkok
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272 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Local famous Chinese seafood restaurant and the food are tasty. Have to long waiting during Dinner timing.

2 Thank Michael_Teoh
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second place to eat in George Town and i walked in because it was super busy. Sometimes you just follow the crowds and it was not a place i could give 5 stars. The food is mostly sweet and it does satisfy the taste buds but it's a use of simple counter sauces, nothing fancy. Hopefully the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
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