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May Garden Restaurant

) #158 of 780 Restaurants in George Town €€ - €€€ Chinese, Asian
78, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (12 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
78, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a sit down Chinese restaurant in Penang can't go wrong with this place. Food and attentive service. Sometimes you just need an air conditioned restaurant that does good food at a reasonable price.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have dined here many times in our annual visits to George Town. The May Garden is tucked in next to the landmark of the Cititel Hotel in Penang Road. It is always spotlessly clean with rapid service from an exceptionally friendly...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is somewhere that you absolutely need to go in a group so that you can try a selection of dishes. I've never been disappointed. It can be a good idea to go along the day before to tell the kitchen what your group would...More

Thank PaperStoneScissors
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The next time I'm with a group I'll order a whole suckling pug. We ordered a portion which was so enjoyable that towards the end of the meal we ordered another. Truly remarkable. With a group of 8, we ordered a variety of dishes which...More

Thank Rabi D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We came for the suckling pig but came away disappointed as it was not as good as the other restaurant we patronised. It was highly recommended by a friend. Perhaps the chef had an off day. The other dishes too were not as good as...More

Thank rhclim
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Best Chinese food in town. This is an very authentic Chinese Reataurant (more than 30years). Supprise that their dessert " ice kacang" and " chan dol" is as delicious as famous hacker store at Penang road.

Thank Kennard L
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Where the locals go. Where are the tourists? Not usre where to put this cuisine. Probably a Penang adaptation of Cantonese and Hokkien.Try the herbal fish soup which tastes like chicken soup! I think one needs to pre-order. The roast sucking pig is not bad....More

Thank Tennyson B
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

From the moment we stepped in we were treated with such kindness from all the staff. A real family atmosphere. Despite the fact that there was a massive work party taking up half the restaurant, the staff were so attentive and calm. All the food...More

Thank Sivani B
Reviewed 5 December 2016

May Garden is Cititel Hotel at Jalan Penang serving Chinese cuisine...from Roast duck, pork & char siew. They also have fried vegetable, etc. The service is OK and prices slightly on the high side...however, the restaurant has limited space and occasionally it can be fully...More

Thank HO D
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serve fantastic chinese food if you are celebrating occasion with a generous budget. Although the ambiance is overall average by international standard, the quality of food have compensated for it. The suckling pig is the best and most consistent throughout Malaysia. The pricey...More

Thank Soon Terng P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
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