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Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine

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58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
+60 13-433 7878
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at Ivy's not expecting much from the looks of the place. It looked rather small, with 3-4 tables outside. The boss young son ( around 12yrs old), opened the door and greeted us. "Hello Sir, how many people?" I was very amused at first, then it hit me. That aroma from the kitchen just struck me! I knew... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in 2 months in Asia. The beef rendang was flavoursome and the beef cooked to perfection. The Assam prawns were amazing. Highly recommend both. Great service to go with it!

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Thank Simon H
Penang Island, Malaysia
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant does not serve pork. Service was a bit slow, waited for sometimes and no one approach to give a menu or either ask for a drink. I had the set meal which was a taster of various dishes - gulai fish, joo hoo char vege dish, kapitan chicken, soup, followed by a sticky rice dessert. The taste is... More 

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Thank Irene_G1206
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm glad we went early for lunch. The later tables had to wait longer to be served. The set menu has a lot of favorites, worth a try. If you're an otah fan, must try their freshly steamed otah- tender & melts in your mouth. All the flavours were good, spot on except I didn't like the Kapitan curry -... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place quite small. They used their living room as a restaurant, so can only hold about 5 tables inside & 3 tables on their balcony. Best to make a booking before going there. As the food tend to be cooked individually, expect a rather slow wait.

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Thank jaseet88
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. A real taste of local food that is home cooked. We chose the set menu and had a great selection. The owner explained exactly what we were going to eat and you could vary the selection if there was something you didn't fancy. Just to make it more homily the son ( about 9 years old ) was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, value for money authentic nyonya cuisine. We followed the recommendation and ordered the set menu. The place is really small and can only seat a number of people. So do make reservations to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Solosky2013
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live in Malaysia, and on my frequent trips from JB up to Melaka on business always looked forward to Nyonya Cuisine. Ivy's is authentic Nyonya cuisine with a very good selection. Ivy's Husband, Dragon, is extremely helpful in suggesting different dishes. The food was very good, so much so that after my first visit I went back... More 

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Thank Alan_Pratt23
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Nice food, good for value. Please make reservations to avoid disappointment. Bang kuang cha is a must try, and the asam fish is good

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Thank royston k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Nyonya dishes. We followed the recommendation and ordered their set menu as well as the beef redang and chicken rolls.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye | Off Burmah Road, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 13-433 7878
Description
Serving authentic Nyonya Cuisine.

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