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China House

153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (629 reviews)
“tiramisu” (110 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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101 - 110 of 1,380 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I'm writing this 3 months after visiting and I can still taste the perfectly cooked fish - with the extraordinarily delicate sauce and the crunchy skin. The desert table I tried to photograph but couldn't do it justice - a long table of beautiful homemade...More

Thank wadywabbit
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for your comments- we love you !!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went there for dinner, and the place was over-flowing already. It's a rather longish place, looks very unassuming, but serves great food and cakes and is a big hit among tourists and locals alike. We had the Penang laksha with grilled chicken that was...More

Thank fabwrite
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Many thanks for your great comments- we love you!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Place looks tired though tables and cakes have some appeal and staff pleasant. I found the portions meagre for the price and menu bland and somewhat pedestrian.

Thank 412brucei
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for your comments, sorry ChinaHouse obviously wasnt the right place for you...........we appreicate your honesty though

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Unique place located in an old house. Lots of antique decor in the restaurnt. Has combination of formal dining room to informal seating. Food is quite good serving western fare. Cake lovers beware as there is a large range of cakes available. Weekends they have...More

Thank Soosee Q
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Many thanks for your comments- we love you

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had a light lunch with friends and a cold beer. The salads are so fresh and tasty and of course the beer is great. Love the atmosphere and if you have a sweet tooth, check out the cakes!! Evening entertainment, a la carte dinners, catch...More

Thank Sabine G
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

We thankyou for your patronage and your comments.........we love you

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

went here as recommended by my friend. however, it is best that you go here with 2 or more persons to try cake varieties. I tried the tiramisu and iced mocha. total is 34 rmb. tiramisu is the bestseller. it is surprisingly big and full...More

Thank dianne d
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for your comments, especially about the WIFI............we are aware of this not being too stable sometimes........we'll try to improve on that point

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This really long Chinese house is a great place to cool off as you wander through the streets of old Gerogetown looking at the street art. It's really average to good with plenty of cool drinks and about 50 cakes on offer. We just enjoyed...More

Thank Seacroft
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Each time I'm in Penang, I'd be sure to visit China House - the amazing selection of cakes and its uniqueness. It is a really long cafe (3 shops-long) with interesting segments! Each table is given a mahjong paper and crayons for Customers to doodle...More

Thank pingpingjo
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

China House is definitely for tourists. Living here and making ringgit, it is very unaffordable. 7-8 ringgit for a CAN of soda! Same can costs 2 ringgit tops at most 7/11 stores. The cake was expensive but delicious. We had terrible service and it smelled...More

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Came here purely based on reviews. All we wanted was deserts. Lovely place and decor, however, none of their deserts are eggless, and they don't seem bothered that they can't serve me any of it. So we ordered the chocolate mousse, which never arrived. We...More

Thank Shankar N
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thankyou for your comments and honesty- I am sorry you had a bad experience and we shall use this as a training tool for our staff...apologies

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Questions & Answers
LCurrier87
10 August 2017|
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Response from Kimber J | Reviewed this property |
Yes... but you gotta try the cakes, 30 different types served daily. And that's really amazing 😉
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Chloe L
11 December 2016|
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Response from Lou C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - Not sure personally But they did have a good range and are really lovely and could answer in a giffy if you called them.
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Ronald N
26 October 2016|
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Response from acg1960 | Property representative |
Hi Ronald, We provide strictly pork and lard free food. Non halal because we serve alcohol in the same premise Feel free to drop us a call at +604 263 7299 should there be any further enquiry needed Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299
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