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Penang Malaysian Cuisine

4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
+1 301-657-2878
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
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Asian, Malaysian
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4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way back from Reagan Airport, we were overcome with yearnings for some food from “home” so we headed to the Penang Restaurant in Bethesda, MD. We were glad we arrived a full half-hour before the 3 pm to 5 pm (summer?) closing. We...More

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly, people like this place and its cuisine. It's relatively inexpensive and if you had to feed a big office crowd or hold a family event, this is the place to go. The place is cavernous but not sparkly clean. You feel the grease on...More

Thank MPNY
Reviewed 24 February 2018

(based on my (a few) visits in Jan-Feb 2018:) A friend dragged me here and I had been a little worried since the reviews for this place is somewhat polarized? But it turned out a hidden gem -staff were responsive and friendly, ample space inside,...More

Thank LouTA2017
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Disappointed in our last visit, after not having been here for a few months. Very slow and inattentive service; food not tasty as it used to be. What's happened here?

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We came here on a winter night and had some of the specialty soups. They were great fir the cold, while being light and tasty. The place has a lot of personality with a very raw decor. I also find here dishes that cannot be...More

Thank claudiast
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Restaurant is on a very crowded street in Bethesda. Only few slots in front of restaurant. Food was OK but service was bad. No attention to our party of six. Waiters had to be flagged down to order everything; drinks, appetizers, main course. When the...More

Thank thoppilan
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I'm always looking out for Malaysian food since it's a bit rare and I miss it after some time, and Penang hits the spot. The teh tarik is great, and whenever I want some nasi lemak, they've got me covered. Portion sizes are generous, worth...More

Thank sanzochu
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Booked a table for dinner. there were 4 of us. Quick order. Roti canai tasty but not hot when served. Nasi Goreng was tasty. Rice average. Family orientated. Good surroundings.

Thank jamkib
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Penang caters to people looking for traditional Malaysian and Thai food selections. There's an extensive menu and the kitchen respects your individual preferences.

Thank MwahMwah
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with family. Food was excellent and tasty. An adventure for the palate. Everything was freshly made and very well presented. It was moderately priced for the area. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-2878
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