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Guan Guan Cafe

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Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 12-486 1741
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to dine at this restaurant though there were no other customers. Pleasantly surprised that the food was prepared and served to us very quickly. It was good and fresh though I find it a bit pricey for Asian standard.

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Thank Krystyn K
Gold Coast, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Normally you shy away from unknown less salubrious restaurants but a Swiss couple dining inside encouraged us to try Guan Guan and we were very pleasantly surprised at the choice and ultimate quality of the food served. Ordering fried rice my eyes lit up when I saw the size of the shrimp (prawns) littered throughout the rice. It was delicious... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cheerful upbeat uncle that works there rotates his shift every week. They got special homemade spring roll , homemade satay sauce And NO GST & SERVICE CHARGES !!!! The price is reasonable ! Food was delicious , juice are FRESH. They are real Chinese chef in the kitchen to cook ! Not Nepal , Vietnam or Bangladesh ! Contact... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a breakfast we found this little restaurant, just along the main street in Ferengi. An older woman was cleaning the terrace and invited us to take the breakfast. The terrace looked inviting, cosy, clean and comfortable. 4/5. The menu was surprising too, Malay dishes, Chinese dishes and western dishes, a lot of choice! My wife ordered a bali... More 

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British Columbia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chanced upon this little gem and ended up eating here 3 times in one Week! The homemade spring rolls with a special sauce were the best I have ever had..chock full of fresh vegetables and perfectly fried. Tonight we had noodles (excellent), and garlic prawns lightly battered and crisped to perfection. Ricky and Lan are wonderful hosts, always smiling... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

On the first meeting of such friendly staff we met the owner who was 72. He was very friendly. We had fried rice and satay chicken. And a icy cold beer with a good old fashioned stubby holder from Australia. The meal was good. I would recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We only stopped at this cafe for a drink as we had had a late lunch and weren't particularly hungry. The thing that attracted us to the cafe was the really friendly host who invited us to try the cafe. He had the warmest smile and manner of any restaurant worker I saw in Penang! My pineapple juice was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of stopping by when I first got to Penang 3 weeks ago. Since then I have come here nearly everyday when old uncle is working. My parents love the place. I've read that some people have had a bad experience but it really does depend on when you go.. the cheerful upbeat uncle that works there... More 

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3 Thank Raj S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I was passibg by the resturant and the woner stopped me for a small chat.. she was talking about the history of the place and how she is running the resturant as the 3rd generation. I promised her to drop at night for dinner. loved the place 😊.. friendly staff and excellent food taste. I highly recommend it

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3 Thank Sultan K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered the fish ball soup and the fish ball was terrible when i say terrible , I Mean like when u take the first bite its suppose to be chewy and fresh but this its just awful.

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Thank Henry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 12-486 1741
Description
Serve B'fast, Lunch & Dinner. Operation time: 7am - 11pm. This outlet is operated by two team. Morning shift is from 7am-3pm and the Afternoon shift is from 3pm-11pm. For good food please call Ricky's team to check which shift he is on to avoid disappointment in food.

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