Penang Restaurant
Hot spot for modern Malaysian cuisine
Malaysian · Chinatown · $$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
3.9
Decor
3.8
Service
 
You're in for a "refreshing change from the usual" at this "cool-looking" Chinatown Malaysian, where it's "loud" , "crazy" and "chaotic" and service is "extremely fast" ; the menu offers "tons" of "wonderful" choices, so be "adventuresome" , let 'em "know your tolerance for heat" and prepare to "share, share, share."
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
location 117 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA phone +1 215-413-2531 website m.facebook.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
4.3
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This used to be one of my favorite places to eat. I have been coming here with my family for over 10 years. The food is usually great and the staff is quick. HOWEVER, we went last night to celebrate my brothers graduation and ALL of our seafood dishes had rotten shrimp in them. My brother is not very food conscious but even he pointed out that the shrimp had a bad taste. My mom and I tasted the shrimp from all the seafood dishes and had to spit it out. She told the waiter and sent back a few pieces for the chef to try, only for the waiter to come out and say that the chef didn't taste anything wrong with it and the best he could do was take 20% off our bill. We weren't looking to get any discounts, we were simply trying to make the staff aware of the rotten shrimp. My mom was mostly concerned about the chef's judgement. She has been in the restaurant industry for decades and was appalled when the chef said he didn't taste what was wrong. Those of us with seafood lost our appetite and left with our plates still full of food. Money and time wasted. Not sure if we will be returning, such a shame considering this was a staple restaurant for us :(
Angela Chhour · June 20, 2018
Food is so good!!!!! Really the food is what keeps us coming back. Depending on who you get the wait staff can be very cold, but that doesn't matter as soon as you taste the food. We always seem to find seating as well. So that is a big plus! I recommend the Indian pancake and the Penang spicy chicken. Also try the mango shrimp or chicken. You won't regret it!
Mary Greenfeder · May 28, 2018
Skeptical that this may be the touristy spot by the look of it. But it’s really good. Smoothest fried rice I’ve ever had. Very reasonable with a full staff. Disclosure: This restaurant may have ruined fried rice for me, I’m not sure I’ll be able to find anything comparable for a long time. And definitely not at this price.
Zane Taylor · May 5, 2018