Penang

92-94 Oldham Street, Northern quarter, Manchester,, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M4 1LJ
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The team at Penang specialises in traditional Malaysian cuisines and also dishes from the Far East. Serving everything from Gado Gado to Laksa and Char Kuey Teow. A selection of Thai curries and soups is also on the menu.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Full Bar
  • Easy Access
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar
  • Baby Chairs
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About Penang

We are based in the Northern Quarter serving authentic Malaysian dishes that will tickle your tastebuds!

Cuisine: Malaysian
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Cocktail,Relaxed,Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Very nice people, very good food

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We had been recommended the restaurant by a colleague. We were a party of 5, booked online. We were conscious that we had the table for a set time. We had to wait a bit longer for the table but we were kept up-dated. We ordered drinks before our food, food arrived before the drinks and we had to chase up the drinks. The food is great but the service could have been better.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Good food, service and atmosphere. The chili mojitos are amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Excellent evening. Lovely food, reminded us of our hols in Malaysia. Great service, recommended and we will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Great service and nice food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Fantastic all round!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

There was no warm greeting at the beginning and I had booked online for 4 people. The day before I changed the booking online for 2 people. The website acknowledged the change and I received an email confirming the change. At the restaurant they still expected 4 people and were unaware of the change in booking, We ordered the starter of Chicken satay. This was pitiful 4 sticks of very small pieces for the cost. The peanut sauce had no flavour. My main was Nasi Lemak, my favourite Malaysian. This was completely bland and the chicken breast was a whole heap of mess which again had no taste or seasoning.I have never in my life had this dish with chicken. It is usually served with Mackerel on coconut rice. The rice again was a mess and no taste. The ikan bilis was overcooked and again no seasoning and just a tasteless crunch. The service was lacklustre apart from the friendly Chinese girl. My pictures to my friends worldwide had the caption "Volume with no quality". Too many items on the plate which were tasteless. You gave a lot of items on the plate, but completely tasteless. I left about half on the plate, as it was just not a good experience. This was not an authentic Malaysian dish and no way did it tickle my tastebuds. The best thing I had was the chilli dip with fish sauce, padi or something. Totally a bad experience and never again.I love Malaysian food but in this case............I will give similar comments on Tripadvisor I honestly believe you are conning people to believe they are having authentic Malaysian food.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

I can’t say enough good things about this place. The staff were great. Real personalities and extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious, an interesting menu. The dishes I had were extremely good. Some reviews on Tripadvisor say the interior isn’t up to much - it’s perfectly fine! Great night.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 January 2020

Excellent meal

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

Amazing food and EXCEPTIONAL service! Will be going back asap!

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Visited On Monday, 20 January 2020

We booked a table for 7, mostly our customers from Malaysia, and we all had a really good night out at Penang. Food, drinks, and service, were all excellent. My customers from Malaysia all said how authentic the food was, and it really made their night when the chef came out to say hello. 10 out of 10, simply perfect, we loved it.

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Visited On Monday, 20 January 2020

Service and food were both amazing!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Food was good and decent size portions, but we wouldnt be able to go if it's not 50% off because the prices are incredibly expensive.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Fantastic food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Truly wonderful food only topped by what I can only describe as world class service.

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Visited On Monday, 06 January 2020

The food was really delicious, served quickly by a friendly host. The half price January offer makes it an absolute winnner

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Lovely food and a good range of gluten free options.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

The food was delicious, the service was very attentive, our server was really friendly. I have rated the atmosphere as 3 but that is only because we ate early and we were the only people in initially, however it did start to fill up as we ate our meal. I would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Really enjoy the food at Penang. Staff are really lovely. Will be back again 🍽

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Excellent all round and we'll be returning on our next trip to Manchester!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Great food and good value

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Really great food in a nice atmosphere and good value, what more do you want?

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Amazing service, very attentive, big portions.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great experience and fantastic food!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Really excellent food and value for money. Tasty well presented and full of chi Ken and/or seafood. Service friendly and efficient. Thanks. We will definitely be back and recommend you to others.

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