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  • Malaysian
  • 127 W 72nd St, NEW YORK NY10023 40.778044 -73.979711
  • (Btwn Columbus & Amsterdam Ave)
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  • (917) 441-4790
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User Ratings (Based on 25 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.3
Service 3.8 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(917) 441-4790
(917) 441-4793
(212) 877-0578
Delivery Take Out Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Sun-Thu: 12pm-10:45pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-11:45pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Delivery, Free Delivery, Live Music, Lunch Special, Open 7 Days, Take Out
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User Reviews

  • Penang

    Posted by Mike on 10/23/2012

    Consistently Excellent

    I've been going to Penang for several years and have always had a great experience. Friendly staff, excellent food, and a great value (especially their lunch menu). I've had many of their dishes and have never been disappointed. My personal favorite during lunch is the L4 Pineapple chicken or beef.

  • Penang

    Posted by Darren on 02/29/2012

    Great weekend lunch!

    My wife and I were tired of Malaysia Grill up in our hood, but too lazy to make the long trip to Chinatown. Penang was the next closest choice for Malaysian. I was a little apprehensive, because my previous experience with Penang in the UES was bland, food and service-wise. We were pleasantly surprised with our experience here! The place is very spacious with a nice atmosphere. Seats in the back are under a big skylight that lets in loads of daylight, which was a nice contrast to the typical dark restaurant. We can 't wait to go back during a rainy day, sit under the skylight and hear the patter of rain on it. The service was great, both from the host and the waitstaff - I'm talkin' really friendly and willing to answer any questions, without trying to rush away. Last but not least, the food and value were excellent. She had the seafood noodle soup, while I had the Curry Mee with Chicken. Both dishes tasted authentically Malaysian and came with soda or lemonade. Our bill was only $17, before tip. We marked this as one of our new weekend lunch spots, even though it's 30 blocks away!

  • Penang

    Posted by Ester on 12/17/2011


    Great food, great atmosphere, great service! I had a Red Snapper entree, it was really delicious, and I loved the beef satay too! The waiter&waitress were friendly and very patient, we would like to comeback again.

  • Penang

    Posted by ariesbarbara on 09/03/2011


    I ate here and had the roti w/chkn dipping sauce, delicious...then i ordered the okra, eggplant and stringbeans in spicy sauce...OMG, cant wait to go back...i would do it all over again...waiter was great, patient and explained everything...

  • Penang

    Posted by City Girl 56 on 07/16/2011

    Was the best, now disappointing

    We've been eating here for MANY years. The last 2 visits were so disappointing we will never waste our time or money here again. Everything used to be fresh & tasty, now the shrimp was so rubbery we couldn't chew it. NOBODY cared.Does anyone know another good Malaysian place?

  • Penang

    Posted by baruch on 04/26/2011

    never again

    went Sunday nite (4/25) in the driving rain; only a few tables occupied. beers, appetizer + 2 dishes - take home & simply asked for a little extra rice, which the manager in his wisdom said "had to order" - not a good decision! so for $2, he loses $65-100 of continuing business. it never ceases to amaze that the restaurant in its infinite wisdom charges this $2 for rice, which most include, so in effect, imposing a $2 surcharge on each dish; therefore, what appears to be a $15 main order, is in reality, $17 - wonder how many pick up on that? bottom line: all we wanted was a small amount of rice something in the 50ยข size, but Nooo, let's collect the $2. and restaurants wonder why they lose business! also, penang does not provide an email so i could have sent - maybe this will be seen by many, & they can make up their own minds.

  • Penang

    Posted by SuperS on 03/16/2011

    Best thing ever

    Really good malaysian food!! I don't know what other people are talking about but Penang is amazing. Roti Canai, Satay Chicken, Mango Chicken, Fried Ice Cream and MALAYSIAN ICED TEA. The atmosphere is great--especially for a date. Great service and food. You have to try it!

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