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Posted by Riley on 11/25/2010
worst malay food i have ever had. it's super fake. i think it's supposed to appeal to white people who don't know any better. my food had no flavor. i told them to make my food extra spicy, but it was not even a little bit spicy. the hot sauce i asked for kind of improved my food. also, some vegetarian dishes don't come with tofu, so they charge extra. it was a complete waste of time. never ever go here. there are much better places.
Posted by UWS on 10/24/2010
I used to love going to Penang, the food, the service and the atmosphere was always so nice. The menu is interesting, and I love malaysian foofd. we went there last Friday, the new space is cold narrow and unfriendly. The service is slow and we had many different waiters. We ordered food that came at different time. My main dish came after everyone else at the table was nearly done eating. It also came cold! I had ordered the duck with the pancakes. I will never go back again
Posted by WhyEatOut on 03/27/2010
It was one check minus after another. First, I have to say that I have had great food at other Penang restaurants. I've had great Malaysian food throughout NYC. Here, the service was courteous and helpful. But eventually, there was nothing to be done about the cold food nor other issues. After they sat a family with a loud baby next to us they courteously, relocated us. When the appetizers came, they were cold and appeared to have been made hours before and stored in the cooler. The famous pancake was rubbery and its saving grace was the chicken curry sauce. Luckily we saved the sauce for the entrees. The Hainan Chicken was not at all as expected. It was dry and flavorless. Again saved by the chicken curry sauce. The Buddha Delight vegetables dish appeared nice but was cold, making the noodles sticky and rubbery. The coconut rice we got with the chicken was also cold. And with the coconut milk in it, probably would have worked better as a dessert. I had heard of cold dishes served in other restaurants, but when this happened to me, I was overwhelmingly dissapointed. We asked for some more chicken curry sauce when we ran out and were told we could only get it by ordering another appetizer. It's a sauce not a dish. Talk about cheapskates. To make the final blow, we found out that they charged us $2 extra for the coconut rice. Since when does an asian dinner not come with a bowl of rice? And why did the server not say, it costs extra? I kept thinking to myself, these owners don't know what they are doing. They are ruining people's potential love of malaysian cuisine. My final thoughts when leaving, Never Again.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2010
The curry chicken at Penang is absolutely amazing!!! I took my boyfriend here one night and it was so romantic and the service was great!! The fried icecream has to be the best part though. Its warm and crispy on the outside with yummy coconut ice cream inside:) definately try this place!
Posted by LJ on 04/20/2009
I have been to Penang twice with friends and enjoyed both trips. Our meals (Chicken Lamak, Green Curry, Wok Salmon) were good, nothing to rave about, but very still tasty. You MUST try the wonton soup there. It is the best I have had. Not oily at all and delicious.
Posted by novicefoodie on 03/18/2009
I live right around the block and had always wanted to try this restaurant. Now I'm very glad I did! I went for the lunch special based on what other reviewers had said. The lunch special is lower-priced than the regular menu but once my meal came out, I could see why they charge the prices that they do. The portions are huge! I saw someone who had ordered the lunch special for $10 and I was wondering how he was supposed to eat it all. I ordered a curry noodle soup, which was amazing. My boyfriend wasn't as pleased with his egg noodle soup, which was slightly bland. We wound up both eating my soup, which was enough for 2. The service was very attentive as well. All in all, a very pleasant experience. I will definitely be back.
Posted by Mandalicious on 03/03/2009
This is my favorite restaurant in the city. They have the best fried calamari (Sotong Goreng) I have ever tasted. There is so much flavor that dipping sauce is unnecessary. Some are grossed out by the tentacles, however those are the best pieces. I took my sister here who finally tasted it after much begging and she loved it. I miss the old location that had the lounge downstairs with great r&b music. But as long as the food is the same. Staff is very friendly and the food comes quick. Favorite dishes are the Kari Ayam, buah mango with shrimp, malaysian rice, and the fried ice cream. I highly recommend this place.