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Stylish social bar and eatery in a cosy ambiance located at Straits Quay, Penang. We offer a wide selection of drinks as well as authentic Thai menu.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$12
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Thai, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 January 2021

A little busy but at least 12 empty tables. Food -nothing to complain about. Tasty & fairly reasonable. Ambience OK. Service-chaotic. Slow. Terrible organisation. Drinks you ordered never arrive. Drinks you did not, do.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

Stopped by for a quick break after walking around the quayside. Staff is friendly, food is good enough. Dog friendly so that was good..

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

Friendly staff and good service Very good live band was playing during our visit. And the mojito is not bad!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

We were so impressed with our meals! The food here is tasty and service is really good. Highly recommended! I could hang here all night!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Food taste good. Service is VERY BAD! They can’t get the order right and try to blame back on you. Not coming back here.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 December 2019

So my mother, our good friend from Sweden and myself found ourselves hungry during a trip to Straits Quay on Christmas Eve 2019, and my friend decided to treat us to a spicy meal at the Chili Head Social Bar & Eatery. I had the...Pad Thai which I found a tad sweet BUT quite a treat as the cook added mussels and other good seafood, which did make it special. Mum had the spicy Beef Noodle Soup which she thoroughly enjoyed; while my friend had the Green Curry Chicken and rice. Each dish came with some slices of Thai sausage with chilly sauce. Mum and I had the Lemon Grass Tea which was initially a little bland but the very attentive staff helped to uplift our drinks. Overall a lovely experience!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

Food is absolutely amazing. My family love coming here on the daily. Staff is so friendly and always up for a conversation. Very inviting place

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

We always look forward to our dinners at Chili Head & to listening to their regular live music offerings. Tonite we enjoyed a bottle of the house white Alaris Sauvignon Blanc, very nice. For dinner Crispy Kailon, Glass Noodle Salad & the Crispy Fish with...Mango filled the order. Everything was delicious as always & the service is so attentive. We really appreciate this spot. Today's music was vocalist Alysia & friends featuring Botak on guitar & Bob on electric drum. Excellent music & great sound both inside & outside the restaurant. We will return soon...count on it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Went to chilli head social bar earlier this month, ordered a few beers and snacks. The service was great; the staff were attentive and service was fast. The menu was extensive, and food & drinks were reasonably priced. The live band was awesome as well...! All in all, a great place to chill when in Penang !More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a quick meal and was pleasantly surprised at the tastiness of the food. Really nice! Pad Thai - good but not great, green mango salad- great, minced fish on lemongrass sticks - great, mixed veggies- ok. Drinks a bit overpriced! But overall...a nice experience.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, Chili Head Social Bar & Eatery offers takeaway services.

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Chili Head Social Bar & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4