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US$14 - US$46
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

I was there with my baby 👶🏻 he’s 6months old. So .. after I have ordered my drink and seated, I was still holding my baby in my arms without anyone staffs coming to offer me a high chair. Just to clarify it wasn’t busy...at all, but there’s 5 or more staffs at the same time behind the bar.. hmm anyway it’s ok, I found the high chair myself. Food wise, not really worth the price, it’s kind of “organic” gimmick marketing stuffs. Rm 14 for a small cup of flat white and look at the picture ... I wonder if the barista was trying to make a pattern or it was just random milk on top 😅 haha. And the size of cup is smaller than the usual one just beware. 👨🏼‍🔧Service.. need some more training I would say ☕️ food.. a bit overpricedMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

The last time I visited Real Food was probably in 2015 before I lived in overseas. This afternoon, five years on, my family revisited this elegant restaurant this afternoon, and delighted to find out while most of the restaurants in the island may not be...able to survive continuously for more than 3 years, Real Food not only stands tall with the same owner but its overall service, food, environment, innovativeness, cleanliness, overall values, are maintained at the highest standard. We shall come back!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 August 2020

Visited Real Food on the recommendation of a friend. Found no fault with the food at all - very fresh and tasty with some interesting choices. If I would make any suggestion it would be that the only plant based milk option in coffee on...the menu appears to be soy - which needs to be expanded to offer other alternatives such as almond, oat or pea. I went early doors, so the place was very quiet and not a lot of ambience/activity so will give it another try at a different time of day.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

Ginger tea was blend. I've done homemade ginger tea myself which has so much more flavour and texture. Choclate cake was dense,dry and hard . Really I've tasted vegan for 30 years and its much better than this

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed 31 May 2020 via mobile

Yesterday, i asked friends for recommendations to a good vegan dumpling restaurant and Real Foods took the leads. Today, my friend and I put it to the test and here are our conclusions: The dumpling soup w added noodles was visually appealing and delicate in...flavor almost to the point of being bland. The dumplings were beatifully made with finely chopped vegetables, which unfortunately disintegrated into the soup after the first bite. Also here I could have used more flavor. The noodles were overcooked. The fried dumplings were beatiful in color and crisp in texture; a bit too oily for my taste. The service staff was polite but not very well trained. All dishes carried a premium price for Penang.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020 via mobile

Terrible heartless restaurant. Worst I've ever encountered. It's 3pm in the melting hot afternoon. Me, my wife and my old grandmother were seeking temporary shelter at one of their many empty tables outdoors. Not in any way disrupting their business; their restaurant has zero customers...at that time anyway. Not that we were creating a ruckus. But we were chased away, told to leave. This restaurant has no heart, no class, and therefore deserve no business and no respect. Shame on this low class establishment. Hey! How about humanity and basic human decency? I'm not asking for free food, just a brief shelter from the heat for my 80 year old granny. Why be a vegan restaurant if you have such low human value? STAY AWAY FROM THIS RESTAURANT! They're only after your 💰money 💰. They don't care if your grandmother dies of heat stroke.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?5  
Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

First class for vegan food. Tasty and clean. Good range. Great location. Pizza, soups, breads, noodle dishes and more. Great healthy smoothies.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 March 2019

Nice little spot to get a good vegan meal! I absolutely loved their vegan carbonara, made with mushrooms and yeast; It was delicious. I’m not even vegan as I still eat diary but this was a very good alternative to a traditional egg and cheese...based carbonara, which is one of my favourite dishes. When we were there the service was slow and the staff seemed to be in a muddle at times. Portion sizes are adequate but not too generous. I could have had more... but perhaps I am just greedy. 2-3 stars for service. 5 stars for food quality. That should balance out at 4 stars.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Our only issue with this restaurant is that we didn’t go until our last day in Penang. Had a delightful mushroom&barley burger, while my gf had a vegan pizza and desert. Really good food with really nice and helpful staff.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This is healthy food that you actually want to eat. I enjoy going after my workout. Ive only been twice but plan to go back to try more of their menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yes, Real Food offers takeaway services.

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Real Food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5