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James Foo's Western Restaurant

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Jalan Tanjung Tokong | 10-A-10, Precinct 10, George Town, Penang Island 10470, Malaysia
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

James Foo's western food has been a regular in my family since we were small. They have moved many places, open up many branches.. but the one in Precinct 10 is the original. Don't go anywhere else, just come to Tanjong Tokong. The chicken chop still taste like how I'd remember it from years past. The portion is large. Go... More 

Thank NeeShen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner at Tanjong Tokong James Foo with the family. Ordered their special "Pot Roast Rosemary Pork" with black pepper sauce. Was pleasantly surprised by the exquisite taste of the pork. Practically melt in your mouth good! Reminiscent of traditional Chinese stewed pork meets Rosemary & Black Pepper surprise. Slices of juicy succulent pork with sliver of tender skin... More 

Thank alpensia
Penang Island, Malaysia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been here numerous times. The portion is good and the pricing is reasonable. My favourite is the chicken cordon bleu with its ham and thick brown sauce. We always ask for more brown sauce (free) because it is good. Carpark area is no problem. Before 7pm is free. After 7pm it is RM 1 for 2 hours. Service....good.

Thank 128GraceT
Bolton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We got there sat down asked if we like to joint members club card 25 rm you get 10% off so we did. Ordered drinks and food comes out in bits drinks ok salad no tomatoes in it said on menu there was this was first thing then my beef burger came out looked nice and it was got no... More 

Thank htoninbolton
Penang Island, Malaysia
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went to the James Foo branch in Precinct 10 sometime in mid -July 2016. Food was nice & portion was generous. Service was courteous & kind. The front part of the place greatly lacked some curtains / blinds and i was seated at the front next to the glass walls where the bright noon sun was shining in. Some... More 

Thank KarenHappuch
Penang Island, Malaysia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant has moved to a nearby location. It is now at Precinct 10 (Jalan Tanjung Tokong), which has a large car park area, free of charge. It is no longer located next to Fatty Loh's in Fettes Park. The menu has Western dishes with chicken, pork, beef, lamb and fish. You don't go here for a special culinary experience,... More 

Thank NLinTKO
McLean, Virginia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Way over rated by many but very cheap for Western food in Penang for a sit down restaurant. Guess you get what you pay for!

Thank Sak K
Melbourne, Australia
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196 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is something that was recommended to me by friends who love this place. I believe this is only open for lunch (which is what we had) however our car driver believed they may do dinners too When you arrive go up the stairs and to your right you order your food. A bit like a buffer but you pick... More 

Thank Peter B
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Overall the meals were just decent. Nothing so special about the meal. You can anyhow found a better one out there. Service need to be improved.

Thank AlbertSeah
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337 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Waiting staff (mostly elderly folks) were not all enthusiastic when we arrived, kindof reluctant to serve via observing their facial expressions, body gestures & even their tone of voice (dull & full of reluctance). Food arrived on time as the place was empty with only 3 tables were occupied. Food quality was just a so-so thingy whereby outside hawker or... More 

Thank DanielOon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tanjung Tokong | 10-A-10, Precinct 10, George Town, Penang Island 10470, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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