Christoph's

Christoph's

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+60 10-801 0188+ Add website
Hours
Wed
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Christoph's is a modern Austrian & German Restaurant and Living Room. We serve authentic Brasserie Style Austrian & German Dishes, all accompanied with fine Wines from Austria, Italy, France and essential Cocktails.
CUISINES
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles17 reviews
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mocskay
Pfaeffikon48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
After having eaten Asian food for 10 days, it felt more than great to visit this restaurant. Christoph is a perfect host and serves Austrian dishes, which were very tasty and delicious. We can highly recommend this restaurant. There is no menu to choose from. Christoph will talk you through the options. You don‘t have a feel for the prices, but when we got the bill, we very positively surprised that they were reasonable. Btw, Christoph also imports wine into Malaysia. So that part of the dinner was excellent as well…
Written 28 November 2022
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aardvark609
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
A small restaurant on a quiet street, Christoph's delivers a wonderful experience on all levels. Starting with an understated yet elegant decor, with soft (French during our visit) music and candlelight, the very professional staff guides you through the menu and specials. Christoph is the sommelier (he and his sister have a winery in Austria), and we had a very reasonably priced Gruener Veltliner from the family vineyard. The bread is made on site, and food is spectacular and authentic. No Sacher torte this week, which would have made the evening perfect, but you can't always have perfection. This was pretty close, however.
Written 9 July 2024
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tfizzle
Portland1913 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Had dinner here with friends and felt like a nice break from the noodles of penang. The owner Christoph is a top notch host who is an expert in food, wine and hospitality. The menu is mostly Austrian and the schnitzel is huge and delicious. the wine selection if focused but covers many palates. The reserve Gruner Veltliner was outstanding as was a nebbiolo. The place is fun and low key but you will and friends will enjoy yourself immensely.
Written 10 June 2023
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sabrina h
Melbourne9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We had a memorable and delicious dinner at Christoph's. The menu presents a number of traditional Austrian dishes plus specials of the day. The dishes we ordered, medallions of pork plus Wiener schnitzel, were beautifully presented and refined in flavour, clearly made with skill and ingredients of excellent quality. Christoph himself is a gracious host and a most accomplished sommelier. Altogether a delightful experience!
Written 9 July 2023
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andrew B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
A return visit to Penang and Christoph’s. Last time I had enthused about the negroni both the standard and the aged and, with great pleasure, I can confirm that both are still very good. Dinner was excellent, in particular the snapper which showed that fresh ingredients handled with care and skill are unbeatable. Christoph remains a charming and empathic host. Look forward to a return at some point in the future.
Written 3 March 2024
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andrew B
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
I walked past the blackboard advertising “negroni” for three days and in the end, could not resist going for an aperitivo. The negroni was very good and the second, aged in a barrel version, was excellent. This inspired us to go for lunch a couple of days later. The food, wine and hospitality were excellent. Christoph is an engaging and knowledgable host!
Written 31 October 2022
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almondroka
London73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We tried this place on our last night in Georgetown and it did not disappoint. I would recommend the schnitzel. They have a good selection of wine too. Cute place!
Written 20 April 2024
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pramod a
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
An excellent evening of really great Austrian food great wine and excellent hospitality The classics were all there and the schnitzel was spot on
Written 5 April 2024
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WeTrippinAU
Brisbane1378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Visited for lunch on Boxing Day. We walked past on Christmas night and it was packed. My husband was very sad as the sign outside had schnitzel and negroni on the board and he had his heart sold on that for dinner. We came back for lunch on Boxing Day, and it didn’t disappoint! Foi Gras, amazing Austrian chilled red wine, Weiner schnitzel, seafood bisque and some Austrian dessert of can’t pronounce. All absolutely divine. The staff were super knowledgeable and helpful in helping us choose what we wanted. Highly recommend this experience
Written 26 December 2023
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Cru Asia
Dear Justine, Thank you very much for the lovely review, and it was a pleasure having you guys in the Restaurant. Wishing you a happy new year. Christoph
Written 8 January 2024
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olbaido
Penang Island38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 solo
If you're not austrian, it's hard to order because there is no menu. Cristoph just tells you a list of starters and the mains then you have to decide what you want. It's at least 10 choices and some have german names. I get that the idea of this restaurant is that there is no fixed menu. However, if you are an asian with no idea about austrian cuisine, it is hard to decide what to order when the menu is just told to you. The price is also expensive. My starter was delicious but I found the main dish tasteless.
Written 9 June 2023
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Shirley C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Great food & excellent choice of wine selected by the owner Chrsitoph. Rustic ambiance and great service too. Love to chill here. We will be back for sure Christoph ❤️🌸
Written 3 June 2023
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Keith F
Sandy Bay14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
Christoph’s is at 53 Lebuh Stewart, Georgetown, in Penang .. I have just had lunch there with my wife and two close friends .. to my mind, it was a lovely lunch .. one of the best for a long time. What is it, do you think, that makes a great dining experience, such as this lunch? The short answer is that Christoph, himself, has made it his mission to provide all that is needed for each, and any, dining experience to be considered great at his charming corner restaurant in the pretty locale of Lebuh Stewart in the quieter part of UNESCO Heritage Georgetown. The longer answer presumes that you know Christoph. If you don’t, you will, well before you leave: his is a personable restaurant. It is more than a great place to eat, drink and be happy: it is his domain; he has poured into it all of his culinary expertise gleaned from decades of hotelier hospitality and all that he knows from the ground up of Austrian cuisine and of their vineyards. Christoph’s is a silver-lining found in the dark clouds of COVID-19. Formerly, he was the well established Resident Manager of the already elegant Eastern and Oriental Hotel where he injected higher standards into that classic establishment as it morphed through lengthy renovation into the contemporary classic of today. In those dark days of Covid he found a new ambition: to do for himself what he achieved for others; to cut out the middleman. However, it is one thing to orchestrate new music when you have an ensemble to conduct; it takes a significant step-up of can-do to achieve the same, to his level of classic excellence, when you are a one-man band -when you have to be great at everything, otherwise the music stops. And that is my point, it is why Christoph’s is a great dining experience.. it is, literarily, Christoph’s restaurant and he insists on it being the best it can be within his chosen ambit of Austrian cuisine set in heritage Penang. He brings all of his know-how, all of his experience, all of his skills, all of his charm to your table to make it so. His restaurant has a simple elegance: pristine table settings within a clean presentation of the aesthetics inherent in his corner of the heritage building on an already delightful tropical street tucked away in the quieter part of the old town. Here, he presents Austrian cuisine chef’ed to his perfection; served with his sommelier-selection of Austrian wines that he imports himself. This is specialist-sommelier at work at a level of intensity where the vintners know him, and he them, to the extent that some blends owe something to his signature. At the other end of the spectrum, similar can said of his coffee: a sip of a demitasse of his expresso is all that it takes to know you have found something profound at 53 Lebuh Stewart. That is one of many reasons why Christoph’s is, to my mind, a great dining experience. It is the whole nine-yards; the full 360: where place, provenance, personality, plate (and any other relevant p’s, or q’s for that matter) are all curated by Christoph to his and your delight.. Am I going to tell of the what, and the why, of that lovely lunch? No: it is, also to my mind, much better, more fun, if you do your own research. However, if you are in Penang, then I suggest that Christoph’s is a great place to start..
Written 12 January 2023
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Gretchen G
Fort Collins162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Just had a wonderful lunch at Christophe’s in Penang. The restaurant is extreme inviting with bright, modern signage and beautiful decor. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that the restaurant specializes in Austrian/European cuisine and the owner is Austrian. Though we were not seeking it out, it was nice to have some Western food after having spent a few weeks traveling in Malaysia. The food was superb. I have travelled to Austria and Western Europe extensively, and this was by far some of the best Austrian food I have had. It was also nice to have a fabulous bottle of wine, as the choices of wine in Malaysia are typically limited and expensive. Christophe the owner is also a sommelier, so he had an exceptional offering of wines. The Wiener schnitzel and spätzle were delicious. I wish we could’ve had a couple more days in Penang so we could return.
Written 23 August 2022
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H. Alves
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Great cozy place with very good German/Austrian food, a very friendly staff. Excellent wine selection. Also possible to enjoy drinks outside at table with high chairs.
Written 19 May 2022
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daniel_hatz
Penang1939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Nice restaurant run by an Austrian. The food is authentic and delicious. Staff friendly and accommodating.
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Written 20 December 2023
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Cru Asia
Dear Daniel, Thank you very much for the lovely review, and we do our best to promote Austrian Food & Wine as much as possible. Frohes Neues Jahr. Christoph
Written 8 January 2024
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