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The Eighty Eight Restaurant

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Number 5 Gat Lebuh China, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-263 2821
10:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

His passion is back "Talented chef Danny"...quality food pair with own pick wine make up to....excellent wine n dine session with friends. Beside food quality, this is also a well deco place for those who like to take pic. If you are lucky, chef Danny's will drop by your table to exchange info about food.

Thank Gary C
Hong Kong, China
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The portions are perhaps a little small, and the menu is certainly not extensive....BUT the quality of the ingredients, cooking, presentation and service was really excellent. All the food we ordered was tasty and interesting. The best fine dining we experienced in Penang

1 Thank peterpig888
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This place is unique - 2 outlets in one premise: Coffee Lane and The Eighty Eight Restaurant. Apparently the bosses are good friends. I had been here for coffee but not for dinner. Decided to bring my wife for a good dinner for her birthday. We started off with a Jamon ham on toast, followed by Tomato Soup with Basil... More 

1 Thank cclye
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Restaurant manager did explicit explanation of the menus, and great recommendation on wine pairing to our meal. Started off with soup dish, fresh vongole and white wine do brings out the best flavor from those shell. While both arugula salad and cabonara pasta was just decent. For the mains, air-flown scallops from Japan was superb and well seared to ensure... More 

Thank E Lyn T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I've my birthday dinner with my boyfriend and it was one of the best dining experience that we ever had. Great food with excellent service with the good ambiance and environment. Thumbs up!

1 Thank Jia W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had a super cappuccino and a (forgot the name) espresso with ice cream and strawberry topping...really good! To accompany we had a wonderful chocolate cake.

2 Thank ChuckNL
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Dine with my wife for her birthday, one of the best dining experience ever had in penang. Really good service, the staffs are well alert of whats happening within the restaurant guest; good wine list (even did not order any) but room for more boutique selections of wines; Food quality is high (also the china wares and glasses), the duck... More 

Thank Yean Yean L
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I had dinner there tonight with friends and I was very pleasantly surprised. All four of us tasted the dish we had and immediately shared our appreciation with the others. My chicken dish had flavours that compliments each other perfectly. The lava desert was delicious and the coffee after the meal was superb. I liked the ambiance and will definitely... More 

Thank S P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Attended a birthday party, table of 12. Very lovely set up, contemporary design. Cosy yet classy. All guests ordered various dishes, very good mix of menu. Good honest food though I won't go back for the food. Great service though. The staff were very helpful and obliging.

Thank Esther_Lai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

My first time in the restaurant was last Saturday night. My expectations were not high, I was going for the company. I was amazed, best dinner served to me in Penang. I have been living here for the last 5 years plus and was blown away. Ambiance was very good, food excellent. I asked the Maitre D' to give me... More 

3 Thank James F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 5 Gat Lebuh China, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 2821
Smart & casual dining. Modern European Cuisines with well kept Old World Wines. Lunch & Dinner. Brunch on weekends only. Simplicity. Purity. Perfection.

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