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China House


Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Dessert, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

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ChinaHouse is all about food, drink, music, retail and art. with 16,000sqft of space we are the longest cafe in Penang and possibly the most happening place.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cakes were undoubtedly fantastic, and shop house was a delight to visit. But the setup with the walkway for customers right between the cake display and the area for slicing cakes made for a not-too pleasant experience. Staff were frantically moving and slicing cakes and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AnneoGG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I often visit this cafe for their various selections of pastries. However, this time I was truly disappointed when I ordered their red velvet cake and I was served with a thin slice of the cake. A lady who was at another table had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LovesAgoodBook
Reviewed 2 days ago

A huge selection of cakes. We’ve gone back a few times, and loved every cake we’ve tried. Beautiful setting too. Great art on the walls, and doodles from customers. Upstairs shops/galleries are worth a look. And definitely head to the back to see the library,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lovesthelibrary
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on a Monday night at about 8 PM. We ordered a ‘Bento Box for Two’ and two glasses of lime juice. The juice came first and had no sugar to sweeten it at all. Not a big...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pg3t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just left China house canteen in disgust. Place half full so we sat down but was told by waiter (chubby guy with pony tail) that we must sit more inside next to the wall. I asked him the reason and was told in case of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank durianman1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

China House worth a visit, it’s a big and long old Chinese house, with coffre shop, delicious cakes, casual lunch or diner space, formal diner in the quiet room, art exhibition rooms, garden with pound , and fabulous jazz bar...you will find a room for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 251michell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful little gem to find in the middle of George Town . Amazing choice of cakes and deserts . Scones and Cheesecake excellent Coffee and selection of drinks very good Well worth a visit if your looking for a place to relax .

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Penelope H
Reviewed 5 days ago

After looking at the menu at lunchtime we decided to book in for dinner as the menu looked very similar to Nam Restaurant at Bon Ton in Langkawi. I was so excited to have my usual fillet steak with the delicious sauce however the chef...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LynnoP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here at lunchtime today to try their cakes. Staff are hopelessly disorganised. We queued a few minutes for a table, which is fine, except there was no system to allocate them, just a combination of luck to find a helpful waiter and grab...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

yes, it is unique since it is the longest cafe in penang, coupled with an art gallery, a courtyard. Selection of cake is wide, with ~50 daily choices. The crowd was simply too many, had to take queue number for a table in the cafe....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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12 December 2018|
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Response from Geordie_on_safari | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I don't think so.
Jane C
6 August 2018|
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Response from Q2011BZalexp | Reviewed this property |
It was playing jazz and some local music during the time of my visits (evening). Open around 9am and serves through the day I was told.
20 May 2018|
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Response from acg1960 | Property representative |
Hi Good morning, yes we are indeed pet friendly we have our very own foundation called LASSie Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation, so we support animals widely. We have a courtyard in the middle outdoor section... More
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