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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
About
Kebaya is the dining room of the Seven Terraces and is open to hotel guests and the public. Open daily, 6pm till 10pm. Christopher Ong has worked with the hotel’s chefs to create a menu of a new approach to Classic Straits Chinese Nyonya dishes. They have refined these using French cooking techniques and innovative products to deliver surprising new twists on this already fascinating cuisine. The effect is simple, delicious full of flavor and dazzling. A four-course degustation menu of entrée, mains, vegetables and dessert is served in Chinese 'family-style' to allow guests to share the dishes.
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely pleasure with extraordinary food and attentive service in an amazing setting of Southeastern classical setting.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner at Kebaya especially the prawn and crab starters, and the sea bass and duck mains. Service was warm and friendly but professional, and offered great advice re: ordering. Beautiful setting and atmosphere. Highly recommend - we popped in at 6pm to...see if they had availability and got in that night.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I surprised my husband with a 40th birthday dinner at Kebaya, after having several recommendations from others who have lived in Penang for a long time. We were not disappointed. The building is stunning, the courtyard is so peaceful and quiet. The staff during our...dinner and when having drinks at the bar were extremely attentive and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our food (lamb shank and beef) and especially the crème brûlée that Mark was given with a candle to celebrate his birthday, such a kind and lovely end to a wonderful evening. Thank youMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must try if you are staying at Seven Terraces or even if you are not. Unfortunately for the restaurant, lots of people book & then don't show up. That makes it hard to get a reservation for people who genuinely want to eat here...& also hurts the business. Just like at Seven Terraces, the staff were amazing & I extend particular thanks to Dinesh who waited on us. The food was excellent & the atmosphere of the restaurant is dripping with old world charm. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penang is known as a paradise for street food, and it lives up to its reputation. Having enjoyed a great many excellent meals in settings which were informal, to say the least, we had some reticence about retreating to a more formal restaurant. Would it...simply be it be a sanitised and watered-down version of the local cuisine? As it turns out, though, our misgivings were unfounded: Kebaya delivered the best meal of a week-long trip, and one of the best in my experience, ever. The set menu format allows diners to select two or three courses. While the selections for each course are not exactly extensive, they are clearly differentiated from each other, with several very attractive options for each course. The menu successfully achieves a contemporary interpretation of traditional regional standards. The wine list offered surprising value for money. The service was superb. The decor complements this historic building, and provides a good setting for a companionable meal. In short, Kebaya is warmly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Fabulous Peranakan dining experience in a wonderfully atmospheric space. Delicious food and the staff are especially lovely.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing. I know Penang food was good. But I didn’t know it was THISSSS good. My mother who don’t even eat Wagyu beef, ate the beef here. My sister who don’t usually eat duck or prawns, are them all up. Staff was...friendly and nice. But man, food stole the show. The interior was a throw back to the old school Chinese era.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

Kebaya offers delicious food and is a must for anyone visiting Penang. The dining room offers an opportunity to step back in time to another world of bygone years. Dining at Kebaya is an experience, one to be savoured as much for the quality of...the meal as the ambience of the surroundings. The staff are attentive, the menu offers highlights of the local cuisine, and it is all very reasonably priced. Visit and enjoy the experience!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

We visited this restaurant this evening 14.10.22. We were very excited to be visiting this restaurant as it had been highly recommended. However - despite the fabulous setting and location the food was extremely disappointing. The starters came too quickly giving no time to enjoy...a pre dinner cocktail. When they arrived they were very poor- puff pastry with few accompaniments- better in a supermarket. The main courses were no better. The two protein courses - (sea bass and prawns)and the rice were cold. The two vegetable dishes were the best part of a very poor meal- very expensive by Asian standards. We were very happy to pay the elevated price and did so but results were very poor. Even the white wine we ordered - a Sauvignon Blanc was not available and so we paid top dollar for a Semillion Sauvignon which was poorer than we’d previously bought in a cheap wine shop. Very disappointing!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

A1! Really fantastic food in the most beautiful venue. Excellent value and brilliant service. Many thanks to Dinesh, the waiter for a truly wonderful experience.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

Visited on 30 September after reviews seen on TA. Took an extremely cheap Grab from the E&O. The restaurant is part of the 7 Terraces Hotel and is an extremely sympathetic conversation of seven former Shop Houses. We did not book but were lucky to...get a table. The waiting staff were first class and we enjoyed our Nonya dishes from the set menu that had a slightly European twist. The prawns were particularly good and my wife enjoyed the very generous lamb shank. The wine was very keenly priced and with coffee our bill was just under £100. All in all very satisfied.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022 via mobile

We just ate here three nights straight. By far the nicest restaurant in Penang. The food is complex and beautiful. The team, especially Dinesh and Vincent, are proud of what they do and for very good reason. We will come back again and again.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

We were a party of 4 from Melbourne, Australia. The minute we walked into the restaurant it felt as if we had been transported back 100 years. The decor and ambience was sublime - this is even before we had tasted the food!!! Service was...impeccable and the food was amazing. As my late mother and grandmother used to cook nonya food, the dishes tasted authentic and brought back memories of the aroma that used to waft out of our kitchens when my mother and grandmother were alive. Do yourself a favour and book a table.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with parents at the Kebaya Dining Room. For about RM100 per person, each person chooses their starters, mains and dessert and these dishes can be shared. Food was good and tasty. Highly recommended especially for a special occasion. The place is...nicely decorated in an old Nyonya style.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

If you are looking for a restaurant that : 1. Is beautifull & Classy 2. Has incredible service, the waiters are all great, Vinesh went out of the way to make it an incredible experience !!!! 3. Offers DELICIOUS food, (don't hesitate to choose the...duck confit that cooked for 12 hours, just Excellent !!!! The prawns Geng curry and lemongrass is whaooo !!!!!) Look no further THIS IS THE RESTAURANT OF GEORGETOWN !!!! PS : I almost forgot...start with the Lime Margarita...even in Mexico it wasn't this perfect....More

Date of visit: July 2022
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No, it’s indoor area with classic colonial decor and plenty of antique Chinese wares. Enjoy!
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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