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Chulia Court

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355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3809
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“laksa” (12 reviews)
“crab” (8 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The only fundamentally racist place I’ve found in Penang. Apparently it’s equal for everyone and it’s one in one out but 10 locals can leave and then 10 locals behind you in the cue can walk past you and go in, but no white people....More

1  Thank Darren S
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We are definitely not racist. We are a business that is situated in an area where most potential customers are foreigners from all walks of life and ethnicity. If we were racists we would not have survived. What we are is actually the most popular...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

I was there with a group of friends at the bar and we ordered a whole bottle of Black Label (around RM379-400). We got water to mix it with the whisky and the first few cups were apparently tasteless and we thought that the bartender...More

Thank bravoarrow
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We regret that we were not able to get in touch with you for verification/clarification from the phone number that was left for us. We need to authenticate this complaint and were not able to.

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The food was okay. The Asian food was good, the western food was not so good. The drinks are tasty but there is not much alcohol in it. The place is surrounded by very noisy bars. The music is too loud.More

Thank elmila
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thank you elmila for your review. You were in Chulia Street, the place with bars and clubs so naturally it won't be a peaceful and serene place. Our menu is predominantly Asian which is carefully priced to appeal to the budget tourists that form our...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

It started as a great night in here with friends and my partner. Drinks were flowing and the group decided to order a tower of beer. I don't drink beer but one member of staff agreed that because we were ordering so much, he would...More

Thank Louise L
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you Louise L for your custom and we are sorry that you did not have a good experience. However kindly allow us to put on record what actually happened. You and 6 other friends came around 10pm and ordered 1 bucket of Skol beer...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Today is my last working day. I want to say thank you to Mr.Taskin and everyone for your warmly welcome, friendliness and kindly support as family since the first day that I don't know anyone in Penang. Everyone here so lovely. Today I decided to...More

Thank Jeeramin S
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you Jeeramin S for your 5 star review. We at Chulia Court wish you success in your new business venture. It was a pleasure having you as our regular customer and we look forward to serving you more. Thank you for recommending us to...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

In the centre of old penang, sit inside or on street. Same company that operate Beach Babylon and 360 at Bayview.Laksas are excellent value and very good.No cover charge and so staff very attentive.Lunch prices cost less.More

Thank Peter C
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you Peter C for y our 5 star review. It was a pleasure serving you and we are glad to know that you enjoyed the laksa and the whole Chulia Court experience. We hope to be able to serve you again in the future....More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This place is the right place to find a various hawker food. But if u sit un the table u must order drink from the nearest stall. The famous noodle is hear

Thank leot88
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It's a nice bar in the middle of chulia street. Walked in on the basis of the decor of the restaurant, I didn't expect the food to be as good. I had one of the chocolate shakes and one spaghetti aglio olio. The food is...More

Thank bbgeegee
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you bbgeegee for your positive review. We are glad that your chance visit turned out satisfactory for you. It was a pleasure serving you and we apologize for the service which was a tad slow. Thank you for recommending us to other travelers and...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

we had a good time dancing and drinking , mix crowd locals + travellers, nicely decorated, food and drinks are ok, best location for night out partyMore

Thank san_vai
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you san_vai for your 5 stå® review. We are glad to know that you had a good time in Chulia Court, the best spot on the tourist belt for party. Our slogan "Where East Meets West" is most appropriate. It was a pleasure serving...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I never missed to came here when I been to penang. The restaurant is clean with quick services. Food are very tasty. I'm always get warm welcome from the nice staffs here. I will come here again, for sure.More

Thank Pueng S
penangnative, Manager at Chulia Court, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you Pueng S for your positive review. It was a pleasure serving you and we are most happy to know that you are continuing to enjoy the Chulia Court experience including the ambience and good service. Thank you for recommending us to other travelers....More

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Yhagunan S
30 September 2016|
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Response from veena_83 | Reviewed this property |
The lunch menu is actually pretty extensive. You'll need to check online to see everything on offer and how much it all costs, but I will say that the crab laksa is delicious and well worth the price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3809
Welcome to Chulia Court The Tavern, one of the best adaptations of a heritage shop-house for a restaurant, music bar and boutique guesthouse situated in the heart of Unesco World Heritage City of Georgetown. We serve lunch and dinner with a full bar that opens daily from 12noon. Our 8 guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms are tastefully furnished and affordable. Enjoy a drink and dance to the swaying beats of the ground floor bar with our resident DJ spinning up-to-date and retro hits nightly on weekends, or live-band performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, or savour of a meal at the ground-floor cafe/restaurant in a heritage setting adorned by rare Peranakan embroidery, ancestral portraits, period furniture, and vibrant colours of the Baba Nyonya culture mixed with an eclectic European influence that will leave you spellbound. Our theme is dedicated to the love of Peranakan Heritage, Chinoiserie and an eclectic mix of European influences. We celebrate with whimsical contrasts of colours on our walls and decor, characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of fantastical China mixed in with our simple passion for bits of retro. While we distract you with movement and lively colours like turquoise, pink, magenta, orange and yellow, let it not take you away from our equally welcoming offers of our menu. Hailing from the Netherlands, Chef Mathijs Nanne specialises in European cuisine, using a wide array of local herbs and spices that create a unique blend of flavours. We are 22,000 square feet, one of the very few properties on Lebuh Chulia with a private car park for house guests and diners. You may be in the mood for a coffee, cold beer, cocktail or wine but whatever it is drop by for a visit and get to know us better. You may not know this but Penangites believe music was born on our streets. We offer a Jazz Bar dishing out Jazz, Blues, Broadway and Retro favourites. We also have a resident DJ on weekends who spins dance tunes that will make you tap your feet or dance the night away, let DJ Shan take you away. If you prefer to chillax in the Peranakan Lounge or watch the world go by on the street side al fresco we will let you. Whatever the mood you are in, Chulia Court will make it a unique experience for you, your family or friends.
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