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66 Bishop Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 4070
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious butter chicken and tandoori together with briyani and naan . Friendly boss and staff. Will definitely come again

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Thank justmecal
Naples, Florida
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spied this restaurant on the way back to port. It looked clean and had a TripAdvisor sticker on the window , so we said "why not". Wow are we glad we did. Excellent selection of dishes and appetizers. Several of us like it hot and great vindaloo dishes were on the menu. For the ones that like it not... More 

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Thank Barbara B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a bit of a hot day walking around George Town in the middle of today so we initially just popped in for a cold beer. However, the menu was too appealing. My wife had the mutton briyani and I had the Dragon Chicken. Both were lovely A bit of a good find in the Little India part of... More 

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S. Pacific
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This has become one of our favorite restaurants in George Town. The staff is very helpful in selecting menu items, which uniformly have been excellent. Chicken and mutton dishes are fresh, tender and flavorful, and served piping hot. The staff went above the call when one of us had a sandal malfunction and needed glue. They kindly sent out for... More 

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Thank JandKCool
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second time visiting this restaurant. I 've got to know about this south Indian restaurant through my friends. First time I went there with my sister and we've ordered prawn briyani and mutton briyani. Trust me it was finger licking good and we have decided to bring our parents there. Today, we made it; and we have... More 

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Thank Sharanya74
Nashik, India
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were here for a quick lunch with friends and ended up having a long one. It is well located, sufficiently roomy and separate Buffet room and fine-dining area. We had expected a South-Indian flavour to the Punjabi food we had ordered, but were surprised with the authentic taste & flavour. This restaurant also provides good vegetarian fare. Overall, a... More 

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Thank Jayessh
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ordered two starters, two curries and a rice and naan. Disappointed to say that it wasn't very nice. The Chicken Tikka Massala was full of egg which isn't common - didn't go well. And it was quite spicy for a Tikka Massala. The starters were good, but the mains let this place down for the prices... More 

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Thank Billy S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

If you get tired of street food, the heat and the noise, go and have a delicious lamb biriyani in this Indian restaurant. In my opinion it's the best (biriyani) in the island. Friendly faces and reasonable prices.

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Thank Upa6
UK
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194 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

After reading the great reviews of this place we thought we would try it after 4 days of Malaysian food. We were really disappointed as it's not very authentic, feels like it's added a local flavour to it. One of the chicken dishes was so full of msg or it's equivalent it looked like a Chinese takeaway dish after 10... More 

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Thank Roznat2013
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

In five days we ate Indian food at least four times in Penang. Gem restaurant is clearly the best of all. The mutton masala was very flavorful, and the tandoori chicken in a spicy sauce was wonderful. Naan was light, not rubbery. And we ended off the meal with kulfi. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Bishop Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-262 4070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?