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GEMS Restaurant

66 Bishop Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 4070
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
66 Bishop Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ll definitely be going back to GEM Restaurant (GEMS—see it both ways) at 66 Bishop St., Penang / Little India section of Georgetown. The food is excellent and we had some of the best Indian cuisine we’ve ever had, including the fresh fruit juices. We...More

Thank KarenBonavita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated nearby the Esplanade and Trick Art museum, the Indian restaurant by the corner serves North and South Indian food. My husband had the vegetarian thali, which was a good sized portion and delicious. I had one of their recommended chicken dishes, which was a...More

Thank ace_krusher
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The North Indian food is not upto the mark. Seems they dont have a special cook for that. Some of the dishes are really bad. I went once and wont go again.

Thank Alok_Nahata
Reviewed 6 July 2018

as explorer! i love walking about places and see what i can find for a meal! this was one of my great discovery! Great Indian Food and also friendly service!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Penang who are now regretting we hadn't discovered the Gems Restaurant earlier. The ambience was lovely and relaxed, the management excellent. The food was superb. We had always enjoyed the Gem in Brickfields, KL, but this was even better. We...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

John and I had a walk through Little India and came across The Gems Restaurant. Glad we did, as it was friendly and a cool change, as it was hot outside. Ordered a Tiger and Mango Lassi to whet our appetite. Menu was enticing and...More

Thank Sabine G
Reviewed 1 April 2018

While the neighborhood is typical Penang, the restaurant is not. The food selections were broad, the service was exceptional, the prices and value was better than fair, but most of all the food put me in heaven.

Thank neil D
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We tried this restaurant and found really excellent! Not only the food but also the ambiance and service too! The foods were tasty and with good portion quantity. The hygiene condition was really good too. If you love to try Indian food, I guess this...More

Thank Galib M
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The best lentils I ever tried! The service was excelent and they have tasty mix juices.. I had one of ginger, carrot and apple. SO GOOD! Totally recomended.

Thank Carolina P
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is by far the best indian in Georgetown and one of the best I’ve eaten in all over the world!!! Myself and my partner are in Georgetown for 3 months and have eaten here nearly every night so far.The restaurant is exceptionally clean food...More

Thank Skyfall48
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Chriselda S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Southmonk | Property representative |
We apply our normal charges for take away mdm. Nothing extra
25 February 2017|
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Response from gemrest | Property representative |
Hi Sir.. we don't deliver straight. But you can order our food through food panda. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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