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Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3680
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a week in Singapore, during which we’d eaten at two of the top rated curry restaurants and had average food on both occasions, which seemed to have been westernised for the non curry-savvy Aussies and Kiwis, it was a welcome treat to eat here....More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food at this place. Had some tastt veggie delights. The blue flower rice was excellent, along with the hummus and bread. Meat eating friends loved it too, we basically left in a food coma. Great prices but note they don't serve alcohol.

Thank lisajane07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Under the professional recommendations of the waitress, we ordered two dishes and the are all very testy, one is Mango salade which is very traditional Malaysian food,the other one is stew lamps with tomato dress with blue rice. They are all very tasty . I...More

Thank Tiffany CJ W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place due Airline Magazine, and after reading so many good things about, we couldn't missed. We are so glad we went. It was such a good experience. Amazing food merging Middle East and Southeast asian flavors... what else can be asked for?

Thank draghignazzo
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Draghignazzo, Thank you for your wonderful review of Jawi house Cafe Gallery! We are happy that you enjoyed your time and experience with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great and interesting food: Muslim Indian. Very Nice comfortable setting. For this experience very good value: 4 adults large mains, total 90R.

Thank Sue N
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sue N We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time and experience with us. Thank you very much for your favourable review of Jawi House. We do our best to promote Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine in our small restaurant in Lebuh Armenian.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you know what is Nasi Briyani, this is the type of food with Curry. The new things in this type of food is the taste which are different from traditional thick favors. Some how they are smooth and not so spicy. The disadvantage may...More

Thank Jeffy Soh
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jeffy Soh. We are happy to know that you enjoyed Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine at Jawi House. Please do call us at +6042613680 to reserve a table for your next visit, we also can share with you our set menu for large group.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

The food was delightful in a very ambient setting with lots of old photos to look at. Try their own brand coffee at the end.

Thank QualityT
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This was the best meal I had in Malaysia. The rice was incredible. The hummus was better. Only regret is that I didn't have room for dessert. This restaurant would honestly be a deciding factor in future travel plans. I can't imagine only eating there...More

Thank lunaward
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear lunaward, We are glad to hear that you tremendously enjoyed our offerings of Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a gem- we LOVED visiting Jawi House! Do yourself a favor and get the Red Velvet Cake!!! :) The history and owner is incredible- do spend time with him if you have a chance!

Thank Jnagaoka
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great service, nice atmosphere and delicious food. It's not the cheapest, but certainly worth the visit. I'd love to come back!

Thank Ivek090
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Ivek090, We are glad to hear that you enjoy your time and meal with us! We will love to see you again!

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sarajitbaral
8 April 2017|
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Response from Little_Penang_Boy | Property representative |
Hi Sarajitbaral. Thank you very much for your interest. Most popular items include our briyani, nasi lemuni and laksa. Our balmieh is also very popular. We look forward to your visit, and our staff will be more than happy to... More
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Monicalaw
15 September 2016|
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Response from aquagems | Reviewed this property |
You can ask if your group can use upstairs area which may be suitable fir your needs.
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Bru1
7 May 2015|
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Response from Little_Penang_Boy | Property representative |
Hi Pete Apologies for the delayed response. We do not serve wine, but you can bring your own at a small corkage of RM25. Last orders are around 9. Hopefully I didn't catch you too late. Look forward to seeing you here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3680
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Description
Jawi House Cafe and Gallery aims to promote Jawi Peranakan Heritage and Cuisine to the world. Authentic Nasi Lemuni and Bamieh is available here. Take in the ambience and feel apart of history in our humble cafe, which was built in the 1880s; along side any one of our desserts made in-house and freshly brewed coffee. We hope to see you soon!
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