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Jawi House Cafe & Gallery

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85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3680
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (41 reviews)
“lemon tart” (19 reviews)
“hummus” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spoke with out guide generally about the difficulty of finding a Malay restaurant with good vegetarian options. He introduced us to the restaurant. The restaurant was full and buzzy. We enjoyed the non-alcoholic drinks. The hummus was to die for. My wife had the...More

1  Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Jawi House Cafe & Gallery for dinner last night and were absolutely spoilt for choice. From the outside the restaurant looks tiny and would be easy to miss, but the dishes on the menu sounded as wonderful as they looked...More

1  Thank 771ashleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When chicken not only tastes nice but also falls off the bone, then effortlessly works it's way down, it is good food. Jawi House makes lovely food. We had a Malay chicken curry, Dal and rice. The taste and flavours here have been worked out...More

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

Dear sashisehgal, Thank you for your recent patronage to Jawi House and taking your precious time to review us. we are glad that you enjoy our food service and restaurant setting. Reservations is highly encouraged is our restaurant is small with maximum capacity of 35...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by a local and it was very good. Food was lovely and service was great. Highly recommend if you are looking for lunch in Georgetown while looking at the street art. The mango salad was amazing.

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

Dear Kathjbell, Thank you for your recent patronage and taking your time to review us. We are very happy that you enjoy our food and service. we look forward to your next visit. Thank you again and have a good day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint . The lemuni rice dish was amazing for both colour and flavour . My friend had the lamb and she was delighted . A special mention for the service too which was exemplary

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

Dear Lorraine P, Thank you for your recent patronage and taking time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and service. we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 14 March 2018

Dropped in for a quick bite on the recommendations of our close friends as well as our tour guide from the previous days &weren’t disappointed. 4 lovely fruit drinks, cucur udang & the mixed platter of salad/hummus/babaganouj - more than we could eat for just...More

1  Thank GudGollyMsMolly
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear GudGollyMsMolly, Thank you for your recent patronage to Jawi House Cafe Gallery. We are very glad that you have tremendously enjoy your meal and time with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

It's a heritage decorated restaurant. Good atmosphere & foods. Of course price is at high edge but really delicious

1  Thank Lee C
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Lee C, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our delicious offerings. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We have been here 3 times now and the food has been very good every time. It's traditional Malay food done well. The rendang is better that the biryani that latter which was too sweet for me. The Arabian sherbert was slightly odd to my...More

1  Thank Clare G
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Clare G, Thank you for your multiple patronage to Jawi House and we are very happy that you enjoyed each visit. For your next visit you may want to pair up the bryani with beef rendang instead of preset beef masala. Lemuni Rice, Lentil...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Jawi is an Arab word to refer to Malays and Muslims who migrated to South East Asia in early 19th century and Jawi Peranakan were Arabs that married local Malays whereas Baba Nyonya Peranakan were Chinese migrants that married local Malay women. With such a...More

1  Thank Tony Y
Little_Penang_Boy, Manager at Jawi House Cafe & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Tony Y, A big thank you for taking your precious time to review us.We are very happy that you enjoyed your meal and time with us. It is our passion to promote Jawi Peranakan heritage and culture through our cuisine. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

The food was good, but the portions were a bit too small and weren't right for the price. The staff is very friendly.

Thank Tudor A
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3680
  • E-mail
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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