Jawi House Cafe Gallery

Jawi House Cafe Gallery

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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MICHELIN
Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
RM 14.00 – RM 33.00
CUISINES
Malaysian, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Nestled in a neighbourhood rich in cultural heritage, Jawi House blends in seamlessly. The retro room sets the backdrop for the chef to experiment Indi...
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About
Authentic Jawi Peranakan Heritage Cuisine prepared by Chef Nurilkarim Razha, sixth generation Jawi Peranakan of Pakistani origin. Discover Jawi Bamieh, Jawi Laksa, Jawi Biryani and Nasi Lemuni among other dishes available. Quench your thirst with Jawi House Arabian Sherbet or Penang Nutmeg Juice and conclude your dining experience with our in-house local dessert like Kuih Sarang Semut or Bubur Pulut Hitam. Explore our premise; traditional Straits Chinese facade with an eclectic Jawi Peranakan-Straits Chinese interior maintained and conserved under the UNESCO Heritage Guidelines. Thank you and hope to see you soon!
PRICE RANGE
RM 14.00 – RM 33.00
CUISINES
Malaysian, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles686 reviews
Excellent
429
Very good
193
Average
43
Poor
11
Terrible
10
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Cathy H
Newry55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
Pretty restaurant with a homely feel specialising in Malay traditional feasting dishes. The platter starter was lovely especially the Armenian salad and the Mango salad was beautifully fresh and balanced. Service was initially very slow (although I think this might be a cultural thing as it’s been our experience thus far) and the portions were small however the food itself was tasty (especially the traditional mutton stew) and nicely presented. Total spend was 210 including lots of soft drinks
Written 14 July 2024
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jhansel
159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
We enjoyed lunch here and were lucky to have a table available. We had an appetizer including an Armenian salad, hummus and baba ganoush with soft pita that was tasty. We had the mutton biryani and the meat was tender and complemented the rice. Dessert was burnt sugar kiuh, a local cake. Everything was fantastic. I’d highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 7 December 2023
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capsicum0620
Thailand1006 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Delicate cuisine offered through an interesting and well balanced menu. The Lebanese touch in the appetizers section is much appreciated. The prices are a bit high, but the presentation and taste of the dish -if not seasoned enough to for our taste- were good. Excellent service. Note: no alcohol is served
Written 14 May 2024
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Sanne V
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Just WOW! We were there on monday night (make sure to have a reservation, otherwise there will be no tables left). We tried something we never had before (vegetarian and beef pendang), and it was all so flavourful! Defenitely worth that it's (a little bit) more expensive. Very friendly staff and the chef came out to eloborate on the food. Loved it!
Written 31 July 2023
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Krista F
Chicago104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 none
The food here was delicious and in a lovely setting. The Jawi mix of Arab/Indian Muslim/Malay creates a cuisine that is different from the Nyona restaurants- very complex and tasty. We did not have enough time but wanted to go back to try all the menu items we did not get to the first time. The staff was nice and accommodating. No alcohol but a great kombucha menu. Highly recommend!
Written 16 May 2023
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Catherine
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
I've eaten here on a number of occasions because the food is delicious - local Jawi Peranakan dishes. It's set in a lovely relaxed atmosphere, in a beautifully renovated Georgetown house. Staff are extremely polite, friendly and helpful. I've taken family and friends here for lunch and dinner. If you like good quality local dishes, you won't be disappointed. Good to note however, they do not serve alcohol.
Written 6 August 2023
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Jonesy1974
Mold467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Lovely restaurant, very small so advise to reserve in advance. We had the Roti Surai to start with which was delicious and my fave meal. Then we had the chicken biryani, mutton masala and the lemuni rice. Loved all the flavours and all meals were very good and tasty, albeit the mutton was a bit tough. Really nice place, good staff, reasonably priced and clean.
Written 1 February 2023
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Arackhaen
Turku62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Awesome food! You can immediately see the quality of The restaurant from the first bite. Salad was sweet and tasty. Mutton was well cooked. Muscot drink was so good. I know this sounds overwhelming, but with this price level and quality, this is now one of my favorite restaurants in the world.
Written 22 November 2023
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Luiza R
Bangkok205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
Most delicious food I had in Asia in the last 4 years (since I live here). We visited Penang for 3 days only and ate here twice, on the first and third evening. Absolutely fantastic combination of tastes, super fresh and great quality. Jawi will be the reason for me to come visit George Town soon again.
Written 30 July 2022
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Roger R
Ely127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
We had the roti, Armenian salad, fried chicken, shrimp biryani, caramel pudding cake, and sago. The curries are excellent and all the food was delicious. Superb staff and we felt appreciated. Definitely recommend for dinner.
Written 16 February 2023
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Susan E
Perth105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
We attended yesterday for a quick lunch & we’re very impressed, a charming little restaurant with great service. We ordered babaganoush (I was not wanting spicy as I was getting over “travellers tummy”) & a traditional fish curry & a delicious rice. Surprisingly the 2 cuisines actually complimented each other! (I couldn’t resist tasting the curry too) it was the highlight, so delicate & delicious! We will be back. Thankyou 😊
Written 5 July 2024
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andersoncollier
Haywards Heath3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Food was OK but given price point we had better meals in Penang for a lot less money. Rendang appeared to be beef brisket in a rendang sauce. Staff were nice when interacting. Would not return the next time we are in Penang though given other reviews we may have picked a bad day.
Written 3 April 2024
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Sherry
621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 solo
Fabulous small restaurant (with air conditioning!) in the heart of the historical area that delivers flavourful, delicious and freshly made Malaysian food. The Beef Rendang and Herbal Lemuni rice was exceptional. Nothing but deliciousness in each, fragrant, spicy, flavourful mouthful. I high recommend.
Written 14 November 2023
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Toots00
Shah Alam76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Went here during MCO 3.0 for a business trip. This place was not really rave on google engines, and reviews were so so. However, glad that me & my partner went for it. We ordered chef’s recommendation prawn briyani 4/5 & armenian salad 3.5/5. The food was good blended well with the ambience of the restaurant. Definitely worth the try!
Written 2 October 2021
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Lucrezia C.
Kuala Lumpur255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
Authentic Jawi Peranakan food in historical setting. Went there for lunch, fast and attentive service. Wonderful sauces. Big portions and very good selection of teas. Highly recommended.
Written 27 December 2020
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