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Bar, Cafe, Gastropub, Dining bars
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first tripped over the lovely Junk almost exactly a year ago, fell in love with the general welcoming vibe, tunes, food, cocktails...plus made a firm friend in top man, Prakash. So I knew it would be first on my list when I finally broke...out of KL CMCO this Christmas. COVID has had an unfortunate effect on most of us, not least Junk, which has had to move (just a little bit!) round the corner, so if 401 Chulia Street is still showing as it is as I type this, do make sure you venture just a tiny bit further to 1, Jalan Pintal Tali. It's well worth it, I promise. For food - burgers are it. I don't eat meat (so the Grilled Vegetable or The Great White both more than float my boat) but if you do, you're in burger heaven! And cocktails? Well.. I fondly remember the Bloody Mary sorting me right out just before the Langkawi ferry last year, but tonight I started with a classic Moscow Mule and then superstar bar guru, Prakash suggested I go off piste with his own creation - the Ginger Mojito. And proper lush it was too! To be clear, it's not on the menu, but I'm sure if you ask him nicely, and say hi from me, he'll do you one! Can't rate Junk highly enough!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Great spot for cocktails and good vibes! Excellent music guaranteed!!! Amazing staff (shout out to Prakash!) and a great overall aesthetic.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

I really enjoyed the cocktails I bought from Junk earlier this evening. The barman happily filled mine and my wife’s reusable cups. The bar was full of retro and antique collectibles and appeared to be well worth closer inspection.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

Place, food and staff are absolutely adorable and authentic. The hamburgers are super tasty and juicy and the fries just perfect (I go nuts for sweet potatoes!!!). The price was also very good. If I lived in Georgetown, I think I would eat there everyday.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020 via mobile

I went to visit this very unique bar on chulia Street in penang, the atmosphere was amazing with great music fantastic drinks and delicious food I am addicted to this place, thanks for the memories

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Was strolling past this place and heard the great tunes coming out of it - soul, reggae and funk. The owner is a really friendly guy with a great taste in music. Decided to have a meal and the food was great too! All reasonably...priced and a really good vibe. We'll be back!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Really good place. But much more important think is the friendship and beatiful heart of all guys . Thank you so much my friends. You are really great. ❤

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

Bar offers a good spot for people watching if you grab a table outside. The bar has a good atmosphere and a range of music as well as the normal drinks offer of beer and cocktails. Popular with backpackers as is much of Lebuh Chulia.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

Eclectic space slightly off Love Lane with cool music and friendly staff. The best cocktails we had in Penang.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

I stumbled across Junk Cafe on my first day and it set the tone for what was a idyllic holiday in Penang. While I was there I had a burger and some cocktails, both were delicious. Prakash the bartender is one of the nicest guys...you will ever meet. Full of great tips and advice. Nothing is too much trouble. The decor is very quirky, I went to Junk cafe several times during my stay in Penang and each time my eyes were drawn to something new. Wonderful place to chill with a cocktail and listen to some good music. I can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MinHolmes
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It serves pork & alcohol, so no, not halal.
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