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Bar, Cafe, Gastropub, Dining bars
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to this bar for drinks and decided the food looked okay and would give it a go for dinner. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a mouse run along, the bar owner saw that we had spotted it and...just laughed it off, my partner could see more mice running up the edge of the bar and going into the corner. If that wasn't bad enough half way through our meal the air con unit above our table started leaking out water all over our food. I was very disappointed because this place has a cool vibe and I just wanted it to be good.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

I stopped by here to finish the night for some drinks while visiting Penang. This place has a cool funky interior with lots of random stuff displayed and hanging on the wall. The staff were nice and the atmosphere was great. I didn't try the...food, but it looked good. Overall good vibes. Happy l stopped by here.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Funky little restaurant with a really cool vibe. Had great food and drinks The menu isn’t overly extensive but the food quality is excellent. We’d be back (even if just for the sangria!)

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

We went here after using tripadvisor as a basis for choice. And we were not disappointed. The owner could not do enough for us and the food and drinks were out of this world. The bar itself is very unusual and kept all of us...fascinated during our visit. Thank you so much for having us - should we return to Penang in the future, we will also return to Junk Cafe, without a doubt.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

Made our first trip to Penang since 2020, It was great to see that Junk, at a new location, was still open. It is the same great bar with very good food. And still had its wonderful decorations. We were there several times for drinks...and food (excellent hamburgers) during on stay in Georgetown. The music was also good and not blasting as it as other bars in the area where it is often so loud inside that people sit outside. If we get back to Georgetown we will absolutely spend time at Junk.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Amazing place to hangout with family and friends. Delicious food and beverages. Great friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

We enjoyed the lighting, decorations and layout of the bar. The drinks were good and served in fun containers, too. The bartender was friendly and attentive and we liked his flourishes when making the drinks. Great music playlist to get our feet tapping as we...chatted and waited for the food. Food was nice, especially the sweet potato fries!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

Great little pub/bar with good atmosphere and awesome decor inside. Located just off the beaten track behind some of the larger bars but worth going around the corner for. Food was good too, burgers were very tasty (little bit overcooked to our liking).

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Did not eat but got two cocktails which were delicious and had a good amount of alcohol in them. Staff were nice and the venue is cool

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

The food was reasonable, the service slow and the toilet was absolutely disgusting even by local standards. Given the abundance of excellent venues locally we probably won't return.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

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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Junk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5