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Restaurant Markus

37F Jalan Cantonment, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
+60 4-226 1443
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“fine dining” (4 reviews)
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European, Italian, Fusion, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
37F Jalan Cantonment, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made a last minute booking for Restaurant Markus after we turned up to another restaurant that turned out to be closed for renovations. First impressions as we walked into an empty restaurant weren’t great. However our feelings for Restaurant Markus quickly...More

Thank R0peTech
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My first visit here and wasn't disappointed. The prawn ravioli in broth was good but the helping was small. I expected it to be served in a deep plate in 'broth' but was disappointed it wasn't. My dining partners said their pasta dishes were tasty...More

Thank choon
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I started coming to Markus when they first opened. They used to serve excellent mushroom soup and prawn spaghetti aglio olio. But these favorites are no longer on the menu. Menu has gone a bit upmarket - more premium items were added and serving size...More

Thank cclye
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Service was ok as they tried their best. Food was OK. Would come back again, everybody deserves a 2nd chance.

Thank DTgeorgetown
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The service is a bit slow and despite being a vegetarian and informed the staff they sill served a dish with scallops. This is unforgivable when one is a strict vegetarian. Food served was luke warm when it should be served hot. Most dishes are...More

Thank markL312TY
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have been to MARKUS, Modern Italian Restaurant for a few years and the quality of food is consistently excellent.  Chef Markus is passionate about cooking and it shows. He makes the pasta and breads fresh daily. All the dishes on the menu are prepared with...More

Thank doris l
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I came in Penang for business and it was my first time! With some friends we came here and wow it is a super restaurant. Good service, authentic food with first quality ingredients. Very good atmosfere with the color of Sicily. Very very High recommend!

Thank ElenaBortoletto
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Chose to dine in Markus last month for a special occasion. Very disappointed that our favorite mushroom soup is no longer available. Settled for bruschetta (not the best, too much chopped tomatoes, no olive!). My wife ordered a pork chop and really enjoyed it. I...More

1  Thank cclye
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After two previous visits in this restaurant where we very much enjoyed both the innovative cuisine and the impeccable service, our last evening there was disappointing. The three starters I first chose were not available and I had to settle for a fourth choice. We...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The service was incredibly slow despite the fact that there were so many servers. The so-called mixed salad with calamari bits was nouvelle cuisine and therefore about 3 bite-fulls. The cheese block pasta (with table side service) was all pomp and circumstance with not much...More

Thank dubaijournal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
European, Italian, Fusion, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37F Jalan Cantonment, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-226 1443
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Restaurant Markus is located in the heart of Pulau Tikus, which is regarded as an upper class neighborhood of Penang and is located just 10 minutes away from the infamous hawker center of Gurney Drive. The Restaurant serves a modern italian cuisine which has a modern touch to the traditional italian cuisine using unconventional ways of cooking. With a custom built temperature-controlled wine cellar, Restaurant Markus aims to be a wine centric modern italian restaurant having an extensive wine list consisting of both Old & New World wines, surely to impress the wine aficionados. The menu is seasonally inspired, sourcing our ingredients by importing from the finest suppliers and freshly handpicking from local producers. From the wines to the la carte menu, through to the seasonal degustation menu, Executive Chef Markus Lee & his team believes that they can provide a great food and wine pairing to the customers.
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