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Sri Ananda Bahwan

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55 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-264 4204
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This had the best butter chicken I've ever had. I also have Celiac disease so I can verify that this dish and their plain rice are gluten free. Amazing price for Indian; it may feel expensive compared to other Indian restaurants in Georgetown but it is spectacular. Compared to other southeast Asian countries it is very cheap and authentic -... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is spicier that what we expect. Cheap eats. Make sure you make the milk tea on your meal, to help balance the spicy taste. We went around 4 pm and avoided the queue, but the restaurant is still busy. It is all worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What do I know about Indian food, nothing really. I wouldn't know all the different regional choices and their almost limitless creations, but love eating them in different part of the world whenever opportunity arises. With the various spices they use even an all vegetarian mealcan be tasty. Well kind of stumble into this place in Little India (actually it... More 

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Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little India, with it's market streets full of restaurants serving adaptations of authentic dishes from India, as well as original creations inspired by the diverse food culture of Malaysia, is a place not to miss when visiting Georgetown, and I loved this Indian restaurant. Little more than a shed with long wooden tables and the sound of battling, belligerent cats... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

What i ate was okay, good flavour..not really the sweet and creamy chicken korma i was hoping for but it tasted nice. Only the chicken texture was a bit strange. But what I really didn't like was that I didn't feel welcome as a tourist. Being a girl and being there alone made me feel uncomfortable. Like they were annoyed... More 

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Real Indian food, with a great variety of choices, all lacto-vegetarians (no eggs, no fish, no meet products). Very delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Must visit for all those craving for fulfilling south indian meal in penang. Kindly dont be mislead by few pics over here that shows the banner depicting pure vegetarian. This restaurant serves non vegetarian food and that too extremely tasty. visited both the days we were in penang and loved the food alot. Highly recommended specially for Indians who have... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Local place with good indian food. But too much spicy in spite of the request. Cheese nan was a little bit poor in cheese and they choose the flavor of ice cream for us.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Simply orgasmic! I'll post pictures on my next visit! The buttered nan, chicken tandoori and cream spinach with ricotta cheese was just delicious! A friend ordered for me...I will try something new next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

it may not be obvious on the menu but do try the banana leaf curry. It is simple Indian food with a piece of banana leaf put in front of you and a portion of rice with three vegetarian curries on it. Your choice to eat with your fingers or a spoon and fork. Try a tosssai if you're still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Lebuh Penang | Little India, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-264 4204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?