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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Forget about what it looks like. Just get in there and order yourself some truly superb food. I ordered a vegetarian meal. Half a dozen different dishes. Served on a banana leaf. With rice and bread to mop up the sauces. It was delicious. All washed down with a glass of milky iced Milo.

Thank Steven F
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111 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

By the corner at Lebuh Penang..where it operates..morning business could be packed with customers...the regulars from nearby offices...or those who know where it stands. From Naan to curried dishes with rice...sweeten sweets for sweet tooth...one could choose. As it was close to Little India...walk to where one could buy either gold..sarees..jewelleries...or sumptious Indian food. Nearby interactive museums...temples...money changers ...budget hotels... More 

Thank safwanlim
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place doesn't look much on the outside, but once inside, it opens out into a large dining hall. Food was recommended by staff. Our meal was great - and meals on neighbouring tables also looked good. Just the right amount of spice in the curry. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank suggs1965
Scotland, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We'd visited here when we were last in George Town 3 years ago and as it was so good we thought we'd see if our memories were accurate. As far as the food is concerned it's still very good - we had vegetable pakora, a mushroom dish and aloo gobi, with plain rice. The pakora was excellent and the other... More 

Thank MalcolmA02
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

New Years Day 2017 decided to visit Little India. After a little shopping we decided to find a place for some lunch. We decided on "SRI ANANDA BAHWAN" on Penang St. what a great surprise, an amazing display of the various types of Indian food. We settled on Tandoori chicken, selection of vegetable dishes, Naan, Bean kurd chicken. Well it... More 

Thank Ron l
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent 6 days in Georgetown recently, and most of it in little India. This place is by far the best curry in town! No frills, tasty, honest Indian food. Absolutely cracking! I love curry, and this is the best I have had. Ever!

Thank Rich S
Rome, Italy
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Ananda Bahwan twice, once for a Masala dosa brunch and a week later for a banana leaf lunch. The dosa was excellent but we were not offered the coconut chutneys supplied to locals and had to ask. For lunch, mutton pepper fry was outstanding, biryani and vegetables very good. The English speaking lady was gracious and helpful... More 

Thank joanna5463
Penang Island, Malaysia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

There are two Sri Amanda Bahwan restaurants on the same street, one serving solely vegetarian, the other both veggie and meat. The latter has an extensive menu as well as Nasi kandar (ready made) and also offers sweet Indian delights. It gets very busy, so it is best to go after the midday lunchtime rush if you want good service... More 

Thank bew11000
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you want cheap food but don't want pure hawker or a food tent then pop in. Don't expect service or for the menu to be completely available. Just sit down - order quick - eat quick and carry on with your night. Your curry will be hot and fresh - what else matters!?

1 Thank Danny Q
Surrey, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This place serves Indian veg and nonveg food. The quality of the food is very good and the price was surprisingly low. Three of us had double dinner and it cost us les than GBP7

1 Thank Woody992

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?