Tribute Retro Cafe

Tribute Retro Cafe

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Hours
Sun
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
RM 80.00 – RM 120.00
CUISINES
Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Does this restaurant specialise in Halal food?
About
Remembering the good old days, nyonya recipes just like how mom used to make... From the items on our menu to the journey of how our cafe started and even the props on the tables you dine on, we want to share the stories behind each tribute which makes our cafe extra-special and your experience more memorable. Welcome to Tribute.
PRICE RANGE
RM 80.00 – RM 120.00
CUISINES
Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Digital Payments, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles50 reviews
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Erica Noel
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 solo
Stumbled into Tribute after a super hot day schelpping around the city. What a cute find! Sonny the owner whipped up a delicious pork bun, fried rice, chicken wings, and a delicious cold juice. I cleaned every plate, the food was so delicious! His place is super unique and is a real tribute to his mother's cooking and style of decor. It was heartwarming to see how he created a spot to truly honor his mother's style. He also shared so many local travel trips for me to consider as I travel Penang for the first time. Great 80s music, chill vibe, friendly and prompt service. Good little alternative to street stall madness, that's for sure. If you see this place along your way, def stop in! Authentic and so great!
Written 31 January 2020
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Cathereina K
Singapore5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
From the moment you walk through the sliding doors into the intimate space of Tribute, you’re transported back in time. Tastefully reminiscent of the 70s and 80s, you’ll find yourself amid Instagram-worthy surrounds. You’ll probably be greeted warmly by chef-owner Sonny, who’ll introduce you to what’s on the current menu. His is an achingly beautiful story of filial piety that led to the opening of the cafe to share the exquisite flavours of his mom’s Peranakan (nonya) cuisine. No details are spared in recreating the authentic taste served up in nostalgic tiffin boxes. We ordered the nonya fried rice set, chicken rendang set, and yam rice set. It’s hard to pick a favourite as each dish was like a home-cooked meal made with love where only the finest and freshest ingredients are used. For a refreshing drink, order the Tribute’s Special which is an iced tea with just the right amount of nutmeg and mint to make you want to come back for more. (And we did!) If you’re looking for a spot that’s true to the spirit of Penang, where time stands still and you learn to slow down and enjoy the little surprises that await you at every corner, you won’t want to miss this place. (Tip: Curious explorers should step out through the back door for more surprises.)
Written 13 March 2020
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kopicham
Kuala Lumpur113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
This dinner planned to welcome my friends from Europe was truly a wonderful experience. Every small detail was looked into from the table setting, welcome drink and menu selection. Chef was so accommodating on the menu due to food allergy limitations. Food was excellent. Highly recommended on both the food and dining experience.
Written 9 March 2022
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Vicky L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
A private dining gem for vegans! So happy to have found Tribute Private Dining that offers vegan options for Peranakan cuisine. This gem is located at a private home with lush greenery and the dining room was tastefully and elegantly decorated. The food was delicious! Every single dish was creatively crafted and beautifully presented. Tasty, authentic, healthy (plant-based wins!) and not oily! Nice ambience, great food and great company! We had an amazing time at Tribute. Will definitely come back for more. Thank you, Chef Low.
Written 11 September 2022
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Elias_Lejonsson
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Highly recommended! If you are looking for a place, where things are fresh from the market, changing menu with 2 quality options instead of 20 and a owner, who is putting his passion into his place, you are right to come here! This is what I want a restaurant to be!
Written 18 February 2020
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Marianne P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 friends
Lovely little place within an artsy district. Great prices. The food was all delicious. Vintage magazines for you to browse.
Written 1 November 2019
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tgg_lgg
Kuala Lumpur71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 friends
We had first discovered this small retro cafe a year ago while looking for authentic Nyonya food in Penang. Since then we keep coming back for more when visiting Penang! Always looking forward for the different dishes on the menu as their weekend tiffin set changes weekly. We tried a new menu recently. "Salted Fish, Prawn and Vegetables Curry" tiffin set. The flavour is well balanced and tasted so delicious! It is served with Onion Omelette. Definitely a must try if it's on the menu. We had tried this Nyonya Curry in other cafes and restaurants but we find this is one of the best to our liking. We practically finished every single drop of the curry in the tiffin! We also ordered their refreshing signature drink "Tribute Special". Highly recommended for good authentic Penang Nyonya food and cozy modern retro ambience.
Written 28 October 2019
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Poier
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 friends
A hidden cafe that next to Hin Bus Depot (Hin Pop-up Sunday Market). Delicious (very delicious) authentic Nyonya light food with cozy, chill and relax environment. They serve in set and don't worry about the choice of set. Cos the owner can cook very well.
Written 1 September 2019
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KN Low
Singapore12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
The sesame ginger chicken comes out easily from the bones and sauce was tasty and eaten with white rice. Snacks Tiffin consisted of the Kerabu Ikan Bilis, Pork Bun and the Red Bean Soup. The pork bun was yummy. Red bean, good not too sweet. I more or less tried Kerabu Ikan bills for the first time, not bad.Bok-Ni Kerabu. I would recommend all.
Written 23 August 2019
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Dimitry O
453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Had some lunch here: the food was very tasty. Also the interior was great, bringing back many nice memories. Sonny is an excellent host. Also a very touching story that the cafe is named after the tribute to this mom who learned him to cook. She probably was very proud of her son! Very recommendable to visit for food!
Written 10 August 2019
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Susan Khoo
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 friends
Dining at Retro is a must while in Penang. Had a flavoursome rendang pork, accompanied by refreshing acar with just the right mix of sweet and sour, on fluffy rice, served in a tiffin. Never failed to satisfy my hungry tummy on every visit. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by their authentic, made from scratch nyonya dishes.
Written 27 July 2019
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Marleen
Den Bosch2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 family
Just go there. And trust me you’ll have a great time and delicious food. Thanks Sonny, for sharing your story and we wish you all the best!
Written 25 July 2019
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240cher
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Enjoyed it thoroughly and appreciate the effort in putting quality good nonya food into interesting ideas with a great touch of retro influences. Thumbs up!!
Written 19 May 2019
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lovetolive2019
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
A friendly environment with good food, good laugh and good memories. The owner cum the chef pays tribute to his mom by naming the cafe as Tribute, and serves meals based on his mom's recipes. The meals come in set and served in tiffin carrier. Love the anchovies kerabu which is red shallots pickles with deep fried anchovies. The cafe closes on Mon and Tue, opens from 12pm till 6pm.
Written 10 May 2019
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Neil P
Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 none
We had lunch on Friday and it was so good we had to return two days later - a real compliment given how good the food is across Georgetown! Sonny was an amazing host - full of positive energy and he gave insights into the cafe and the passion behind his cooking. Each tiffin box was filled with perfectly cooked dishes and each box complimented the next - the lovely richness of pork buns in one box with onion and anchovies for balance in the next box - delicious! Fun, unpretentious atmosphere with a nod to ‘80s music and memorabilia with food cooked with a real passion. The weekend market bazaar was an added bonus in the bus depot behind the cafe. Thanks again Sonny for your warm hospitality and sublime food!
Written 26 March 2019
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