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Penang Malaysian Cuisine

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4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
+1 301-657-2878
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Penang caters to people looking for traditional Malaysian and Thai food selections. There's an extensive menu and the kitchen respects your individual preferences.

Thank MwahMwah
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with family. Food was excellent and tasty. An adventure for the palate. Everything was freshly made and very well presented. It was moderately priced for the area. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Illona G
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We came here with some friends who are very frequent diners!! And now we know why!! The Pad Thai was excellent and we had a starter with chicken and rotti which was perfect !! The staff was very friendly and attentive. The chicken satay with peanut sauce was really yummy! Keep up the good work guys !!

Thank Menaka G
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Good comfort food! You can get your hawker center fix here with the usual favourites like Nasi lemak, satay, Prata (roti canai), popiah, wonton soup, Assam laksa, laksa, cha kway teow, Mee goreng and even some Thai! Their menu is amazing! There is even Yu Sheng for Chinese New Year but they put way too much colouring for the radish... More 

1 Thank EatnPlayallDay
Laurel, Maryland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I selected this restaurant since I was expecting that it would be the same management and menu as the closed and similarly named restaurant that used to be located on the corner of M and 18th Street, NW in DC. Can't confirm if it was but I don't think the menu was the same. Nevertheless, my friends and I enjoyed... More 

Thank Cassandra d
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Malaysian and Indonesia pretty much same roots. So, every time I miss Indonesian food, we can get here. Every food is delicious, from appetizer to desserts. Roti Canai, ballet fish and KangKung Belacan (water spinach) and Chendol and Teh Tarik are the best! The place also good for a big party, too bad they are close for late lunch!

1 Thank Tetty S
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with my Singaporean girlfriend who said that the flavors were authentic and is probably the closest thing out here to food in Penang. She was impressed to note that they made their own chendol (pandan-flavored bits) for the dessert.

1 Thank Tu H
Derwood, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

My family chose to dine at Penang over many other restaurants because we had good experiences there earlier. But our Sunday night dinner was a complete let down, right from the seating. There was no one around and we were left standing for several minutes, wondering if we should disregard the "Please wait to be seated" notice. As we advanced... More 

1 Thank ra2040j
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic and as close as the real thing as I've come across. Roti canai is great, Kari mee much like a Kuching laksa. Well worth a visit.

Thank Graeme S
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome food with worth of money Pineapple fried rice Coconut rice Fried banana chocolate topping icecream are my favorites

Thank Pavan V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-2878

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