I recommend getting the #1 on appetizers (a Malaysian pancake you dip in a curry sauce) and the #1 in soups (Prawn Mee). This was quite excellent, and the service was good too.
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It was conveniently located right at the entrance of Chinatown in Philadelphia. The hubby and I ordered roti canai, nasi lemak( Malaysian coconut rice with fish in a spicy sauce ), vegetable spring rolls,and Thai basil noodles. All the food was excellent but my sambal...More
Two out of five times we used to come to Philly’ China Town we would have either lunch or an early dinner at Penang because the food preparation and ingredients used were always top notch We were here 8 days ago and sadly I believe...More
We have been dining in Penang in Boston and New York for years and the food quality and experience are always wonderful. The one in Philadelphia is no exception. The celebratory atmosphere can quickly warm you up even in a very cold day. The staffs...More
I work in international sports management. I started going to this restaurant two years ago, when I had a basketball team from China in Philadelphia for part of the spring and summer. The guys from the team said Penang was their favorite restaurant in Chinatown...More
The mango Chicken was displayed beautifully and was quite tasty. I does not come with rice so be prepared to order separately. It's listed as spicy on the menu but was not, in my opinion, spicy. The server did offer to alter the level of...More
On a one-night stopover in Philadelphia, by chance we stopped into the Penang. We were immediately struck by the warm and friendly buzz, which is always a good start. Although the restaurant was busy, a staff member immediately found us a table. Then the fun...More
As a fan of Malaysian cuisine, I was glad to be told about Penang on a recent trip to Philly. Had a solo dinner here, and only wish I could have dined with a whole host of family and friends, so I could have sampled...More
3rd visit to Penang good quick service. Open kitchen. Food comes out in a reasonable amount of time. Good food - we have gotten different dishes each time and have never had a bad meal.
This is a busy, friendly restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. As visitors to Philadelphia we were unfamiliar with the menu but the helpful staff kept us right. The views into the open kitchen were an unexpected additional entertainment ! We enjoyed Shrimp Puff, Vegetable...More