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Reviewed 24 January 2019

The foods were freshly prepared and the service was great. We went during the day so it wasn't that busy. It gets really busy at nights because the town comes to life at night and there's lots more people then.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

After more than 8 years of living in Penang it was the first time we were there. Dirty place; The ceiling fans were the dirtiest fans I have ever seen in my life, all chairs and tables broken and dirty. Oily food and very bad...in presentation. Small portion of food and expensive in compare with other restaurants in Penang. And in the end very bad behavior of the restaurant waiter for criticizing them. I am surprise how come some people rated them high here …More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Read my other reviews. I am very positive and give good ratings. Where do I start here. Well they got the order wrong and insisted on serving food we never ordered. Despite us requesting they take it back they passed it around and when they...finally took it back, it still appeared on the bill. The service. Just placed the food in front of me and asked me to spread it amongst the 9 guests. Seriously? And then there were the 2 star bucks cups they refused to clear from the table. They would clear everything else bar that. Now I get that this came from outside, but we spent over 600 MYR there and that is not really a big deal. The food was just ok. Just don't order the fries which were drenched in dirty oil. The shisha... where do I start. The 2 we ordered just were too hard to smoke, and despite asking them to fix it, the response was we aren't using it correctly. Oh from a group that smoked Shisha every night elsewhere. Now we still had a smile on our face. And we walked out with a smile. But not even a thank you for coming nor farewell was coming. Save yourself and walk another 50m (or walk back) and get directed to a table at the Lebanon Restaurant, where the food, service & value for money are greater. The 1st and last time I would visit this place.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

very delicious food with a big variety of middle east dishes, very friendly stuff and great service with good price for good quality

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Ambience was good for a family, we ordered grill and some starters. Coming from Middle East, I couldn't but to compare the meals to what we are used to. They have a good variety of food but quality is little lower than we expected form...a well presented restaurant. I also tried Shisha which was a bit of disappointment to me.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Overall very good food. Ambience was nice also. Vegetarian options were ok, but not as many as I had expected. Good service also.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant, a short walk away form the Parkroyal resort where we stayed, and we were so glad we did. The food was incredible and relatively good value for money. There is a lot of meat on the menu and from what...my family and friends said, they were all delicious. If you are vegetarian don't worry! I am vegan and the waiter was very helpful, explaining each dish and confirming which had dairy. I had a mixed plate of salad and spreads which included a delightfully fresh tabbouleh and one of the best hummus I have tried. With lavash bread, it was a lovely meal. If you are saying in Batu Ferrignhi and want a change from local Penang food, please eat here!More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We did enjoy the mixed grill and the salads, their rice and the sheesha in an authentic atmosphere and good service. Recommendable and very suitable setting.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

They don't know how to serve food .. they bring main food then they bring soup and drinks.. no light inside at 2pm .. bad food .. the worst experience in malysia

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went to Penang at a quieter time so the service should have been better but overall wasn't bad. it was a nice change from Macdonalds but not as great as I was expecting it to be.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

After an international flight from Melbourne to Penang about 13 hrs. I was so hungry so my family . The food for me was great especially fish beryani . The rice was very good in a way that I won't forget its taste as well...as the fish curry. This could happen because I was hungry that time or it is really tasty . Also the sish tawooq chicken was great . The view was amazing. Recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Good food , average atmosphere and reasonable prices - best take a table in the rear to avoid noise from traffice

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food but small portions. A bit overpriced though. Arabic food is cooked with a very nice Penang flavours. The Musakka was amazing. We ordered two portions. In general I recommend this restaurant especially for lunch.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Went here for a late lunch, very quiet, likely due to prayer time. Had middle Eastern BBQ dishes with dips. Service was efficient and polite and the food was very fresh and tasty. We love local cuisine but this was very nice for a little...variety. A very comfortable and relaxing restaurant overlooking the street. Airy with plenty of ceiling fans and nice cold drinks (no booze). Seems a very traditionally run middle eastern Halal restaurant, more used to catering to middle eastern holiday makers. A good idea for western ladies to dress conservatively here and be prepared for some staff to avoid direct contact with women. Seems to have recently been taken over and changed - we seem to remember this being a more western Italian place. We note several restaurants having also changed from Western to middle eastern (Mario's is gone now)More

Date of visit: May 2016
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  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Value: 3