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Helena's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming here for years, this time we had the mutton curry, steamboat and nasi goreng Helena special. All of it delicious. Well worth the walk from the Lone Pine.

2 Thank hopleys
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were great Place was busy and we were told the food would take 20 mins..so no surprises on the waiting time. Food was tasty and will priced. Will revisit.

1 Thank Zaki I
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I and my wife have visited this small restaurant many times during our stay in Batu Ferringhi. The inside looks pretty simple but the front garden is very nice and is surrounded by plants. Food was always very good; we tried many Malesyan specialties and we were never disappointed. Western cuisine is also available even if we didn't try it.... More 

1 Thank Robbie_Dublin12
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helena's serves good quality, authentic and CLEAN Malay, Indian and Chinese food. More expensive than Long Beach cafe, but food is superior and more authentic. Super friendly staff and pleasant environment. Well worth the extra MYRs.

1 Thank PeterMelbourne108
Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal here last night. The beef randang was fantastic as was the tandoori chicken. The service was great and very friendly and the price was extremely reasonable. Would definitely recommend a visit. We will be going back before we leave!

1 Thank HLS12872
Basildon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple of lovely meals here, one clam dish in particular made on the co owners recommendation was excellent.

2 Thank Sylvia T
Louth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait for food. Curries thin, watery and powdery. Not very exciting. Staff very pleasant but the restaurants either side are better.

Thank Jill C
Arlesey, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as many of our favourite places were closed due to Chinese new year. The food was absolutely fine and the staff good fun but even though the place was not full our food took almost 30 minutes to arrive, shame.

2 Thank Mark G
Surrey U.K.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to find a local family restaurant with no piped music. We were greeted by a friendly girl, maybe one of the daughters? I ordered fish curry and my friend ordered mutton curry. We had to wait quite a long time, but that was fine as we assumed it was being freshly cooked. Both curry sauces were delicious... More 

1 Thank 268ANDREA
Kent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For good nutritious cheap eats this pretty good We ate here a couple of times and were pleased withe the quality of food and service attention. Give it a try

2 Thank robert4d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202

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