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Reviewed 20 October 2022 via mobile

We are guests here for quite awhile, and are currently on day 8, dining in-house everyday as a family of 4. There are not many places that do good quality European food in Penang, and this is one of them. The local options on the...menu are as good quality-wise as the European options, and topped off with good service staff, dining here is more than pleasant. Tip: It always gets busy Fridays-Sundays.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 22 September 2022 via mobile

Nice food and very good service. The staff especially Mr Jack are very cooperative in making my birthday celebration so memorable and special. Can’t wait to go back again next time.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

Went for lunch with my wife. There was a Company function on at the same time but we had the a la carte menu. Food was tasty. Service good. Many thanks to the staff Rashid for waiting on our table and for Jonathan who also...prepared a table with our birthday card and petals for our brother who was celebrating his birthday that night. Jonathan made sure all was prepared for them. Thoroughly recommend Spice Market for dining.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

Ordered the Penang laksa, prawn noodles, club sandwich and spaghetti bolognaise for lunch. Impressed by the big portions- you could possibly share one bowl of noodles with two adults actually. Wait staff were very friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

Wow !! What an experience Seafood galore. You name it. They had it in spades Lobster, prawn , mussels, scallops , fish and plenty more Tasty , fresh and plentiful And more importantly the service from the team was exceptional Big shout out to Aries…...did an awesome job and really went the extra mile in looking after our needs Caren was brilliant and should be commended for his exceptional serviceMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

Lots of seating available both indoors and outdoors. Go before 9am to avoid crowds. The food selection is excellent.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

can be crowded especially during weekend bbq seafood dinner. indoor & outdoor seating area available.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Our favourite for fanciest, freshest and high quality food spread possibly in penang !! Service despite a slight hiccup of table reservation arrangements was prompty settled by the staff despite the high traffic. Special shout out to Norisah who got everything sorted out and always...remember her for her congenial and efficient service. Shangrila Rasa Sayang consistently never disappoints at all.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2021

After a long break due to covid-19, yesterday we landed here again. What a surprise! Most a warm welcome received from beginning until end of dinner time. The best ever things are.... They still remember our favourite dishes!!!! With a vierity of foods. Our best...recommended menu are, tasty grilled lobster and seabass, lovely laksa penang and rojak, shushi, salmon, unagi and abalone, Hor Lor Fun, Herbal Soup and many more... Much appreciate for thier effort to remember our appetite. Great Thanks to Mr Jegan, Mr Aries, Mr Faurizam, Miss Azah, Miss Norizah, Chef Shima, Chef Peh, Chef Jason, Chef Ros, Miss Roniza... They are awesome staff.. Excellent Staff..More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 October 2021

I had cocktail and dinner at this restaurant during my recent trip to Rasa Sayang. The cocktail was perfect given the hot sunny day and dinner was served rather fast, and it was equally good. But, I still feel that they are overpriced.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Best buffet in Penang, so much varieties dishes from Asian, Indian to Western. During pandemic it’s only ala carte. Still quality food and delicious dishes. Big area of dining indoor or semi outdoor, nice plating and cozy ambience. Friendly and helpful Manager and staffs. Rib...eye and chicken parmigiana were good. Salad, soup and Dessert are good too. Very recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2021

I am a retired business man living in Penang for 10 years, all this time have been coming for weekend buffet at the Spice Market Restaurant. We normally have a beer at the Beach Bar before dinner as the setting is so beautiful, magnificent garden...and especially the old trees. We then enjoy the Seafood Buffet. I have travelled all over the World on business but must admit have never found quality of this kind. It is very International and the Asian food is truly authentic. The Service and Staff are excellent , very well trained and consistent, have known many for all the years have been coming here. Well done Shangri La. Mr JohnMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2021

There were a lot of selections to choose from in their buffet dinner. The food may not be the best in town, but I would rank them as very much above average. I especially enjoyed their satay sauce, which was prepared just perfectly! Not too...hot or spicy. The rich taste was just at the right level. The char kuey teow was also delicious. Chendol was good. The staffs were friendly and helpful. I will not hesitate to go there again next time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

My family and I always visit here for breakfast and also dinner ... Now here there is a dinner promotion every Friday, Saturday and Sunday themed 'Seafood Dinner' Eat All You Can ... Special Lobster is available with various other options .. Only my suggestion...as a regular customer here, it is better if the management provides fresh fruit juice at the dinner buffet time as provided at breakfast .. Another, please the management provide a special prayer room or surau for the convenience of Muslim visitors. Thank you to the staff at Spice Market Cafe who are 'awesome' especially Mr Fernandas Calliman (Duty Manager), Mr Suresh, Mr Aries, Mr Sathish, Mr Faurizam, Mr Z & Chef Anthony for the 5 star service that has been provided. My family and I will definitely visit here again in the future ..More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 August 2020

There were a lot of choice of seafood such as crabs, prawns, scallops and lobster. The western food served, the presentation was really fancy and good. Their Malaysian corner was also a good place to start your Malaysian/Penang food journey.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mak B
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Response from henrysusanti | Reviewed this property |
Spice Market doesn’t serve fresh oyster. Seafood Buffet only on Friday and Saturday dinner, RM 188/pax and for children it’s half price. The rest of the days is ala carte only. Hope it helps
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sorry.. I was there just over the weekend.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5