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Asian, International, Malaysian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 July 2020

Tasteless eggs and pancakes but good croissants. They tried to maintain social distancing. Guy with the croissants had his mask below his nose.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 March 2020

We mainly used The Spice Market Cafe for breakfasts during our stay. Really good choice of food to cover all tastes. Service was excellent with unlimited tea or coffee. We also used for lunch on a couple of occasions, for which they have a good...menu.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 18 March 2020

Self service buffet for breakfast and a la cart at night. Superb choice of western and eastern produce,

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

overall, great selections available. Love their pastry section most. Nyonya kuih was excellent. Nice environment, choice to sit indoor or outdoor with partial ocean view.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

A buffet with a mix of fresh local and international food. Pleasant surroundings, happy friendly service

Date of visit: March 2020
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Mak B
1 October 2021|
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
16 February 2019|
Response from Jamal A | Reviewed this property |
sorry.. I was there just over the weekend.
1 February 2019|
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The Spice Market Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5