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“Wonderful birthday dinner”
Review of Kebaya

Ranked #1 of 1,016 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Kebaya is the diningroom of the Seven Terraces and is open to hotel guests and the public.Open daily, 7pm till 10pm.Christopher Ong has worked with the hotel’s chefs to create a menu of classic Indo and Straits Chinese Nyonya dishes. They have refined these using French cooking techniques and innovative produce to deliver surprising new twists on this already fascinating cuisine.The effect is simple, delicious full of flavour and dazzling.A four course degustation menu of entrée, main course, vegetables and dessert is served in Chinese style to allow guests to share the dishes. The Baba Bar is open daily from 2pm onwards, with live piano music in a very intimate setting.
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We decided to splurge ad try their tasting menu. So glad we did. And then when the pianist played happy birthday, it was a great extra touch. Wonderful staff (that knew when to insert a well placed joke) and delicious food. Definitely a night to remember.

Thank Michael_and_Jessie
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Fortunately, we've booked the table. The restaurant is so packed even in Wednesday night! We came in pair so we have to order two sets.

For the starter we order Otak Otak❤️ (a fish pie w/ a red curry dipping sauce, which taste like Thai Panang). The others is Mieng Kham w/ Salmon Roe, which we kind like the original one (w/o salmon roe) more>< All starter came in 3 pieces for each order.

For Main, we order the organic roast pork and grilled snapper in curry sauce (the same sauce as Otak Otak, I think), Both dishes are great. The fish fillet is so big & fresh. The pork taste nice and so crispy.

For the green, we have crispy tempura (quite normal) and wing bean spicy salad (quite weird). All greens and mains are served together w/ plain jasmine rice.

For dessert, we have a Pandan Creme brûlée. I don't usually like creme brûlée but this one is so good. It could be better if it's a bit colder and a bit more firmly texture. The others is a palm sugar mousse which the taste is quite strange.

Overall, we quite like the food and the ambience. They offer a good local experience at the reasonable price. The portions are too big though. We couldn't finished them all ><

2  Thank Kookie S
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

In the restored 7 terraces and costing about £20 each. 3-4 set menu with real delicacies with a local twist. Amazing service and great atmosphere, setting. Pianist. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank huntlr
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The Nyonya style food here was sublime - everything was flavourful. Some would not like the set menu style of things (rm120 per person, a dish from 4 separate categories listed) but I found it a fantastic way to taste most of the menu as we shared every dish as a family of 4 (each having ordered a different dish)

However, the main prawn dish was delicious but stingy on the prawns as only 4 small prawns came in that bowl of soup. Other than that, we really enjoyed the starters - betel nut, otak-otak and prawns. The pandan creme brulee was also really good. The service was also impeccable as they were very attentive.

A definite must-visit for some tasty Nyonya food.

Thank TheChilliPadi
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A Friend highly recommended the restaurant just as I was leaving for Penang for a short break. Seeing we had no firm plans, decided to try it on our first night in Penang. The restaurant is part of the Seven Terraces, a heritage hotel group of 7 properties.

The decor is distinctly Peranakan but the cuisine is surprising modern. The menu is a 4 course meal at RM120+ person. We are to select one item from appetisers, main course, green and desserts. As there were 4 of us, we each chose something different from each of the category and so ended up with a wide selection covering almost the whole menu. It was absolutely delicious! We love the Miang Kham of Salmon Roe for the appetiser. It's a betel nut leaf on which were placed with toasted coconut, shrimps, lime, cashew and salmon roe. Put the whole thing into your mouth and chew - it's a burst of flavour that is so surprisingly pleasing!

The other dishes in the main and greens were delicious too. All with a modern twist. Love the Tang Yuen - which I didn't choose but was recommended by the service staff. It's glutinous rice ball served with a warm coconut broth with slices of fresh coconut flesh - heavenly.

Although at RM120+, it is rather costly, but the quality of the food and the beauty of the restaurant made it a worthy holiday treat!

Thank Jolenelfc
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