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“Great food!”
Review of Kebaya

Ranked #4 of 1,113 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 2 weeks ago

Our first meal at Penang! I thought I had enough Peranakan food to not be surprised on what was served. However, Kebaya dishes out authentic and delicious Peranakan food that I almost decided to go for another round the next day. The price is a tad expensive as it is a course meal set and limited variety for each course.

Though I love the dishes, I regrettably chose too many dishes that have coconut milk in it which got a bit too much at the end.

My favourites have to be the Otak Otak Pastry Puff as the starter and the Gula Melaka Tang Yuan as the dessert.

Will come back again to try the other dishes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few folk told us to go here for dinner, so we did!
The food was excellent, brilliant but subtle fusion of so many cultures.
The dining room is lovely, part of the seven terraces hotel.
I would simply say if you would like something a little different from street food then please go here and enjoy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully preserved heritage building will wow any visitor to Penang and be a highlight of their stay. They will sample many traditional dishes and love the charming service, the elegance and the atmosphere. Ordering is made easy. Not all the dishes worked for us, but most did and some (like the belly pork and the onde-onde) were outstanding.
Just be careful that the wine does not push the bill too high, but the food is one-price so quite easy to Budget.

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance is great. The staff are very friendly. The food was good. In fact, very good. Personally, I don't travel for food. It is like the first thing people ask me when I get back. How was the food? I go for the culture and sights and things to do. Food is just something that the engine needs. But like I said...it was good. Definitely worth making a reservation. Not expensive either.

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1  Thank gopkrs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience & Restoration perfect. We selected all the 'protein' main course selections but they turned out to be disappointing. Portions are generous but taste bad.
The desserts took 30min to serve despite only 3 tables of diners. After the long while, the pandan creme brulee tasted sourish and was soggy.
While waiting for the dessert, a rat ran out from the kitchen to the dining area. When it was 1st spotted, the staff was alerted but nothing was done until it ran into the dining area and guests were startled as it ran over a diner's shoes.
Quite a traumatic sight.

5  Thank Kit Peng W
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7TManager, Manager at Kebaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to dine at Kebaya Dining Room and appreciating the restoration of the building. However,we are disappointed to read that we our food delivered was below your expectations.

Over the past six years, the Executive Chef and his team have developed the master recipe, carefully balancing the spices and seasonings to maintain the essence of Penang Peranakan cuisine. The team have incorporated French kitchen techniques to elevate the dishes to a new level. The owner and his fellow directors will dine at least once a week at Kebaya Dining Room to ensure all aspects of our standards are maintained.

If the issues were raised on the night, we could have made it right for you, as we could have replaced the dishes. However during our quality checks, your party were happy with your dinner. Your feedback is appreciated but it is rather difficult for us to correct our standard master recipes from an isolated case.

At Kebaya Dining Room, we follow a strict guideline on Food Hygiene, Health and Safety. It is of paramount importance to us and we have regular audits in order to maintain the highest standard of practice. Unfortunately, on that particular evening a shrew (a blind mole like mammal), not a rat, came into the building late at night. With the heavy rain recently, their natural habitat may have been disturbed and found a way in. We sincerely apologies for the incident and any discomfort it may have caused.

Should you be in Penang again, we would like to invite you to dine with our owner, Chris Ong, to discuss the taste of each dish in question as he is instrumental in the creation of Kebaya Dining Room. Please contact me at colin@georgetownheritage.com

Kind regards,

Colin Yap
Food and Beverage Operations Manager

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