Penang

★★★★☆
  • 4897 Buford Hwy Ste 113

    Chamblee, GA 30341

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  • 770-220-0308

About Penang

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Friday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 11:30 PM

Food

Food
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so so food and awful bad service.Very greedy and rude people. They will charge you more for what you see on the menu. Then they will say you rude things if you try to argue call u fat, or try to call 911. best is stay away for them. There

3
★★★★★

so so food and awful bad service.Very greedy and rude people. They will charge you more for what you see on the menu. Then they will say you rude things if you try to argue call u fat, or try to call 911. best is stay away for them. There

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Worst restaurant experience of my life. I visited Penang last night after hearing good reviews from a friend. The appetizers we ordered were based off of the server's recs and they were mediocre at best. But that's not the point of this

3
★★★★★

Worst restaurant experience of my life. I visited Penang last night after hearing good reviews from a friend. The appetizers we ordered were based off of the server's recs and they were mediocre at best. But that's not the point of this

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This is one of my less frequent Buford Highway haunts, but still a good one. It should be noted, though, that I only rate the food. I'm not into ambiance getting in the way of some good eats. As others have said, the service is poor

3
★★★★★

This is one of my less frequent Buford Highway haunts, but still a good one. It should be noted, though, that I only rate the food. I'm not into ambiance getting in the way of some good eats. As others have said, the service is poor

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have been 5 times... each time is a crap shoot. the first time was amazing, second awful and so on....last night we decided to give it one more try.... I still can't get the awful taste out of my mouth.\r
service isn't good either. rude

3
★★★★★

have been 5 times... each time is a crap shoot. the first time was amazing, second awful and so on....last night we decided to give it one more try.... I still can't get the awful taste out of my mouth.\r
service isn't good either. rude

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I have been to Malaysia a couple of times for considerably long visits; and I can tell that this restaurant truly offers authentic Malaysian food. The roti canai, beef rendang, kari puffs, kari ayam, nasi lemak and Hanianese chicken rice are all absolutely fantastic, as are the noodle dishes, the various kinds of fried rice and the couple of different types of whole fish. I have been to this restaurant at least fifty times over the last couple of years and the food has been consistently delicious.

Those complaining about customer service must really broaden their minds a little bit. We go to this restaurant to experience Malaysian cuisine in a Malaysian setting. We really should not be expecting the same style from every culture. In most other cultures, the server does not come to your table every few minutes to ask you how you are liking the food. I thought the staff here was nice enough and, of course, the food is absolutely marvelous!

2
★★★★★

I have been to Malaysia a couple of times for considerably long visits; and I can tell that this restaurant truly offers authentic Malaysian food. The roti canai, beef rendang, kari puffs, kari ayam, nasi lemak and Hanianese chicken rice are all absolutely fantastic, as are the noodle dishes, the various kinds of fried rice and the couple of different types of whole fish. I have been to this restaurant at least fifty times over the last couple of years and the food has been consistently delicious.

Those complaining about customer service must really broaden their minds a little bit. We go to this restaurant to experience Malaysian cuisine in a Malaysian setting. We really should not be expecting the same style from every culture. In most other cultures, the server does not come to your table every few minutes to ask you how you are liking the food. I thought the staff here was nice enough and, of course, the food is absolutely marvelous!

Pros: all the food I have ever eaten here!

Cons: none

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I love Penang! The food has never failed me, and the prices are reasonable. One of the most popular dishes, the penang kari mee, can be made with meat or tofu. The satay tofu appetizer is also fabulous. As a vegetarian, I have found Penang to have one of the most extensive vegetarian menus available.

The service is generally good, although Friday and Saturday evenings can have slow service. Overall, though, this is a great alternative to the oodles of Thai restaurants serving the same thing.

4
★★★★☆

I love Penang! The food has never failed me, and the prices are reasonable. One of the most popular dishes, the penang kari mee, can be made with meat or tofu. The satay tofu appetizer is also fabulous. As a vegetarian, I have found Penang to have one of the most extensive vegetarian menus available.

The service is generally good, although Friday and Saturday evenings can have slow service. Overall, though, this is a great alternative to the oodles of Thai restaurants serving the same thing.

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extremely poor service, it took the staff a long time to get our initial order, we waited 30 minutes for our drinks and appetizers, we had to flag down several staff before we got any silver ware and all we got was a fork, no spoons or knives. and our dinner never came! ( we waited close to an hour ) finally we got fed up and left!
would not recommend this place to anyone, I have been here before , the service has never been great , the food average, but this it looks like this palce is going downhill

0
★☆☆☆☆

extremely poor service, it took the staff a long time to get our initial order, we waited 30 minutes for our drinks and appetizers, we had to flag down several staff before we got any silver ware and all we got was a fork, no spoons or knives. and our dinner never came! ( we waited close to an hour ) finally we got fed up and left!
would not recommend this place to anyone, I have been here before , the service has never been great , the food average, but this it looks like this palce is going downhill

Pros: cant think of any!

Cons: can think of lots!

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Impressions from a first visit: service was adequate, if not particularly friendly. We were evidently seated by the same hostess described by the reviewer on 10/10/2007 (or someone who studied under her): a scowling woman who snatched up menus, led us to a table and dropped them, and walked off without saying a word. Servers after that were better, but didn't 'table check' until we had finished and were ready to leave. (Also, I could really have done without the pop-country radio station that blared loudly from speakers in the dining room throughout the entire meal...)

The food was mostly good. The roti canai, although not "crispy" as described on the menu (I guess "soft, pliable, chewy Indian-style pancake" doesn't have as nice a ring to it), was accompanied by a very nice curry sauce. Steak satay skewers were also good, with a mild turmeric flavor from the marinade. Char Kuey Teow, one of their signature dishes, was somewhat bland: similar to pad Thai, but in a brown sauce without any distinctive sweet or salty flavor, which really cried out for some garlic, chilies, fresh cilantro, etc. It tasted like a dish from which some ingredients had been left out. Nasi Lemak, another signature dish, was much better-- I can't say I really noticed much coconut flavor in the "coconut rice," but it was good rice, and the accompanying curried chicken, fried egg, and vegetable side dishes were also quite good.

All in all an okay visit, and I'll give them another chance. I'm not someone who needs to be fawned over by waiters/waitresses when I eat out, but I do think this restaurant could stand to work on their service a little, unless it's their intention to discourage non-Asian customers from eating there, which I'm sure isn't the case. (A greeting or "hello" when customers walk in would be a great start.)

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★★★☆☆

Impressions from a first visit: service was adequate, if not particularly friendly. We were evidently seated by the same hostess described by the reviewer on 10/10/2007 (or someone who studied under her): a scowling woman who snatched up menus, led us to a table and dropped them, and walked off without saying a word. Servers after that were better, but didn't 'table check' until we had finished and were ready to leave. (Also, I could really have done without the pop-country radio station that blared loudly from speakers in the dining room throughout the entire meal...)

The food was mostly good. The roti canai, although not "crispy" as described on the menu (I guess "soft, pliable, chewy Indian-style pancake" doesn't have as nice a ring to it), was accompanied by a very nice curry sauce. Steak satay skewers were also good, with a mild turmeric flavor from the marinade. Char Kuey Teow, one of their signature dishes, was somewhat bland: similar to pad Thai, but in a brown sauce without any distinctive sweet or salty flavor, which really cried out for some garlic, chilies, fresh cilantro, etc. It tasted like a dish from which some ingredients had been left out. Nasi Lemak, another signature dish, was much better-- I can't say I really noticed much coconut flavor in the "coconut rice," but it was good rice, and the accompanying curried chicken, fried egg, and vegetable side dishes were also quite good.

All in all an okay visit, and I'll give them another chance. I'm not someone who needs to be fawned over by waiters/waitresses when I eat out, but I do think this restaurant could stand to work on their service a little, unless it's their intention to discourage non-Asian customers from eating there, which I'm sure isn't the case. (A greeting or "hello" when customers walk in would be a great start.)

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Reading reviews dated back to 2003, I am surprised the customer service has not improved over years. I was greeted by unfriendly, expressionless waitress the moment I stepped into the restaurant till I paid the bill. During the meal, never were we asked whether the food was ok. She came back with the receipt without even saying thank you. In 6 months, I have been to this restaurant 3 times, and each time service was bad.
In general, food is ok..but not everything. Oyster omelette and nasi lemak are good, you can try that. The rest depends on your luck and chef's mood? I have had Singapore fried noodle which was close to tasteless, koay tiaw (flat rice noodle) soup which was nothing like the authentic dishes you can find in Penang. Anyway, though food is not bad, I will not go back to this restaurant anymore. The bad service ruins my day. One can always find other Malaysian restaurants in Atlanta.

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★☆☆☆☆

Reading reviews dated back to 2003, I am surprised the customer service has not improved over years. I was greeted by unfriendly, expressionless waitress the moment I stepped into the restaurant till I paid the bill. During the meal, never were we asked whether the food was ok. She came back with the receipt without even saying thank you. In 6 months, I have been to this restaurant 3 times, and each time service was bad.
In general, food is ok..but not everything. Oyster omelette and nasi lemak are good, you can try that. The rest depends on your luck and chef's mood? I have had Singapore fried noodle which was close to tasteless, koay tiaw (flat rice noodle) soup which was nothing like the authentic dishes you can find in Penang. Anyway, though food is not bad, I will not go back to this restaurant anymore. The bad service ruins my day. One can always find other Malaysian restaurants in Atlanta.

Pros: food (if you miss home food, or want to try malaysian cuisine)

Cons: bad customer service

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I was amazed when I was approaced by two servers for not leaving a tip. They kept saying it was my responsiblity to leave a tip. I did not leave a tip because the service was horrible. Tips are not mandatory and waiters and waitresses are not 'entitled' to anything. To make matters worse one of the servers came out and cursed at me and my family and challenged us to a fight. A really good way to build up a good reputation. As for the food, it was just OK. i plan on calling the manager and owner to straighten out this incident.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was amazed when I was approaced by two servers for not leaving a tip. They kept saying it was my responsiblity to leave a tip. I did not leave a tip because the service was horrible. Tips are not mandatory and waiters and waitresses are not 'entitled' to anything. To make matters worse one of the servers came out and cursed at me and my family and challenged us to a fight. A really good way to build up a good reputation. As for the food, it was just OK. i plan on calling the manager and owner to straighten out this incident.

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I've been dining here for years, and it's always great! Fridays and Saturdays are pretty crowded, but you can call ahead. I recommend the roti canai for appetizer, the chili chicken and kan kun belacan (entree and veggies), and the peanut pancake for dessert. Also, if you like coffee, try the iced coffee w/milk.

2
★★★★★

I've been dining here for years, and it's always great! Fridays and Saturdays are pretty crowded, but you can call ahead. I recommend the roti canai for appetizer, the chili chicken and kan kun belacan (entree and veggies), and the peanut pancake for dessert. Also, if you like coffee, try the iced coffee w/milk.

Pros: food, service

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This is one of our favorite restaurants. We never had a bad service and all the waiters are personable and extremely helpful. All their dishes are exceptionally good and consistent. Our personal favorites are Penang Asam Laksa, Rojak, Nasi Lemak, and mee goreng. Great prices and easy parking. I highly recommend this place!

2
★★★★★

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We never had a bad service and all the waiters are personable and extremely helpful. All their dishes are exceptionally good and consistent. Our personal favorites are Penang Asam Laksa, Rojak, Nasi Lemak, and mee goreng. Great prices and easy parking. I highly recommend this place!

Pros: Great food, Great Servie, Easy parking

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Most of the food is average. However, some dishes are very poor imitation of authentic Malaysian food. The worst part of dining here is the service. Some of the waiters/waitresses are just RUDE!!

1
★★☆☆☆

Most of the food is average. However, some dishes are very poor imitation of authentic Malaysian food. The worst part of dining here is the service. Some of the waiters/waitresses are just RUDE!!

Pros: ambience

Cons: , food

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YUMMY! Food is very authentic to Malaysian/Southeast asian cuisine.
If you like spicy food, you'll have to give this place a shot.

We always order the beef rendang, belachan kang kung (vegetable), roti canai. Get ice kachang (a must to cool down your stomach) and bobochacha for dessert.

Service can be bad when they are busy but they have made improvements.

2
★★★★★

YUMMY! Food is very authentic to Malaysian/Southeast asian cuisine.
If you like spicy food, you'll have to give this place a shot.

We always order the beef rendang, belachan kang kung (vegetable), roti canai. Get ice kachang (a must to cool down your stomach) and bobochacha for dessert.

Service can be bad when they are busy but they have made improvements.

Pros: authentic food

Cons: service is fair

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I love this place! This restaurant is a gem on the Bufurd Highway Strip. The authentic spices and fantastic food, make Penang a great dining experience. I especially recomment their Roti Cania...It is fabulous.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! This restaurant is a gem on the Bufurd Highway Strip. The authentic spices and fantastic food, make Penang a great dining experience. I especially recomment their Roti Cania...It is fabulous.

Pros: Food, Service, Prices

Cons: Location

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With a decor that suggests a countryside Malaysian home, Penang is named for one of the states of Malaysia. A goddess peers down from her roofline perch as if to bless the assembly during dinner. Penang's extensive menu seems a challenge…

 

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