Penang Garden Restaurant

(415) 296-7878 | View Website

728 Washington St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94108

37.795353 -122.405536

Open Hours

Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Northeast

Penang Garden Restaurant
Penang Garden Restaurant
Roti Canai, Roti Telur, Roti Murtabak, Satay Chicken or Beef, Satay Bean Curd, Lo Bak, Papaya Salad, Gado Gado, Watermelon Drink, Watermelon Drink... more

Reviews for Penang Garden Restaurant

over a year ago

Great food... OK everything else – I work in the Financial District and have had a really hard time finding good quality Chinese/Thai/Korean, etc restaurants that cooks the food well and isn't too saturated with salt and probably MSG. This restaurant has a relatively ok location, the inside is roomy & wasn't too crowded during rush-lunch hour, the waiters/waitresses are averagely attentive, and the lightning was a little dimmer than necessary. However, the food was DELICIOUS... done a little differently than how I'm used to but creative, fresh, and just plain GOOD!! I had the regular spare ribs (not the coffee or strawberry flavored) and they were excellent. I also had a weird taro chicken dish that was also really tasty and delicious. I would definitely recommend this place for a casual lunch or for take-out. But not for a romantic date.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Utterly disappointing! – This restaurant offers a mish-mash of South-East Asian dishes, none done particularly well. We had Beef Satay, Tom Yum, Spare Ribs, Senten Lamb and some vegetables. Each was worse than the last. Strange mix of spices. Gristly, sub-standard meat cuts. All excessively salty. All deep fried and pooling in oil. Even the drinks we ordered were suspect. The lemonade was luminescent like highlighter ink and sugary enough too frost a cake. The Malaysian Iced Tea -- unknown in Malaysia -- turned out to be the cold tea that we routinely throw away at home because it hadn't been drunk warm.

The dishes we had were not the ones we ordered. The menu is mess with many dishes sharing identical names and the staff made the wrong assumptions about what we ordered. However, we didn't have the heart to send back the incorrect orders. People at other tables also seemed to have received incorrect orders. One woman was in tears that she had not received her favorite dish.

Service was solicitous but clearly ineffective. Decor was utter kitsch with Christmas lights and beach motif. Prices were scandalous, almost twice what this quality meal normally costs.

Leaving the restaurant I had the strangest feeling of having lost something: my time, my money, my appetite for Malaysian food, even my enthusiasm for trying new places.

over a year ago

Decent food at a reasonable price. – Very fast service and a big menu. Price was reasonable, and the food pretty good. The english menu wasn't full of explanations, but it's worth taking the risk.

over a year ago

Editorial Review – Southeast Asian cuisine including seafood, meat, noodle and rice dishes from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; lunch specials, wine list available.

over a year ago

BEST MALAYSIAN FOOD TASTED IN AMERICA – Best I have ever tasted!!! I am from Malaysia and the taste as well as the flavor was very authentic. Service was great, we were seated immediately and the place gave a relaxed as well as authentic ambience. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wishes to taste Southeast Asia cuisines. Must try their Beef and Chicken Rendang, Roti Canai and their Nasi Lemak. They are to die for!!!!


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