Penang Chinatown Restaurant (Reported Closed)

(212) 431-8722

41 Elizabeth St, New York, NY | Directions   10013

40.716946 -73.996731

 
Restaurants, Chinese, Malaysian

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Reviews for Penang Chinatown Restaurant

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Cheap and tasty – I have been to several Penang branchs around nyc and one in the Chinatown in Chicago and i have to say this location is probably my favorite the service is usually fast and food is never a letdown. I try something new everytime i come here but i would wholeheartedly suggest the Indian pancakes. I have these with every meal ive ever had there and have never gotten tired of it.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

NEVER ORDER FROM HERE – ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE.

DO NOT ORDER FROM HERE. THE SERVICE IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.

The woman on the phone was INCREDIBLY rude. She barely knew English and condescendingly spoke to me. It took me about 5 minutes to explain to her my address. I also told her I only had 10$ and if it was okay for them to deliver. I told her I did not have any extra money and she said it was fine. When the delivery guy came and I handed him the 10$ he began to yell at me rudely saying, "Only 10$?!?!?" I told him that was all I had and I had told the woman on the phone that it was all I had. He did not accept it and demanded me to give him more money. He basically embarassed me in front of a lobby of people. Finally I said, "Forget it, I don't want it." Then I went back to my room and receieved three phone calls from the delivery guy telling me to come back down. I told him "No, I don't want it, go home." The woman from the restaurant then called me and said the delivery guy was waiting. I told her, "No, I do not want your food, you have incredibly rude service and I told you earlier that I only have 10$." She then began to yell at me and condescend me some more and then hung up on me. DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS RESTAURANT I TELL YOU. VERY VERY RUDE EMPLOYEES.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Rude service – I have unfortunately been here a few times. The first one was fine. Not memorable. The second time I was here, my friends and I found the food to be too salty. We also didn't like that the service was lounging around staring at us, as if they couldn't wait to pounce on our tips. When it was time to pay, we didn't want to split our big bills, but we managed to put down a somewhat satisfactory tip. However, I guess one of the waitresses didn't think so. She comes over and says to us, "You know that it is 'social law' to tip at least 15% right"? So ok.. the tip was a bit lower than 15%, but for her to come over and tell us? That is just rude..

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Really great Malaysian food – I'm from the same SouthEast Asian region that this restaurant's food represents and while there are regional variations that I'm not particularly fond of, they are authentic. What I liked about the Char Kway Teow here was they used pork fat instead of oil like it's done back there--you can taste the delicious crunchy remnants in the noodles. The Hainanese Chicken Rice, Hor Fun with Egg Sauce, Nasi Lemak and Lorbak are very authentic (having eaten the original in Penang island itself). The Beef Rendang is a bit iffy but some may like it. I always bring friends there to introduce them to food from home.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The Best Malaysian Food in the City! – Growing up, I live in SE Asia region for 10 years .. this Penang branch has the most authentic taste in the city. I found my old favorite here: Pork With Dried Vegetable + Rice .. may look unappetizing to some, for me, it tasted like a comforting Asian stew.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great place! – Food was good, ambience was nice! I recommend it for both food and ambience. It has a nice menu as well.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Excellent food and variety of menu – I tried some other Malei restaurants, but this is by far the winner. The food is great, and considering the fact that it's in Chinatown, the decor and ambiance also is not too shabby either.

Very delicious and creative food with variety of ingredients. And you can't beat their price.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

good cheap eats – The food is much better than the SoHo branch. It is also cheaper in price. It's more meal and less "foo-foo". This restaurant is my first choice for Malaysian food.

 

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