10 Pocket-Friendly Places For Valentine’s Day Dinner In Penang


We all know that Valentine’s Day can be very expensive. You will need to buy a present, and it is not just any present! The present must represent your love to your significant other, and that can be extremely tricky and expensive. Okay, not all presents are expensive, but you will still need to get one. Let’s forget about the flowers, too! We are here to help! Here are the 10 Pocket-Friendly Places For Valentine’s Day Dinner In Penang!

Unless, you are going full-on fancy mode, then you will need to check out this list instead! By the way, the places listed down below doesn’t come with a Valentine’s Day menu and the prices per pax will be approximately RM 50. So, it is good enough for a happy Valentine’s Day meal without burning a hole in your pocket. Sounds good? Alright, let’s get it!

10 Pocket-Friendly Places For Valentine’s Day Dinner In Penang

1. Blue Reef Fish & Chips

Photo: Blue Reef Fish & Chips (Facebook)

Are you a big fan of seafood? Then, you will need to celebrate your Valentine’s Day here! There are two branches in Penang. One of them is tucked in Straits Quay, whereas the other is located in Bayan Lepas. Personally, we love the one that is located in Straits Quay ’cause it comes with a wonderful view of the sea. You can order yourself a traditional fish and chips, or try out their other creations. Their menu covers soups, salads, steaks, pasta, and many more!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Non-Halal

2. Ingolf’s Kneipe

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How about some German sausages for Valentine’s Day? Ingolf’s Kneipe is a German restaurant located in Tanjung Bungah. Once you are in the restaurant, you will feel like you have been transported to Germany with the aromatic smell coming from the kitchen, and light music playing. On the menu, there will be different types of meat that you can order, and wash it down with a pint of beer that comes straight from the tap. We love their mushroom sauce, and mash potatoes on the side!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

🔖 Non-Halal

3. Bella Italia

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Tucked in Jalan Burma, Bella Italia has been one of the longest Italian restaurants right here in the island. With dim lighting, the restaurant is pretty romantic! Bella Italia is known for their extremely delectable tiramisu that is made with layers of sponge cake, mascarpone, and coffee! For main meals, you can have pasta or pizzas for sharing. Some of their pasta include their signature Spaghetti Alla Bella Italia, that looks like a seafood party with clams and prawns!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

🔖 Non-Halal

4. Halab Penang

Photo: @halabpenang (Instagram)

One of the newest edition to Chulia Street, Halab serves authentic Middle Eastern gastronomy. The Middle Eastern restaurant is a stunner with beautiful exterior and interior. You will think that the prices will be extremely expensive. But, no! A decent main course will only cost you approximately RM 30, and it is going to make you feel really stuffed. Remember to order yourself some tea to sip during your meals! By the way, there is free parking right behind the restaurant!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Halal

5. The Book Sandwich Cafe

Photo: The Book Sandwich Cafe (Facebook)

It will be strange if The Book Sandwich Cafe is not on our list for Valentine’s Day! The Book Sandwich Cafe needs no introduction. Their main dishes are simply amazing, and it will tickle you the right way. With or without Christmas decorations, the restaurant feels magical! You will need to try their seafood creations if it is your first time visiting the delightful restaurant. Some of the things you will need to try include their signature prawn sandwiches! To die for!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Non-Halal

6. Teels Heritage Cafe

Photo: Teels Heritage Cafe (Facebook)

Looking for a beautiful place to dine this Valentine’s Day? Not many people know about Teels Heritage Cafe. We are here to spill the beans! Teels Heritage Cafe is located right above Ghee Hiang at Jalan Burma. You can easily miss it considering that it only has small signage at the corner of the building. Inside, it is decorated beautifully with red mirrors, blue prints, and big mirrors. They serve fusion food, so you can try out sliders, noodles, and even lamb!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Non-Halal

7. Lunarich Malaysia

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What’s good about eating at Lunarich? Well, it is located in Gurney Paragon. So, you can do your last minute shopping for presents all in one place! We are kidding. Lunarich makes one of the best risottos in Penang! If you are planning to eat Italian with a view, here is the place to be! Choose a seat outdoors, and you will be wonderfully surprised by the cool sea breeze at night! It is a great place for conversations and coffees after meals, too!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Non-Halal

8. Corner Keng

Photo: Corner Keng (Facebook)

Be surrounded by lush greens! Corner Keng is an Asian fusion restaurant located in Precinct 10. Corner Keng opened last year and received many positive feedback regarding their venue. It looks extraordinarily lush with different types of plants in every corner of the place. If you are not into Western dishes, this place is perfect for you. Their menu includes rice, noodles, soups, congee, and snacks! A great thing about Precinct 10 is the fact that there is ample parking!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Non-Halal

9. Lagenda House & Cafe

Photo: Cafe Lagenda (Facebook)

Another great alternative if you’re not up for Western food. Lagenda House & Cafe gives you heritage vibes with intricate windows, antique music instruments as decorations, and wooden furniture. Yup, it doesn’t necessarily scream Valentine’s Day! The P. Ramlee inspired cafe serves Indonesian – Malay food with a twist – their condiments are served in a congkak! You will love their rice dishes, especially their Ayam Percik Madu Tiga. Don’t forget to end your meal with desserts!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Halal

10. Aji Noren

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Tucked in Prima Tanjung, Aji Noren is an almost hidden gem. If you are looking for somewhere with a sushi belt, this is not the place to be. Instead, you will find a bookshelf full of comic books, Japanese decorations all over the place, and sturdy wooden tables. Outside, or inside, that’s your choice. Their menu is pretty extensive, and you can find anything you’ll want to eat right here from fresh sushi, side dishes with rice, to ramen! By the way, the place gets full very easily.

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Website | 🔖 Non-Halal

10 Pocket-Friendly Places For Valentine’s Day Dinner In Penang

That’s the end of 10 Pocket-Friendly Places For Valentine’s Day Dinner In Penang! Okay, we know RM 50 per person is pretty steep. But, it is Valentine’s Day! We think it is alright to spend a little more than usual for a decent meal with your significant other. If you have any good suggestions on where to go for Valentine’s Day, drop it in the comments to share the news!


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