Having seafood in Penang is so common since we’re living on an island, and unlike any other foods, seafood is not something that we often reach for (you don’t want to die of cholesterol right?). But don’t forget Chinese New Year is around the corner, the time of the year where relatives would come from all around the world. You would need to bring them around for some good food. Seafood is the best easiest way to satisfy everyone’s tummy, so here we are introducing you the top 10 Seafood Spots in Penang.
10 Best Seafood in Penang
Here in Penang, it’s not hard for us to find some really good seafood in Penang. And in today’s blog, we want to show you our best picks of seafood in the island and most of them located at Batu Ferringhi. Check this out!
1. Hai Boey Seafood
Seafood lovers and locals will be familiar with this place because it is rated as one of the best seafood in Penang. Far away from the center of town, Hai Boey Seafood is located at Teluk Kumbar. Close to the sea, Hai Boey is more of a kampung-style restaurant, so the environment over there is more easy-going. Seafood over here are prepared fresh, nicely seasoned and the price is reasonable. Go before dusk and you catch the beautiful sunset while enjoying those succulent crabs.
Address: MK 9, 29, Jalan Pasir Belanda, Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
2. Ocean Green Restaurant
If easy-going is not your style and would want something a little more atas (fancy) then this might be the place. Ocean Green is a popular spot for seafood in Penang especially when it comes to birthday celebration or gathering, which offers an open view of the beach and the sea. Their seafood are fresh and delicious, their chefs are really good at flavours especially their Baked Cheese Crab. Despite their seafood, the Baby Chicken, Satay and Popiah are some of their signature side dishes, a big thumbs up from us.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12-3 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
3. Ah Chui Seafood
Another great spot for Seafood in Penang when it comes to bringing friends and relatives for a feast. Ah Chui may seem like a fairly boring place, but you could see their kitchen openly displayed at the entrance of the restaurant. Take a look on how they prepare your dishes and hear screams from one end to another, repeating orders. Don’t forget to try out their signature grilled stingray, as well as the clams, chili crab and a fresh array of fishes cooked steamed-ginger style.
Address: Taman Indah, 1238 T, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
4. Tsunami Village
Located just a minute away from the Floating Mosque, Tsunami Village is both local and tourist spot for Seafood in Penang. Overlooking the beach of Tanjung Bungah as well as the Floating Mosque, this place serves really good crab. Try their crab in Kam Heong or just plain barbecue, they are so fresh and juicy, full of meat. Their belacan chicken is also quite famous as a side dish. The only downside is that parking would be a problem, you might need to walk a little.
Address: 543-A, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island, 11200, Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, 11200 Tanjung Bungah.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
5. Floating Seafood Paradise Restaurant
Penangite’s favorite place to go for delicious and pocket-friendly seafood, Bukit Tambun. The demand for seafood has grown tremendously over the years so Bukit Tambun are now packed with seafood restaurant and it’s hard to differentiate which is good. Floating Seafood Paradise stands out of the crowd apart from serving great seafood, it floats, sitting on a man-made fish pond. There are just too many choices here to order, but don’t forget to try out their Mantis Prawns on Egg and Mud Crabs.
Address: Lot 2400, Jalan Bukit Tambun, 14100, Simpang Ampat, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on alternate Tuesdays)
6. Crab and Lobster
Looking for an air-conditioned, fancy place to dine for seafood in Penang? Don’t worry as Crab and Lobster in Straits Quay got you covered. Specializing in crab and lobster according to its name, they do actually serve other seafood such as clams, mussels, prawns and more. They have an oyster bar dedicated to serve oysters only from different places around the world and wide selections of beer. The dining concept is unique, where seafood are served in a bag before being poured onto the table. You have to feast with your both hands to truly enjoy them, and no cutleries will be given.
Address: Lot 3A-G-7, Ground Floor, Straits Quay, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 11 a.m.-11 p.m., (Fri-Sun) 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
7. Hao You Seafood
Another seafood spot by the sea, seems like seafood dining experience is best paired with sea view. Tables are set by the sand and their seafood are served in really good quality. Some of their signature dishes are the Spicy Ginger Clams, baked lobsters, Steamed Grouper, Salt Baked Crab and many more. Seems like seafood meal wouldn’t be complete without crabs eh?
Address: 8, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11920, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
8. Medan Selera Taman Free School
This might not be an official seafood restaurant, in fact it’s just a small stall located in a coffee shop right opposite Heng Ee School. Opens only at night, this stall serves some of the best salt baked crabs that you could find in Penang. Besides crabs, they do serve other varieties of seafood such as fish, prawns and clams and they’re all worth for a try. We forgot the name of the stall but there’s only one seafood stall in the coffee shop so we assume it’s not that difficult to spot.
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Address: Jalan Terengganu (Jalan Free School), 10460 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: Dinner Hour
9. Sunshine Bay Seafood
Located at Tanjung Bungah, this place might look a little shabby but it’s another no-fuss restaurant where you just straight enter and indulge. Almost everything in the menu are similar with other seafood restaurant, chili crab, butter prawns, steamed fish and more. All of their dishes are well seasoned and of course the prices are not steep as well. So don’t worry just head over there and get your seafood craving fixed.
Address: 584-D, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Penang, 11200 , 11200, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Operating Hour: 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
10. Hai Wei Seafood Restaurant
We just have to end our seafood list with a proper and nice seafood restaurant. The Soft Shell Crab and Mantis Prawn are some of the must-order when visiting this place. Located in Precint 10, the price is considered very reasonable. Most of the customers left with happy faces, so you know the food here won’t be bad. Hai Wei could be crowded during peak hour so do visit early or make a reservation if you’re bringing a pack.
Address: No. 10-B-03 & 04 Precint 10 Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Seri Tanjung Pinang,Penang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
To Sum Up:
We’ve come to the end of this article, hope you Foodies enjoy reading them and find it handy. Again, our guide might not be your type but might be to some other people. Seafood in Penang might not be a wow factor but there are a lot more to explore. So leave us a comment on which seafood spot is your favorite and we’ll be sure to add that onto our list in the future! Cheers and have a great day ahead!