Locals are no stranger to Karpal Singh Drive, it’s their favourite hangout spot in Penang. Flocked with people all the time, even during weekdays thanks to the strategic location and good food. Like who doesn’t want to dine and hang out with the sea view? Karpal Singh has a vast selection of restaurants and cafes but which one is good? We’re here to answer you with this “Top 10 Places to Eat at Karpal Singh Drive Penang” list.
Top 10 Places to Eat at Karpal Singh Drive Penang:
#1 Hero Pot 火锅英雄
One of the new and unique places to eat at Karpal Singh Drive Penang, it’s quite impossible to not notice Hero Pot. Bright lights, lanterns and glass walls that could look through inside from the outside hooks public’s attention. There’s even terracotta sculptures that resembles the Qin dynasty. You get Sze Chuan influenced dishes and of course, the Sze Chuan hotpot that locals love. Servers in traditional Chinese outfit will greet you and shout “heroes are coming.”
Address: No.12, Persiaran Karpal Singh 2, Jelutong, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Daily)
#2 Arabica Estate
Coffee lovers, if you haven’t tried Arabica Estate, then you’re missing out. They’re known for serving really good coffee and the passion they pour in for their beans. They focus on Arabica beans and the brewing skills, every cup is a pleasure to your sense, smooth on the throat. Besides coffee, they do serve delicate mains and desserts. The best thing is, they’re HALAL certified. Our Muslim friends can now have a great cuppa and cool hanging spot.
Address: 29D-3-4 & 29D-3-5, Automall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, Penang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs&Sun) 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
#3 Monopoly Social Exchange Lounge
From the outside Monopoly Social Exchange Lounge might look like a fancy place for fine dine or teas for the rich. Yes they are fancily decorated and are so beautiful but take a look at the menu and you’ll be surprised. Their prices are actually pretty reasonable, for the environment and the quality you get. Their mains are also well presented and here you can have the privacy you want. The lounge has private rooms for you to hold functions, you can sip a glass of wine while playing monopoly. The lounge is by far one of the most outstanding places to eat at Karpal Singh Drive Penang.
Address: 29C-01-10&11, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh 2, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
Operating Hour: 4 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
#4 Spicy Lemak 辣死你妈
The Chinese name itself is a direct transalation of nasi lemak, which is very cheeky and unique. Spicy Lemak’s signature nasi lemak comes with three different coloured rice that uses natural dye. The portion is really filling and please order their chicken set, it’s their signature. The chicken is so crispy and well-marinated, every bite is so juicy and flavourful. The best thing about their nasi lemak is the sambal. They are so rich in belacan and super spicy, it’s like the best sambal ever ! Spicy Lemak loves playing with crazy combination, they have nasi lemak pizza and nasi lemak burger ! Are you brave enough for these ?
Address: 29D-03-06, Auto Mall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
#5 Royal Tea
By now almost everyone knows Royal Tea, the ever famous milk tea with a layer of cream cheese on top. They have landed on Karpal Singh Drive at the beginning of the year. Fans no longer have to drive all the way to Butterworth or Queensbay to enjoy a cup of cheese tea. Choose your favourite base, which is your tea, or you could also try other flavors. If you’re a hardcore fan of cheese, add a slice of cheese on top of your cream cheese. Tilt your glass 45 degrees for that perfect combination.
Address: 29C-02-3A, Auto Mall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, 11600 Penang.
Operating Hour: (Sun-Thurs) 12 p.m.-1 a.m., (Fri&Sat) 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
#6 Le Harlequin
Seafood-poured-on-table style is getting more and more typical in Penang, but Le Harlequin stands out with their unbeatable price and cooking method. Have you ever heard of teppanyaki seafood? Yeap your choice of seafood is cooked in teppanyaki style, before being served. Grab a bunch of people and order their combos here, the portion is huge and the price is so reasonable. Their seafood are fresh and taste, awesome! They also serve tropical fizzy drinks that are very eye-quenching, perfect to pair with your seafood.
Address: 29C-01-19 Maritime, Persiaran Karpal Singh, Penang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Fri) 5 p.m.-12 a.m., (Sat&Sun) 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
#7 Sae Ma Eul
We think we don’t have to explain much about Sae Ma Eul, it’s one of the most popular Korean BBQ in town. They’re always full-house, and crowds continue to enter even after dinner hour. Apart from bbq, their Cheese Bibimbap is something you must order, even veggie haters will love it. The buckwheat cold noodle is so refreshing, perfect for Penang’s weather. Sae Ma Eul is one of the most popular places to eat in Karpal Singh Drive Penang, and it’s Penang Foodie approved.
Address: 29D-3-8, 29D-3-9, Automall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
#8 Bingsu 9 Korean Dessert Cafe
Can’t get enough of Korean stuff even after a bbq session with your chingus? Head down to Bingsu 9 for a good bowl of shaved ice. The place and menu might be small but their bingsu is a thumbs up. Bingsu 9 is so generous with their toppings sometimes it might overflow a little. Plus they’re quite healthy as well, (mostly fruits) it’s the best way to balance out your heavy meal. Order their signature and thank us later, their cheesecake is DAMN GOOD.
Address: 29C-01-20 Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
#9 Drop Top Cafe
Three Korean related eateries in a row. Drop Top is a Korean-franchise brand that gained fame in Korea and expanded its to other part of Asia. Penang is one of them and their menu has a touch of Korean. This is not a place for dinner, but rather a chill out spot for desserts and drinks. Their signature items would be the Sweet Potato Latte and Maple Honey Toast. Their other sweet delicacies also look really appealing, they’re too pretty to indulge in.
Address: 29C-01-08,09 Maritime Piazza Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5 l, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Daily)
#10 Nona Bali
It’s so hard to find Balinese food here in Penang and luckily we have Nona Bali. Their menu is pretty extensive and we must say we are wowed. A lot we are unfamiliar with and they look super interesting. Nona Bali mixes with flavors and ingredients, you’ll be surprised, they’re oddly delicious. The owner is very welcoming and friendly, he’ll walk around to ask whether customers are happy with the food. Their dishes are all MSG free so you’ll get authentic flavors here.
Address: No 25, 5, Jalan Sungai Pinang, Karpal Singh Drive , 11600 Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
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