10 Spots In Penang For Easy, Fuss-Free Dinner Takeaways After Work

Chu Char, Pasta, Claypot Rice & More

Let’s admit it. We’ve all been there: getting out of work at 5PM, driving through the traffic, then arriving home and thinking to yourself, “What should I make for dinner?” Is it even worth it – prep for hours, devour it in less than 15 minutes then spend another 30 mins to do the dishes? Yes, we encourage cooking too and here’s a guide for that. But here’s a list of friendly takeaway restaurants you can call or text to order, and pick them up on the way back home!

10 Friendly Takeaway Penang Food Places To Satisfy Your Dinner Cravings (A-Z)

1. Charcoal Char Koay Teow @ Bee Hooi

The 73-year-old uncle known for frying Char Koay Teow with his goggles and mask serves one of the best plate in Penang! A “fiery” stall you cannot miss while driving past Pulau Tikus, a plate of Char Koay Teow that comes with giant prawns will cost you RM9. Find parking nearby, hop on down and order away!

Address: 415, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Daily) 6PM – 11PM

Status: Non-Halal

2. Chicken Claypot Rice @ Mandarin Cafe

Photo: Eric O (Google)

Who loves the taste of burnt rice you usually get only from paella, bibimbap and claypot rice? Then you’ll never go wrong with this chicken claypot rice located at Mandarin Cafe! The hot plate of rice is topped with Chinese sausage, chicken, mushroom, egg and scallion. Priced at RM6.80 for the regular portion (comes with egg), this sure is a good all-in-one dinner option!

Address:1 N, Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Daily) 7AM – 10PM

Status: Non-Halal

3. Kio Ka Noodles

Photo: Kio Ka (Facebook)

Tuck away on Bishop Street, Kio Ka is known for their Koay Teow Th’ng that comes in variety of options –

  • Traditional Home Recipe Premium: noodles soup with minced pork, meat ball, saito fishball, prawn, pork liver, egg, vegetables and fish cake
  • Grouper Fish Slice: noodles soup with minced pork, grouper fish slice, egg, vegetables and fish
  • Ocean King Prawn: noodles soup with minced pork, ocean kind prawn, vegetables and fish cake

Other than clear-soup options, Kio Ka also serves dry noodles and tom yam noodles. For this season, they are also offering a value set of three dishes + one soup for RM38.70. Check out the full menu here.

Text To Order: 012-4277738 (English) / 016-4953111 (Chinese)

Address: 29, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Daily) 11AM – 7PM

Status: Non-Halal

4. Piknik

Photo: @piknikeveryday (Instagram)

One of the longest standing cafes in Penang, Piknik offers its customers a cosy, chill environment serving satisfying dishes from kimchi pork bulgogi fried rice, chicken katsu to savoury waffles showered with ice cream and strawberry sauce. Launching their new menu this conditional movement control order (MCO) season, they are now open for dine-in and takeaway for meals priced from RM15 to RM18. They are also offering free delivery when you order 3 or more items off the menu!

Call To Order: 016-4481517

Address: 15, Jalan Nagor, 10500 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Daily) 12PM – 9PM | Kitchen Last Call 8.30PM

Status: Non-Halal

5. Pizza Hut & KFC Delivery Promo

Photo: Pizza Hut (Facebook) | KFC (Facebook)

Any list is not perfect until you include some fast food options. Agree or disagree? Pizza Hut is currently having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promo, with KFC tagging along in their 30% off all orders with the promo code: “KFCRAYA30”. Terms and conditions apply. Both of these promos can only be redeemed through delivery, all you gotta do is just sit home and wait lah!

Address: Pizza Hut Malaysia | KFC Malaysia

Status: Halal

6. Soul Cafe

Photo: @bokchoyeats (Instagram)

Soul Cafe is giving you a 20% off the entire bill when you pick up at their restaurant in Jalan Kek Chuan. With a wide pasta selection, the cafe offers orange pasta (pic), linguine al crema di pesto, linguine al vongole con curry (foodie’s favourite) and 16 other pasta selections. They also offer a variety of salmon, burger and soups. And if you are up for some spicy challenge, try their crispy Devil Chicken Wing served with homemade hot sauce!

Text To Order: 016-4788598⁣⁣

Address: 12, Jalan Kek Chuan, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Closed on Sunday) 11AM – 10PM

Status: Non-Halal

7. Sushi Edo

Photo: Sushi Edo (Facebook)

Craving for sushi night? Good news! For only RM11, Sushi Edo Penang is offering a promotional Tori Umami Bento set for a limited time. For RM8.50, you can also get their sushi box which includes:

  • 1x kani mentai
  • 1x tamago mentai
  • 1x inari
  • 1x ebiko
  • 1x egg mayo
  • 1x tuna mayo
  • 1x cheese mentai
  • 1x chuka kurage
  • 1x kani mayo
  • 1x chuka idako

Available for dine-in or takeaway, sushi lovers can get their cravings fixed for as low as RM1.70 per sushi plate.

Text To Order: 012-4926167

Address:1-1-33A Elit Avenue, Lintang Mayang Pasir 3, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Mon-Fri) 11:30AM – 9PM | Kitchen Last Call 8:30PM

Status: Pork-Free

8. Tek Sen

Photo: Tek Sen (Facebook)

Have you heard? Chu char is Penang, Penang is chu char? The heritage Chinese restaurant has been around for more than 50 years and they are well-known not only among international tourists but also the neighbourhood locals. Famed for their signature double roasted pork with chili padi, Tek Sen now offers daily specials for pick-ups. Call to ask what’s on the menu for today!

Call To Order: 012-9815117

Address: 18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Daily) 11:00AM – 2:30PM, 5:30PM – 8PM

Status: Non-Halal

9. Tong Sui Po

Photo: Tong Sui Po (Official)

Perhaps you had a late, heavy lunch and are opting out of dinner? Here’s a sweet suggestion for you! Tong Sui Po offers a variety of hot and cold desserts, from your childhood favourite bubur cha cha to refreshing honeydew sago! They will be open for dine-in on June 3 onwards from 3PM-9PM.

Text To Order: 016-4140602

Address: 64, Jalan Seang Tek, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Closed On Tuesday) 12PM – 8PM | Last Call 7:30PM

Status: Non-Halal

10. Zi Zai Restaurant

Photo: @splee588 (Instagram)

To finish off the list victoriously, we are ending it with another chu char spot! What started off as a restaurant selling his grandmother’s secret recipe, chef Tan Hock Chai created a signature Poon Choi which gained some attention from the locals. Zi Zai Restaurant is now offering a variety of takeaway meals from Granny Fried Chicken, Tukachor to Assam Prawns.

Text To Order: 016-4217392

Address: 1239-G, Jalan Paya Terubong, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: (Closed On Tuesday) 6PM – 10:30PM

Status: Non-Halal

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