Frankly speaking, you can’t say that you have been to Penang if you have not tried its nasi kandar. There are dozens of eateries around the state, be it on the island or on the mainland, that serve a good plate of messy and rich nasi kandar. We’ve made a list of popular nasi kandar eateries in Penang before. And since it was such a hit, here’s a list of 10 more popular nasi kandar eateries that you can find around Pearl Island.
10 More Nasi Kandar Eateries That Deserves A Spotlight
1. Hussain Nasi Kandar Drive Thru
Being a newly established eatery doesn’t stop this restaurant from getting all of the attention. If you still haven’t heard of it yet, Hussain Nasi Kandar Drive-Thru is the first and only nasi kandar eatery that offers drive-thru service. Aiming to get its name in Malaysia’s Book of Records, this restaurant is your best choice to get nasi kandar on the go. But of course, you can still dine inside. Their best-seller, the Ayam Bawang set, will get your tastebuds floating in cloud nine.
Address: 13800 Butterworth, Penang
Operation hours: 7 AM – 11 PM (Daily)
Contact: 012-693 8137
2. Nasi Kandar RM1
This is definitely not a drill. This nasi kandar restaurant is well known among locals for its very affordable nasi kandar. With a wide variety of dishes to choose from, you will be surprised to find out that most of them only cost RM1. Said to the restaurant owner, Sheik Faizal, the restaurant offers Nasi Kandar dishes at only RM1 in order to serve their customers of various backgrounds.
Operation hours: 10 AM – 7 PM (Monday – Saturday) | Closed on Sunday
Contact: +60 11-7033 4556
3. ABOO Nasi Kandar
This is for the OG’s. This hidden gem has been a local favourite for years and apparently, not many people know about them. Don’t get thrown off by how they look because you would definitely fall in love with its nostalgic flavours. Many would talk fondly of their delicious dishes and overpowering curry aroma that will stick to your hands till the next morning.
Address: Bagan Dalam, 12100, Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 5 PM – 12 AM (Daily)
4. Nasi Kandar Tajuddin Hussain
Located at the edge of George Town’s Little India, this restaurant is quite easy to spot. Nasi Kandar Tajuddin Hussain is popular among the locals for its original and rich flavours. Their best dishes include ayam rose and mutton curry. No matter how many times you give them a visit, it will be just as crowded. If you want to give them a visit, make sure to get there as early as you can because the food will run out very quickly.
Address: 45-63, Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 10.30 AM – 10.00 PM (Daily)
Contact: 04-262 5367
5. Restoran Mohamed Raffee
Serving Penangites since 1956, Restoran Mohamed Rafee is another underrated nasi kandar restaurant that you should definitely visit when you are in Pulau Tikus. Despite the long snaking queue, we promise you that the South Indian-inspired dishes are worth the trouble. Especially when you pair it with their plain steamed rice.
Address: 295, Burmah Road, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang.
Operation hours: 7 AM – 12 AM (Daily)
Contact: 04-228 8466
6. Nasi Kandar Bawah Pokok Ketapang (Butterworth)
Also known as Nasi Kandar Jamal Mohamed, this roadside stall has been around for ages and for good reasons. It is an open-aired eatery that locals and fans alike would swarm over for a calming late-night supper. As you ca obviously guess from the name, the stall can be found right under a huge pokok ketapang.
Address: 4846, Jalan Kampung Benggali, Kampung Benggali, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
Operation hours: 8 AM – 12 AM (Daily)
Contact: 018-371 6786
7. Restoran Nasi Kandar Bathusa
Here’s another hidden gem that you should not overlook. This small nasi kandar restaurant can cater up to 12 customers at a time, but that doesn’t make it any less superior. You will fall in love with how authentic it looks. It gives a really rustic and traditional feel, perfect for the heritage vibes that George Town emits. Famous dishes here include ayam bawang and ayam goreng crunchy.
Address: 308, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operation hours: 12 PM – 10 PM (Saturday-Thursday) | Closed On Friday
Contact: 012-463 5615
8. Nasi Kandar Kampung Melayu
Situated at a humble low-cost flat in Air Itam, this restaurant has never stopped receiving customers. They have been operating since 1970 and were loved by customers nationally and internationally. The secret to their success comes from their generations-old recipes and ground spices. They are so popular that they can sell up to 1000 plates in a day!
Address: A-29, Jalan Kampung Melayu, Kampung Melayu, 11500 Air Itam, Penang
Operation hours: 6.30 AM – 10.00 PM
Contact: 010-450 3434
9. Nasi Kandar Imigresen
Although this nasi kandar stall is modest in size, they still serve delicious fares. Nasi Kandar Imigresen is a roadside stall located in front of a Kopitiam called Asia Cafe. They used to run their business near Penang’s Immigration Department, thus the name. And although they have moved to a new location, the name sticks.
Address: 8, Lorong Pasar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 10.30 AM – 9.30 PM
Contact: 019-510 6786
10. Restoran Singgah Sebentar
Said to be one of the best breakfast spots in George Town, you can stop by this restaurant to get a huge array of meals. They have apom, tosai, vade, idli, and even fresh cow milk! The nasi kandar here doesn’t fare less either. the restaurant will always be chock full of regular customers. So you know that they are good.
Address: A-G-2,Taman Nusantara, Jalan Makloom, 10150 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 6.30 AM – 6.30 PM
Contact: 010-382 7860
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