As we hop into the beginning of 2023, the exhilarating Lunar New Year is already upon us with only a few days left! We’re sure that this is a busy time for all, with preparations, decorations, cleaning and cooking all over the to-do-list. Still deciding on where to dine in for the upcoming reunion dinner? Fret not as here’s a list of the top 12 best Chinese restaurants perfect for your upcoming Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner in Penang!
Top 12 Chinese Restaurants In Penang For Your CNY Reunion Dinner
1. Maple Palace Restaurant
First, we had to start with the famous Maple Palace – a familiar high-class Chinese food venue in Penang that has been well-established since 2009! Located in the lavish mansion of Maple Gold Club House, the restaurant has an exquisite Chinese-style interior while showcasing elaborate Cantonese cuisine. It is the perfect spot for Chinese New Year reunion dinner with your loved ones that not only guarantees a nice ambience, but also extensive choices of Chinese delicacies curated to satisfy your tastebuds!
You can also view all their Chinese New Year course menu packages here!
Address: 47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm – 10pm (Closed on Mon dinner)
Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. CRC Restaurant
Photo: cj tsai (Google)
Next, introducing the popular Chinese restaurant located at the Chinese Recreational Club – CRC Restaurant! This place serves an array of delicious Chinese food and is one of the prime venues for family gatherings in Penang over the years. It has a classic and homey atmosphere, making it one of the top choices for your Chinese New Year reunion dinner in 2023!
Don’t miss out on their signatures – CRC Roasted Chicken, Braised Abalone & Dried Scallops as well as Chilled Lychee With Sago!
Photo: Edwin Yap (Google)
Address: No. 3, Jalan Padang Victoria, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Opens Daily 12pm – 9pm
3. Starview Restaurant
Another familiar name for Chinese food in Penang is none other than the well-established Starview Restaurant alongside Dato Keramat Road. It has a classy interior, palatable Chinese dishes and top notch service. In addition, the ample tables and seats are perfect for large groups and big families, making it a suitable venue for your CNY reunion dinner!
To get the most out of the Starview experience, try out their best-selling dishes, i.e. Crispy Shredded Chicken, Stew Pork Belly & Fried Bun and more!
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Likewise, you can find out more about their Chinese New Year course-menu packages here!
Address: 341, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Opens Daily 11.45pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
4. Foong Wei Heong Restaurant
When we talk about Chinese cuisines in Penang, Foong Wei Heong is a local classic restaurant you do not want to miss! It is one of the many places locals often return to for a variety of deliciously prepared Chinese dishes. The cozy environment also makes it perfect for homey celebrations, including CNY celebrations and reunion dinner! The signature here is none other than their Peking Duck served with thin wraps, vegetable and special sauce, as well as their crispy spring rolls!
Photo: Adrian Payne (Google)
Address: 23 & 25, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 11.45am – 2.15pm; 5.45pm – 9:30pm (Closed on Mon)
5. Ocean Green Restaurant & Seafood
Fellow Penangites would know about Ocean Green Seafood Restaurant – a fairly hidden Chinese seafood cuisine go-to-spot nestled behind Despark College Penang. Offering fresh and flavoursome seafood, they are popular for authentic Chinese-styled dishes i.e. crabs, Nestum Prawns, Fried Spring Chicken and more!
Moreover, you can take a stroll with your loved ones after your CNY reunion dinner, making it a great spot for some quality time with your family!
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
6. Daily Fish Restaurant
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If you’re looking for somewhere unique to celebrate CNY Eve, Daily Fish is located in a beautiful antique building around town! They have a wide array of Chinese delicacies suitable for your upcoming reunion dinner, including exquisite dishes with large prawns or abalones! It’s a great place to visit for those who are planning to take some beautiful photos during the gathering.
Additionally, this restaurant has a large compound, making it easier for patrons to find a parking space!
George Town branch: 34, Logan Road, 10400 Georgetown, Penang (Opens Daily 8am – 2.30pm; 6pm – 9.30pm)
Butterworth branch: 7117, Lorong Ceri 7, Taman Aman Jaya, 12300 Butterworth, Penang (Opens Daily 8am – 2.30pm; 6pm – 9.30pm)
Bukit Mertajam branch: 46A Tingkat 1, Taman Jaya, Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang (Opens Daily 8am – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm)
7. Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant
Next, Wu Jia’s classy environment with a Chinese setting ensures every family a wonderful dining experience for your reunion dinner this Chinese New Year’s Eve! They serve a variety of dishes depicting various cooking methods from stews to stir-fry dishes and many more!
This restaurant is also suitable for those visiting in a large group. It is not only spacious, but they also offer a few private function rooms. Try out their top-selling specialty – Wu Jia’s Curry Prawn with Bun! The big bowl of fresh and plump curry prawns is served with fluffy-soft buns for you to dip in, definitely an all-time favourite dish!
Check out their CNY course menu packages here!
Address: Bangunan Lip Sin 2, Lebuh Pekaka 1, Taman Pekaka, 11700 Gelugor, Penang
Operating Hour: Opens Daily 11.45am – 2.30pm; 5.45pm – 9.45pm
8. Kim Hee Restaurant
Kim Hee is undoubtedly a successful restaurant for Chinese dishes with outlets in Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam! Along with an exquisite golden interior symbolising prosperity, indulge in an array of Chinese-styled seafood and poultry dishes for your upcoming CNY reunion dinner. A few of their specialties are the Curry Fish Head, Wok Fried Prawn with Salted Egg, Braised Abalone & Sea Cucumber Stuffed with Meat, Braised Pork Knuckles and more!
Bukit Mertajam branch: 22-30, Lorong Seri Alma, Pusat Perniagaan Alma, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang (Opens Daily 8am – 2.30pm ; 6pm – 10pm)
Butterworth branch: 22-25, Jalan Todak 4, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Butterworth, Penang [11am – 10pm (Weekdays) ; 8am – 10pm (Weekends)]
Link(s): Facebook (BM branch) | Facebook (Butterworth branch)
9. Tambun Prawn Village
Situated by the Tambun River, you can enjoy your reunion dinner this CNY Eve alongside a beautiful seaside scenery at Tambun Prawn Village! They offer authentic Chinese seafood delicacies with fresh ingredients as they only use market-fresh fish for their dishes. Thus, it’s the place to go if your family and relatives are seafood lovers! We recommend these signature dishes – Prawns Village Steamed Fish Head in Patong sauce Nyonya Style, Curry Grouper Fish Head and Cheese Baked Big Prawns!
Click here to find out more on their CNY course menu!
Address: 672 Jalan Bukit Tambun, Bukit Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang
Operating Hour: Opens Daily 11.30am – 10.30pm
10. SeaQueen Restaurant
Next, dine like a “Queen” this Lunar New Year in a luxurious setting at SeaQueen Restaurant! Enjoy the amazing view overlooking the marina at Straits Quay while indulging in the sensational tastes of unique Chinese dishes i.e. Steamed Tiger Astroy with Wolfberry & Wild Fungus and Steamed BBQ Cured Meat Rice.
Oh and if you prefer an intimate dining experience, this place provides a VIP Karaoke private room for a fun-filled evening with your family members!
Address: G3 & 3A, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang
Operating Hours: Opens daily 7.30am – 3pm; 5pm – 10pm
11. Elite House
Not to forget Elite House, the place to go for a classy, welcoming dining experience with an array of Chinese dishes! It is an elegant restaurant with a large ballroom for events located around the Jalan Jelutong area. They are popular for seafood dishes like the pan fried prawn shrimp with mix fruits and Thai dressing, Grouper fish with ginger and spring onion etc.
In addition, this place has ample parking space suitable for large crowds and big families, making it a convenient spot to visit for a hassle-free dinner!
Check out more about their CNY menu here!
Address: 8, Jalan Perusahaan Jelutong 2, Fortune Park, 11600 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: Opens Daily 11.30am – 2.30pm ; 5.30pm – 10.30pm
12. PG Premium Chinese Muslim Cuisine Restaurant
For those who are hosting for a table of multiracial guests, PG Premium Chinese Muslim Cuisine Restaurant offers some of the best Halal Chinese cuisines fitted for CNY! This place has an upscale and modern interior that is contemporary yet cozy enough to fit large crowds. There is also an elegant private room that could cozily fit up to 30 pax, equipped with top-notch PA and karaoke system!
The Chinese dishes here are pretty close to authentic, and we definitely recommend their signatures i.e. Halal Deep Fried Hor Fun with Grouper, Nyonya Steamed Fish, Dim Sum and more!
George Town branch: 24A, Lebuh Leith, 10200 George Town, Penang
Bukit Mertajam branch:2806, Jalan Kampung Baru, Taman Kijang, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Operating hours: Opens Daily 12pm – 10pm
Enjoy Your CNY Reunion Dinner At These Family-friendly Chinese Restaurants in Penang!
Remember to book your reunion dinner spots in advance as CNY is a busy time for Chinese restaurants as well! Oh and bring along a box or two of Tian Tian mandarin oranges as a gift and treat for your family and relatives, yum! If you have any additional restaurant recommendations, feel free to share them with us in the comments below. Wishing all foodies a happy Chinese New Year full of abundance and joy!
For those who are planning to celebrate CNY in KL or Petaling Jaya, we got you covered here!
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