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12 Chinese Restaurants In Penang Perfect For CNY Reunion Dinner

We have just entered 2022 and the exhilarating Lunar New Year is already upon us. It’s also the time of the year when every Chinese mother has to worry about what to cook for their kin. But don’t you worry moms, for we have put together a list of excellent Chinese restaurants in Penang that could ensure both good food and great time for you and your family. Let’s see which restaurant could fit the perfect Chinese New Year’s reunion dinner!

12 Great Chinese Restaurants In Penang For Reunion Dinner

1. Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant

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Starting off the list is the established Chinese restaurant, Maple Palace, which lays in the lavish mansion of Maple Gold Club House. A fine dining room that showcases elaborate Cantonese cuisine fused with touches of the East and the West. Reunite with your loved ones at this high-class venue which provides dishes made from the best of ingredients, and relish yourself in the exquisitely designed ambiance. 

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Address: 47, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hour: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

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2. Wu Jia Chinese Restaurant

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The classy environment of Wu Jia ensures every family a wonderful dining experience. Built to entertain large crowds, the restaurant offers many seating places and a few private function rooms in its spacious zone. In case you are indecisive about what to order, fret not as the restaurant itself has prepared sets which consist of quality dishes suitable for any occasion or capacity. Try out their Wu Jia’s Curry Prawn with Bun, one of their top-selling specialties that have been praised by numerous customers!

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Address: Bangunan Lip Sin 2, Lebuh Pekaka 1, Taman Pekaka, 11700 Gelugor, Penang

Operating Hour:11:30 AM – 3:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook |  Instagram

3. Orientalpro Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. 

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Photo: 皇悦楼 Orientalpro Restaurant Sdn Bhd (Facebook)

Situated on the 2nd floor of a bustling shop lot, this well-known restaurant in Butterworth caters to every occasion, especially the festive period of Chinese New Year. Gather your family and dine in the comfortable environment of Orientalpro, where they serve authentic Chinese cuisines and well-crafted platters of delicacies. Moreover, their CNY seasonal table deals are to be noticed as they include top grade fish, meat, abalone slices, vegetables and mouth-watering desserts for reasonable prices.

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Address: 11 & 13, Villa Tanjung, Taman Tanjung, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 9:30PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook 

4. Putien

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Think of quality, think of Putien, the Michelin One-Star restaurant located inside Gurney Paragon. Each dish carefully crafted to deliver only the best of unadulterated tastes to both you and your family.  Inspired by the modest spirit of Putian – the beautiful coastal suburb in Fujian, the brand aims to carry and incorporate its essence into their food as well as their service. Therefore, you could fully enjoy your time with your loved ones in the welcoming ambience brought to you by one of the top Chinese restaurants in Penang.

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Address: Lot 163-D-6, 16, 17 & 18, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Daily)

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5. Double Good Restaurant

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A family-friendly eatery situated near the Bukit Jambul Complex which has been around for quite some time. It boasts sumptuous Chinese “chu char” cuisine which reminds customers heavily of home; therefore, ideal for the gatherings of loved ones on a festival that celebrates the notion of “family”. Their highly recommended dishes: the Indonesian Prawns in Claypot and Beijing Style Porkribs, are worth a try!

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Address: 26, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Closed on Tuesday)

Link(s): Facebook 

6. Restoran Kim Hee Sdn. Bhd.

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With two branches both situated on Mainland Penang, it is no doubt that Kim Hee has successfully built a name for itself. Indulge yourself with an remarkable array of seafood and poultry dishes, cooked in Chinese style. Curry Fish Head, Wok Fried Prawn with Salted Egg, Braised Pork Knuckle… are just examples of what they had to offer for the enjoyment of your reunion dinner. Likewise, be sure to check out their Chinese New Year packages for amazing dinner deals!

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Address:

Bukit Mertajam branch: 22-30, Lorong Seri Alma, Pusat Perniagaan Alma, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Butterworth branch: 22-25, Jalan Todak 4, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour:

Bukit Mertajam branch: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

Butterworth branch: 

10:30 AM – 3:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Weekdays) 

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook (BM branch)Facebook (Butterworth branch)

7. Starview Restaurant

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Another high class restaurant to bring your family to go to is none other than the Starview Restaurant located alongside Dato Keramat Road. Being one of the most well-praised Chinese restaurants in Penang, it never fails to amaze its visitors with its very palatable Chinese dishes and top notch service.  Not to mention it also provides an air-conditioned space to ensure a much comfortable environment for customers to dine in. Do remember to try out their Crispy Shredded Chicken or Stew Pork Belly & Fried Bun to get the most out of the Starview experience.

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Address: 341, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Daily)

Link(s): FacebookInstagram 

8.  CRC Restaurant

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At the heart of the CRC Chinese Recreational Club stands the CRC Restaurant, a less-than-hidden gem of Chinese cuisine familiar to many. Its classic, homey atmosphere and quintessential cuisine should feel familiar to patrons both young and old, making it a prime venue for any reunion dinner. While you’re there, don’t miss out on their CRC Roasted Chicken, Braised Abalone & Dried Scallops, and Chilled Lychee With Sago!

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Address: No. 3, Jalan Padang Victoria, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook 

9. Sea Queen Restaurant

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Dine like the “Queen” in the luxurious settings of the Sea Queen Restaurant. Consequently, patrons get to enjoy a dining experience like no other with a view overlooking the marina at Straits Quay. Meanwhile, relish the sensational tastes of unique Chinese dishes such as the Steamed Tiger Astroy with Wolfberry & Wild Fungus, and the appetizing Steamed BBQ Cured Meat Rice. If you have a passion for singing, the restaurant also provides a VIP Karaoke private room to bring out the star in you and your family members.

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Address: G3 & 3A, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 8:00AM – 2:30PM; 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Daily)

Link(s): FacebookInstagram

10. Ocean Green Seafood Restaurant

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Tucked behind Despark College Penang lies one of the pioneers of Chinese seafood cuisine in Penang. They serve fresh and flavorsome seafood, and are especially renowned for their crabs. Specifically, their famous Cheese Crabs,  Nestum Prawn and Fried Spring Chicken. After your meal, do feel free to take a stroll down the beach just beside the restaurant along with your loved ones.

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Photo: @1981fusion (Facebook)

Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 12:00PM – 3:00PM; 6:00PM – 10:00PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook 

11. Foong Wei Heong Restaurant

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A local classic that has captured the attention of many Penangites when it comes to Chinese restaurants. The cozy environment offered by Foong Wei Heong coaxes visitors into entirely savor its delectable variety of Chinese dishes. Their Peking Duck, which is served with thin wraps, vegetable and special sauce, is not to be missed. However, it is recommended to make a booking beforehand to avoid disappointment.

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Address: 23 & 25, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 11:45AM – 2:15PM; 5:45PM – 8:30PM (Closed on Monday)

Link(s): Facebook

12. Noble Season Chinese Restaurant

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Last but not least, presenting one of Penang’s favorite choices for deluxe Chinese dining, the Noble Season. The exquisite selection of fine cuisine the restaurant offers establishes it as a superb locale for annual reunion dinners. It sits on the second floor of Penang Plaza, located in the center of George Town. Furthermore, the sophisticated interiors of the restaurant accommodate any kinds of occasions such as weddings, company dinner and more. Thus, your family can be spoiled with one of the best Chinese cuisines in town here on this upcoming Chinese New Year.

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Address: 2nd floor, Penang Plaza, Lot 207-221 & 231-245, No. 126, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang

Operating Hour:

8:00AM – 2:30PM; 6:00PM – 9:30PM (Daily, except Wednesday)

11:45AM – 2:30PM; 6:00Pm – 8:00PM (Wednesday)

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Family-friendly Chinese Restaurants in Penang Suited For Reunion Dinners

With this article, your reunion dinner plans are in good hands with any one of these choices. In this way, you can enjoy the best quality Chinese dishes, while chatting the night away with your relatives. One already caught your eye? Reserve a spot for Chinese New Year’s Eve now, and tell us all about it in the comment section.

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