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Top 10 Authentic Nyonya Restaurants In Penang

Craving for Nyonya food? We got you!

Where to find good Nyonya food in Penang? We got you covered! In today’s food guide, we rounded up top 10 Nyonya Restaurants in Penang. In fact, Penang is a great location for anyone looking to immerse themselves in heritage sights and vast variety cultures.


Where to locate best Nyonya Restaurants In Penang

One of the most prominent cultures comes from Baba & Nyonya culture. Nyonya food cuisine is a mixture of Chinese and Malay flavours but also has a flavour that is distinctly unique. Are you excited to see what we’ve got on the list? Let’s go!

Related: 24 Best Food In Penang

1. Ivy’s Nyonya Cuisine


Ivy’s Nyonya Cuisine is located at a pre-war converted house at Jalan Chow Thye. Must try food are achat, joo hoo char, marinated minced prawns and fish maw soup. Trust us, you’ll love it!

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Address: 58, Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: Tue 6pm – 9pm ; Wed – Sun 12pm – 3 pm & 6pm – 9pm (closed on Monday)

Tel: 013-4337878

2. Richard Rivalee

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The next Nyonya gem featured on our list is Richard Rivalee. It was the fashion designer who served mouth-watering home-cooked nyonya delight at Bangkok Lane. Now, he moved its restaurant to M Mall Penang.

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Address: 79-G-45 , Ivory Tower (M Mall) Penang, Malaysia


Operating hour: Mon 12pm – 3pm ; 5pm – 11pm ; Tue – Sun 12pm – 3pm ; 5pm – 9pm

Tel: 04-3707140

3. Nyonya Su Pei Private Dining


Wow! This one is really amazing. We had the opportunity to taste Nyonya Su Pei’s food few month ago, and we loved it so much! Guess what? they only open 2 days per week. Call to make the reservation is advised.

Address: No 2, Bodhi Highway, Georgetown, 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia


Operating hour: Fri & Sat 7pm – 9pm only

Tel: 016-4106116

4. Auntie Gaik Lean’s

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Auntie Gaik Lena’s serves delightful meal with a touch of home-cooking. Nyonya food lover will surely appreciate their cooking. Visit them today if you haven’t already.

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Address: 1, Bishop St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Operating hour: Tue – Sun 12pm – 230pm ; 6pm – 930pm

Tel: 017-4344398

5. Visit Kebaya Dining Room

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Kebaya is featured in our one of the finest restaurants in Penang. Kebaya restaurant at Penang’s gorgeous Seven Terraces Hotel offers diners a true taste of Peranakan food without having to go too far out of town, or even break the bank.

Address: Stewart Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Operating hour: 6pm – 10pm

Tel: 011-14033310

6. Mews Cafe

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Mew’s Nyonya laksa lemak, ayam perchik, nasi lemak bento and a must-try ikan sambal – blue rice with steamed seabass, mango salad, salted egg & emping.

Address: 77, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: Mon – Sun 8am – 11pm

Tel: 04-2636125

7. Little Nyonya Kitchens

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Address: 179, Lebuh Noordin, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: 6pm – 10pm

Tel: 04-2616731

8. Perut Rumah Nyonya Cafe

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Located in 3 joined historical terrace houses. Perut Rumah Nyonya Cafe’s food is simply amazing and the ambiance is truly unique and cozy, we loved it.

Address: 17, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: 11am – 3pm ; 6pm – 10pm

Tel:  04-2279917

9. The Legend Nyonya House

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Housed in a lovely old bungalow, this place certainly scores points with us for its ambience that’s made authentic with rows of tiffin carriers, tin teapots, cups and pots on display that evoke nostalgia for a time long gone.

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Besides that, their quick service and above average Nyonya food will certainly enhance your eating experience.

Address: 2, Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: Sun – Thu 11am – 2am ; Fri & Sat 11am – 3am

10. Mama’s Nyonya Cuisine

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Last but not least, we got Mama’s Nyonya Cuisine in the list. Did we make you hungry? Pick one and visit them now!

Address: 31-D, Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: Tue – Sun 1130am – 230pm ; 630pm – 930pm

Tel: 04-2291318

Guide: Great Nyonya Food In Penang

In the nutshell, we summed up 10 authentic Nyonya restaurants you should try in Penang. As usual, if you have any other food recommendation, interact with us on the comment section down below. We’d be more than happy to see your comments! Check out our weekly food guide curated by us.


  1. Nyoman food guide in George Town Penang. I found this useful but then I found the use of MSG offensive to my palate. Authentic foods do not need msg. So if this information was added then we can differentiate if the food is authentic. If one is sensitive or allergic it will be very helpful. Thanks

  2. Kebaya – is totally NOT authentic Nyonya – they market themselves as Nyonya Inspired Indochine Cuisine.

  3. Hi there,
    We’ll be in Penang soon with a cruise so have just a day to top up on Nyonya dishes. We plan to get on the CAT bus and stick to the route so we don’t get lost and miss the boat (literally!!!) Are any of the above very close to a CAT bus stop or is there another restaurant that you would recommend very close to the route the bus takes?
    Thank you 🙂

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