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10 Best Steamboat in Penang Worth Queuing For

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Food in Penang is so exotic and delicious that it’s hard to find to local delicacies that taste exactly the same. When it comes to steamboats, steamboat in Penang always win hands down as there are countless good ones with its own unique charm.

Best Steamboat in Penang

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In today’s food guide, let’s check out some of the most stunning and delicious steamboat restaurants in Penang that are definitely worth trying out!

1. Eam Huat Charcoal Steamboat Restaurant

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A perfect steamboat restaurant for hardcore seafood lovers. It is also very affordable compared to other restaurants around that area. A simple and comfortable seating made the restaurant a perfect place to enjoy your steamboat. The menu is being changed seasonably and yet the price is still as affordable as before – more reasons for steamboats lovers to try out the variety of foods here.

Address: 7, Medan Penaga, Kampung Batu Lanchang, George Town, Penang

Opening hour: 5:30–9:45PM

Related: 10 Best Restaurant in Penang 2017

2. Zhi Wei Yuan Steamboat

Zhi Wei Yuan is a famous fish head steamboat situated at Raja Uda, Penang. What’s so special about it? They use charcoal which makes the soup boils slowly and hence the soup is aromatic and fried grouper cubes did not even break despite numerous rounds of boiling.

Some even quoted it as one of the best steamboats in Penang!

Address: 6525, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Bunga Raya, 13000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Operating hour: 5:45pm-10:45pm (closed on Wednesday)

3. Maple Palace Restaurant

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Besides its established steamboat menu, you will be craving for their crispy Peking duck and abalone fish soup. These are among the famous mouthwatering delicacies here.  However, remember to call up in advance to make a reservation because this place is packed almost every day. Service is good and the staffs are friendly.

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

Opening hour: 12–2:30PM, 6–10PM

Related: Best Food in Penang Guide (2017 Edition)

4. Sawara Restaurant

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This restaurant serves you the best steamboat menu so that there is no reason for steamboat lovers to look any further. There are a variety of dishes that you can look out for and the service is truly exceptional. Even people who used to hate steamboat will fall in love with this restaurant.

Address: 393, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Opening hour: 7AM–10PM

5. Red Courtyard

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The next best steamboat in Penang is undeniably Red Courtyard. What we love about them is it isn’t your typical Chinese restaurant. The dishes’ are ranged from the recipe from Hunan or sometimes referred to as Xiang Cai. Furthermore, their steamboat is awesome as well, so don’t leave without trying it.

Address: 10b, Lebuh King, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 11:00am-3:00pm ; 6:00pm-10:00pm (open daily) 

6. Golden Gate Steamboat

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If you are seeking fresh seafood steamboat, then you are on the right track. What surprises a lot of people here is the affordable price of the food they sell here. Considered a very organised restaurant with clean interior, it attracts more Japanese compared to others – perhaps due to the way their steamboat is prepared almost resembling the Japanese style – compared to other competitors.

Address: 77, Jalan Cantonment, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 6–10:30PM


7. Hong La Jiao Steamboat

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The nice traditional Chinese interior made the atmosphere nostalgic enough for everyone who plan to dine here. The menu however, covers many different broths besides the regular ones, and you can also order up to two different choices as the steamboat bowl has two compartments to cater for that. The menu covers a wide variety of meat, vegetables and many other exciting dishes.

Address: 190, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hour: 6PM–5AM

8. Ming Yuan Seafood Steamboat

This establishment is a heaven for all steamboat lovers. Here, they serve everything from fresh seafood to meat – the only drawback is that there are no finger foods available to keep you occupied while waiting for the steamboat soup to boil. It is a nice buffet seafood steamboat that everyone should pay a visit whenever you are planning your visit here in Penang.  Another point worth mentioning is the flower crabs and big prawns you can feast on!

Address: 2-1-01, Tingkat 1, 11950, Persiaran Bayan 1, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Opening hour: 5–11PM

9. ET Steamboat Restaurant

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A perfect place for anyone who is looking to have a pleasant dinner with their friends and family. Besides serving the steamboat menu this long-established steamboat restaurant also serves other dishes too. There are 2 excellent Nyonya dishes that customers order regularly! This place has been around more than 30 years and it will take you down the memory lane when you step into the restaurant. The best thing about this place is the affordable pricing for every food here.

Address: Jalan Rangoon, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia.

Opening hours: Daily

10. KOCA Steamboat Restaurant

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The best thing about this restaurant is that all the steamboat dishes served here are homemade by the owner so you can expect fresh food from this stunning seafood steamboat restaurant. The owner, who is known by the name of James, is extremely friendly – the kind of boss that provide personalised service to all its customers.

Address: KOCA Steamboat Restaurant 322 Jalan Jelutong, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia

Opening hour: 6–10PM

Bonus: Town Steamboat Restaurant

Struggling to find a pleasant steamboat restaurant that is also suitable for your kids? Then why don’t you head down here for dinner because the food that is being served here is always good. The steamboat itself is good, but the raw ingredients that they cook for you can still challenge your tastebuds – this gives you something worthy to boast about this place when you pay a visit here.

Address: 63, Jalan Macalister, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hour: 7AM–12PM

Tell us your favourite steamboat in Penang

In this best steamboat article, we scoured Penang to bring to you which spots we think are the best to try with your friends or family. Do you feel like heading over to one of them now? Have a great meal!

As usual, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us your favourite steamboat in Penang in the comment section.


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