Top 10 Best Dinner Spots in Butterworth Penang

Where to eat for dinner in Butterworth? We have 10 suggestion for you!

Truth be told, we can’t get enough of the food in Butterworth that we had to make another list. In our previous posts we presented you with our Top 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Butterworth and Top 10 Best Lunch Spots in Butterworth. This time around, we’re bringing you some of our picks of the best dinner spots in Butterworth in an effort to provide a more comprehensive food guide of Butterworth. We hope you have a big appetite because there’s plenty of good food to be had in Butterworth. Here are our top 10 best dinner spots in Butterworth.

10 Best Dinner Spots in Butterworth

1. Zi Wei Yuan Steamboat

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Starting off our list is the famed steamboat along Jalan Raja Uda, Zi Wei Yuan steamboat. What sets this steamboat apart from the rest is the soup which is made from a combination of fish and yam, perfect for those not wanting plain pork bone boiled soup or tomyam based ones. In addition to this, charcoal is used to heat the steamboat instead of gas. It is advisable to book a reservation beforehand or arrive early as this place is packed with patrons on weekends.

Address: 6526 & 6527, Jalan Raja Uda
Open hours: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays
Tel: 04-3312736

2. Khunthai Authentic Thai Restaurant

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If you’re on the hunt for good seafood in Butterworth then Khunthai may be the place for you. This authentic Thai restaurant began as a manufacturer of Thai spices before it opened its first restaurant in Butterworth. Today, it has five branches throughout Malaysia offering quality Thai cuisine such as green curry, Somtam, and tomyam seafood. Khunthai’s unique amabiance is also noteworthy as you get to dine under thatched huts.

Address: 7, Jalan Bunga Raya Merah 3, Permatang Tengah, Butterworth.
Open hours: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Tel:  +604-3327523

3. Nasi Kandar Pokok Ketapang

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This nasi kandar is specially catered to the night owls as it only opens from 11 p.m. onwards making it the perfect spot if you’re hungry late at night. Also known as Nasi Kandar Telekom- as it’s located along jalan Telekom- this nasi kandar stall attracts huge crowds so be prepared to wait in line for your plate Nasi Kandar.

Address: Jalan Telekom, Kampung Benggali, 12000, Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
Opens from 11 p.m. onwards

4. Adam Char Koay Teow

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Koay Teow Basah is a different yet equally appetizing version of Penang’s famous Char Koay Teow. Adam’s Koay Teow is soaked in a flavorful gravy which is a combination of sauces and shrimp used when cooking the noodles. The result is an aromatic char koay teow which is a veritable alternative to Penang’s traditional char koay teow.

Address: 115, Jalan Permatang Pauh
Business hours: 5 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Tel: 016-4934149

5. Sin Bee Chew

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Alright, we might have already included Sin Bee Chew in one of our previous lists, but this old-style restaurant is such a classic that we had to mention it a second time. This Hailam restaurant first opened its doors in 1945 before moving to their current location in 1970 after the previous building burned down. It is important to note that this restaurant is also halal certified so it’s often frequented by Muslims. Sin Bee Chew’s signature chicken chop and Hailam beehoon (vermicelli) are a must-try and remain crowd favorites till this day. It might also be helpful to call ahead to book a reservation and order your food beforehand as this restaurant is usually packed with patrons.

Address: 11 A, Lorong Bagan Luar 3
Time: 12 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. , 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Tel: +604-3332928

6. Noor Mee Sotong

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Restoran Noor mohamed is another great option if you’re on the hunt for Mee Sotong in Butterworth. In addition to their famed Mee Sotong, one can also enjoy their delicious Mee Rebus or Nasi Kandar, making it the perfect place for those who can’t decide whether to have rice or noodles for dinner.

Address: Restoran Noor Mohamed, 78, Jalan Telaga Air
Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Opens daily

7. Tomyam noodles @ Restoran Ju Heng

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a place as popular as Raja Uda when it comes to Tomyam noodles. There is certainly no shortage of restaurants here offering Tomyam noodles, making it a haven for Tomyam lovers. Restoran Ju Heng is among the more popular restaurants in the area offering a tasty bowl of Tomyam with a wide-variety of ingredients to choose from such as minced pork, fish fillet, prawns, squid and many more. In addition, you can opt for clear pork broth soup as a base for your noodles if you’re not a fan of spicy and sour tomyam soup.

Address: 4665, Jalan Raja Uda
Business hours: 6.30 p.m. – 1.30 a.m.

8. Butterworth Cafe- 1958

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A trip back to the 50’s is what you will get in this old-style cafe which began serving airmen from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Butterwoth. Today, plaques presented to the owners from the RAAF adorn the walls of this cafe adding to the cafe’s unique ambiance. This the perfect dinner spot for those looking to enjoy good western food while reminiscing on the good old days.

Address: 228, Bagan Lebai Tahir, Jalan Bagan Ajam
Business hours: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Tel: +60164182029

9. Bee See Heong

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If you’re looking for good Chinese food in Butterworth then be sure to add Bee See Heong to your list. This old-style restaurant first opened its doors way back in 1962 and since then has become a popular spot frequented by the locals of Butterworth. Patrons usually frequent this shop for their famed prawn curry and fried fish so be sure to keep these dishes in mind when you visit Bee See Heong.

Address: 4166, Jalan Kampung Benggali
Time: 11.20 a.m. – 2 p.m. , 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Opens daily (closed during major Chinese festivals)
Tel: +604-3238701

10. Tokyo Restaurant

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Ending this list is another restaurant offering delicious Chinese food in Butterworth. This old-style Chinese restaurant offers a fusion of Hainanese and Cantonese dishes. Tokyo restaurant’s must-try dishes include fried prawns, dark soy sauce pork knuckle, fried garlic egg, and salted fish curry.

Address: 4217, Jalan Kampung Benggali
Open hours: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. , 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Open daily

There you have it 10 best dinner spots in Butterworth.  As always, if you think we missed out on a couple of your best dinner spots in Butterworth, be sure to drop a comment below. Happy food hunting everyone!

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One Comment

  1. Please leave out butterworth cafe in your next guide unless they are paying to be listed.. Then mention paid listing
    it could be remberance of things past, venue but the reality it’s far from it… and the food served is plain bad

    We had the fish n chips. Portion is kids size …….
    one fillet of Dorey fish frozen,
    a spoonful of slaw n about a dozen fries…
    Granted the price is friendly, the food is not..

    The place could be a tourist place, iit needs a serious make over, starting W the quality of food…

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