Hello, peeps! It’s Friday and that means it’s time to pamper yourself with some delish seafood dishes. Surrounded by an abundance of seawater, Penang island is undoubtedly the right spot to savour fresh seafood. While the options here are plentiful, today we have curated the top 10 seafood spots in Penang that guarantee a smile on your face!
Top 10 Seafood Spots In Penang
1. Weld Quay (Tree Shade) Da Shu Xia Seafood House
Originally located in one of the shophouses along Weld Quay, Da Shu Xia is no foreign to the locals. Even after moving to its current location at Lebuh Victoria, it remains a popular place to revive nostalgic flavours. Most popular for its Chu Char dishes, this is the spot with fresh daily caught seafood. Just in case you don’t know what to choose, we definitely recommend their Kam Hiong Crab In Bread!
Operating Hours: 11AM – 9:30PM (Closes on Wednesday)
Address: 177C, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
2. Khun De Thai
On a shopping spree but crave some delish seafood? Well, we’ve got your back. Located in Gurney Paragon Mall, Khun De Thai is a seafood spot with an impressive menu. Come here for Thai-style Steamed Fish, Salted Egg Prawns and more, but you definitely can’t miss out on their Claypot Glass Noodle Crab. Standing out with chewy glass noodles and large claw meat, are you hungry yet?
Operating Hours: 11:30AM – 2:30PM | 5:30PM – 10:00PM
Address: (located next to Lunarich), 163D-2-34, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 Penang.
Famous for its cheap and affordable fresh seafood, can you believe that one crab is only RM4.99? Undoubtedly one of the cheapest places in Penang to go for crustaceans, it’s the Handcatch Seafood Platter and Sauna Prawns that you shouldn’t miss out on. The platter comes with lobsters, prawns, clams, petai, squid and more, while the Sauna Prawns are cooked on steaming hot stones!
Operating Hours: 3PM – 12AM (Daily)
Address: 401, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
4. Ikan Bakar Din Kepala Batas
When it comes to Ikan Bakar or Grilled Fish, you definitely can’t leave out Ikan Bakar Din at Kepala Batas. Dished with an array of grilled seafood on their long table, simply pick your favourite and place them on your rice! In case you can’t decide on which seafood to choose, the Grilled Sambal Stringray what we recommend. Charcoal-grilled on the spot, their homemade sambal sauce just hits the spot!
Operating Hours: 11AM – 4PM (Closes on Thursday and Friday)
Address: 6735, Jalan Butterworth, Kampung Permatang Manggis, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang.
5. Perak Lane Fish Head Bee Hoon
Nestled along Perak Lane, this is an all-time favourite spot amongst locals. Serving a variety of charcoal-cooked dishes, the must-try dishes here are definitely the seafood porridges and noodles. Simply choose seafood toppings such as prawn, squid and pick your favourite noodles or porridge. If you’re lucky enough, don’t forget to try their Whole Crab Porridge!
Operating Hours: 3PM – 9:30PM (Daily)
Address: Lorong Perak, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
6. Sham Hammer
If a romantic seafood date by the sea is what you’re looking for, then Sham Hammer is the spot to go. Outdoor seatings that offer pleasantly cool sea breeze and beautiful view, this is the best location to get your hands on seafood. Most known for its Grilled Fish, fret not to try their Spicy and Sour Clams. Hitting on the sweeter note, many regulars come here for the Tom Yum Soup too.
Operating Hours: 5:30PM – 12AM (Daily)
Address: Gerai 46 Kompleks Selera Seri Pantai-SM Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Bayan Lepas.
7. Big Crab Street Food
Standing out with a large crab attached to the building, Big Crab Street Food is a new addition to the food scene in Penang. A 2-story-building with over 25 stalls, come here for a simple hawker dish or level up your day with some fresh seafood. And just as the name suggests, you can’t say you’ve come here without trying their freshly steamed crab!
Operating Hours: 7AM – 12PM (Daily)
Address: 28, Fortune Park, Jalan Perusahaan Jelutong 2, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
8. Bali Hai Seafood Restaurant
Located along the long stretch of Persiaran Gurney, Bali Hai’s exterior boasts a classic Indonesian vibe. Serving a range of Dim Sum in the morning, many come here for the seafood during lunch and dinner hours. Offering crabs, lobsters, oysters and more, don’t be surprise to spot Empurau fish on the menu! If you don’t know what that is, let us warn you because it’s one of the most expensive fish in Malaysia.
Operating Hours: 6:45AM – 12AM (Daily)
Address: 90B, 90C & 90D, 90, 90A, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town.
9. D’Seafood Paradise
Located in Teluk Tempoyak, D’Seafood Paradise offers a great view of the beach, sea and hills. A good place to go for seafood and other local-style dishes, this is the kind of place to lets you choose your own cooking-style. Offering mostly Malay-style cooking, you can find Grilled Fish here too. Additionally, if you’re fond of Instagrammable spots, fret not to come here for the sunset!
Operating Hours: 12PM – 10PM
Address: Jalan Teluk Tempoyak, 11960 Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang.
10. Blue Reef Fish & Chips
Last on our list comes the Blue Reef Fish & Chips. A different style from the previous restaurants that we have mentioned, this is a place that offers Western seafood dishes. Most popular for its Fish & Chips that is crispy on the exterior and tender soft on the inside, what’s better is the freshness of the fish! So if you’re indeed missing some chips and fried seafood, fret not to hop over here to fix your cravings!
Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 10:30PM (Daily)
Address: 3A-G-20 Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Pinang, Pulau Pinang.
Have You Tried Them All Yet?
Finally, we have come to an end for our list of ‘Top 10 Seafood Spots In Penang For A Feast Like No Other’. So if you’re indeed finding spots to satiate seafood over the weekend, here’s a list for you. Anyways, we hope you’ve enjoyed reading and don’t be shy to leave your thoughts in the comment box below! Above all, we hope everyone stays safe and see you in the next post!
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