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Penang Restaurant

Asian Restaurants, Thai Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Thai

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good for Kids: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
got ripped of and insulted in the end for overpriced food

so so food and awful bad service.Very greedy and rude people. They will charge you more for what you see on the menu. Then they will say you rude things if you try to argue call u fat, or try to call 911. best is stay away for them. There are honestly many other better thai food places in the city where you can go. I honestly do not recommend this to anyone as food is really pricey and owner is really very greedy and rude.

I would not recommend anyone to go there not only me there are several other people who have encountered the same thing. I wish I could really complain about the behaviour of that manager.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst Restaurant in Atlanta

Worst restaurant experience of my life. I visited Penang last night after hearing good reviews from a friend. The appetizers we ordered were based off of the server's recs and they were mediocre at best. But that's not the point of this review. The real focus is the fish.

We ordered the Thai Chili Fish as one of our mains. As soon as the fish was put on our table the stench was nauseating. It was hot, rotten fish covered in red sauce. I immediately told the server and she removed it. Out came the ""manager"" from the kitchen. He said nothing is wrong with the fish but I can ""subsidize"" you with something else like a desert. We said no thanks. At this point everyone is sick from the smell of the fish. He brings us the check and the fish ($26) is on the bill. I told the server, we are not paying for fish that is inedible. So the manager comes back out. He has a cell phone in his hand and says ""You call or I call"". We are confused. Who is he calling? A fish monger to tell us the fish is edible? No, he says ""911. You don't pay, I call 911"". I said, please call and bring the rotten fish back out here. Of course, he didn't call. They brought us a new bill sans fish. Paid and left.

Needless to say, the food was horrible and the management atrocious.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Malaysian I've Found in Atlanta

This is one of my less frequent Buford Highway haunts, but still a good one. It should be noted, though, that I only rate the food. I'm not into ambiance getting in the way of some good eats. As others have said, the service is poor (sometimes exceptionally so), and the decor of the place is campy at best (with an explosion of fake bamboo). Also mentioned by others, the food does have some occasional misses, but my experience is that it's more like 1 miss out of every 4 visits (although that may be 1 of 3 for trying new items). I've found most of the food to be very good, especially the twice cooked pork shank (which might be one of my top 5 dishes on Buford Highway). So brace yourself for the waiters when you go in (I once had one ask me, ""You sure you don't want DIET Coke?""), and get ready to play a little food roulette, but for me the rewards are worth the risks.



Rude customer service, good food

This place is only good for a to-go. Roti Canai is simply awesome especially for the price ($3). If you dont mind your food a lil greasy, try the char qua tweay noodles ($7) which is good too. Most menu items are reasonbly priced. The waiters definitely need lessons in hospitality.



They need lessons on customer service...

I just cannot believe the customer service at this restaurant. Make no mistake, the food was good, nothing extra ordinary. The waitress thinks this is a third world country. I don't know how they serve in Malaysia but this is USA, goddammit. No words, threw the menu on the table, didn't ask for a drink. Roti canai was cold, literally cold. The curry was good though. Entree came after 30 minutes, the place was not even crowded. They never wait on the table, ask how everything is. Reading reviews here from years back, I can tell one thing -- they just don't get it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
will not return

have been 5 times... each time is a crap shoot. the first time was amazing, second awful and so on....last night we decided to give it one more try.... I still can't get the awful taste out of my mouth.
service isn't good either. rude and slow.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Malaysian food!

I have been to Malaysia a couple of times for considerably long visits; and I can tell that this restaurant truly offers authentic Malaysian food. The roti canai, beef rendang, kari puffs, kari ayam, nasi lemak and Hanianese chicken rice are all absolutely fantastic, as are the noodle dishes, the various kinds of fried rice and the couple of different types of whole fish. I have been to this restaurant at least fifty times over the last couple of years and the food has been consistently delicious.

Those complaining about customer service must really broaden their minds a little bit. We go to this restaurant to experience Malaysian cuisine in a Malaysian setting. We really should not be expecting the same style from every culture. In most other cultures, the server does not come to your table every few minutes to ask you how you are liking the food. I thought the staff here was nice enough and, of course, the food is absolutely marvelous!



Provided by Citysearch - 
avoid this place, very poor service

extremely poor service, it took the staff a long time to get our initial order, we waited 30 minutes for our drinks and appetizers, we had to flag down several staff before we got any silver ware and all we got was a fork, no spoons or knives. and our dinner never came! ( we waited close to an hour ) finally we got fed up and left!
would not recommend this place to anyone, I have been here before , the service has never been great , the food average, but this it looks like this palce is going downhill



Provided by Citysearch - 
Promising food; service could use improvement

Impressions from a first visit: service was adequate, if not particularly friendly. We were evidently seated by the same hostess described by the reviewer on 10/10/2007 (or someone who studied under her): a scowling woman who snatched up menus, led us to a table and dropped them, and walked off without saying a word. Servers after that were better, but didn't 'table check' until we had finished and were ready to leave. (Also, I could really have done without the pop-country radio station that blared loudly from speakers in the dining room throughout the entire meal...)

The food was mostly good. The roti canai, although not ""crispy"" as described on the menu (I guess ""soft, pliable, chewy Indian-style pancake"" doesn't have as nice a ring to it), was accompanied by a very nice curry sauce. Steak satay skewers were also good, with a mild turmeric flavor from the marinade. Char Kuey Teow, one of their signature dishes, was somewhat bland: similar to pad Thai, but in a brown sauce without any distinctive sweet or salty flavor, which really cried out for some garlic, chilies, fresh cilantro, etc. It tasted like a dish from which some ingredients had been left out. Nasi Lemak, another signature dish, was much better-- I can't say I really noticed much coconut flavor in the ""coconut rice,"" but it was good rice, and the accompanying curried chicken, fried egg, and vegetable side dishes were also quite good.

All in all an okay visit, and I'll give them another chance. I'm not someone who needs to be fawned over by waiters/waitresses when I eat out, but I do think this restaurant could stand to work on their service a little, unless it's their intention to discourage non-Asian customers from eating there, which I'm sure isn't the case. (A greeting or ""hello"" when customers walk in would be a great start.)

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