Are you a night owl on the hunt for some tasty late-night eats in Pulau Penang? Look no further! Our guide to the top 15 supper spots will take you on a mouth-watering journey through the island’s culinary scene. From savory halal dishes to delectable non-halal options, we’ve got something for everyone. So grab your appetite and get ready to explore the flavors of Pulau Penang after dark!
1. Lagenda House & Cafe - Halal Restaurant
Finding authentic traditional Malay delicacies in cafes can be a rarity, especially in Penang. But if you’re in Georgetown and craving Malay-Indonesian food, head to Cafe Legenda. Located in an old shop along Campbell Street, this cafe offers an interesting menu featuring traditional Malay dishes and Western fusion cuisine with an Oriental twist. Be prepared to wait, as the chef insists on using fresh ingredients to bring out the powerful punch of herbs and spices. Although the decor is simple and cozy, the air-conditioning could work better. Despite this, the atmosphere is relaxed, likely due to the spacious interior with high ceilings. Additionally, the effort put into making the dishes more presentable is commendable.
Open hours: Open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Mondays, and from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.Closed on Wednesdays.
Address: 2, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-251 9300
2. Rastuff - Halal Restaurant
Searching for a halal eatery that serves Western comfort food with a great atmosphere? You’ve found it at Rastuff Restaurant! This reggae house cafe offers not only amazing meat dishes but also tasty vegetables, all served in generous portions at a reasonable price. The interior is a mix of George town style and mixed culture, with wonderful vibes and perfect groovy music volume. The staff are truly friendly, making you feel safe and comfortable. The milkshakes are also a must-try! Whether you’re looking for a chill spot to hang out with friends or a unique dining experience, Rastuff Restaurant is the place to be. Don’t miss out on the irresistible food and atmosphere – decriminalize your taste buds and visit today!
3. Place We Meet - Non-Halal Restaurant
Place We Meet located in central Georgetown, is a hidden gem that resembles an outdoor Izakaya. To access it, you must navigate through Q Hotel (previously known as Time Capsule Hotel) and head to the back of the building via the convenient store/reception counter. There, you’ll find a simple al-fresco area with seating arrangements perfect for enjoying Japanese-style barbecue and stir-fries. While the seating may be unassuming, the menu is not. Alongside the skewers, there are several affordably priced main dishes to choose from. However, it can get busy, so be prepared to wait. If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, Place We Meet is a must-visit spot.
Open hours: 6:30 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Address: 418, Chulia Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 6016- 462 6719
4. Supper 深夜食堂 Georgetown - Non-Halal Restaurant
This restaurant, SUPPER 深夜食堂, is well-known for its delicious Tom Yum Mama noodles. The fish skin and spiciness of the Tom Yum are some of the highlights. The Thai tea is sweet and enjoyable. The restaurant has a simple interior setup and is not usually crowded. It is located in a less crowded area, making it a great option for those looking for a night-time eatery. Customers have praised the generous portions of food and good taste. The atmosphere is also clean and minimalist, making it a pleasant dining experience. Overall, this restaurant is worth checking out for their tasty Tom Yum Mama noodles and other dishes.
Open hours: Closed on Mondays, but opens from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM from Tuesday to Friday, and from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturdays, from 11:00 AM to 10:15 PM
Address: 123, Hutton Ln, 10050 George Town, Penang
Tel: 017-902 9123
Email: [email protected]
5. Halab Penang - Halal Restaurant
Halab Restaurant is a new Middle Eastern eatery located in a bungalow along the lively Chulia Street. It used to be a bar, but it has been transformed into a modern and glamorous space. The menu offers a mix of traditional Middle Eastern dishes like Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Shawarma, and grilled meat entrees. The restaurant has a spacious and comfortable interior, with a modern design that adds to its charm. The menu is extensive, so be prepared to take some time to choose your dish. The prices are a bit high, but the portions are large and worth the price. The service could be more attentive and friendly, but overall it is a pleasant place to enjoy a Mediterranean meal. If you are in the mood for some delicious Biryani in a comfortable setting, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Open hours: Open everyday from 10AM to 3AM
Address: 381, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: 04-251 9550
6. Penang Steamboat and Grill (The Mualaf Kopitiam) - Halal Restaurant
Penang Steamboat and Grill, also known as The Mualaf Kopitiam, is a spacious and comfortable eatery that offers an all-you-can-eat steamboat and grill buffet at a reasonable price. Located in Penang, Malaysia, this restaurant is popular for its fresh seafood and a wide range of food choices, including marinated meats and fish, fish balls, vegetables, fruits, desserts, ice cream, drinks, fried foods, dim sum, soups, fried rice, pastas, and noodles. Customers have raved about the taste of the marinated meats, which they believe are marinated for long hours. The restaurant also serves nasi lemak and nasi tomato n roti bakar with telur for breakfast. Vegetarian options are available, as there are plenty of raw and cooked food options to choose from. The restaurant is recommended for big groups, and it’s advisable to book tables in advance, especially during peak hours. Customers have praised the restaurant for its easy-to-find parking and less crowded atmosphere during the weekends.
Open hours: Open everyday from 6PM to 12AM
Address: 63, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang
Tel: 016-408 9122
7. The Seven Restaurant & Bar - Non-Halal Restaurant
The Seven Restaurant and Bar is a new restaurant at E-Gate, Penang, with a fresh concept of mixing Hunan and Cantonese dishes with local elements. Their menu offers a wide range of Chinese dishes, including their signature dish, Ramen. The Ramen with Seafood and Spicy Milky Soup is a must-try, while the Stir Fried Hor Fun with Seafood lacked flavor and texture. The restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere, affordable prices, and is family-friendly.
Monday to Thurday, Sunday – 11AM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday – 11AM to 12AM
Address: Egate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-333 2928
8. The Forest -Signature - Non-Halal Restaurant
The Forest – Signature is a great place to eat with a fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. The portions are generous, and there is a wide selection of dishes to choose from. As evening came, the lighting was dimmed, creating a perfect ambiance for cold, fresh Guinness beers. The spacious environment with high ceilings and live band performances from 8.30pm onwards (on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) made for an enjoyable evening. The Forest – Signature offers Western food and snacks, as well as beer and cocktails. If you plan to dine in, it’s recommended to make a reservation as the restaurant tends to be full.
Open hours: Open everyday from 11AM to 12AM
Address: 3rd Floor, 15 & 17, Jalan Juru Sentral, Juru Sentral, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 010-565 1028
9. Salsas Penang - Halal Restaurant
Salsas Penang is a Halal-certified restaurant that offers Western cuisine with an authentic and traditional flair. Customers praise both the food and service at Salsas, with standout dishes like the crispy-skinned salmon and the large tiger prawn scampi. Salsas has received many positive reviews for its tasty and high-quality food. Popular main dishes include the halibut and salmon, while starters like the octopus, escargots, and seafood salad are also highly recommended. Drinks are well-priced, and Salsas is considered one of the best Western restaurants in Penang. Notably, customers rave about the Wellington beef. One standout dish is the Seafood Omakase, which features specially crafted dishes by Chef David and is a good portion size for two people. Overall, customers appreciate the friendly crew and chef, and many plan to return to Salsas in the future.
Weekdays, Sunday – 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Saturday – 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Address: 5,Penang Road @ Hotel Continental , George Town, Malaysia, 10000
Tel: 011-7034 3779
Email: [email protected]
10. The Ship - Halal Restaurant
The Ship is a traditional steakhouse concept in Malaysia that started three decades ago. Despite initial hesitations about Western food, the owners believed good food transcends cultures. They served up the tastiest Western dishes made from fresh ingredients, earning them a reputation for serving the best steak in town. The restaurant’s unique exterior resembles a life-size hull of a ship, and the maritime uniformed crew complement the theme. The Ship has expanded to five more locations and remains a premier position holder in the face of growing competition.
Open hours: Open everyday from 12PM to 11PM
Address: 42-46, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-263 9532
11. Mamak Abu - Halal Restaurant
KSB Cahaya, also known as Abu, is a popular eatery among Penangites. Originally located on Penang Road, they have recently moved to a new location on Jalan Larut. Their menu offers a diverse range of dishes including Maggi Goreng, Roti Canai, and Nasi Lemak, ensuring there is something for everyone. However, if you are seeking a recommendation, we suggest trying their Tom Yam Maggi Goreng, which is a standout dish.
Open hours: Open everyday except Wednesday from 2PM to 2AM
Address: Jalan Larut, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
12. Burger Ayam Goreng Njoy - Halal Restaurant
Burger Ayam Goreng NJoy offers fried chicken burgers with a selection of flavoured buns. They are both close to the airport and the second bridge. They offer incredibly hot oblong sausages, unique fatty rice, and drinks in addition to exceptional fried chicken burgers. They also sell delicious “banjir” sauces, flavorful chicken, and attractive burger buns.
Open hours: Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 6PM to 11PM
Address: Lorong Kekabu 2, Taman Desa Wangsa, 11960 Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 012-445 4478
13. Lameizi Hot Wok - Non-Halal Restaurant
Lameizi Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. is known for serving the best old duck soup hotpot in Penang, and their prices are quite affordable, especially if you’re a frequent customer and know how to order. Highly recommend ordering the steamboat set if you’re dining with a party of two. Lameizi offers over 10 soup bases and 130 ingredients for customers to choose from, but their best-sellers are the Spicy Steamboat and Old Duck Soup. If you’re ever craving steamboat in the middle of the night, make sure to check out Lameizi on Nagore Road in Penang.
Open hours: Open everyday from 12PM to 12AM
Address: 5, Jalan Nagore, Georgetown, 11050 Penang, Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: 04-227 9969
Email: [email protected]
14. P.O.S Burger - Halal
P.O.S. Burger is a must-visit for anyone who loves a good burger. Not only do they provide excellent meals, but their courteous service is also noteworthy. The bun they use is particularly thick and larger, making the burger even more satisfying. The meat patty, whether it’s beef or dating, is also top-notch in terms of size and taste. Upon opening the wrapper, the sauces seem like they are bursting out, and the heat brings up the burger’s delicious smell as if it has just come off the grill. The combination of egg, veggies, and their special sweet, sour, and slightly spicy sauce make it look very appetizing and presentable.
Open hours: Open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 4PM to 1AM
Address: Lebuhraya Jelutong, Taman Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 011-2410 2930
15. Sup Hameed - Halal
Sup Hameed, a restaurant famous for its Soup Kambing in Penang. It is best enjoyed with two slices of bread. The soup is simply amazing, especially when you have it during the cold weather after a rain. It’s a great place to stop by and try the Sup Kambing. Those who grew up in Malay areas may have already been introduced to this spicy and meaty soup dish. Sup Hameed is one of the best soup vendors in Penang, offering delicious cuisine at a fair price. The soup is packed with flavor and the beef is cooked to perfection. They have both indoor and outdoor seating options, so you can choose where to sit according to your preference.
- Mondays to Saturdays open from 8AM to 1.30AM
- Sundays open from 9AM to 1.30AM
Address: 48, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-261 8007