Top 7 Nasi Kandar in Penang

When you think about Penang, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Nasi Kandar. Here’s a list of the best seven Nasi Kandar eateries in Penang, according to the Penangites Nasi Kandar is a filling dish that always comes with an overabundance of fluffy white rice and a variety of protein options. “Kari banjir” is added on top of this.

#1 Deens Maju Nasi Kandar

Despite the fact that this restaurant is newer than the others on our list, it takes the title of best Penang nasi kandar.

Its fried chicken, known as Chicken 75, is a popular meal. It’s fried with 15 spices and has an incredible flavour.

Don’t forget to order “sambal nyior” and “kuah banjir” with each plate of rice.

Finding a parking spot is the only annoyance. If you want to avoid having your vehicle clamped by the police, you’ll have to seek harder for one.

Location: 170 Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang

Operating Day/Hours: Opens daily, except on alternate Sundays, from 2.30pm to 10pm

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#2 Hameediyah

Hameediyah has been serving dishes of deliciousness for two generations (112 years!) and is listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the country’s oldest nasi kandar restaurant. Those who have visited Hameediyah for decades know that the best nasi kandar in Penang can be found here.

Choose white or biryani rice, then order your meals and slather your plate with your favourite curry—chicken, prawns, fish head, or mutton. The recipe, which includes a dozen herbs and spices like as cinnamon, cardamom, and chilli powder, gives Hameediyah’s curry its spicy perfume and wonderful taste.

Location: 164, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Penang 10100 George Town

Operating Day/Hours: 10am to 10pm daily (1pm to 3pm break on Friday)

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#3 Line Clear Nasi Kandar

Line Clear is here to prove you wrong if you think 24-hour joint nasi kandar is a fraud and cutthroat. This nasi kandar is open 24 hours a day, and I bet you’ll drown in saliva if you dare to tell anyone that Line Clear is awful. The restaurant, which is located in a little lane off Penang Road, may seem pricey, but the food will not. It’s said to have “limited time” offerings, which means that some exceptional meals will only be available for a limited time, so if you’re lucky, you could have a chance to try them out.

Line Clear is also rumoured to serve the cheapest nasi kandar in Penang; we can’t confirm this, but their nasi kandar is unrivalled.

Location:177, Jalan Penang, 10000, George Town, Penang.

Operating Day/Hours: 24/7

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#4 Nasi Kandar Deen Jelutong

Deen Jelutong is a popular spot for curry lovers looking for late-night appetisers. This one provides the same foods as the others, but its curry sets it apart.

The amount of different curry flavours to be mixed in is very important to the employees. Customers can specify whether they want their curry to be spicy or salty. A substantial serving of rice with the outlet’s famous fried chicken is available for RM7.20.

Location: 598-D Jalan Jelutong, Jelutong, George Town, Penang

Operating Day/Hours: Opens daily from 12.30pm to 4am

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#5 Nasi Kandar Beratur

That’s right, you read that correctly. Regardless of whether it is a holiday or a business day, you must wait in line to order your food.

This is the place to go if you’re hungry late at night and don’t mind waiting. It is open from 10.30 p.m. till the following morning. This is the place to go if you wake up in the middle of the night seeking nasi kandar.

Location: Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang

Operating Day/Hours: Opens daily, except on alternate Sundays, from 2.30pm to 10pm

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#6 Nasi Kandar Pelita

Pelita Nasi Kandar is Malaysia’s largest chain, with more than 20 locations throughout five states and in India.

Although the Chai Leng Park branch is on the mainland, it has loyal island clientele. It was the very first Pelita location. So, if you’re ever on the mainland, don’t miss this one.

Location:56 Lorong Kurau 1, Taman Chai Leng, Prai, Penang

Operating Day/Hours: Opens daily for 24 hours

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#7 Nasi Kandar Imigresen

A roadside stall is next on our list. Although it is small in comparison to other nasi kandar eateries, it packs a punch in terms of tasty food. The nasi kandar is for individuals who can’t eat spicy food but still want a little heat on their plate. On request, fried onions are offered. If you don’t mind dining on the side of the road, try this when you’re craving nasi kandar.

Location:8 Lorong Pasar, George Town, Penang

Operating Day/Hours: Opens daily, except Fridays, from 10.30am to 9.30pm

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