Penang Restaurant

4.7
80 reviews
£25 and under
Malaysian
We are the only Malaysian Restaurant in Manchester and we're based in Northern Quarter serving up the best in Malaysian food and is going to tickle those tastebuds of yours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was pretty good all round, with good service. The overall restaurant itself is nice but nothing amazing. Definitely would recommend and visit again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuine Malaysian and Singaporean food, great service

MV
MVG1
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly and smiley waiters. The only problem we had was with the old man who seemed to be in charge of front of house. I originally booked a table of 6 but then called to change it to a table of 4 with over 24 hours notice. When we got there he brought this up like it was a huge problem because their system hadn't changed the booking and he had set the table for 6 people. He kept explaining that he had to move a table outside to seat 6 people and then just stood around staring at us like it was a big problem until we asked if we were going to be seated or declined to eat at the restaurant, in which he begrudgingly took us to our table. He asked who took the phone call when I made the change and then made a horrible face when I told him. He never smiled at us the whole time we were at the restaurant. We enjoyed the service from all other staff though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food
Super service
Super value

RK
RachelK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, service excellent.

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Savvy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I love Penang the food is always delicious and it's so close to what I've had in SE Asian countries. The only downside is that it's a bit cold sitting outside and the service is a bit slow, we've had to walk in to ask for the servers to come take our order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate a friend’s birthday during dinner time. We were greeted with great hospitality as soon as we got there and the staffs are really accommodating and friendly. They brought out the cake we prepared earlier, and went the extra mile by adding a sparkler candle and cheered on with us. Not to mention the food there is fantastic and really authentic too. The dishes reminded me of home, and so did my friends enjoy theirs. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I’ll definitely be back again to try other items on their menu.

TB
TaniB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We will be back. Such a good restaurant if you love Malaysian food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Will definitely be back! Can’t recommend enough.

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Samsaj
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything we ordered at the restaurant.
The service was amazing !

SW
vipSarahW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening good service and a fun environment

R
Rexy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Great welcome. The roti canai is the greatest starter in Manchester!!

AR
AndrewR
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, will definately go back. Friendly staff made us feel very welcome.
It was a bit quiet due to current circumstances, but nothing the restaurant can do about that.

D
Dave
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, think we were forgotten about when initially seated but once order taken was fine.

Took some food home with us too and it reheated really well.

Should allow tips to be added to card machine as we tend not to use/handle cash since covid.

BA
BenA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff. A hidden gem!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was very mediocre. To be honest the fish cakes were bland and dry. Mains nothing to write home about.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

KB
KateB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great food and service, definitely worth a visit Xx

M
Martin
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was lovely! Very Well presented and tasty!

IS
IanS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first meal eaten during a long weekend in Manchester. It was also the best meal that we ate. The service was quick and the food was good. Will be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch, service superb. Definitely will be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food, good service, given roses on Valentine’s Day which was a lovely touch! Would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
16 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Highly recommended.

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Angel
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly members of staff. Highly recommended!

TD
TopDiner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious. Service was great and had a really good time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A personal favourite of ours, service is always 10/10 also

JF
JanineF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

On the plus side:
- the food is excellent
- the waiters are pleasant and efficient
- it’s next door to the Frog & Bucket if you want to make it a full night out
On the downside:
- the tables are sticky
- the furniture is falling apart and the carpet (!) is very old

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Even though it was roasting hot outside I amazed the waitress ( who was great) that I wanted a Prawn Tom Yam soup. I mean the Thais have it and it's a steamy hot Country so why not?
Followed by a Beef Rendang and some Roti's. Both were wonderful.

Can't rate the restaurant highly enough and will be going back as soon as. Only downside was the location. Can't people have an evening out without endless beggars and people looking for a brawl ruining the night?

SC
SueC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the food here. All excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They do dishes you can’t find anywhere else in Manchester - and I have searched.

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IRFAN
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. A must for Manchester.

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kayf
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family meal before event at MEN Arena, service quick, food excellent & reasonably priced.

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Anne
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty asian food served by friendly staff for our pre-concert meal. Will definitely be going back for a longer visit.

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Rosie26
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and staff. We had the Thai green curry and the char kuey teow - both were delicious.

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Reena
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so delicious.. full of flavour. The customer service was brilliant.. we ordered vegetarian dumplings and they ended up having prawns in them.. they straight away asked if we wanted to replace it with something else and took it off our bill with an apology.

JC
JaneC
Cumbria
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, large portions and service was good. Prices were reasonable, good value for money.

DY
DYKWIA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Despite booking a table for 19:30, we didn't get seated until 19:50. Then there was a long wait until we actually received menus.

After that, everything was good. The food was excellent and good value.

Unfortunately, the restaurant then marked us as a no-show, so we received an email from OpenTable asking what had happened...

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Phil
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Whilst promoted as a Malaysian Restaurant some of the dishes on the menu are Thai. However, the food is tasty and prices are reasonable. Service was prompt and the staff were very pleasant. I would recommend it.

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Chris
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic and the service was great too. We’ll definitely come back.

FAQs

Penang Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Penang Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 238 9088.

Penang Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.