10 Indian Restaurants in Penang - Eating Indian Style!

Penang doesn’t fall short of good Indian restaurants as it has a huge Indian influence. There are many Malaysian Indians residing here and have come up with great restaurants that celebrate their culture that one cannot miss out on.

Here are top 10 Indian restaurants in Penang to savour authentic Indian delicacies:

1. Sri Ananda Bahwan

Dosa, South Indian Food Platter
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This restaurant offers both North Indian and South Indian dishes. They are fast in service and offer delicious meals on a banana leaf. Their prawn biryani and vegetarian banana leaf meals are worth a try.
Cuisine: South Indian, North Indian
Location: 14, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM, daily

2. Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant

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For delicious South Indian food, you can head over to this Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant in Penang. They serve pure vegetarian North and South Indian dishes at reasonable rates. Their dosas are a must-try in Penang, especially masala dosa.
Cuisine: North Indian, South Indian
Location: 60, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM

3. Passions of Kerala Restaurant

Banana Leaf Rice meal
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This is the right place for sampling authentic Kerala inspired dishes on a banana leaf. They serve healthy vegetarian meals with side dishes changing every week. A very delicious food range with all Indian spices and coconut influence. Their signature is Teh Tarik, a sweet drink. Deep-fried squid, prawn curry, fish, deep-fried bitter gourd, gulab jamun are a must-try.
Cuisine: South Indian, North Indian
Location: New World Park, 40, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM, daily

4. Enca Restaurant

Enca Restaurant
For some good tandooris in Batu Ferringhi, you can head over to Enca where they have a wide range of platters with Indian, local, and Asian delicacies. It has reasonable prices to enjoy real Indian food. Their Tandoori, mutton curries and Indian bread are a must-try.
Cuisine: Indian, Malaysian, Asian
Location: Opposite Bayview Hotel, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, daily 

5. Thali NR Sweets Café

Thali NR Sweets Cafe
Located in Little India, this café offers delicious Indian sweets and dishes. Their speciality is the vegetarian thali. They also serve Malay and Chinese dishes. You can get vegan as well as Jain food.  Their gulab jamun and ladoo cannot be missed.
Cuisine: South Indian, North Indian
Location: 75, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

6. Gem Restaurant

Chicken Biryani
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This is an authentic Indian restaurant in Penang, ideal for curry lovers. This restaurant is famous for its rich, thick, and spicy curries. They have tandoori, North and South Indian cuisine, and vegetarian-friendly options. Some really good dishes are their naan with chicken masala, Kadai chicken, palak paneer, and chicken biryani
Cuisine: Indian, seafood
Location: 66, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

7. Karaikudi Restaurant

Karaikudi Restaurant Penang - Set meal
Karaikudi Restaurants are known all over the world for their delicacies. Not only do they serve North and South Indian cuisine but also the flavourful Chettinad cuisine. Their speciality includes their samosa, chicken biryani, paneer dishes, butter chicken, and madras coffee. 
Cuisine: North Indian, South Indian, Chettinad
Location: No. 20, Lebuh Pasar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 11:00 AM -11:00 PM, daily

8. Olive Kitchen and Bar

Olive Kitchen and Bar
This is a gastropub serving lip-smacking Indian dishes as well as western food. Some great dishes are their Goan curry, Afghan mixed Tandoori, kebabs, and biryani. You can wash it down with their unique cocktails.
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, European
Location: 3J, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM, daily

9. d’Tandoor restaurant

d'Tandoor Restaurant
This vegetarian restaurant in Penang specializes in Mughalai cuisine, inspired by the North of India. They have multiple branches nationwide popular for their flavourful and aromatic dishes. They have set meals for lunch and dinner for pocket-friendly prices.  Chicken butter masala, chicken biryani, and gajar halwa are some must-try. 
Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai
Location: 10-C-22, Precinct, 10, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

10. Indian Palace

Indian Naan
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Indian Palace is an Indian art gallery cum vegetarian restaurant in Penang that serves dishes covering most of India cuisine. They have set lunch meal menu at affordable rates and are vegetarian friendly. You cannot leave this place without trying their tandoori chicken, fish tikka, paneer butter masala, and naans.
Cuisine: Indian, seafood
Location: 2A-G-18 Quatermile, Solok Mayang Pasir, Bayan Baru, 11950, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timing: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, daily
You will surely be reminded of India when you dine on the flavourful and creamy butter chicken, biryani, paneer tikka, gulab jamun, ghee dosa and so much more from these Malaysian Indian restaurants in Penang. So, be prepared to experience a mouthful of spices and deliciousness. 

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