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The Peranakan or Nyonya heritage is traced back to the early adventures of migrants predominantly from the Fujian province in Southeastern China, who settled throughout the Malay Archipelago in South East Asia. In their new environment, and through interracial marriage with the locals, a new cuisine is born. Nyonya cuisine is acknowledged as one of the earliest examples of fusion food, with the Penang Nyonyas artfully blending their cooking techniques and ingredients from the Chinese, Malays, Thais and Southern Indians. Penang Nyonya cuisine, which is not shy of flavours or fragrance, is famous the world over and highly sought after by visitors to Penang. Cooking from the heart, we strive to
US$5 - US$12
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Malaysian
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

So cheap but super nice food ! Can't wait to go to Wellington to go back here!! The food has got lots of flavour. The service is great. You got to get yourself here.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 15 December 2021

Food was nice and spicy, and plenty of it as well. Service for me was exceptional, although slight delay for my friend, so I started eating before him! This is similar to my experience when eating in restaurants throughout SE Asia...

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 17 November 2021

From the moment you walk in you will be able to see that this place is not little and very spacious inside with lots of opportunities for seating. The waiters are helpful and get you to your seat and you choose what you want to...eat. We ordered a Pad Thai and a Bihun Goreng and whilst the sizes and rather big it is filling and tasty. I would recommend that getting an entrée should only occur if you are really hungry because you will struggle with the big portion sizes unless you plan on taking some away and eating it the next day. You are required to wear a mask just to your table and then are free to take it off and not needed to put it on again. There are also plenty of places to scan in.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 November 2021 via mobile

Every time we visit Wellington this is a must visit spot for us! The Char Kuey Teow is extremely delicious and always consistent. The second dish we order always varies but never disappoints. We tried the otak-otak on this visit and it was very nice....Nice cabinet options including sweet and savoury treats - all delicious. Staff and nice and very accomodating Will be back again and againMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021

Fantastic restaurant with an amazing menu. We really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent as were the staff.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

I come here often! One of my favourite places to eat in Wellington. Great tasting Malaysian food, no thrills all at a reasonable price!! Either location you pick is great. Beware though they get very busy very quickly

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021

I live waaaay too close to their branch on the Terrace but a while back I walked to Victoria Street and tried the one there. The service was amazing and the food tasted amazing as always.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

Taken here by my friends and the food was really nice. However was really disappointed I couldn’t order anything that had vegetables ie vege curry or stir fried vegetables. This was Friday night around 7ish because they didn’t have any which I found a little...bizarre. The food was quite affordable and meal sizes were quite large.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 June 2021

This branch of Little Penang services the Waitoa brewery bar in Victoria Street. Several of us gathered for lunch over a few beers. You’d think that a bar selling a good range of craft beer and serving Malaysian style food would be a hit combo....It isn’t, but not because the beer is bad. The food selection looked ok but it wasn't. The sauce in my nonaya curry was tasty, but there was just three cubes of chicken and two pieces of potato. Ok there was rice and roti and it was only $13.50 but frankly it wasn’t enough to call it for a meal. I don't expect to leave hungry, and here I did.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Basic premises with simple decor reminiscent of a student eating place but the food was fantastic. Loved the vegetables fritters as a starter. Nass Goreng was delicious. Big serving for $18 makes it excellent as well. Friendly and quick service. Place was packed on a...Saturday night and I could see whyMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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4 November 2021|
Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they are BYO or not we just purchased their in house beer and wine as it was not expensive. Why not drop them an email and ask.
27 November 2017|
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Response from Tee P | Property representative |
Hi there We have pork free options on many of our dishes. Fyi, we have catered for the Malaysian High Commission on several occassions in the past. Thanks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Penang

Yes, Little Penang offers takeaway services.

Little Penang is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4