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Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery in Penang is Malaysia’s first Michelin One (1) Star Nyonya Restaurant, offering an authentic culinary experience. Step into a nostalgic ambiance with vintage decor and a 60s soundtrack. Chef Gaik Lean preserves secret family recipes, ensuring top-notch food quality. From heavenly pie tee to flavorful gulai tumis, each dish is made from scratch with meticulous attention. Peranakan cuisine, a fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Indian, and Eurasian influences, shines in their menu. Experience the vibrant hawker food culture that unites Malaysia and Singapore.

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1,223 reviews
  • Wanwimon
    2 weeks ago

    When you travel abroad You never know if a restaurant is good or not even by reading reviews. One thing that helps me plan my restaurant search is the Michelin Guide. It doesn't have to be a Michelin star. As long as it's a recommended shop I'd be happy to give it a try. This is the first time I have the opportunity to visit Penang. And even luckier at the restaurant I came from. Got 1 Michelin starThis place has good booking management. I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance with a deposit of RM100. And it will be deducted from the amount of food we use.This dish can be said to be a cold dish. It is a combination of herbs, rice and dried fish. I like the taste of it. Appropriate to the 1 star you received.The atmosphere and service were very good. And most importantly, the food prices are very reasonable.

  • Christie Sin (SleepyBull)

    We had a very happy dinner here. First meal in Penang, didn’t know what to eat and this place seems very popular. But we called and they are fully booked. Just when we are going to another restaurant, we walked passed this place and had a check with the owner to see if they have availability another day. But there isn’t any before we leave Penang. The owner is super nice, find a way to get us 4 seats in a long sharing table. As we are wondering what to order, the owner has a lot of great suggestions that accomodates our intolerance of spicy food. Later on, we were transferred to a nicer table.We appreciated the great service and hospitality from this restaurant. The cooking is definitely amazing.Bonus was that this is a Michelin one star restaurant…we only found out when we are seated. Lucky us!

  • sze yah chng
    sze yah chng
    in the last week

    The nyonya food is not the typical type that I know. The itik tim is salty but if could cook a bit longer will be perfect. The fish is nice I like it, the lobak is chicken one so consider quite ok. Need to advance booking 2 week b4 and pay rm100 for booking fee whc can be utilized when dine in, overall is good just not the familiar taste I used to know

  • Karen Chan
    Karen Chan
    a month ago

    Flavorful Penang food in hearty portions. Friendly & quick service. Casual and vibrant atmosphere with many camera-worthy spots in the restaurant. Have to order the Curry Kapitan , sambal eggplant & all 3 desserts. Well-deserving a repeat visit. Great place to bring the family & a group of friends. And my bill for 3 was a reasonable RM303 (for all the dishes in the pic but no alcohol)

  • Terrence Wong
    Terrence Wong
    a month ago

    Recently dined at this one-star Michelin restaurant in Penang, specializing in Peranakan cuisine. The staff’s friendliness created a welcoming atmosphere, and the cuisine, reminiscent of childhood home-cooked meals, left a lasting impression. The restaurant’s Michelin star is a testament to its exceptional quality and culinary creativity. A truly delightful and memorable dining experience.

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  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Thursday 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Friday 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Saturday 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Sunday 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM