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Step back in time, where Nyonya magic simmers in Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery!

Michelin-starred acclaim whispers through vintage shophouse walls, a testament to generations of Nyonya culinary wisdom.

Auntie Gaik Lean, a third-generation chef, stirs memories into each dish, her passion a fragrant spice in every bite. Assam Laksa’s fiery symphony dances on your tongue, Ayam Goreng Berempah’s golden armor shatters to reveal tender secrets.

Pineapple fish sizzles in sweet and spicy Ikan Nenas Assam Pedas, its aroma a love letter to Penang’s heritage. Pulut Hitam, a black glutinous embrace, whispers of comfort at meal’s end.

But Auntie Gaik Lean’s magic goes beyond the Michelin plate. Warm smiles, shared stories, and laughter fill the air, weaving a tapestry of welcome and family.

Come hungry, leave with a heart full of Nyonya warmth and a palate singing with memories. This isn’t just a meal, it’s a Penang treasure waiting to be discovered.

Embrace the legacy, savor the flavors. Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery: Where Nyonya magic transcends time and taste!

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1,455 reviews
    3 weeks ago

    What an excellent meal! I just wish we had more than two people there so we could try more. Great flavours, well cooked, friendly staff. Would love to go back and try some other dishes. Quite different flavour profile than the equivalent dish in Singapore but very subtle and yummy!

  • Philip Dao
    Philip Dao
    a month ago

    We were lucky to get 2 seats at the communal table at this Michelin restaurant. The foods were phenomenal! Auntie is so great with herbs and spices which brought her foods up a notch compared to similar great dishes I’ve had before. I would come back to Penang just to eat here.

  • Dessy Barnaby
    Dessy Barnaby
    a month ago

    It was a lovely lovely dining experience. 4.5/5 and definitely a place worth visiting even if you have to wait. Typically longer wait during dinner and/or weekend but we were lucky during our visits Lovely ambience, comfortable with beautifully curated menu and options that will leave you spoilt for choices. Expect the menu with slight modern take with certain dishes.Must try the menu spread at least once Oh! And did we say, it is also Malaysia's first Michelin Star Nyonya Restaurant. Last pic: How we polished up the foodFrom our experience: Price: 5 🌟 Food: 4.5 🌟 Ambience: 5 🌟 Service: 5 🌟 Cleanliness: 5 🌟 Good for casual, family even work dinner, plenty of parking (across the street paid parking lots)

  • Willing Tan
    Willing Tan
    a month ago

    You will love it! Not because it's Michelin Star, not because the deco feels elegant, not because you get a homey heritage touch, not because it's super delicious, but because you'll leave satisfied that you made the right choice! And everyone will thank you for inviting them! Make the Call, invite your friends & charge your phone! Enjoy!... leave room for desert!

  • Maximillian
    2 months ago

    It's surprising the food is really good and price wise it's worth it. I can say for the price I consider it very affordable. Only the waiting food is a bit long I have to ask the waitress about my order. But overall it is a nice restaurant and no wonder they can get a Michelin star. Good job and keep it up. It's very recommended you better make a reservation since the queue is a bit long.

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    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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