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simply unforgettable, food for feasting

Jawi House was established by the Karim family of Punjabi-Jawi Peranakan ancestry , dating back six generations in George Town and four generations of women who created this incredible cuisine. Jawi Peranakan cuisine is known by the Malays as ‘food for feasting’ and we assure you that dining at Jawi House takes you back centuries of magical culinary history, along the early spice routes when Malay women lovingly domesticated the spices and herbs brought home by their Persian, Arab, Indian and Punjabi husbands and created a culinary experience which is simply unforgettable.

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  • Nel N
    Nel N
    3 months ago

    This is rather pricey place. A bowl of rice is exceptionally high due to its exquisiteness. Food taste was alright but not very great. We do not quite like that the entire restaurant is so dark which could encourage breeding of mosquitoes.

  • Zara Layla
    Zara Layla
    3 months ago

    This is my second visit to Jawi house cafe. This time I ordered tomato rice, mutton masala, fried chicken, egg sambal, mixed vegetables and lemongrass tea. Food was delicious especially the fried chicken and egg sambal. Mutton was soft and melted in my mouth. The only issue that I had was broccoli in the vege which turned yellowish and also the lemongrass tea which wasn’t really fresh. Otherwise I really enjoyed the food. The ambience was great and calming. Staffs should more attentive to customers as we waited quite long to pay our bill. Parking would be the most challenging part here but you can park somewhere else and walk around the Armenian street before reach here.

  • Mick C
    Mick C
    a week ago

    Read about this place, so tried it and found it good. Upmarket local prices but nice meals of indian malay cuisine fusion type rather than true peranakan. Recommend the mutton. The rendang was surprisingly so so and skip the lemak laksa. The mango salad was very refreshing.

  • chiangmaicharlies
    3 months ago

    We only went into 'Jawi House Cafe Gallery' for a coffee. We had a local brew which was not particularly nice, but trying local stuff is always worth a try.Service was slow and not particularly friendly. It was a mildly entertaining place to look around. Not a busy place. Pricier than other similar places.

  • Hendra Chiang
    Hendra Chiang
    6 months ago

    Just minutes before dinner, we discovered this Michelin-rated restaurant and decided to try it. We had to wait outside until there was space available inside.The place is very comfortable and clean, with a Malay ambiance. The restaurant is established in a beautiful old Malay house. The service was excellent and friendly.We ordered three items: Kerabu Mangga, Lamb Briyani, and for dessert, Serabai. We really enjoyed the Kerabu Mangga and Lamb Briyani, although the Serabai wasn't quite to our taste. Overall, the dining experience was very enjoyable and the food was great.

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