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“Always a pleasant experience...”

Monaliza bar-restaurant
Ranked #110 of 1 105 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is an interesting place. It is a very simple, little bar but the atmosphere is good. I always go here when traveling to Penang.

Friendly staff, not too expensive either and good location.

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Thank Tommi W
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

You may pass right by it, but we stopped in Mona Liza for lunch a few days ago and it was delicious! My boyfriend had the green curry chicken and I had the chicken noodle dish and both were outstanding. We HIGHLY recommend this place for a good lunch and great, authenticate, spicy food!

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Thank ajdseymour
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Nice bar with good food. Not luxury just basic but with great service and food and reasonable prices. Best green curry outside of china. They convince with good service not with tourist nap

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped off late and we're pleased they were still serving!
The owner (?) was lovely and recommended two dishes which we shared and found to be very tastey!!

The prices were possibly a little more than we would pay (as we are budgeting) but it was worth it as the Malaysian chicken is super!

Thank Tabetha C
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I've been coming to Penang for 5 or 6 years now, and this part of town has changed dramatically in that time - becoming quite a little hub of foreigner-targeted bars and restaurants in the last few years, where previously there was.... only the Monaliza.

Despite the march of 'progress', I'm happy to see that this faithful old standby is maintaining - and perhaps even increasing - its market share against the newer, trendier competition nearby.

Monaliza (a doubly eccentric spelling, but this fortuitously helps to make it a unique hit on Internet searches!) is an unpretentious and friendly neighbourhood restaurant, a very basic, no-frills kind of place. But they have a couple of TVs that you can watch English football games on and some of the coldest, cheapest bottled beers in town. The food, I would have to say, is not very high quality, but it's perfectly OK - and comes in huge portions, at very reasonable prices.

Because of all these plus points, the Monaliza is never short of custom: you can always be sure of a cheery atmosphere there, and an opportunity to meet and chat with other travellers. That's still an almost unique feat in George Town.

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Thank Giles W
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