The Penang at 127 West 72nd Street. Photo Credit:

Address: 127 West 72nd Street, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023
Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 12PM - 10:45PM, Friday - Saturday: 12PM - 11:45PM
Phone: (212) 334-3669
Price: $$

Following on from the success of downtown restaurant Nonya in the Little Italy district; Penang looks set to attract equally as much attention with the integration of a full bar and wine menu at West 72nd – something which Nonya lacked. Specializing in authentic Malaysian cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood in particular, Penang has also become known for it’s consistent commitment to healthier eating, now using less oil than ever before, and no trans-fats during the preparation or cooking of dishes. Maybe that’s why diners are opting for second helpings of the crispy-fried Poh Piah-Sayur rolls and Sotong Goreng deep-fried squid. Booking isn’t necessary, however Penang gets overly busy at the weekends, therefore it is advisable.

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