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Word is when in Penang, go for the street food. So today, we’re bringing you to 10 places right here in Penang that serve the best Ikan Bakar. The next time you feel like going on a seafood feast, then this list will come in super handy. Let’s go!

10 Best Ikan Bakar Spots In Penang

1. Ikan Bakar Din

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First up, we have Ikan Bakar Din on the list. Of course, no Ikan Bakar list would be complete without this iconic spot. Ikan Bakar Din is located over at Kepala Batas, and they have an array of grilled seafood options such as prawn, fish, squid, and many more. In fact, you can even witness them selecting the freshest seafood, dipping it into the rich marinade before barbecuing on charcoal grills.

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Address:  6735, Jalan Butterworth, Kampung Permatang Manggis, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 11 AM – 4 PM (Closed on Thursday & Friday)

Link(s): Facebook

2. Medan Ikan Bakar Teluk Tempoyak

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With over 30 years of history, Medan Ikan Bakar Teluk Tempoyak is a paradise for Ikan Bakar. The best part is you can enjoy a seafood feast while overlooking the scenic sea and sunset view. Pick your seafood and they will be perfectly grilled upon order. Of course, no Ikan Bakar feast is complete without dipping the fresh seafood in homemade Air Asam dipping sauce. Perfect.

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Address: Jalan Teluk Tempoyak, Besar, Kampung Teluk Tempoyak Kecil, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 6 PM-11 PM (Tuesday-Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook

3. Abang Jit Ikan Bakar

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If you’re a huge fan of Ikan Bakar, Abang Jit Ikan Bakar is no stranger to you. In fact, in Penang alone, there are 2 outlets of Abang Jit Ikan Bakar. One is over at the stadium area while another is over at Permatang Pauh. Feast on freshly grilled seafood here paired with the delicious sambal or sign yourselves up for a seafood shell out! The outlet over at Permatang Pauh is set up with a rattan roof and bamboo fencing together with some fairy lights creating a picturesque ambience.

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George Town Branch: No. 216 Jalan Ayer Itam 10460 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Mainland Branch: Lot 2277 Jalan Permatang Nibong 13500 Permatang Pauh, Penang, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 4 PM-11 PM (Opens Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

Contact: 013-364 4030

4. Idrus Ikan Bakar

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We bet you know that when you’re craving for Ikan Bakar, you can always head to Batu Uban. When you’re there, you can pick from several grilled seafood places for a feast. One of the restaurants, Idrus Ikan Bakar has been there for decades and is in fact one of the pioneer Ikan Bakar restaurants in the area. All seafood options are fresh catches of the day grilled to perfection with a layer of banana leaf wrapped around them.

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Address:  No. 3, Batu Uban, Pengkalan Polis Marin Wilayah Utara,, Lebuh Raya Bayan Lepas., 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

Operating Hours: 12 PM-12 AM (Opens Daily)

Contact Number: 012-555 3769 | 012-452 8858

5. Nurul Ikan Bakar Special

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Next up, we have Nurul Ikan Bakar Special, another spot tucked in the grilled seafood area of Batu Uban. This place offers a delicious range of grilled seafood to be paired with tangy yet spicy Air Asam dipping sauce. There’s also savoury Tom Yam as well as other stir-fried dishes here to complete a satisfying meal. Aside from ordering Ikan Bakar, do add Sotong Tepung into your list of must-order items as it comes with crispy batter.

Address:  Jalan Gelugur 11900 Kampong Sungai Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 5 PM-1 AM (Opens Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

Contact Number: 017-577 8302

6. Lan’s Corner

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Let’s take a trip over to Tanjung Bungah and explore yet another best spot for Ikan Bakar, Lan’s Corner. The Ikan Bakar here topped with in-house sambal has that spicy kick that really takes its immediate toll on your throat. Of course, you have been warned upon walking into the joint as it’s literally written there ‘Sambai Meletop Baq Hang’, meaning the Sambal is so delicious it’s the bomb of the spot.  Try their signature Ikan Bakar but don’t forget to also order the Sotong Bakar which has a sweet-spicy gravy. Squeeze the lime to it and you’ll get a mixture of sweet, sour and spicy explosion on your tastebuds.

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Address:  Lan’s Corner Ikan Bakar, 554, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 5 PM-2 AM (Closed on Tuesday)

Contact Number: 017-429 9589

7. 1288 Food Court

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Residents around Paya Terubong would definitely be familiar with 1288 Food Court. With various hawker food options here, there is one stall that offers Ikan Bakar. Here, you can choose from a wide array of grilled seafood such as Fried Ikan Pari, Fried Ikan Kembung, Fried Cockles, Squid, and many more. This stall grills its seafood using a mix of different marinade and spices to elevate the taste.

Address: 1228-V Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Paya Terubong, Pulau Pinang,Malaysia

Operating Hours: 6 PM onwards

8. Song River Ikan Bakar

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Penangites know of Song River as a place for a family dinner with options such as Chinese food, grilled chicken wings, Bak Kut Teh, and more. Well, there’s also an Ikan Bakar stall here that has been around for quite some time. Each item is grilled atop banana leaf for that aroma and couple it with a slab of homemade marinade, it’s irresistible. When you’re here, order the Ikan Bakar, some greens of your choice and you’ll be good to go.

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Address: Eng Li Catering at Song River, 65, Gurney Dr, 10350 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: 9 PM-12 AM (Closed on Tuesday)

Contact: 0194482381 / 0164397381

9. Abu Daania Ikan Bakar

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Another Ikan Bakar spot in Penang is located in the heart of George Town. Abu Daania serves up an array of delicious, lip-smacking grilled seafood as well as some authentic Malay dishes. If you’re looking to try out all the items here, they have 5 different Sets to pick from starting from RM35 and each set even has Ikan Siakap Bakar on the menu.

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Address: Lilitan Stadium, 10460 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 5.30 PM-10 PM (Closed on Monday)

Contact Number: 016-469 7313

10. East Coast Grill Seafood

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The list isn’t complete without having East Coast Grill Seafood in it. To date, you can find 4 outlets of East Coast Grill Seafood in Penang, namely Red Garden, Goodall Cafe, Sungai Pinang Food Court, and their latest opening at Bayan Lepas. Famed for their fresh seafood grilled with signature marinade and a side of spicy dipping sauce, East Coast Grill Seafood is one of the best spots to satiate your Ikan Bakar cravings.

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Red Garden

20, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang

5.30pm-2am | 5.30pm-12am (Sunday)

Goodall Cafe

5, Jalan Gottlieb, Taman Selamat, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

8am-12am (Daily)

Sungai Pinang Food Court

Lebuh Sungai Pinang Jelutong, 11600 George Town

6pm onwards

Bayan Lepas 

7, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang 11950 Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia

3pm-10pm (Daily)

Link: Facebook

Who’s Ready For An Ikan Bakar Feast In Penang?

With this list, you can explore up to 10 places for the best Ikan Bakar right here in Penang. So sign yourselves up for a meal with some smoky grilled aroma and only the freshest seafood.

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