We decided to pay a visit again to Sri Ananda Bahwan at their new outlet in Tanjung Bunga, Penang. This restaurant which serves Indian cuisine  is located directly opposite Paradise Sandy Beach Hotel. This garden style restaurant is very spacious, quiet and more airy compared to the Penang Street outlet that we visited last year.

We are greeted by a traditionally dressed doorman when we entered the restaurant from the back entrance.

Their staff are quick in guiding us to our table. As soon as we are seated, a plate of mixed fruit cocktail is served. For drinks, we had the Mango Lassi, a creamy and smooth yogurt drink.

We ordered a basket of mixed naan as we wanted to try the different varieties. The basket consist of cheese, garlic, chives and plain naan. Prepared fresh, the basket of naan comes with a plate of mint and sweet sauce.

There are so many mouth watering dishes to choose from and after much deliberating among ourselves, we ended up having Chicken Hyberabad, Gobi Manchurian, Masala Chicken and a vegetable dish. The dishes are very flavorsome.

A basket full of papadam is served together with the meal.

After the meal, we treat ourselves to three different types of dessert. The Banaras Son Palpua has a crisp and flaky texture while the Palkoa is garnished with pistachios. And not forgetting the cup of ice cream. All of them are tantalizingly sweet.

There are more dishes that we love to try on our next visit, and the Tandoori is one of them.

The staffs are very attentive and helpful and the place is clean and well maintained. Definitely no hesitation in entertaining friends in this lovely place.

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7 comments so far


wow…can’t wait to try out their naan and curries!!
What would you recommend for a first timer there??

June 8th, 2008 at 11:43 am
CK Lam

There are so many dishes, take your time to choose. Go for those with thick gravy (e.g. chicken masala) that goes well with the must-have basket of naan :)

June 8th, 2008 at 2:23 pm
gill gill

Yea, i & my husband went there for supper once, and we tried the chicken masala with naan as well. Their food overall is not bad. but i find it would be abit expensive…cause they are consider selling restaurant price.

June 10th, 2008 at 5:35 pm
CK Lam

gill gill – its expected to be more expensive la… once in a while for a change… in a relaxing environment :)

June 10th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

I dine at this restaurant very often. To me they serve the best Indian curry in town. But you gonna watch out as sometimes they charge the same dish at different price. Make sure you refer your order to the menu to get reasonable price. My Japanese friend went there last month. They charged her RM6 for 2 extra rice! Isn’t it rediculous?

January 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Sammy – Thanks for the tip…must learn to check the bill.

January 19th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
David Deal

I live in Penang and find the variety of food available superb. In most cases the quality is also excellent and service friendly. I can’t say the service that I experience at this branch of Bawan was good…It was truly terrible. So bad, I left before ordering!!! Luckily, I found a little hawker selling fried Pomfret. Excellent and friendly

February 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 pm

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  1. Restaurant Kapitan @ Chulia Street, Penang | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    Aug 19 2013 / 5pm:

    [...] Besides the hearty rice, we added a plate of Chicken Cheese Naan costing RM8.50 which comes with some onions, mint sauce, reddish sauce and coleslaw. I personally prefer the Naan that I had in Sri Ananda Bahwan in Tanjung Bunga. [...]

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