Dinner for the family during the weekend was deliciousness right from the sea in a seafood restaurant in Teluk Kumbar. The restaurant, Teluk Kumbar Seafood is located behind the closed down Yellow Bus Terminal on the left side of the road from Penang airport. I have always wanted to try the food at this place after seeing Little Inbox review some time back in January.


This restaurant with its quiet and pleasant location also has a good picturesque sunset view off Gertak Sanggul. The dinning area of the restaurant is extended right on the beach.  A stroll down the beach was very relaxing while waiting for the food.



Fishing boats in front of the restaurant.

We had a few seafood dishes and it started off with the four meat crab costing RM52. The crabs were served in two different ways. Two of it was baked (panggang) with the other two in sweet and sour sauce. I like the baked crabs as you can taste the burnt flavour and the sweetness of the crabs.



Baked crabs for a starter!


Succulent sweet and sour crabs.

Stingray Siam style – RM15. This fish was steamed with plenty of salted vegetable, ginger, chili and cabbage. The taste is truly marvelous.


Razor Clams – RM6. This stir fry dish comes in a slightly starchy sauce.


Deep fried Calamari – RM6. The flavourless squid rings goes in hand with the lightly crisp batter. The texture is just right, not too chewy.


The sauce of the sweet and sour crab goes well with either rice or bun (man tou). It’s just finger licking good in all ways.


We also had additional sticks of Satay from the stall beside the restaurant. The variation sold here is grilled with the sauce and served with cucumber at RM0.70 each. We top it up with Nutmeg, Soybean and Barley drinks.


We truly enjoyed the dinner. Get the telephone number to make a reservation at this seaside restaurant especially on the weekend and public holidays. Click here for the Map Location.

Teluk Kumbar Seafood
84, Mukim 9
Teluk Kumbar
11920 Penang

Tel : 04 6491403

Closed on Tuesday

Business Hour : 5.30pm – 10pm

GPS Coordinates : N05 17.193   E100 13.959

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39 comments so far


Eh.. I thought this place is called Good Friend (Hau You) seafood? Did they change name? By the way, I am absolutely in LOVE with the SATAYS! I think they’re GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS! In fact, I look forward to the satay more than the seafood whenever I visit this place. Hehe

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March 11th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

very nice shots …. can almost feel the breeze while tucking into the crabs and such.

mantou with the crabs would be better than rice, not too heavy I feel.

at 70cents/stick the satay is more exp than Kajang’s!

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March 11th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Iamthewitch – Thanks for bringing it up. It is the same place, just that Hau You is in Mandarin and Teluk Kumbar Seafood is in English.

J2Kfm – I still prefer eating my crabs with toasted bread, the benggali type of white bread but not every shop sells those type of bread nowadays.

March 11th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

We tried few baked crabs before from different restaurant but this is still the “best” baked crab that we had tested so far. Next time try their clams/kappa soup with chinese herbs. It is very sweet and tastes nice. Your photography is getting better and better. ^o^

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March 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Ho ho ho…finally you are there! :)

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March 11th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Hi Lam.. seeing the crabs will quicken my next trip to penang.. soonest will be end of this month… must go..must go..must go!

March 11th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Food Paradise – Kappa soup with Chinese herbs sounds good…thanks for recommending…must have revisits.

Little inbox -Ya lor…finally get to savour the fresh seafood.

Claire – Must have a countdown to the end of the month then. Mind if I tag along…haha

March 11th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

The satay shot is great!
I always wanted to try this seafood, but … sigh… always don’t get to go :(
Must go there with a few people only can try many dishes, if go 2 person, then can just hv max 3 dishes…

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March 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

the seafood looks great but the price seems just a little higher to my opinion ;)

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March 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

wow, your seafood venture was nice! but I love the satay more….looks good….so fleshy, and nicely marinated

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March 11th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

i especially like the first and last pics…really tells the whole story, me thinks. beach, sunset and food good…ahh, good life!

March 11th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

satay… satay….. satay…….

here i come…. tonight go there just to sapu their satay……….

cannot tahan liao…..

ur photoshooting skill upgrade A LOT…. congratulation……

March 12th, 2009 at 7:50 am

sorry… i gotta ask… how’s the hygiene of this place?

New Kid On The Blog´s last blog post..Super Hokkien Mee ?????

March 12th, 2009 at 7:55 am

oh! seafood, so fresh and the beautiful view. missed the nutmeg drinks which i think will helps in the digestion of those tasty food.

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March 12th, 2009 at 8:07 am

Ya I know this place is call Hao You. I realized that they don’t have english name on the signboard too. Btw, congradulation to you on the 65 website to be visit on The Edge.

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March 12th, 2009 at 8:41 am

Another great place for seafood! I luv the last shot showing the fishing boat at the background. Great shot and the scenery is breathtaking!

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March 12th, 2009 at 8:47 am

yays another place for crabs!!!

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March 12th, 2009 at 9:37 am

Nice seafood and great shots…can’t wait to go there and savour all :))) salivating already :p

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March 12th, 2009 at 10:51 am

wah this place looks good!! especially the satay!! dunno why i suddenly have this craving for satay! got new place to bring my bf the next time he’s in penang…hehehe :P

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March 12th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Allie – Maybe for the next gathering can arrange for a seafood dinner, then can order lots of dishes.

Big Boys Oven – There are plenty more dishes that comes with different prices to choose from too.

SimpleGirl – Do go and try it…you get fresh food.

Nic (KHKL) – That sounds like a relaxing good life and I don’t mind having one too.

Penangtuapui – Other customers might not have the chance to eat the satay when the tuapuis sapu every stick.

New Kid On The Blog – Its still alright…our whole family was feeling ok after the meal.

March 12th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Foodbin – The nutmeg drinks are pretty good, goes well with the lime.

lk – We can consider this restaurant on our next outing.

duckie – The crabs were well done…do try others too.

Elin – Sure is a nice place to get away from the town centre…very peaceful with fresh seafood.

Lingzie – A slow drive up here and a nice stroll down the beach with delicious seafood would be a nice outing for the both of you.

March 12th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

hi .. nice pictures .. yummy too, I like them ?)

I put up some information about Penang Travel Blog in my blog . Please visit and have some comments .. Hopefully I will visit Penang soon

cheers …

March 12th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Oh nooooo!!! I just had some crabs over the weekend in Penang at Crab Village… it was good but now that I see your post, I want some more!!

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March 12th, 2009 at 6:46 pm
One Big Mouth

Yes, a nice place for seafood .. great food with a view. Great review and pictures. The smell of “burnt” crab from the kauli baking is definitely tantalising.

“Beginning of the world” in Batu Maung and restaurant next to the temple in Tanjong Tokong also have great baked crabs .. haven’t been there for ages .. are they still around?

March 12th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Sheetal – Thanks for visiting my food blog…will drop in your place too.

550ml jar of faith – I know this will be the restaurant that you will be heading to in your next trip back home…haha

One Big Mouth – The ‘burnt’ crab is a must have dish.
Both of the restaurant that you mentioned are still around as far as I know.

March 12th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Oh, I ever picked up some clams from the seaside nearby this restaurant.

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March 13th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

wow…!! nice foods, nice view! can’t stop slobbering…LOL!!

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March 14th, 2009 at 2:38 am

i love this place, much much nearer than Tambun/nibong tebal!

and cheaper I’d say

March 14th, 2009 at 10:11 am

I love that last shot of the satay sticks against the backdrop of the sea… that’s a vacation just calling out to me… :)

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March 14th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

StevenGoh.com – Thanks for confirming the Chinese name for this restaurant :)

My Taste Heaven – That’s something interesting to do while taking a walk down the beach.

Wendy – Nice to have you visiting my blog…

Marvin – At least don’t have to cross the bridge, save time and toll…haha

Life for Beginners – Thanks for visiting…you sure have your way of describing the photo.

March 15th, 2009 at 12:03 am

the price is cheap by comparison. There is a similar rest. along Pantai Bersih in mainland. My uncle took me there once and since he knew the fisherman well, and that I like sashimi. He called up the fisherman and asked what was in stock. I was shocked when he said…
A PUFFER fish…. suffice to say I live to tell the tale.

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March 15th, 2009 at 4:44 am
Alex Lim

How to find this place ? Looks great

March 24th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

iMyFish – Would you happen to have the location of the restaurant in Pantai Bersih?

Alex Lim – It is indeed a nice place for seafood. It is located behind the closed down Yellow Bus Terminal.
Do click on the provided map to check the location and you can call them up on the phone number too.

March 26th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

have to try Stingray Siam style / always sambal Stingray, my tummy cannot tahan tu.

March 30th, 2009 at 8:17 am

how to go ?? any map ??

November 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Sabahan – nice intro to the dish.

Sin – Do check out the post again, the address plus telephone number, map and GPS coordinates is stated at the end of the post.

November 20th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
jj fang

The Satay is the best!!!

March 6th, 2010 at 12:32 am

yes, we were there for the seafood. We started from Kuantan, breakfast in Ipoh, lunch in Parit Buntar Seafood and dinner in this seafood restaurant. Agreed the food was good…….but not really 100% customer friendly. Need to pay RM1.00 for the ice tray. When the ice runs out, you still pay RM1.00 for top up. And yes…..the satay a bit pricey for that type of standard. Will I go again????? Unless I’m in Penang Island and also find another better one than this. Otherwise I will go to Ong Cheng Huat in Bagan Lallang Butteroworth. The seafood is good and cheap here……many times cheaper than this Hau You in Telok Kumbar.

May 10th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Been there x4!! Black pepper crab is a MUST TRY!! YUMMY :)

February 16th, 2011 at 11:00 am

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