Updated on October 2010 : The restaurant has stopped operation.

The restaurant 75 Celcius Restaurant & Bar located right beside Coffee Island along the stretch of Gurney Drive was opened recently. Many of the food bloggers were invited there to try out their variety of delicacies and a wide selection of wines, cocktails and coffee.


Michael Jackson cocktail – RM10

75 offers a menu for those that would like something light and quick and also for those who wants to have a full meal. We had a fine start with the light snack which was deep fried chunky Tempura Calamari & Prawn. They’re delicious.

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Tempura Calamari – RM8.50 & Tempura Prawn – RM9.90

The other snacks were the Cheezy Garlic Bread and the Fish Cocktail together with two servings of Brushetta with the lamb being my preferred choice.

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Cheezy Garlic Bread @ RM6.90 & Fish Cocktail @ RM8.50

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Mushroom Brushetta @ RM7.90 & Lamb Brushetta @ RM8.90

The next bite after the few plates of snack was the refreshing salads. The first being the Chef’s Salad – RM11.90 and the Crispy Chicken Salad – RM12.90. Very freshly prepared, I thoroughly enjoyed it.



Deep fried chicken in mix garden green served with oriental dressing

Next up were the soups, and the first on the list was the Roast Oxtail Soup – RM8.50 served with spring onion and fried shallot.


The following soup was the Creamy Mushroom Soup – RM6.90 which has a combination of three types of mushroom and served with garlic bread.


Finally, the Creamy Tomato & Bacon RM6.90 – Sauté Crispy Beef Bacon mix into tomato soup served with garlic bread. A few spoons of this soup with the bacon flavor linger in the mouth for a while.


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29 comments so far


Great to meet up again! Great friends and I got to meet new bloggers today. Good food too!

August 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Have seen this new place during my evening walks along Gurney Drive. Looks like a nice place to hang out with friends…

August 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Alan – Same over here too. It was a great outing getting to meet everyone.

Sweet Jasmine – Best to drop in during the evening when it’s much cooler. There are plenty of food for the family.

August 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

yo… so fast posted this already ah??? :)

August 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

wow, another nice place to hang out. the drinks really look interesting, the way they present it

August 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Good to know there’s another option on our very lovely Gurney Drive! I can see they are very generous with two things – creamy dressing and shredded carrot!! :-D

August 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

you are really fast!! my photos are still in my camera!! hehe. Nice session with lots of food but a little hot as mentioned by you.

August 16th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I just visited this place yesterday! a comfortable dining place with gentle sea breeze… =)

August 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Wow, my greatest salute to you, CK! You are so fast! I totally agree with you on the salmon texture, it’s tad dry to my liking :P

August 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Hmm…I am glad to see someone posting up so fast , let me know what good food I have missed out ! ;)

August 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

New Kid On The Blog – Bringing in so many photos was very tedious but finally got it done.

SimpleGirl – There are many more other drinks besides those that we had.

550ml jar of faith – I agree, especially with generous shredded carrot.

buzzingbee – I can say it is one hot afternoon for all of us.

Siuyun – I sure will visit this place again in the evening…best time to enjoy the cooling air.

allie – Haha…just had a free morning and got it published. Hope to see yr review too.

cariso – Do miss you in this outing. There were plenty of nice and tasty food.

August 17th, 2009 at 12:20 am

wow! I miss this BIG seession! lol!

August 17th, 2009 at 8:41 am

wait, 550ml had a point there. almost EVERY single main had those julienned carrots as decor!
a little distracting, from the wonderful, natural colours of the meats.

plentiful of sandwiches, and gourmet burgers to keep the light(er) eaters on 7th heaven. :)

August 17th, 2009 at 9:05 am

the food looks refined.

August 17th, 2009 at 10:15 am

wow..pg now seems like keep poping out new cafe..the price is quite reasonable..
another place to hang out..great!~

August 17th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Michael Jackson cocktail? What a sweet tribute! :)

August 17th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

priced reasonably and the food are well prepared. in penang… haihzzz

August 17th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

hahahha this place looks like 160C instead of 75C . . .. . . . just joking :)

August 18th, 2009 at 2:48 am

Normally they invite food blogger the food always is nice. After published by food blogger, reader go n try it but found food not as what you all mentioned.
My friend went there yesterday, she order chicken chop, chop served but inside still raw, end up they changed a new set for her. Credit card not accept, so they paid cash but the restaurant no small change. Well since the shop not accept credit card, is it they should prepare more small change.
Now a days Penang a lot new restaurant open, have to very careful can’t simply try it.

August 18th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

another point is the food no taste at all.

August 18th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

chris – I will forward this comment of yours to the owner and hope they will take note and improve on their services and the quality of the food from there.

August 18th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
MU fans

Mushroom soup is good !!!!

August 18th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
the one who take blames but no credit

chris – sorry about the roasted chicken drumstick(as u said it was chicken chop). the meat is weel cooked but when we are runing food proses, it up its our mistake dint make sure that there’s no more blood water(?) inside it(as i just call up my chef and reconfirm the answer) . please accept my apologize! i will bring up a meeting later on and make out a new order for zero mistake! as now after ck’s promotion i think we should be having more and more real food lovers to our restaurant, that is a mistake that cant be accept by any one , me the most!
about credit card , we’ve been apply since before we start runing our restaurant. but yet untill today there’s no answer from MBF. as i’ve been checking up almost daily for these few weeks. should be having result before this month end.
after spoken to the person in charge , your bill’s amount was RM40.35 , as you paid RM50 for it. from the p.i.c , he cash back Rm10 nor paying you Rm9.65. as i ask him why , the answer from him was – he is feeling sorry about the food mistake and payment probleam(credit card) so he tried to make a more friendly way while cashing your bill. which who knows it end up in a diffrent way of effect to you. for once more i make an apologize for him. that isnt a proper way for cashing bills. he is cheating his own money just becos he felt sorry to you, that’s not a good way for casing bills. Sorry from the bottom of my heart. i dint train my staff well.
about the *food no taste at all* , that’s really a worst thing that can happen on the world. cant believe i’m so dumb enough to lay out so no taste food in my menu of my new opening restaurant, or in other way , cant believe my kitchen staff is dumb enough to do such horrible food to serve , or maybe he wants to quit his job so indeed so he dare to serve such food so he can get fire easly . i will look up to this probleam. once again , please have some faith in ck lam’s professional and our passion of serveing good food to penang.
such mistake will be held in every meeting of our following any actions.
truely sorry for christ and ck lam(you wrote out what you really felt bout our restaurant but end up we let ppl disapointed)…………..

August 18th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Good variety and i think the prices are pretty reasonable too! (as compared to KL!)

August 19th, 2009 at 10:04 am

Wow …. it is so sweet and we think it is best restaurent in the us.


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August 21st, 2009 at 11:39 am

Great review! It must be a tough job to do such a long review with excellent shots! Well done!

August 24th, 2009 at 12:33 am
stomach upset but not sure if it's the undercooked beef

i agree with chris’ comments, if you really wanna blog about food, you should do so by going there as a normal paying customer, not go to a food tasting arranged for food bloggers. if you actually pay for your food then you will know the value of the food served and also the service provided by the staff.

when we arrived at the place on a sunday night we were surprised to find the place with only 3 tables occupied. the restaurant that’s highly recommended by food bloggers all over is not even half full on a sunday night?? that’s really not a very good sign now is it?? our experience below is a good explanation why the place is not even half filled.

the service is really bad at this place. just imagine the waiter came to take our order without a notepad to write down what we ordered. if it’s only 2 of us then i would say it’s ok but there were 8 of us there. when the orders start to stack up then only did he went to get a notepad to jot everything down.

when they served us our food the waiters even forgot to bring the cutleries. are we supposed to eat with our bare hands?? when one of the waiters brought our food to us, we asked him what it was and he told us it was lamb “something”, but we didn’t order any lamb main course then a few awkward moments later, another waiter came to tell us it’s rib-eye steak. what kind of training did they provide their employees?? they don’t even know what they are serving.

one of us ordered the rib eye medium-well, on the outer portion it’s medium-well but eating towards the center it’s more like medium rare. i can’t believe the kind of food they are serving at this place.

to top it off they don’t accept credit cards. is this “restaurant” even ready to do business?? what if we didn’t bring enough cash?? we don’t care if MBF is not approving your application, that is the management’s problem, the patrons should not be the ones to suffer for these shortcomings. we only care about the cost, food and service. nothing else.

there’s only one positive comment we can give this place and it’s the food presentation. it’s like what is shown on the food blogs. even though the cost of the food is not high, but we are not willing to pay any amount for food of this quality. luckily for the management, this is not the F Word restaurant. or else we would only be paying for the drinks and some of the acceptable pastas.

our group of friends has already placed your restaurant in our banlist. we are also telling our other friends to avoid your establishment until we hear good things of your restaurant from other people but definitely not from food bloggers who were invited for free food tasting.

August 31st, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Comment No. 27 – Hopefully the management will look into the issue and turn things around.

August 31st, 2009 at 6:54 pm

i believe there will be improvements in the future for 75celcius since there is such a LONG complain~ anyway i think there is no big deal on the bad services/food taste, as there are alot of places are like this too… if u r really unhappy about the restaurant then just don’t pay a second visit.. it’s not that good to criticize so so negatively and kind of affecting others not to visit it. think another way round, wat if, someone criticize very badly on ur businesses in public =) just hope for an improvement la..

September 5th, 2009 at 1:55 am

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