Hameediyah Restaurant has been a landmark in Penang ever since it opened its doors way back in 1907. Spreading from its outlet on Campbell Street onto Hameediyah Tandoori House that’s located few doors away, the century-old eating house continues to attract the crowd with its South And North Indian Cuisine.
One of the pleasures of dining in Hameediyah is a meal of Nasi Kandar, with rice served alongside a variety of curry dishes. Sticking to its recipe for success, the dishes barely changed in the course of the decades. The menu selection includes an assortment of fish, prawn, mutton, beef, chicken, duck, and cuttlefish prepared with freshly ground spices and herbs.
Choose the dishes that you want and the server will scoop it for you along with a mixture of curry sauces. Prices of food are listed on the menu except for seafood which is based on market price.
It’s a beguiling experience trying to choose. Among the
Beef lovers will be pleased with the Spiced Beef Rendang, slow-cooked with robust spices while staying tender. As for prawns, they are served fried and also in curry. The kitchen also churns out Curry Fish, Fried Fish, and Fish Head Curry.
A specialty not to be missed is Murtabak (
Hameediyah is also a place to indulge in naan and tandoori. They serve cheezy cheese naan, garlic naan, and the plain naan. Made freshly in the tandoor (clay oven), the naan is soft and offers a chewy bite. A plate of tandoori chicken with cheezy cheese naan, and two dips is a nice combination.
Besides welcoming diners for great meals, Hameediyah is also open for private functions and parties. Those interested can contact 04-2611095. The restaurant is open daily from
164A Campbell Street
10100 George Town