Starview Restaurant @ New World Park, Penang

Starview Restaurant has always been equated to good Chinese food and the place to go to for dinners and Chinese weddings. Their weekends are always fully booked and don’t hope to get a table if you don’t have a prior reservation!

This long established restaurant has recently moved to a spanking new premise in New World Park from its old premise along Burmah Road. On opening day (8 October), I had the good fortune of being invited for a course dinner there.

Starview Restaurant
Starview Restaurant

Upon entering the new premise, I immediately spotted their signature mahjong tiles from the old place on the walls. And it made me feel right at home. 🙂

Our menu for the night
Our menu for the night

Soon after we were seated in one of their private rooms, the first dish of the night came – the four seasons platter.

Starview - 4 seasons platter
Starview - 4 seasons platter

And it was a very tasty platter indeed! I was especially delighted to see my favourite ‘coconut milk pork ribs’ in the platter. The fried seaweed was also a delectable unique touch.

Starview - 4 season platter2
Starview - 4 season platter2

Next dish was the ‘must have’ shark fin’s soup. The one we had that night also had fish maw in it. It was not too starchy and was very agreeable to my palate.

Starview - Shark's fin soup
Starview - Shark's fin soup (and complimentary red wine)

The ‘pei pah chicken’ dish with crispy almonds came next.

Starview - Pei Pah Chicken
Starview - Pei Pah Chicken

Meanwhile, the next dish was possibly one of my favourite dishes for the night. Cod fish fried and served with a side of dried prawn sambal and fresh cucumbers. A spicy salty combo that’s really Malaysian!

Starview - Fried Cod Fish
Starview - Fried Cod Fish
Starview - Dried Prawn Sambal to go with the fried cod fish
Starview - Dried Prawn Sambal to go with the fried cod fish

As with all course dinners, broccolis with mushrooms will usually feature. This one had fish maw, beancurd and beancurd skin added to it as well.

Starview - Broccoli dish
Starview - Broccoli dish

Finally the last of the savoury dishes came – fried noodles. By that time we were all so stuffed we could hardly eat the noodles and had to pack most of it back! The noodles were fair.

Starview - Fried noodles
Starview - Fried noodles

I was delighted to see that dessert was Chinese pancakes and red bean soup. The red bean soup was just right, not too sweet and I loved that it had longans and orange peel in it. It paired very well with the pancakes.

Starview - Pancakes
Starview - Pancakes
Starview - Red bean soup
Starview - Red bean soup

All in all, it was a very enjoyable dinner with good food and good company. After being around for so long, they have managed to prove that they are still able to remain relevant and competitive. And based on the crowd that night (weekday too!) one could guess that Starview is still a firm favourite with the public!

Starview Restaurant is located at 102-B-1 – 102-B-4 New World Park, No.102 Burmah Road, 10050 Penang. They are open 7 days a week – 11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10pm.

For reservations call 04-226 6544, 04-226 5213, 04-2274507


  1. tell u one thing, i stayed just opposite of starview when i was small but i only passed by and never stepped into it. hahaha.

    maybe next time i can try out this restaurant. the food looks nice especially the 4 season platter.

  2. fried cod fish and sambal?!
    not wasting the sweet and juicy flesh of the cod?! hmmm …

    the Chinese Pancakes aka Woh Peng is one of my fav desserts.

  3. PTP : normally ppl pour in Henessy into their sharks fin. Red wine will make your soup sour.

    The cod fish if fried is wasted lor. Sure taste like normal mamak nasi kandar fried fish. Cod fish if steam and taken with light soya sauce is perfect.

  4. Looks like they’re still in top form! I want this dinner, exactly as it is! Especially the four seasons platter and pei pah chicken! Does their new outlet have the same capacity as the previous one?

  5. Lingzie, why are you making me hungry? And I just had my lunch…proof of a bottomless pit 🙂

    I like Wor Peng very much too and cannot seem to get enough of it. Mmmmm…

    Seems like New World Park has everything now 🙂

  6. I remembered going to Starview when I was very very young and it brought back a familiar feeling when my Penangite friends and colleagues told me that this is one of the good or even the best restaurants on the island!~

    So, besides course dinner, can I walk in for ala carte order off the menu kind of dinner?:D
    Please advise!:)

  7. ck lam – yeah i’m glad they managed to maintain the food quality. cant wait to see your review!

    allen – oh! well you know what they say, the things that are nearest to you are the ones that you usually overlook! lol. and yes that is one splendid 4 sesaons platter.

    penangtuapui – boh ho liao la…the red wine on the house one..hehehe

  8. new kid – must go must go! looking forward to your review 🙂

    J2Kfm – surprisingly the sambal paired well with the cod fish… or maybe i’ve just got a thing for spicy food la. lol

    email2me – eh can make it sour ah? luckily i didnt drink the red wine immediately after i ate the shark fin! i do agree that cod fish is best served steam. but this one was fried quite well. not too dry.

  9. allie – yeah the chinese pancake was good. has been a long time since i had it 🙂

    550ml jar of faith – i think the new outlet has bigger capacity. there’s seating upstairs too.
    and looks like a lot of us like wor peng! hehe

    christy – yes you can order dishes from their menu too. they’re also famous for their fish steamboat which i think you’ll like!

  10. life for beginners – hahahahahah satan’s pork ribs! heehehehee laugh until pengsan liao.:P

    steven – i think it came up to rm470 (took a peak at the bill while my friend was paying)

    vkeong – oh. hopefully the next time you dine here the dessert will be better! 🙂

  11. the last time i had a dinner at starview was a year ago. The foods there are ‘moh tak teng ar’. Hope they are maintaining the taste of the foods in this new outlet.

  12. I personally find that it is the best restaurant in Penang so far. We have our CNY reunion lunch in this place every year without failed. We even make confirmation 1 year in advance!

  13. samyeap – i think the food here is still good! 🙂 my parents still love this place.

    cariso – wah you know the son ar…hehe. yeah can tell him his dad’s restaurant got a lot of ‘fan-sy’

    lk – wow! 1 year in advance ah?! so keng!! lol

  14. The Starview Restaurant is simply classic to Penang folks. Everyone knows Starview is one of the best restaurants in Penang and i have attended countless of weddings there since young. lol.

    Good to know that they have moved into New World Park. Ample parking for the convenience of its customers.

  15. Well the pic of dishes amazing,looks realy great.Anyway,juz wanna know bout something.Does Starview provide/cooking pig??? Tq….

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