Restaurant News & Reviews

Penang

431 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

933-2288.

Cuisine: Malaysian, Thai, Japanese.

Rating: * 1/2.

Prices: entrees $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: trendy contemporary Asian.

Service: very uneven.

Recommended: roti canai, braised duck, yam pot, Penang chow kueh teow.

Open: lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations:

accepted for parties of 6 or more.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor.

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