Monday, April 16, 2018

Le Harlequin Cafe @ Maritime Automall, Karpal Singh Drive, Penang.

With a name like Le Harlequin Cafe, one would expect the place to serve up Coffee or Cakes but in actual fact, it brings stir-fried Seafood to the table. Like some of the restaurants in town, the Seafood will be first cooked and seasoned, then serve on the table. Diners will then wear gloves to pick up their choice. Not so much on the variety but the thrill to explore the mass together with a group of dining-mates. Prices are generally more affordable than some establishments in town but the lack of choices makes it a place more for novelty than absolute taste. On a side note, the servers did not seem to be flexible enough to accommodate our requests (on rearranging our seating and placing orders).

Harlequin Combo (Rm 99/ Large)

Crab Combo (Rm 96)

Grilled Scallop Meat (Rm 24)

Harlequin Combo and Crab Combo are both the most-ordered meals here. The former one comes with a concoction of Clams, Mussels, Yabbies, Prawns, Sausages and Corns while the latter choice has Crabs, Sausages and Corns. Both were dressed in a spicy, sweet-savory sauce. Both possessed strong smokiness; the flavor-combo was attractive at first but we thought it was too monotonous towards the end. The boldly seasoned Seafood was too hefty on the palate. Seafood was fresh and the fact that Mud Crabs with Roe were served, we thought the prices were well-justified. Good for novelty experience but not the type of food that I would want to eat on a regular basis.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 29C-01-19, Maritime, Persiaran Karpal Singh, 11600, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 5 pm to 12 am on weekdays, 12 pm to 1 am on weekends. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 373 5414


  1. You didn't try the cakes?

  2. ahh karpal signh, memories of DAP ceramah back in those years..