Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Penang Plans to Open in Former Tiki House Space in Waltham

It looks like a new restaurant featuring Southeast Asian fare may be on its way to Waltham's "restaurant row," moving into the space where a Chinese spot had been.

According to a Twitter post from @Newswatch8, Penang is planning to open on Moody Street in the old Tiki House space, with a reply within the thread indicating that it has a connection to Penang in Boston's Chinatown. Based on the offerings at that restaurant, the new spot in Waltham will likely be serving Malaysian fare along with Thai dishes.

The tweet mentions that the new location of Penang has obtained the liquor license formerly held by Garcia Brogan's via bankruptcy court; Garcia Brogan's was a Mexican-Irish spot on Moody Street that closed down late last year.

The address for the upcoming location of Penang in Waltham is 569 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453. The website for the Boston location can be found at

[December 11, 2020 update: A Facebook post from The Waltham Channel indicates that Penang ohpes to open this month or in January of 2021.]

Thanks to @y2000k for initially bringing this to our attention.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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