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Penangites Favorite Nasi Kandar Stall

Penang Nasi Kandar

About the Line Clear Nasi Kandar in Penang

Another famous nasi kandar restaurant in Penang is called Line Clear located in Penang Street. This stall has been around for over 45 years and serves the best nasi kandar in town.

If you are heading there for lunch or dinner, you better reach there earlier or else you will need to line up in a long queue.

line clear nasi kandar

The favorite nasi kandar at Line Clear.

How Line Clear got its name

The origin of the name Line Clear was through the practice of workers shouting “Line clear!” to indicate that a bill had been settled and the table cleared.

Although the workers of Line Clear are no longer practicing it, the tables still get cleared as soon as customers are done with their meal and leave the restaurant.

Line Clear Stall

Line Clear stall

What to eat at Line Clear

The signature dish here is of course the nasi kandar which comes with a variety of flavors and dishes which includes the curries, beef rendang, honey chicken, curry prawns, fried fish roe and vegetables.

With so many varieties to choose from, you can just point at what you want and the workers will pile it onto your choice of briyani or white rice.

The recommendation is tomato rice but it runs out pretty quick. Therefore, just get there earlier.

line clear tomato rice

The tomato rice is one of the best dishes at Line Clear.

The price of a normal meal that comes with honey chicken, beef rending and vegetables costs around RM6. So that’s not too bad for a lunch or a dinner.

Open Hours
24/7 and close during Hari Raya.

Getting to Line Clear

The stall is located in a small, narrow lane off Penang Road. It is right across Argyll Road, just after the Chulia Street junction.

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Nearby Attractions



Famous Streets


  • Pinang Peranakan Museum
  • Khoo Kongsi
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  • Old Protestant Cemetery
  • Clan Jetties
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque
  • Gurney Drive

Shopping areas

  • Gurney Plaza
  • Gurney Paragon
  • Queensbay Mall
  • Prangin Mall
  • First Avenue



  • The Camera Museum
  • Penang State Museum and Art Gallery


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