Penang Restaurant Prepares to Unveil New Renovations
The owner described the new look as "vintage warehouse."
A photo rendering of Penang's renovations.
Penang restaurant on Bethesda Avenue has been closed for several weeks while it undergoes more than $60,000 in renovations in hopes of appealing to a broader crowd.
This is the first time the Malaysian and Thai restaurant has renovated since it opened in 2001, according to owner Kevin Cheah. “We’re trying to bring a good atmosphere for our supporters and our loyal customers,” said Cheah.
He described the look as vintage warehouse, but modernized. Details include vintage wine racks at the bar, porcelain ‘wood’ planks on the walls and a subway tile bar.
“It’s a total, total change of the whole image of the restaurant,” said Sharon Tan, of At Design Partners, who designed the new look. “The owner wants to market it to a younger crowd and the greater neighborhood.”
The menu at the restaurant will remain the same, said Cheah.
The restaurant plans to reopen on or about April 23. Construction began at the end of March.
4933 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda; www.penangmaryland.com; 301-657-2878