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Secret Tables is a curated collection of independent Asian restaurants sharing the same values for sustainability, under the umbrella of Secret Retreats.

gēn 根 Is a proud member of the Secret Tables community. Every destination in Asia has a handful of magical restaurants, yet oftentimes they remain unknown to those who are only visiting for a short while. Like a personal recommendation from a friend you can trust, discover our collection of unique, personally handpicked, independent restaurants with core values that embrace sustainability, fair wages and career paths for young local people. 

Prepared by ever-present, passionate chefs that take great pride in what they do, each serves creative cuisine made with local and seasonal ingredients that reveal the true essence of Asian flavours.


We are honoured to be featured in Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery, a new guide to the world’s truly exemplary, ethical, organic and sustainable restaurants and food experiences, created by 57 leading food writers from 45 countries.

"Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery provides a roadmap to restaurants that understand the importance of operating morally and sustainably; that treat their workers with compassion and humanity; that value the health and well-being of their customers; and that help us all to become good citizens of this planet." -Alice Waters





VENUE: gēn 根, 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 Georgetown.

TIME: 18:00 to 23:00 (Last order: 21:30)



CORKAGE: RM50 per bottle


In October, gēn 根 will be hosting a four-hands dinner with Chef Hoang Tung from T.U.N.G. dining. Both Chef Tung and Chef Johnson went back to find their own roots, Hanoi and Malaysia respectively will be featuring their best thoughts of their own interpretation on local ingredients and flavour. 


Twisted, Unique, Natural, and Gastronomique highlighting the original idea of T.U.N.G. dining presenting you the fun side of fresh local produce and healthy cooking. Furthermore, Chef Hoang Tung began building his culinary skills and profile in different restaurants in the Scandinavia region such as Ask in Finland and Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen. Mainly will be focusing on their local flavour with a touch of Nordic sense. Reserve your experience now.


Please note that all price is subject to 10% service charge. Reserve now at info@genpenang.com or call in at +6012-5113323.




VENUE: gēn 根, 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 Georgetown.

TIME: 18:00 to 23:00 (Last order: 21:30)



CORKAGE: RM50 per bottle

Spicing up your November month with fun and surprises. Chef Deepanker Khosla aka Chef DK from Haoma, Bangkok will cook with Chef Johnson Wong. Chef DK is from Allahabad and arrived in Bangkok at the age of 24. He was named the Elite Young Chef of the Year 2019 at Eiffel Tower.


His brainchild - Haoma highlights the idea of food sustainability while showcasing authentic pan-Indo-European cuisine. The ingredients used in the restaurant are sourced from Chef DK’s very own backyard urban farm in the heart of Bangkok. It was also recently listed in Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants 2019 and the Highest New Entry in Top Tables 2019.


Please note that all price is subject to 10% service charge. Reserve now at info@genpenang.com or call in at +6012-5113323.




 12th & 13th SOLD OUT!!. 

12th & 13th NOVEMBER EVENT

VENUE: KIMME Restaurant, 47 Amoy street, 069873 Singapore

TIME: 18:00 to 23:00



"We’re excited to announce our upcoming four hands dinner with Chef Johnson of Gen Penang, at Kimme, Singapore. gēn 根 means Ground Roots, encapsulating the idea of keeping true to Chef Johnson’s Malaysian roots using local Malaysian ingredients and recreating nostalgic flavours using bold innovative cooking methods. 

In this special collaboration in celebration of their heritage, Chef Louis will be showcasing his version of refined street food from Korea while Chef Johnson will bring to the table refined street food from Malaysia.


Book your table now: info@kimmerestaurant.com or call +65141588


2019 Festive Season 


It’s the time of the year again! We are offering festive dinners for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.


Lunch at RM180 per person

Dinner at RM380 per person

Price is subject to 10% service charge.

We are grateful to have your interest in dining with us, please note that we will be taking two dinner seatings for the festive nights due to the high volume of reservations:

First seating: 18:00 to 20:30

Second seating: 21:00 to 23:30

Guests' efforts of turning up on time would be highly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Join us to celebrate with your loved ones, book a table at info@genpenang.com or reach us at +60125113323.


2020 Festive Season 


Wishing all our beloved guests a prosperous Chinese New Year. Please find that we will be closing for 24th to 26th January 2020 for Chinese New Year holidays. The business will be resumed by 27th January 2020. 



Note: Restaurant will be closing for 23rd January 2020's dinner for an event. We're still taking reservations for the lunch for the date of 23rd January 2020. We're thankful to have your great support.








VENUE: gēn 根, 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 Georgetown.

TIME: 18:00 to 23:00



Bonjour! Welcoming Chef Lerouy, one night flight from Singapore to gēn 根, Penang for a four-hands dinner with Chef Johnson.


Lerouy, an awarded 1 Michelin Star restaurant by Michelin Guide Singapore 2019. A modern expression of French Cuisine highlighting Chef’s childhood memories and farm to table seasonal fresh produce. Join us for a fun evening!


Menu: RM380 / person

Bespoke pairing: RM200 / pairing


Book a table at info@genpenang.com or reach us at 012-5113323.



gēn 根 2 Year Anniversary


The gēn team will be preparing delicious homemade hot rolls and refreshments to thank you for your endless love and support — Come join us to celebrate our 2nd birthday! 🥳


VENUE: Communal Table by gēn 根 - 68, Lebuh Presgrave, 10300 George Town

DATE: 19th January 2020 (Sunday)

TIME: 11:00 to 16:00

We are blessed to have you on this journey with us and we wouldn't have made it without the support and friendship from all of you. All are welcome! We couldn't wait to see you there.



Valentine's with gēn 根


Celebrate your Valentine’s with your loved ones at gēn 根 and enjoy the best of seasonal produce with an unique gēn flair, as we always believe the belly rules the mind! 😉


VENUE: gēn 根, 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 Georgetown.

PRICE: MYR300 (price is subject to 10% service charge)


Secure a reservation on this special date by reaching us at info@genpenang.com or 012 511 3323.