Sea Pearl Lagoon is a bit of an open secret. It’s not one that people talk about a lot nor rave, but ask the right people and most people have been there at least once. It’s located a little off the beaten track of the Penang food trail which might explain why it’s less visible.
To get there, use Waze or your GPS and you really do need a car. The road will take you through a narrow road lined with traditional houses, until you arrive at a wide open space, fronting a temple. This is the Tua Pek Kong Temple that fronts the sea. Sea Pearl Lagoon restaurant is a little further in.
My recommendation is to arrive here by 6pm or 6.30pm at latest as the place fills up quickly. Also, part of the fun is in the al fresco dining, which means that when it gets dark, it’s very hard to see what you’re eating.
The outdoor tables are placed facing the sea, so you get a lovely sea breeze although you’d still be sweating buckets at the end of your meal. But what you’re here for is the baked/grilled seafood!