There are various local eateries in the area like Lucky Eatery Food Court and Sungai Ara Food Court. For other restaurants, Bayan Baru is right beside this area and is packed with various restaurants.
Pantai Hospital Penang is about 10 mins drive from Sungai Ara.
INTI International College Penang is a 15 mins drive away for any college students interested in this area.
To sum it up, it may not be the most convenient place if you do not have a car but it is the perfect place to relax after a long day of work.