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Asian, Malaysian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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2.2 km from National Gallery of Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

I had Dinner at Abell's Kopi Tiam for the first time and will make sure to return next time I am in Canberra! I wish we had such a great Malaysian Restaurant with so many Gluten free choices in Sydney. Restaurant is very popular and...a small venue so a reservation is highly recommended. Team is very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable with regards to special dietary requirements. I had the Mushroom & Tofu Soup and Bali Chicken - both dishes were delicious and did agree perfectly with me. Can highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021

We go to Abell's every time we visit Canberra. The restaurant isn't large, so can feel a little cramped and noisy, but the service is friendly and efficient and the food is a standout.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

After a long day of sightseeing we were looking forward to a nice meal and a few drinks. Luckily we found this gem. We were seated outside under a heater which kept us warm on a chilly Canberra night. The food was absolutely delicious. We...especially loved the Beef Rendang and the Battered Ling Fillets. The Tiger Beer was pretty good too. It’s not the cheapest Malaysian around but the servings are of a good size and the atmosphere is good. Friendly and helpful staff too.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

Absolutely delicious, so much gluten free dishes (and was really gluten free), staff wonderfull, we felt like a local. Def recommend this place and we will come back.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here on Friday 27 Nov. I'm coeliac which wasn't a problem at all as there is plenty of choices. Really enjoyed the duck rice rolls aswell as laksa. Great service,great food,great selection of drinks. Just great.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

The Bali chicken, the crispy plum duck and the roti. Order it everytime and everytime it is Perfection.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020

Read the reviews and were drawn to try the beef rendang. We weren’t disappointed. Great blend of spices in a rich coconut based sauce with generous pieces of melt in the mouth beef. Bustling, popular venue that was popular with families.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

I went here on Valentines Day for dinner as this place was recommended by others. Duck rice paper rolls were a good start but it went downhill from there. Salt and pepper crispy tofu was neither salty, peppery or crispy. it was soft and bland...- would have been great in a curry but not as stand alone dish. Things didn't get too much better with the mains, The Laksa was generous in size but lacking in flavour, as was the chilli basil lamb. The highlight was the roti - among the best I have had. Service was also very good, especially given the very busy night. I always believe in giving places a couple of goes so I will come back to try the char kway teow, and the beef rendang. But I will not be holding my breath.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

We’ve been eating at Kopi Tiams for years now and is our favourite local restaurant. The food is delicious and authentic and we always get great service. Would recommend to anyone, in fact we often take visitors and guests to Kopi’s.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Not authentic menu and expensive meals. The service is also a bit rude, arrogance and discrimination. No need to come back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Hi, They are BYO - however corkage is $8.50 per bottle - wine only. Cheers Andrew
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Abell's Kopi Tiam is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4