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Mamak

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15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9211 1668
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great variety of food choices. Good prices. BYO, so don't forget to bring wine as they do not sell alcohol. Very popular. Sometimes you will need to line up to get a table.

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Thank Mark T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice dinner with wife and 3 kids.We had to wait in the queue to get a table for 5 pax which took around 20 mins.You can go in and take a seat as there are few stools to sit.we watched the kitchen staff prepare the roti as it's an open kitchen. Our table was a bit small as we ordered... More 

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Thank kwaisunyee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking for an authentic dining experience in Chinatown and we got just that. The cuisine is delicious, the price is affordable and atmosphere was casual. Dining as a family of four we ordered Nasi Goreng (perfect flavours), the prawn curry (super hot so if you don't like chilli maybe skip this one), the fried chicken (a favourite with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited tonight and had a fantastic experience. There was a line outside but it was only about 5 minutes till we got a table. The food came very quickly and was delicious - especially the lamb curry and the amazing roti. This is a busy, bustling place but it all adds to the experience! Definitely deserving of all the rave... More 

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Essex
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having seen the queue, we checked trip advisor and noted how well this restaurant was ranked and we wasn't disappointed. The portion sizes are large so you can order 1 dish and share between 2 people, always better when you can taste more food! The food wasn't super cheap but was cheap compared to many other restaurants in the area.... More 

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Sydney
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must for lunch or dinner. Only annoying thing is that there's always a line and the place is very loud. Must eat is the roti canai and the chicken skewers

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Thank Dyarno
Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This isn't a place to go for long, lingering or romantic dinner - there's a very quick turnaround here and usually a hefty lineup. But we went a bit later, and even with 5 of us, managed to get a table after about 10 minutes. The food really was excellent, especially the roti, but really everything was very good. It... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You know you're at a good restaurant when there's people lining up to get in. So our hopes & expectations were high and they were met! We loved everything about it, from atmosphere to service to food and prices. All great. The two of us shared half a dozen of beef satay, a chicken kari ayam and their classic roti... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was up in Sydney for a business trip and had sudden strong cravings for Malaysian food. Did a quick search and was lucky to find this restaurant! Ended work late and only managed to reach the restaurant at 9.40pm (they close at 10pm). Good to know that they honour the opening hours, and last order/customer is at 10pm, and not... More 

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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I were visiting Sydney and heard about this restaurant. Having living in Malaysia for 2 year back in the 70's thought we would give it a go. It was fantastic, just as we remember Malaysian food to be. We did have to wait in line but only for about 10 minutes, well worth the wait. Were hoping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 13
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 1668

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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