We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sawak Cafe

Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3622
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (17 reviews)
“roti canai” (11 reviews)
“noodles” (18 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Sawak because of all the great reviews but left with somewhat mixed feelings towards the place. The roti was absolutely amazing - possibly the tastiest I have ever eaten, however the rest of our meal was average. I think we may not...More

Thank lizhen2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Sawak because of TripAdvisor and were very impressed. For a group of 6 we had 5 starters and 5 mains costing $81, do yourself a favour and order more Roti than you think you want. A great relaxed atmosphere and no corkage...More

1  Thank Brianna G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zye Chong opened a weekend branch of Sawak Cafe at the Island Market in Derwent Park. We got to know Zye and his lovely Wife and his young Daughters at his weekends only venue which quickly became popular with a cross section of locals and...More

Thank johnboother59
Zye C, Manager at Sawak Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, thank you so much for taking time to provide a positive review. We will continue to strive to provide affordable & quality food for everyone.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner at Sawak was delicious and very well priced. We ordered the beef rendang, Malaysian chicken and roti. They were all fantastic. Service was friendly and the other meals that we saw go out looked fabulous. If you are after authentic Malaysian cuisine them...More

2  Thank kowhai2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On tour and felt like something other than pub fried grub. Found this place and gave it a go. The food was quick, inexpensive and as advertised. I had seafood satay - big plate of noodles filled with seafood (and seafood type) stuff, the boss...More

1  Thank kereru44
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great little place with cheap lovely fresh food. I had the brown fish and we shared the roti with curry sauce but could habe easily eaten it myself it was so good

Thank cherylbet
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great food and even great in generous size of the meal - I strongly suggest to invite a friend with you to help you finish! :-)

Thank banerjee_au
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were brought there by our friend who lives in Hobart. Ordered the char kueh tiaw and was surprised that we were able to have Malaysian char kueh tiaw in Tasm. Some of us were already craving for Malaysian food after a week away from...More

1  Thank ginalim
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fresh cooked noodles and rice dishes. Amazing roti. Spring rolls and samosas could have been more home style but we loved our meal! Great service. Thank you!!

Thank inkypinkgizmo2
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My dad was craving for some fried or soup noodles. So, I did some research and Sawak Cafe was in the vicinity, and showed good reviews from fellow Singaporeans and Malaysians. We went for it. It is a very small joint - probably a capacity...More

Thank l_gletscher
Nearby Restaurants
Pop cafe
36 reviews
.09 km away
Charcoal Restaurant & Bar
144 reviews
.05 km away
Dier Makr
18 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Farm Gate Market
296 reviews
.32 km away
St. David's Cathedral
174 reviews
.15 km away
Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
22 reviews
.27 km away
Cat and Fiddle Arcade
7 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sawak Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 3622
Serving Malaysian street foods alongside with stir fry rice & noodles. Popular dishes includes nasi lemak, fish curry, chicken curry, mi goreng, nasi goreng, char kway teow & lots more.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing