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Sawak Cafe

Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3622
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (17 reviews)
“roti canai” (11 reviews)
“noodles” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here twice during our stay in Hobart and would have eaten here more if it wasn't closed on Sunday. The food was fantastic, the service was friendly, and the prices were cheap. Check it out!

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall dishes were tasty and brings about the smell from Malaysia (Yes, I'm from Malaysia). Doesn't take long to serve the dishes, so its a pretty good aspect for a restaurant, especially during peak hours. Definitely worth a try if you are willing to try...More

1  Thank Kam Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and delicious food, cost only roughly $10-15/person if go either solo or in a group, portion is big and satisfying for myself. Amazing service by the friendly staff as well. Definitely feel like home when dining in Sawak. Will recommend this restaurant without hesitation...More

Thank Winnie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not have a chance to dine in, but ordered a heap of take - away. Next time will try eating in, all the dishes looked very good.

Thank Sigi Z
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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 4 July 2017 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 5 July 2017

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 23 June 2017 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 23 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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.
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