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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times and we have yet to have a bad meal. Service is always prompt and courteous and there are always specials listed on a blackboard to add to the menu. Nonya’s fish is always good as is the...chicken curry and the dumplings and crab claw for starters. Beef rendeng is delicious and they are always willing to make the dishes hotter or spicier if you request it. This is a regular favourite of ours.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 November 2020 via mobile

First time inhouse dining having home delivered during Covid lockdown. Booked for 1pm Sunday lunch .... quasi - industrial look with heavy wooden tables with stools as well as chairs. We decided on our favorites of char kuay teow, sambal kung kong also decided to...try the Hakka braised oral belly - all were quite lovely, however the standout was the salted egg chicken ribs - very morish!! Grass jelly with longan drink was refreshing, sago pudding with mango icecream was a little watery, the durian icecream was just right. Service was attentive & quick - well satiated we will return to try other dishes next time. Average $30/head .... great value.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Our first venture out to a restaurant post second lockdown. Only booking we could get and what a gem of a place. Food was really really tasty and very reasonably priced. We were very surprised! Service was good and food came quickly. Really enjoyed the...evening out.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Awesome food - the quality and portion size are fantastic. The murtabak with curry dipping sauce is so delicious I can easily eat 2 portions. Great find hidden in a unexceptional car park in Bayswater

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

This is a great restaurant! The menu is varied, lots of entree and main choices plus it is licensed.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020 via mobile

My usual Malaysian restaurant was closed so I decided to check out Junior Tan. Place was packed but they found me a seat at the window. Ambience is not bad, service was quick and I had my Curry Laksa within 5 minutes. Tasted great! Will...be coming back to try more dishes! First impressions are very good.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 28 December 2019

So glad this place is just around the corner from me! They’re laksa is to die for! Also had the coconut pancakes which were yummy! Been here a few times now and just adore the food. Service is friendly and attentive. Highly recommended! You won’t...be disappointed!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 September 2019

Why is Junior Tan Junior Tan? Because there are two Tans and they together run this High Street Malaysian Hawker joint to an excellent business standard. Front of house gives good impressions and prompt service. The blackboards for specials are well-used and there are essentially...six of them. The menu runs to some four columns and the drinks menu would be separate. One criticism of the drinks menu would be that the tea is hard to find if you are reading logically - which is a pity because the four tea selections [ours was cherry tea and it does have a good backtaste] cater for many tastes; especially those who appreciate fruity flavours like peach; mango and cherry. Coffee and iced stuff is easy to find which is appreciated on an unseasonably hot day like 20 September 2019's afternoon proved to be. The second impression proves to be a friendly crowd and good corner seats for two people near the kitchen and the toilet. The decor in Junior Tan stands out because there are Malaysian and Cantonese cult heroes walled up in decoupage - I believe they are calendar people. The service is straight; honest and no-nonsense. They take time to remember and repeat what you ordered - in this case it was S[alt] and P[epper] Squid for 12.50 [one of a line of many such meals - real choice in the seafood area in the streamlined menu which is well-designed] and Seafood Rice. The rice is clumpy and good to eat with chopsticks and mix with the aioli/orange mix. The squid is probably about 8 or 9 pieces well-battered and relatively light. The prawns are relatively well-cooked and there are squid and other things to enjoy - some minor colour given through lettuce similar to that at the Bayswater Fresh store. Unique offerings include extensive Milo selections winning over the customers. And the grape jelly might not be too bad either. Soft drinks are fairly valued at $3.50-$4.00 and some of the meals push over from Cheap Eats to Mid-Range territory. Good for banquets; business and groups. Junior Tan probably needs better sightlines. Junior Tan is probably the most popular of the three restaurants in High Street; the other two being 24 Spices and the pizza store which runs specials from 1100 to 1400. The rice portion is generous. I did not see too many condiments or a place to get them - the tables are small and good for listening. And I do not think the tables would take too much pressure. Highchairs are available though they are of the basic and washable type that would probably make a small person feel like they were in prison. Probably better to sit on one of the low bucket seats in front if you like the view from the window - you do get a view of Mount Dandenong and the Bayswater Station, as well as the now-destroyed Youth Centre. I imagine lots of people would come through on foot traffic or on the train - definitely a destination spot if you appreciate Malaysian/Singaporean/Hokkien/"Straits Times" food. This is why I love the Junior Tan and would most possibly come again. Their edge couches are well-made. Another aesthetic I appreciated was the tumbler for the chocolate mousse and fruit compote which consisted of chopped strawberry and blueberry. More than worth its $6.50 and its place on the specials board. [there are three other sweets which would not be considered "special" though probably truer to Malaysian hawker style]. One tip for September 2019: Jessica and her wall work is on Mountain High on the Junior Tan side - this is part of Knox's Immerse "Art in unexpected places".More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 30 August 2019

We came here as a group and the service was efficient and fast. The meals came out in a reasonable time frame. We had the Chicken Curry with Roti, Pork Rib dish and some other favourites. The food was good quality and well-priced. Bring back...the old spring rolls.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 23 August 2019

My visit was memorable for all the wrong reasons. I had fried chicken pieces for an entree, these were just fried chicken with a sauce with no flavour. the mains was Beef with crispy fried noodles. What a disappointment, again no flavour a bowl of...bland food, only thing with flavour was the side of green chillies.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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