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Abell's Kopi Tiam

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7 Furneaux St, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6239 4199
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food came out quickly, serves were smaller than many other Asian restaurants so we finished all the food but we were full at the end. Duck rice paper rolls were nice but a lot more bean sprouts than duck. Tasty food, long time establishment can see why.

Thank tj26
Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a friend. Got in just in time as there was a bit of a rush at 7pm. Seems to be a locals hotspot. Seafood laksa was awesome. One for those who like a little more heat in their food. Plenty of places around to chose from but would certainly come back again. Reason Mable priced too.

Thank PeteS1_12
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Noticing how many patrons were enjoying their meals on walking past this restaurant one week night, we decided to try it the next. We were fortunate to get a table for 2 outside, but, owing to its popularity, we'd strongly advise booking to avoid disappointment. First timers with Malaysian food & we weren't disappointed. Such delicate but flavoursome food at... More 

1 Thank AntiquesOnTour
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Quality Malaysian food. Roti and kari ayam tasty with flaky bread and hot spicy sauce.Curry puffs are unusual with rendang filling but tasty. Service is fast and efficient, owner looks on with a sour expression but overall this is a worthwhile experience. Winelist above average.

Thank John67-7
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and top rate service. A place of very high quality in all important respects. Well worth a visit, and then, like us, you will return.

Thank Ian C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I found the food is just very average. I've tasted a lot better one back in Sydney. Chicken skewers are good, the meat is very tender; beef randeng is just really ordinary and the fried noodles as well.... just very average :(

1 Thank Kristy C
Melbourne, Australia
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322 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We needed a post movie bite to eat and came across this packed restaurant. Great they could find a table for us. The menu and blackboard specials were very enticing. We chose the prawn and pork dumplings in Thai green curry, curry puffs, spring rolls and the delicious prawn and vegetable fritters (wow). For mains we chose the nasi goreng... More 

Thank Birt1964
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Had been told Abell's Kopi Tiam was exceptionally good and the best around. I found the beef tough in the Rendang and the portion quite small for the price. I lived in Malaysia and used to eat Rendang but the sauce with Abell's Rendang seamed very thin / watery compared to what I used to eat there. I couldn't taste... More 

1 Thank mun_key_day
Mt Eliza, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Service and food fantastic. My Chicken Laksa, tasty and authentic. My wife's dumplings with green curry hit the spot.

Thank 869JOhnOz
Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us squeezed into a corner table on a Thursday night in Manuka for an early Fathers Day feed. I understand that this place is always busy and after sating my longing for fork food I certainly know why. The restaurant bills itself as a mixture of various Asian cuisines, so the menu was full of the old familiar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Furneaux St, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6239 4199

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?