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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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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent mouth watering food --super fast service--ignore the que and don't miss this amazing Malaysian restaurant.

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Thank Indiantycoon001
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The queue is normally long here but today's lunch time at 12noon was surprisingly short. The food choice is quite limited but they taste really good and the service is very fast. We were in and out by just about half an hour, despite it being full house at that time. If you feel like having great Malaysian food, go... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went into the city for a quick lunch and I end in front of this restaurant, Im glad I made it before the rush otherwise it wont be so quick! The food is really good, great roti and curries, but the queue is way to much if you don't have the time! I think next time Im using a... More 

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Sydney
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220 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had fish curry which was spice and nice, Satai sticks (photo attached), naan for entree and dessert that takes 20 mins to make. My absolute favourite was the dessert! Portions are generous, and I am an eater! So next time I'd order one meal for two, definitely a naan that they have spot on, and a dessert. Overall, it... More 

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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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347 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first lunch was at Mamak and it was quite entertaining. Loved watching the Roti’s being made. It was amazing. We ordered the Roti Canai and the Chicken and Beef Satays. The Roti Canai arrived first and it was served two different curry dips and a small bowl of sambal. The roti was amazing…puffy and crips on the outside and... More 

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Thank chefluee
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say: it's even much more tasty than those I tried in Malaysia! You can't find another Malaysian restaurant better it in the world. Somebody thinks the drink sweet, but I don't think so. Anyway, it's a must-go restaurant in China Town, Sydney.

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Kiama, Australia
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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 1st visit to Mamak will not be the last it was great. I have travelled extensively throughout Asia & this place serves the BEST Nasi Goreng I have ever had. Loads of good stuff in it which 3 of us shared . We also has Ayam Goreng[fried chicken] ,Lamb Murtabak & satays which had a great satay sauce .... More 

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Gembloux, Belgium
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy Malaysian food, you will certainly not be disappointed by this restaurant. Typical Malay food and drinks. Quick and efficient service and reasonable in price. Taste of real Malaysian food.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after a long hot sunny arvo at the beach. Lets start with the good. Atmosphere: fantastic 5/5. Suoer busy (hustle and bustle) but not too noisy. Food: 5/5. FANTASTIC!! Loved it. We ordered the Lime water, Veggie Nasi Goren (no chillies), A mild Vegetarian curry, one onion Roti with Vege daal and one plain traditional Roti. Service: great! 3.5/5.... More 

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Redlands, California
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104 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here around 9 PM for dinner. There was a long line outside for people to get in. Luckily we got a seat at the table within 10 minutes. While we were waiting it was interesting to watch the cooks making Rotis. Just to set expectations, its neither a fancy dining restaurant nor meant to be visited to have... 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
US$9 - US$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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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