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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (16 reviews)
“roti canai” (10 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank kowhai2016
Reviewed 1 week 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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Staying nearby for a week and was looking for a cheap, easy option for dinner. We walked by the Sawak Café earlier in the day, so looked them up. Reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook seemed favourable, so we ordered from their Facebook page. The order...More

2  Thank Tina D
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Visited 2nd May. 1.30pm. Food: Authentic Malaysian food. We ordered curry puffs ( delicious filling but pastry can be improved). Hubby had the jumbo nasi lemak. Coconut rice was BAGUS (Excellent in malay). Everything else was just as good as the rice! I had the...More

1  Thank Ctse
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Craving for some local food while in Tasmania and stumbled upon this no fuss cafe serving Malaysian food. Authentic sambal and beef rendang, wish the rice has more coconut fragrance tho. Price very reasonable and will come again for my dose of Malaysian local food.

2  Thank shammy2003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
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11:00 - 15:00
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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
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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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