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285 - 297 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
9889 7977
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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285 - 297 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having dined at Sambal several times before (local eatery to Macaquarie Shopping Centre purely for convenience), this experience topped the list as worst Malaysian (and possibly worst all cuisine) ever. Firstly to advertise the Assam Fish Laksa as their week one weekend lunch special, I...More

Thank 1ntrepidTraveller
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I have been going to Sambal for years now and the food is always authentic and plenty of it. Great for Lunch or Dinner; Sambal is just very nice Malaysian food. Prices are reasonable and tasty every time. Please keep in mind this is a...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Eaten here over 12 years and they're fabulous. Authentic Malaysian cuisine just like being in Penang. Love the place.

Thank Landage W
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Not too busy for a Monday lunch. Food arrived quickly and freshly cooked. Chicken rice was not very fragrant but chicken was served boneless which appealed to the kids. The Penang char kway teow was nice.

Thank KLJlovestotvl
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I believe this establishment has been around for years. The first thing we were pleasantly surprised with was the friendly service and also how quickly they cooked the food after they took our order. We ordered off a lunch menu which offered the full gammut...More

Thank Manickjg
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have been to Sambal for Sunday lunch with friends, twice over the last few months. The service is efficient, you do not have to wait long for the food and it is quite tasty. Certainly good value.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Got takeaway lunch with my colleagues. Ordered char kway teow for myself. Good taste. A bit costy but within the price range. Nice staff. Will go again.

Thank Crystal G
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch. Expected it to be busy but was quiet. We had the char kway teow, mee siam and chicken laksa. All dishes were delicious. All authentic, but prices could be better.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you are looking for authentic Malaysian food, you must go and have a meal here. Good service, large portions and very tasty food. Accommodates large groups - we have always gone for large family gatherings. Highly recommended.

Thank vonnster
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a place we go to often for work lunch. Now I live locall we go for dinner or just get take-away. Friendly helpful staff. Love th sambal paste !!!

Thank GianC702
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 - 297 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  North Ryde
  • Phone Number: 9889 7977
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