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Malay Chinese

#301 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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Shop 1 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 6788
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Consistently good laksa and Hainan chicken rice make this place so popular with locals. And the prices are cheap too.

Thank Tony Y
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food court vibe, place order and food is out within minutes. Busy at lunchtimes, hard to seat groups. Food is delicious, service is great.

Thank Biz_whiz_13
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unassuming and quietly located at 58 Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD this restaurant has succeeded in preparing a local Penang favourite - Curry Laksa as it should be - just as it is in Penang the street food capital of the world. The owner who hails from Penang has maintained the original flavours magnificently. The flavour and texture of... More 

Thank Willi2020
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant via TripAdvisor. We saw those pictures of the food und decided that we want to try it! We showed them the picture of that delicious food and tried it. It was so amazing! You really have to try the Chicken&Prawn Laksa!! It is amazing! Low price guarantee!!

Thank leabertram
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This place is cheap almost food court like so very casual blink and your laksa is already in front of you only complaint is the broth is a little sweet just add the free clilli

Thank Geoff C
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had we not been recommended to try the Laksa at Malay Chinese we probably would have walked past this unassuming eatery without a second glance. We are so glad we tried it! The service is fast and the laksa is delicious. Even on a Saturday lunch time in the business district the tables were full.

Thank Tammaree
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommend to come here for lunch, and we were pleasantly surprised. The laksa was reasonably priced, delicious and fast. We were very impressed to find such good laksa such a distance from Chinatown. If you are up the northern end if the CBD, this unassuming eatery is definitely worth a visit!

Thank Clara M
Sydney, Australia
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480 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Finally visited here recently and was impressed. Having been a big fan of To's in North Sydney for many years I was disappointed a few years back when it was sold and subsequently went down hill. Finally found somewhere comparable! I will be back!

Thank LassiComeHome
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Laksa at Malay Chinese would have to be the best Laksa I have ever had, skinless chicken with a big spoon of extra ground chili is just to die for (and you just about do die with that much chili) I have had laksa all over the world, and this, well it is just superb, with a real depth... More 

Thank simo_syd
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is one almighty busy eatery. The crowds come in their droves but despite that, there is always a place which becomes free to sit down to eat. It is strictly counter service. Line up at the cashier, give your order, pay, then wait about five minutes and your food will be ready for you to take to take to... More 

Thank Tor P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 6788

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

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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