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Malay Chinese

#283 of 4,625 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch, the place was packed. A nanosecond between ordering and getting a steaming hot bowl of beautifully seasoned chicken and prawn laksa - plentiful and delicious, ask for extra bean curd because it's great. We're going home to try to make this ourselves, it was that tasty! Great value for money and a fun experience.

Thank rjbro
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A short walk from Wynyard train station, bustling with corporate patrons at lunch time peak. Nothing compares to this reasonably priced special laksa... very well seasoned with fresh ingredients. Try the chicken and seafood variety which you will surely enjoy. The place is packed even before noon. So try to go early and get a table to savour your meal... More 

Thank Iree L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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213 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

An unassuming, busy, café-style eatery, their laksa and har mee are among the best one can get in Sydney. The nasi lemak and chicken rice are also very good. We were there for lunch on a Saturday and it was crowded. Expect to share a table with like-minded strangers paying reasonable prices for authentic Malaysian hawker food. We have been... More 

Thank Joan0452013
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It's busy, it's hot, it's a long wait..... but it's well worth it. The Laksa I had here was the best I've ever had in Sydney, and if you can get over the poor ambience and 'queue line' wait lists then your taste buds will thank you for your perseverance,

Thank DiegoMassadini
Midland, Michigan
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491 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Nothing fancy, more like a cafe, but the food was very nice and very reasonably priced. Good place to drop in for almost fast food style malaysian.(although the taste is very good).

Thank Mikey88
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

King prawn Laksa or the skinless Chicken Laksa are the best (especially with added chillies). You need to get there early especially if it's the Friday lunch time rush, today the line to order was out the door (they move you through quite quickly for takeaway so don't let that put you off). I've been eating their Laksa for 20... More 

Thank Sydney112
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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

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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?

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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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