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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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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Place is BYO and charge $2 per bottle so if going for beer this can end up being a little pricey. Other than that the food is delicious and pretty cheap and that's all you need to know. :)

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Maroochydore, Australia
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If Mamak was closer to where we lived, we would be there every week. Amazing, authentic Asian fare. It was busy and crowded but they managed to find us a seat quick enough. We had the roti canai, beef satays with limau ais!

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best street food in a clean and fanatic atmosphere.This tiny little space we could never get in to due to big crowds but last night the line moved so fast that we got it. Yummy yummy yummy...the staff and service is one of the best I have had. The food comes really fast to you and it's just like your... More 

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Thank SonaArnold
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First heard of them from the food stall in Hyde park. Then found out they were just a stone throw away from China town. Their Malay food is very authentic and cheap. The chicken curry and variety of roti is just out of this world. Make sure you have their roti canai or planta as well as their ice tea... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten Malaysian food a lot and this is some of the best I've had anywhere. Good value too. So not hard to see why it was so busy. Didn't have to wait long for a table though. Service was good despite it being packed. Lacking a relaxed atmosphere and would have been good to have been able to buy... More 

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Newtown, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the queue put you off. Once you have a table it's only short, and worth the while wait. Delicious !

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the reviews, lived the queue and then experienced the amazing food. We had two servings of the original roti (fantastic bread with two dipping curries), the satay sticks (OMG YUM!) and the banana dessert roti to top it off. Next time will have to feature one of the curries or rice dishes - or if the stomach has space,... More 

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Thank Evulmonkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing authentic Malaysian food! Went as a family and we couldn't get enough! The roti is a must and I would recommend the satay as well as one of the dessert roti options. Simple but lovely

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best Malaysian restaurant in Sydney hands down! Roti is amazing, but the satay skewers takes it up another level. Now I understand why the constant lineup and non-stop people coming in. Highly recommended..

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Cooranbong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with another couple. Had heard the lines can be long, but we got there on a Thursday night around 6 pm and only lined up for around 10 minutes. We ordered a few rotis, a couple of curries and some of their fried chicken. Everything was delicious and the highlight was the fish curry and lamb curry. There's... 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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Staying in Chinatown

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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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