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Istana Restaurant

230-238 Pennant Hills Rd | Shop 15, Thornleigh, Hornsby, New South Wales 2120, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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230-238 Pennant Hills Rd | Shop 15, Thornleigh, Hornsby, New South Wales 2120, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

After driven from Port Macquarie for 4 hours, we all very hungry and just looking for a quick lunch. Finally we decided to have Malaysia food and drove to Thornleigh. The restaurant is very good set up and the foods are very good and also...More

Thank 518kamm
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The best nasi lemak I’ve had in a very long time. Very generous and delicious authentic Malaysian,we will be back.

Thank Chrisso S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We had the Chinese New Year - Yee Sang Salad. A regular size for $76 was enough for the three of us. Was this salad really worth $76? Absolutely. It was incredible. There is a ridiculous amount of ingredients, apparently it takes 3 days to...More

Thank Trip-Monkey-Travel
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Had a family lunch here one Saturday. There were 7 of us, including 3 children. We ordered a whole Hainanese chicken, pork ribs, Hokkien noodles and the specialty tofu dish. Much to our disgust, a rather big caterpillar was found in the tofu dish (see...More

Thank Irene C
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I love Malaysian food. On 27 December 2017, we had dinner at Istana, Thornleigh with some friends from Melbourne. Six people in total. We ordered Singapore Noodles, Plain Rice, Spicy Trout Cutlet, Fried Tofu with Pork and Vegetables, Mongolian Lamb, Balachan Kan-koong, blachan eggplant, 6...More

Thank RamaniW1964
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for years but something has changed. The food is still pretty good, but the prices have jumped up and rumour has it they are using MSG and food colourings. Think we'll give Istana a miss in future and...More

1  Thank jenni4711
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Not as good now as the restaurant was many years ago. You need to clearly state that you do not want MSG or colouring in your food

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Just loved my family favorites here. .. Chicken rice Tow foo with egg sauce Fried noodles Have been coming here for years!

Thank yk33
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Malaysian-Singaporean Hawker-Type food, very pricey for the type of food and the place /atmosphere. Food is average, atmosphere and the place itself is cramped and noisy, but yet the prices charged are similar to fine-dining place. Over-priced and over-hyped.

Thank potbelliez
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Istana used to be one of my favourite restaurant in Sydney. I used to advocate their Hainanese Chicken Rice and the Hor fun to be the best in Sydney. But the my last 3 visits there has been a total let down. I understand chefs...More

1  Thank tschong
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230-238 Pennant Hills Rd | Shop 15, Thornleigh, Hornsby, New South Wales 2120, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Hornsby  >  Thornleigh
  • Phone Number: 9481-8855
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