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15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9211 1668
11:30 - 02:00
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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the restaurant twice (lunch and dinner) with my family (we were visiting Sydney for the first time). Pros: Mee goreng, roti planta, and ice kacang are AMAZING. If you're a Singapore ex-pat, these dishes have an authentic taste. Other pros: great value, clean inside the restaurant, fairly quick service. Cons: gets very crowded and noisy at peak times,... More 

Thank jwildst85
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here a number of times and thought to give a review as the food is amazing, authentic and service is top notch. We had the following for lunch with my family. Teh tarik (Tea) Get them to bring this towards the end of you meals to enjoy a warm cuppa... Roti canai was delicious and enough for... More 

Thank Intiyaz A
Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food here was great. Had to wait outside in a line for almost an hour but once we got in, service was quick and food was authentic. Definitely recommended but come early!

Thank Saurus17
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have seen queues outside this place most times I have visited Sydney. But when I saw a very short queue recently I jumped in line. Now I can see why people wait for a table. The food is great and the prices extremely reasonable. The roti is light, fluffy and delicious – nothing like the tough lumps you get... More 

Thank David_Hindley
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool little Malaysian restaurant that is always busy! I had a curry noodle dish that had fantastic flavor and some sweet crispy Roti with vanilla bean ice cream.

Thank robbiefitz
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many years as a patron, Mamak never disappoints, no matter what I order. Roti to die for. Lamb so tender you can cut it with your breath as you blow to cool it down. Crispy fried chicken that'd make the Colonel green with envy. Nasi Goreng you'd write songs about. Amazing food in general, you'd babble on about in... More 

Thank hillierluke
Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you have to visit the restaurant to see its popularity there are lines for people waiting to eat in and take away is always a good option.for people of indian origin craving for roti and masala flavoured meals the food here is god send.The roti with the various curry dishes are very well cooked,the sambal curries have a lot of... More 

Thank arun m
Paddington, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Sure, it is busy and bustling at all times and you often have to wait in a line outside but this only prepares you for the taste sensation later on. Mamak is famous for its rotis and there are a few different ones to select from,... More 

Thank EJM61
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not fine dinning, although get slightly more expensive, the taste is still amazingly authentic :) Great job!

Thank Blueram
Hobart, Australia
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner after looking on trip advisor for a recommendation. Spent 20minutes in line which we expected after reading other reviews. Ordered lamb curry chicken curry chicken satay and roti. The roti was amazing - comparable to what we have eaten when travelling through Malaysia. Chicken satay was nice but nothing special. Lamb curry very tender meat and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Asian, Malaysian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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