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Sawak Cafe

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Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3622
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Reasonable prices for Australia! Came here after a long tour. Just what the doctor ordered - my girlfriend is a doctor.

Thank Peter T
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am addicted to this place and go at least once a week for lunch. All their noodle dishes are outstanding!

1 Thank Lisa W
Brisbane, Australia
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here after seeing positive reviews. We were a group of 5 and ordered char kway teow, mee goreng, beef rendang, Roti Canai and two fish curries. Everything was delicious but the fish curry was a bit lacking in flavour. The fish was deep fried and the curry sauce felt a bit grainy - perhaps too much curry powder? In... More 

1 Thank S P
Dubbo, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular and busy cafe. We had to wait for a table and as we finished our meal there were others waiting for our table. The food came quickly and was tasty. It was also incredibly cheap. We fed 5 adults for $45.

1 Thank emmajoy2017
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Best Malaysian we've eaten since Malaysia! Great friendly service and good price. I can't think of anything negative

1 Thank Anita P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was good value and casual. We enjoyed our meal but laksa was a bit too hot for me. Roti canai was Yummy and Hor Fun also excellent. Free tap water made dinner for 2 less than $30

1 Thank Dianna C
Gold Coast
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small cafe serving delicious meals great for a quick lunch or dinner . Satay fried rice with chicken is my top choice . Not a big place but most dinners move through quickly , only a couple of times I have had to wait or pass by cause way to busy . Always end up back next day though .

2 Thank Tardustraveller
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe. Service was great. Our food came out fast and was delicious. Portion size was just right and reasonably priced. Our chicken and seafood melted in your mouth.

2 Thank Tanya703
Singapore, Singapore
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Food was OK I guess, though not really authentic for those who know the original food this place serves. Price a little high for whats on offer. They got our order wrong - we asked for more chilly, but got the order with no chilly instead.

1 Thank ReginaldSLin
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Tasty Malaysian food in a cafe style setting. The food is delicious and the service is very quick. Oh and it's not expensive at all, we paid appropriately $30 for a meal of 2 and ordered few dishes.

2 Thank Shalini T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 3622
Serving Malaysian street foods alongside with stir fry rice & noodles. Popular dishes includes nasi lemak, fish curry, chicken curry, mi goreng, nasi goreng, char kway teow & lots more.

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