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Abell's Kopi Tiam

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7 Furneaux St, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6239 4199
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant after reading a review in Qantas magazine. The menu is attractive. It's a cute little restaurant well frequented by locals in an affluent area. For the first course we had calamari (which was nice) and pork and prawn balls. The first ball was cold but the rest were ok. The sauce was nice. As I ate... More 

Thank Trigg1962
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we go to Canberra, we try to get into this place but the last few times it was crowded (we usually go during Floriade). This time we got in and the food was as good as ever - the twice cooked crispy duck was perfect - crunchy but tender, not too much fat, not too salty or oily... More 

Thank Chris T
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Live nearby and often pop over for takeaway or eat in. Menu is small but very tasty with an unusual range.. addicted to the curry puffs. Get there before 6. Parking in the area sometimes a problem. Yum Yum

1 Thank FrancescaJean
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198 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was impressed with the wide range of choices available. The service was also very good too. I thought the prices for wine were a bit high, but liked that they had local wines.

Thank Neville B
Romsey, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this eatery on a short trip to Canberra for dinner. We ordered Crispy Chicken with chili hoi sin sauce and pork and tofu in kechap manis with other things. That means my memory for detail is poor. We had a side order of tofu in a gado gado sauce. We found all three dishes to be scrumptious with... More 

Thank AndrewCheevers
Huskisson, Australia
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Food is clean and fresh with distinctive flavours. A good menu with plenty of choice but look at the regular specials which we always go for. The service is quick and staff very professional and attentive cannot wait to return.

Thank WAW2312
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Ordered the veggie fried rice once in Oct and once in December. In my most recent order, I found small pieces of black hair in the food. It made me feel sick in my stomach after I ate it both times - unsure of the cause - whether it's too oily, or the ingredients, or the food sanitation practices. Twice... More 

Thank Sundaysana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Food came out quickly, serves were smaller than many other Asian restaurants so we finished all the food but we were full at the end. Duck rice paper rolls were nice but a lot more bean sprouts than duck. Tasty food, long time establishment can see why.

Thank tj26
Brisbane, Australia
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a friend. Got in just in time as there was a bit of a rush at 7pm. Seems to be a locals hotspot. Seafood laksa was awesome. One for those who like a little more heat in their food. Plenty of places around to chose from but would certainly come back again. Reason Mable priced too.

Thank PeteS1_12
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Noticing how many patrons were enjoying their meals on walking past this restaurant one week night, we decided to try it the next. We were fortunate to get a table for 2 outside, but, owing to its popularity, we'd strongly advise booking to avoid disappointment. First timers with Malaysian food & we weren't disappointed. Such delicate but flavoursome food at... More 

1 Thank AntiquesOnTour

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Furneaux St, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6239 4199

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