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Mamak

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Chinatown
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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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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I were visiting Sydney and heard about this restaurant. Having living in Malaysia for 2 year back in the 70's thought we would give it a go. It was fantastic, just as we remember Malaysian food to be. We did have to wait in line but only for about 10 minutes, well worth the wait. Were hoping... More 

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Thank Fernie_60
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids were thrilled to finally find Roti Tissue in Oz! The queue to get a table was worth the wait. Service was fast. The staff who served us were great. Felt like we were back in KL!

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Thank HeeTunWong
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Roti and Sauce = Unbeatable! Fish Curry = Amazing! Service tonite was quick but flawed - rice did not appear (after 3 reminders) but we were not charged. After a 15 minute wait outside and no rice we would still go back again tomorrow! That's saying something! Roti Kanai at $7 = best feel-good cheap meal in town!

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Thank E8345LQannied
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My favourite Malaysian eatery outside of Malaysia and Singapore. In particular the Roti is fantastic! The chicken pieces, and fish curry are also both winners.

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Thank robbieh836
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We're from perth and staying near central station, mamak was suggested to us because it was close and apparently highly rated. I read the reviews before going and anticipated a wait. When we got there, there was a line of about 15 people. The line only lasted 5mins and we were in! We ordered a savoury roti and Nasi lemak... More 

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Thank Ann M
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth the wait. Food was full of flavour, varied and delicious. Really enjoyed the vibe too. Will return when back in Big smoke.

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Dehradun, India
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is must visit for a foodie. Best Malaysian food had so far. Long queue and wait time is there and Food served worth the wait....while waiting we enjoyed chefs preparing roti chanai n other types of rotis. My daughter who is a preschooler was thrilled to see them cooking. We ordered many dishes and the roti canai they... More 

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Thank Yogeshupadhyay
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tasty and nice food. Very busy place. Curry is very tasty, rice just perfect. We had to queue for 10min but it was worth it.

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Thank Pavel S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a Brazilian that is not used to that kind of spicy food, the prawn was very hot, but also very flavourous. The roti cone with ice cream was very nice. The staff is great.

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Thank Gustavo C
Manchester Area
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Corner of China Town/Darling Harbour. Just WOW, just great Malaysian Street food. Always a queue outside and worth the wait. They do incredible Malaysian food but some borders on Indian curries (Lentil which is really tasty with the fresh fluffy Malay Roti made on-site). The food is presented well and the service is excellent. Not expensive. Spicy Chicken rice is... 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
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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