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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
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 .

1 Thank Tardustraveller
Hobart, Australia
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Tanya703
Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank ReginaldSLin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Shalini T
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282 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place if you have ever visited Malaysia. The smells and sounds in this small restaurant are just the same as over there. We enjoyed the hubub as much as the food. Nothing formal, nothing fancy but excellent food.

Thank Iain S
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime when you miss Asian food in Tassie , swing by here for Very Nice near to perfection taste of their Menu which ranges from Nasi Lemak ., Curry Chicken , Roti Canai .... wow ., its too many to pen down here . Order and Pay @cashier and take your seat ., In a jiffy , the hot dishes... More 

1 Thank calvinchan
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Malaysian food in a cafe setting. Very quick service. And amazingly cheap. Not the place you would chose for a big night out, but prefect for a quick and tasty dinner.

Thank Elliot G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, served by beautiful friendly people at a very very fair price! I had the fish curry twice in four days, it was so good and my friends all had different dishes and were full of praise for the food they consumed. If there was a Sawak nearby, I would definitely visit weekly!

Thank Jeremy P
Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

After reading other reviews, we were looking forward to eating here, but were dissapointed. The food was average. The service was good and friendly. We only waited a few minutes before a table was available. Unfortunately we were left wondering why all the great reviews??

Thank Florence C
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had chicken curry, beef rendang, vegetable laksa, satay chicken noodle, Singapore mee hoon and roti canai. All were amazing! We will be coming back.

Thank Rob C

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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
11:00 - 15:00
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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