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285 - 297 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
9889 7977
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with one other. I had Char Kway Chow probably could do with a little more seafood and chicken but good nonetheless 3/5. Friend had Nasi Lemak 3/5 again good but not spectacular. Would come again? Yes

Thank neutralbaytourco
Jakarta, Indonesia
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210 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We came here on last day of CNY, and had the YuSheng, as not many places sell them. To be honest, I don't particularly like it, just a traditional thing to eat, out of novelty. The YuSheng here, was a lot bigger than I'd expected- small was big enough for 5 of us. They don't do all the verbal sayings,... More 

Thank FoolishSaint
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Short Review: Must try foods - • Otak Otak • Fried Kuey Teow • Rojak Longer Review: This is a restaurant I've driven past a number of times on the way to Chatswood but never really felt sure if I'd stop. After all, I was on my way to another Malaysian restaurant there famous of their street food. So while... More 

Thank hellojaeson
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Consistent, good quality Malaysian food & attentive service within the commercial wasteland that is Macquarie Park!

Thank Dean S
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

They bill themselves as The Malaysian Food Experience and they spot on: they serve great authentic Malaysian food. I've eaten here many times and, while the service is slow, the food is always sensational. I love the noodle dishes - choose their Mee Goreng and Char Kway Teow with 3 levels of heat - the hottest level works for me.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Sambal for lunch and I ordered KL Hokkien noodles because it was on the weekend Special. It turned out to be the worst Hokkien KL noodle dish I have ever tasted. I was very disappointed with the quality. What was in the dish? A few Hokkien noodles with a couple of squid, a couple of small fish... More 

Thank J S
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great Malaysian food specialising in Nonya cuisine.Attentive staff ,free parking at the back.Recommend the Kapitan chicken curry ,Nasi goring,most of the entrees ,Assam prawns. Reasonably priced ,good size portions.

Thank Ashlyn P
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I went today with my husband for dinner.I was so hungry and expecting something nice to eat.but its a disaster.I waited for the food I thought its nice coz the price is a bit expensive.but when the food served the food is terrible.Poor lighting inside the place and its like your eating in the dark.

Thank Sefhen D
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very good Malaysian restaurant especially catering to the lunch time Macquarie Park office crowd. I love going here whenever I'm visiting corporate clients for executive coaching in the Sydney North Shore area. It's also a great place to have lunch with clients. Parking is abundant at MacDonalds next door as well as some on the busy main... More 

Thank Charles R
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A regular for me when in Sydney, reliable and quick when you are in a hurry! Can't go wrong with the Nasi Goreng. Great value and good size portions...

Thank ScottyH67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 - 297 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  North Ryde
  • Phone Number: 9889 7977

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