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Jacks Satay Bar

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Asian, Malaysian
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571-573 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
+61 3 9375 3778
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: A Malaysian restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Malaysian...
A Malaysian restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Malaysian dishes for the past 25 years. Home Delivery and take away available, licensed, BYO wine and champagne only.
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  • 42
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been a few times and always good

Been here 2 or 3 times and every dish that's comes out is always good. Lovely atmosphere and even with a group of 8 people we have never had a long wait. Definitely a place to take that someone special for a romantic night out..

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter G
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here 2 or 3 times and every dish that's comes out is always good. Lovely atmosphere and even with a group of 8 people we have never had a long wait. Definitely a place to take that someone special for a romantic night out..

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Thank Peter G
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Peter G for your gracious comments. We try hard to keep the dishes we serve coming out at the same standard every time. It's great to hear from people like yourself who appreciate us. And yes it is a great romantic place to be, especially Valentines Day or that special anniversary. Regards Jack More 

Gosford, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy Saturday night but you wouldn't realise. Food tasty & well presented, service great. We had the banquet, perfect portions. Great wine options

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Thank Pete L
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Pete, Thanks so much for coming into Jacks. We have a lot of interstate guests, who always make a point of stopping when they are in Melbourne, so thanks again and we are so glad you enjoyed your evening. Jack More 

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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been to Jack's Satay Bar for awhile, so we were really looking forward to the night.....and we weren't disappointed! Everything was just superb......all three courses! I think it's safe to say we rolled out of Jacks looking like roti rolls......

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Thank Mishky1
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mishky, What a lovely description you gave of us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening and yes our food stands the test of time! Regards Jack More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is out go to place after a race meeting. I have never had a bad dish, sometimes we will just say to staff bring us something yummy.. It always is. The duck Goreng is as simple as it is delicious, I highly recommend at end of s hectic day. Wine list compliments menu perfectly.

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Thank travisde
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, We are so pleased you enjoy coming to Jacks after a big day at the Races, that's what we are famous for. There is nothing better than resting those tired feet and enjoying a good wine and some tasty food. So thanks again for your support and we look forward to seeing you again. John More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The food here is very bland. Lacks taste and spice. Not sure how they are in second place for the area. There are plenty of better options.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi, So sorry you felt our food was bland and lacked taste, we have a very loyal following and people come back time and time again for the last 25 years for things like the satay sauce, which they call bottled gold. We are in second place because people love our style of food, perhaps you could give us another... More 

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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I had high hopes after reading all the good reviews. I ordered the mixed skewers with signature satay sauce, prawns in signature chilli sauce and Singapore noodles. The beef satay was nice, the chicken pretty average. No heat unfortunately. The chilli prawns were very bland, no taste and no spice. Singapore noodles had no curry. They had a tomato sauce... More 

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Thank Cindymosch
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Cindy, Thank you for your review both here and on Face Book. I am very sorry you felt there wasn't enough spice in the dishes and the food was bland. As mentioned to you before we don't put a lot of chilli in our dishes as that's how most customers want it to be and we can always add... More 

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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place never fails to impress. Delightful food. Satay's so very yummy. They also have a gluten free option. Always popular with diners.

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1 Thank Lois1357
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lois 1375 Thanks for your lovely words about Jacks. Its wonderful to have such loyal customers are yourself. We are so glad you enjoy our food. Regards Jack More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

John and all his staff are exceptional. The food speaks for itself hence why ppl keep going back. Just a great dinning experience.

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Thank Renee R
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Dear Renee R, Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate that. So nice to have good customers like you who appreciate our food and staff!. Regards Jack More 

Essendon, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

John and the team never disappoint. My wife and I have been coming to Jacks for over 12 years and have never had a poor experience, whether it be for a special occasion, a quick bite before a movie, or for takeaway/delivery on a night in. Should I ever get to the point where I have to choose a 'last... More 

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Thank Haydn74
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Haydn74, Its wonderful that you still love Jacks after all these years. Yes I agree with your "Last Meal" request. Hope you keep on coming and enjoying your meals and take away. Jack More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Went to dinner last night for our anniversary and decided we would visit Jack's Satay Bar after an absence of a few years. Not because we didn't like it previously, just because Melbourne has so many choices!!! Well it's like returning to an old friend....nothing disappoints. From the attentiveness of the staff and especially the owner, the swiftness of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vivien M
holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Vivien, What wonderful things to write about us, we certainly appreciate people like you who do come back and especially to find you STILL love it. The celebration dishes like the Lobster are so very popular. The Satays of course can never be replicated. A lot of restaurants try, but never hit the mark. Our recipe hasn't changed in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 571-573 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Moonee Ponds
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9375 3778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A Malaysian restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Malaysian dishes for the past 25 years. Home Delivery and take away available, licensed, BYO wine and champagne only.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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