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Sparrow Indonesian Restaurant

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301 Lord St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 8 9228 2238
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Indonesian Food - Great Price

Sparrow is one of the cheapest restaurants in Perth. It is also home to some of the best Indonesian food in Perth. The place is tiny. It is primarily a takeaway place with a few plastic tables and chairs thrown about for those that wish to eat in, about 30 seats all up. It is almost always busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Jeremy H
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Sparrow is one of the cheapest restaurants in Perth. It is also home to some of the best Indonesian food in Perth. The place is tiny. It is primarily a takeaway place with a few plastic tables and chairs thrown about for those that wish to eat in, about 30 seats all up. It is almost always busy, full of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing, I wish I could fill more than one stomach! It is totally authentic, amazing depth of flavour and well priced. Service exists and is really all you need although I would be conscious I many not end up with my intended dish by placing a phone order. The owner is deserving proud and loves chatting to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been going to Sparrow for many years and the food is always consistently good. I have travelled a lot around Asia and never found rendang or ikan bilis that compare. The owner is a very friendly and entertaining Vietnamese guy. It is a pity that they moved to smaller premises as it is impossible to get a decent... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner on a Thursday evening and the place was jumping! This is obviously a popular spot. Once we tasted the food and were made to feel so very welcome by the staff, we learned why. I had the Gulai Udang (prawns in spicy coconut sauce) and my husband had Nasi Goreng. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

My first visit to this small but extremely friendly fine in and take away was most agreeable. An extensive Indonesian menu will satisfy all tastes. Everything served is absolutely MSG free! Quite a boast! Friendly and ultra rapid service tops off a wonderful experience. Perhaps it could be a little quieter, as the metal chairs on tiles can be testing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It may be small & yes it has plastic tablecloths but it is the food you come for. It has the look of do I really want to go in but once in you will love it & keep coming back. The food is delicious & cheap ,there was five of us we had seven meal to share two drinks... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We popped in here on the way home from work last Friday night (it's not open on weekends or public holidays). After trying out my Indonesian, the waiter/owner said that he was from Saigon but his chef (his wife) was from Indonesia. The restaurant is tiny (probably 10 tables max), very basic decor, cutlery etc but it has a certain... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Having heard and read the positive reviews we decided to give the Sparrow a shot. Ordered over the phone and had a short wait for the food to be ready. Never good to hear a microwave beeping and seeing that container go in your bag. Our quick trip home revealed the microwave was certainly the way our food had been... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is so good, (authentic) that it's like a good fishing spot! I really don't want to share it, as it will become too popular & will be hard to get a table. But they do a roaring trade with their fast take-a-ways which is great for the locals! However, the real fun is supplied by their maitre'd so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Food was absolutely yummy. There's no msg used in all the cooking. Prices are very good. The boss is extremely friendly and has quite a funny character too. I will definitely go back often!

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Additional Information about Sparrow Indonesian Restaurant

Address: 301 Lord St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9228 2238
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Vincent  >  Highgate
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
Cuisine: Indonesian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Lord St, Highgate, Vincent, Western Australia 6003, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Vincent  >  Highgate
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9228 2238

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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