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Shop 1, 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2067, Australia
(02) 9231 6788
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Typical place from the East, ordinary seating and service but absolutely dazzling food! The chicken laksa and the beef mekong are superb!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Typical place from the East, ordinary seating and service but absolutely dazzling food! The chicken laksa and the beef mekong are superb!

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California
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45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I am always up for something new and having had great Malay food in Singapore I decided to give it a try. The Laksa was really tasty and surprisingly filling for a big guy like me. If you are looking for value and taste, this is hard to beat. I had the prawn and skinless version.

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Brisbane, Australa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved it.... as soon as you walk in youd think youre in one of the kopi-tiams (coffee shops) back in Malaysia or Singapore. With the old "uncle" at the counter rattling off the menu at you. Spartan deco, but its all about the food here. Awsome malaysian food at decent prices. Smack n the heart of sydney. Had the laksa,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

One of my absolute favorite places in Sydney to get Laksa. The soup broth is delicious and the thing keeps me coming back is the chili paste they have at the counter which adds a great kick and flavour to the soup. The setup inside is simple and they don't do table service, so don't come here expecting anything fancy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was bright here by my father to have lunch. It was highly recommended and I was not disappointed. When you walk in, it looked like a hospital cafeteria. It was a place that encouraged you eat and go. You definitely come here for the food, not the ambience. We ordered a Har Mee (prawn noodle) and a Hainan Chicken... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We happened upon this spot after a quick Trip Advisor search while in the area a few weeks ago. So glad that we went in. Malay Chinese Take Away doesn't look like much from the outside, nor is the decor inside anything to write home about but that's not why you are there. Service here is quick and friendly, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

their chicken laksa is the best and highly recommendable!! I believe this place has the best laksa in Australia!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

highly recommend the chicken laksa! in my view, the best in Sydney. failing that, try the spicy chiken curry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I never enjoyed laksa when I was living in Singapore. The version they sold in the Katong district was heavy on coconut milk, and the addition of cockles was an unappetizing touch. The broth was light and flavorless. So you can imagine my happy surprise when I was introduced to this place by my workmates. It reminded me of my... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of the attractions for me of staying in the neighbouring Radisson Blu hotel was the proximity to my favourite laksa haunt, Malay Chinese on Hunter St! Used to frequently do a laksa run for many of us in the office when I worked nearby, and now that I live outside of Sydney I always try to make it back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 1, 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9231 6788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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