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Malay Chinese

Shop 1, 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2067, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9231 6788
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Ranked #138 of 5,205 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The laksa at this place has to be the best laksa in Sydney. Its rich, creamy, full of flavour and if you add another serving of chilli paste - wow! The queue is long during peak lunch hours every day and this is testament of how good the laksa is. Granted not everyone who frequents this joint orders a laksa... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was a huge fan of the Malaya Restaurant in the 80s and their laksa was THE best. The Malay Chinese in Hunter St has a delicious laksa that costs about $11 dollars or less. I haven't tried anything else because I can't resist the skinless chicken laksa with extra bean curd. Make sure you add a dollop of the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Never tried Laksa before, but this was good. Good portions. Very cheap, fast service and alot of people in the restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As a fan of laksa, Malay Chinese was recommended to me by a friend given I work at that end of town. It's a no-frills restaurant. The laksa is tasty albeit the serving of whatever base ingredient you choose (be it chicken, beef, beancurd, etc) is on the small side compared with other similar venues. Tip - get there before... More

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Sydney. Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Simply the best laksa I have had. Zero ambience or charm apart from the buzz of the customers with the queue out the door an up the street. They do have some good daily specials but really the main reason to come here is the laksa

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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place is a great lunch spot. It's always packed. The laksa is awesome - full of flavour, big portions and the chicken is so tender! Love this place. Best value in Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I visited this restaurant because I always see queues outside the shop, so thought that it must be good. Their laksa was indeed delicious. Haven't tried their other dishes so can't really say much about that. Will come back for a visit! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Good quality food. Just the job for a hungry family. Well with a visit. Kids enjoyed it too. The menu choice was simple

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I cannot say anything bad about the many laksas I have enjoyed at this delicious establishment! I go during lunch time in the city and it is quite busy, but we always get served quickly and our meals are prepared quickly too. I would highly recommend and encourage everyone to taste this divine laksa. Go, go, go!

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I must start with the disclaimer that I know the family which runs this place, although I have fallen in love with the food here about 15 years ago, before I have come to know them. We visit the Malay Chinese at least once a month. Sometimes the craving gets us to come more frequently. It's usually the laksa that... More

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