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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 #142 of 5,235 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Neighborhood: City Centre
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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Cheap and good what else? We took 3 soup and drink for 33 dolls! And we where served within the minute we order it!

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Sydney, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I remember when Malay Chinese was in a basement on Castlereagh Street before the transformation of the building into luxury stores. It was so convenient as it was in the centre of town and there would be queues out the door and up the stairs. It's good to see that nothing has changed in their location at Hunter Street. Even... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For decades now I have been going to this family-run Malaysian "restaurant" (the operation USED to be a 'sort' of restaurant, but now its more like what you would find in a Malaysian food court!)..I can remember at least two other locations, & have gratefully followed them wherever they have moved --who wouldn't! Oh yes they've passionate followers for other... More

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Sydney, Australia
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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73 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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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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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 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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