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Mamak

#61 of 4,211 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Asian, Malaysian
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15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 9211 1668
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 357
    Excellent
  • 274
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Roti is a must-order at Mamak. It is light, flaky yet incredibly moreish and even beats some versions I've tried back in Malaysia. The basic roti set is served with a dhal and a curry sauce. Other dishes to try are the maggi goreng and the satay. Don't be deterred by the snaking line outside. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lin T
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Roti is a must-order at Mamak. It is light, flaky yet incredibly moreish and even beats some versions I've tried back in Malaysia. The basic roti set is served with a dhal and a curry sauce. Other dishes to try are the maggi goreng and the satay. Don't be deterred by the snaking line outside. It generally moves quickly and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Saw the long queue everytime so decided to try it. Ordered chicken satay, nasi lemak, nasi goreng, and egg prata, and oh my word its just like how they cook it in malaysia. Truly an authentic taste, reasonable price too. For a moment I forgot that I was In Sydney. Deffinately worth the wait!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

No licence! no problem! In this place, the food speaks for itself! Authentic Malaysian food, in a bustling atmosphere, it's worth the queue, and there's always a queue here, which tells its own story - not to be missed!

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

great tasty food. If you like Asian food this is the place to visit. Great atmosphere and food. Very hustle and bussle and most customers are local rather than tourist. You may have to queue for. About 20mins at. Peak periods but well worth the wait. No licence so if you need alcohol it's BYO.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I used to like this place because the food was good and the staff were friendly Malaysians. Now I hate to say it, I really detest this place. The food has gone average, the staff are rude, when you call them to order, they have a look on their face like you are a bother! They also make people wait... More 

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Canberra
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

An awesome casual eatery with full and flavoursome food! Great roti, curry and fried chicken to rival the best in Sydney! The place is buzzing and open late on weekends - a must in Sydney city.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife went to Mamak for lunch on a Tuesday. We have been warned of long queues but there were none. We were in luck and went straight in. We shared a roti canai, beef satay, kari ayam (chicken curry) and Stir-fried long beans with chillies and shrimp paste. I am not a great fan of shrimp paste so the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The large crowd on a weekday night drew us into this place. The overall experience was fantastic. The staff was very helpful and attentive. The food, very surprising, amazing. Enough options to fill up vegetarians!!

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Top Contributor
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37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've heard so much about this place so decided to visit. I didnt find the food lived up to the hype. It was good, but not great and found it too oily ans buttery for me, so much so i had stomach aches after.

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

NOM NOM NOM Absolutely adore Mamak. Everything about it. The food, the price, the service, the speed, the roti, the window - even the line outside, waiting in anticipation for a deliciously succulent lamb curry with a hot, soft roti.... I'm salivating as I write this.... I really can't help but rave about Mamak, I've truly never been disappointed -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9211 1668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 13
  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am

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