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Mamak

#66 of 5,486 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Malaysian
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15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 9211 1668
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 352
    Excellent
  • 269
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 8
    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
A great experience

A long line of waiting diners drew our attention to this place. Visited early the next day - had to wait but the queue was smaller. Thro' the windows one will see the chefs busily preparing 'roti' on a factory line mode - will keep you interested and hungry while you wait. Food was very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Sandy D
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

A long line of waiting diners drew our attention to this place. Visited early the next day - had to wait but the queue was smaller. Thro' the windows one will see the chefs busily preparing 'roti' on a factory line mode - will keep you interested and hungry while you wait. Food was very tasty - fresh seafood in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I come here often. I love the authenticity of the food so honest served as if you're at home. My chicken curry has bones all the flavours are there. Satay sauces are to die for. Roti canai are made fresh and so fluffy. I could sit here all day.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent Food. But definitely a super long queue. There is no booking. So best to queue up early before the restaurants opens. The food is amazing. Definitely worth going for a causal meal.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Been a very long time wanting to come here. But always due to the lines have avoided. But on my birthday actually walked past and there was no line. Still busy inside but got a seat for 7 of us. Upon ordering, the food literally started coming out within a few minutes. All food was great. If you love tender... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Yes, we did wait. Were there on a Friday night. Restaurant opens at 5:30pm. Luckily we got the last available table at around 5:45pm. Excellent food. Service is ok.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Had dinner at Mamak whilst having a brief stay in Sydney. It was fantastic. There was a que to get in which was fast. The restaurant was packed. But staff were efficient and friendly. It's BYO so we popped out to pick up a bottle and food was ready before we got back. The Nasi Lamak was gorgeous and the... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

While visiting Sydney, we figured we should track down some good Malaysian food since we don't find it much where we live. We read up on many places, and Mamak scored high. There is a warn about the wait and que, but don't worry, it seems to move pretty swiftly. We showed up on a Thursday at 12:30p.m. and only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Only waited 5 minutes to be seated and well worth it. Lamb curry ans spicy prawns the highlight but the sweet crispy Roti at the end was a highlight. Don't forget to bring your own wine but if you do the Star Hotel on the corner has a small bottle shop. Not quite like being in Penang but very good... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been to Mamak for a number of years and tries to have a meal here every time we are in Sydney, and yes we waited as usual for 20 minutes. I never wait anywhere else so that is an indication of my devotion to this place. Our latest experience was a bit disappointing in particular less attention to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We saw the queue out side of this place and thought we'd give it a try. We waited about 15 minutes and enjoyed watching the chef make the roti thorugh the window. The roti we ordered was really lovely but the salad my wife ordered was cold, stodgy and covered with a very sweet peanut sauce. To the staffs credit... 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?