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Mamak

#75 of 4,238 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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 383
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  • 298
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 23
    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
Worth the wait

It takes a good 15-20 minutes to get a table here but the service after that is quick and the food, worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
pinka81
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Pune
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Pune
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It takes a good 15-20 minutes to get a table here but the service after that is quick and the food, worth the wait.

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wasnt expecting a queque outside when we arrived at restaurant at 6.15pm. We knew there was a no reservation policy. It was good to watch the roti being made while waiting outside on the footpath. The line did move quickly and food was served quickly, even though we had to chase up two dishes for a party of 5. Hubby... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What was the fuss about? Unless you are a Malaysian you won't know. Staff was friendly though :-) You can do better elsewhere!

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Such a popular place, no bookings just have to que, we were fortunate and went early got straight in but times you can be queuing for half hour or more. Watch them through the window making roti. Great atmosphere inside, people sit, dine, pay then out and another group takes your place to dine. Food is beautiful

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Doonan, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Having heard all about this fast food style restaurant we decided to join the long queue and taste for ourselves. Well worth the wait and the line of hungry customers moved amazingly fast after all ! It was great to be able to see directly through the large glass windows into the prep area and we were not disappointed. Food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Hands down this small hawker style Indian Malaysian city eatery serves the best roti and curries in town. What makes this place evenPre special are the staff. They are extremely courteous and friendly. Being extremely popular and located in the heart of the city one has to be prepared to wait in a queue to be seated. If you indeed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Authentic Malaysian food. The roti chainai are excellent!! The wait staff is lovely. Be prepared to wait in line! I'd recommend to arrive right as they open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I discovered this place while going out for dinner one night, it was a Tuesday evening and there was a queue outside the door. I didn't eat there that night but came back a few days later for dinner, again there was a queue but it went really quickly and you can watch the chefs making the rotis in the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stopped by for a little late night dinner. Waited in line for 20 minutes (was watching the cooks making roti so the wait was actually worth it). Chicken curry very good, next time I'll sure to order some rice too.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best meals of our trip and we could totally understand the queue to get in. Great food, friendly service and Roti to die for!

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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 to 13
  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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