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Mamak

#69 of 5,444 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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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and value

The roti canai here is the best and the curries very good. Very authentic and such good value. Well worth the wait to get in, which is handled very efficiently. Just queue up and enjoy watching the roti being made in the window.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Mullumbimby, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The roti canai here is the best and the curries very good. Very authentic and such good value. Well worth the wait to get in, which is handled very efficiently. Just queue up and enjoy watching the roti being made in the window.

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Burnie Tasmania
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44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The roti are the highlight of this restaurant. Amazing to watch being made and even more amazing to eat! I thought I had died and gone to heaven whilst eating the roti tisu! Worth the 30min wait for a table.

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Cary, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Best Malaysian food ever. The sweet roti prathas are mind blowing. Would def go back. The line was long with it moved pretty fast

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Flinders, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We picked Mamak on the recommendation of my brother - a frequent diner in the Haymarket district. Sure we were prepared for a bit of a wait, especially with 6 people to be seated and so it was. 45 minutes of wait actually...Luckily, the chefs kept us entertained, spinning & twirling the dough into what would become all kinds of... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Do you want to avoid the line at Mamak? Well, you can't. (sorry if that got your hopes up) It's Yelp's #1 spot in Australia, it's a small place, and they have good food. So you'll have to be willing to wait at least half an hour at any given point of the day. But it'll be worth it. Three... More 

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Manly, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have often seen this restaurant have a queue outside and never had the time to wait for a meal. This time I did and I know now why there is always a queue. The food is delicious great value friendly service. The only down side is it is noisy however it was a happy buzz so it wasn't too... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Get there early to line up as they don't take bookings. Well worth the wait though. Service is quick and friendly once inside. Food is very tasty and excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you can get in within 10 minutes then do it. Otherwise go somewhere else to eat. Other than the various forms of Roti, the menu is limited and sometime "hit and miss". If you want to sample the roti, walk to the front of the queue and get takeaway. Then sit in the street and eat it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Kerala porata (roti canai) is tooo good, the service is duper quick. Try teh haliya if u like ginger tea. Ice kachank is akso a nice dessert to try. Feels like Kerala food.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of many returning visits. Mamak is a great find. Delicious and authentic food. You may have to wait in line if it is busy, but once you are seated the service is quick and the food is top quality. I recommend the roti planta, rojak and mee goreng. BYO is $2. This is one of my favourite restaurants, I... 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?