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Mamak

#76 of 4,197 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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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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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
Delicious Favored Fried Chicken

You must try this place when in Sydney! We happened to walk by as a line was forming 45 minutes before they opened for dinner! When you see that many people standing in line - it's a clue! So in we went and ordered various Roti's, Satay, and the Malaysian Fried Chicken! What flavor!! Glad I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Noel D
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Where else you can eat this quality Malay food in Sydney CBD ? Fast service and tasty Malaysian street food. Good place to catch-up with your mates on lunch break. Pricing is too high for a roti. Just flour, water, salt and oil. And gas for cooking.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This would've been a 5 star review, the food was great, waiters kind and accommodating, but there was MSG in nearly every course. One of our party is allergic to MSG & had a miserable meal as a consequence. If they insist on using MSG at least have a few none MSG options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You must try this place when in Sydney! We happened to walk by as a line was forming 45 minutes before they opened for dinner! When you see that many people standing in line - it's a clue! So in we went and ordered various Roti's, Satay, and the Malaysian Fried Chicken! What flavor!! Glad I ordered 4 pieces right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Must haves: roti, satay, fried chicken. Try going mid-afternoon when there is no wait for a late lunch. Delicious, reasonably priced, and your taste buds will thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a busy place but you can try really good taste different food courses. I love it in my first visit and all stuff were polite and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is hot stuff at the moment with most evenings seeing a line out front of punters waiting for a table. It is very typical Malaysian Street food. The place is noisy and busy so frequented mainly by younger diners, as it is crowded and very casual. Normally the orders are taken and you get all fairly quickly. Any... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a very popular restaurant. We need to queque as we cannot book. We like the satay, nasi lemak, curry chicken, roti chanai and squid. Credit cards at 2% surcharge are accepted. Service is great.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I am an Australian who has lived in Malaysia for over 10 years, and if you are in Sydney and really missing the TRUE taste of Malaysia, this definitely won't disappoint. A smaller menu but packed with the essentials and quality that matter. Fabulous home style Roti Canai, Murtabak, Ayam Goreng BESAR, Nasi Lemak and Mixed Satay (of course)...and finish... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

they open around 5:30pm, but they have a long queue even before they open..you should spend at least 1 hour to get into the restaurant, i think this is one of the best malaysian restaurant ive ever tried, worth to wait

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is one of my favourite places to eat in the city. The Ayam berempah is a staple. Finger licking pieces of juicy chicken, fried in amazing spices. I can't get enough of this stuff. We also usually always get a roti canai and the roti with banana and pandan are both a delicious finish. We tried the roti bom... More 

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Additional Information about Mamak

Address: 15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9211 1668
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
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
Average Prices: USD 9 to 13
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

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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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