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694 Doncaster Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3108, Australia
(03) 9848 1605
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wouldn't drive across town for it but worth a visit for a local

Having come here on a recommendation I must say I was expecting a little better. My first attempt found me facing closed doors as the place is closed on Sunday nights, and Monday nights as well I think. Anyway came back on a day that it was open and was greeted by one of the waitresses and sat... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Having come here on a recommendation I must say I was expecting a little better. My first attempt found me facing closed doors as the place is closed on Sunday nights, and Monday nights as well I think. Anyway came back on a day that it was open and was greeted by one of the waitresses and sat down at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Excellent experience here and haven't been disappointed once. Simple, clean and well layed out hawker style Malaysian food. The food here is always good and favourite place for family & friends alike. Good size portion and reasonable value for money. Would recommended Char Kuey Teow, Penang Assam Laksa and Ipoh Char Hor Fun as our favourite pick on the menu.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Best Char Kuey Teow so far in Melbourne I have had after living here for 8 years, and I have tried many places...Service is excellent as well, very friendly staff..Well priced for the portion..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Great experience when we first dined here, authentic as it comes however it has become a bit stale over time. The standards are good but the menu needs a shake as it has become dull. Lovely staff but the decor is ordinary.

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Melbourne, Australia
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266 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Straits Cafe is as plain an establishment as you can imagine. Fluro tubes, vinyl tiles, simple wooden tables... but you won't find better quality (and better value) Malaysian food anywhere. We've dined here very happily many times and because we've just returned from Malaysia we were hanging out for a Char KwayTeo and a Laksa. As usual the Straits... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Serves good Malaysian meals and most are reasonably priced. It can get busy here so ensure you book ahead specually for dinner. I like their Hainanese chicken rice, murtabak, lojak. They have specials that would do well if the staff is able to guide patrons on what the specials are to begin with. Fast service. Would go back here for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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133 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We are new residents in Melbourne. We heard people talked about this great Malaysian cafe with great char kwai teow and Penang Hokkien noodles. We were there recently for lunch and were very disappointed. The place was run down, and the owners had no pride in the cafe. Food was ordinary; I can cook better at home! May be we... More 

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melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

We first ate here 4 years ago and the food was pretty good. We went for a quick family meal last week and thought it was a total let down. The laksa soup noodle lacked ingredients. The Rojak had too much sauce. The rendang beef was ok. We couldnt finish the Rojak not because there was too much food but... More 

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Mallacoota Victoria Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Authentic Malaysian cuisine without the bells and whistles. Reminds me of street food in Malasia more than any other restaurant in Melbourne. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I am not sure I am referring to the correct restaurant, "Straits of Malacca" in 188 Little Brouke Street. This buffet style restaurant is a MUST GO restaurant when you are in Melbourne. Be prepared and enjoy a hearty buffet style meal and worth very cents you spent.

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  • Address: 694 Doncaster Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9848 1605

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