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Jacks Satay Bar

#231 of 3,836 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Malaysian
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571-573 Mount Alexander Road | Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria 3039, Australia
+61 3 9375 3778
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A Malaysian restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Malaysian...
A Malaysian restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Malaysian dishes for the past 25 years. Home Delivery and take away available, licensed, BYO wine and champagne only.
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popped in for a quick dinner

Heading back late from appointment in the CBD we decided to revisit Jacks for a quick meal. After not dining there for at least 15 years we were pleasantly surprised that it was still top notch. Just opting for mains only, we shared a spicy noodle dish, traditional chicken curry, coconut rice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our first visit in 6 months and the food and services remains fantastic. John, Majorie and Sean have been there always and they gave us a big welcome.

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi guys, thanks so much for coming to dine with us, yes we are all still here! 25 years for Margie and I and Sean 8 years. We aim to please and look forward to seeing our good customers. Thanks John More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Heading back late from appointment in the CBD we decided to revisit Jacks for a quick meal. After not dining there for at least 15 years we were pleasantly surprised that it was still top notch. Just opting for mains only, we shared a spicy noodle dish, traditional chicken curry, coconut rice and roti bread all washed down with a... More 

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Glad you popped in after all this time!. Glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. We try to keep up our service and quality of food always, so as you can see we are still going strong. Thanks again for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again sooner I hope. John More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Really nice food and reasonably priced! We had the set menu , a great way to try everything . Thoroughly recommend !

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Deb, Thanks for coming in to Jacks for a meal. The set menu is a good option, it allows you to try a bit of everything. Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again! John More 

Bendigo, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We live in Bendigo, a couple of hours from Melbourne. Five or six times a year we travel to Melbourne just to have lunch at Jack's, be it for a special occasion or 'just because'. John and the staff are fantastic and the food is simply to die for! What more needs to be said?

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

thanks you so much guys for coming in to spend your special occasions with us. We love seeing you and am so glad you still enjoy both the food and ambience after all these years. We always look forward to seeing great customers like you. It is wonderful to see people still enjoying our food, we try hard to keep... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What else can be said? You wouldn't go back to a place over and over if you didn't like it. John and the crew provide not only amazing food, but welcome you with open arms. Old favourites like roti rolls are a signature but they also compliment all the other brilliant things you can find on the menu. Well done,... More 

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ryan, It is wonderful to have customers like you coming back year after year for all their favourite dishes. We so appreciate you giving us fantastic feed back. It tells us we are still keeping up the "Jacks" standard. Look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I have been going to Jacks Satay Bar for 25 years, to celebrate special occasions, or just an excuse to spend some time together! Excellent food and service ALWAYS! This restaurant has always been our favourite restaurant to share as a couple, with our kids and as a group. Our fav meals would have to be the... More 

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jo, We are so glad you still enjoy coming to Jacks. We love to see our loyal customers come in and enjoy their old favourites such as you do. We keep those dishes on the menu for people just as yourselves. Who can go past a Roti Roll. I have noticed of late many restaurants have pinched our Roti... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What an amazing night !!, yet again the attention to detail and commitment to service is an absolute credit to the team and establishment. On such a busy night John was so accomodating. Andrew.

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments, yes it was an extremely busy night with a few other parties thrown in. So we are thrilled to hear once again your enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I recently had a birthday dinner at Jacks Satay Bar on a Saturday night and the service was appalling. So disorganised. Multiple people had ordered the same dishes and they all came out like 15 mins apart. The food was absolutely delicious but the service just ruined it.

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Dear Samantha, We were sorry to hear your dinner service was not what you expected. Yes it was a very busy night. Unfortunately your birthday dinner fell on Valentines Day. As you can imagine the diners were mostly two's. Having a mix of set menus and A La Carte on such a night can be tricky. We apologise for any... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

hot, crowded and noisy. Food was good - not great. The menu hasn't changed in quite some time. Highlight - the Nasi Goreng.

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, So sorry you did not enjoy your dinner with us here at Jacks. Yes sometimes it can be noisy, but our customers can be a bit noisy enjoying themselves. Our menu has had a few changes over the years but our regular customers insist that we keep all the dishes they like! More 

Melbourne
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has been around a long time and it does some of the best Malaysian Chinese food you'll ever have. Some of the dishes are constants on the menu with good reason - the extraordinary ducksi goreng and the roti rolls are must haves. From time to time they branch out with a few new dishes but this is... More 

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holidaysatays, Owner at Jacks Satay Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you still enjoy coming to Jacks Satay Bar. Yes we do still keep the "oldies but goodies" on the menu for that very reason, people want to come for the dishes they have enjoyed for the last 25 years. So thank you for your review we really appreciate good customers like you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 571-573 Mount Alexander Road | Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria 3039, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9375 3778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: Malaysian

Description

A Malaysian restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Malaysian dishes for the past 25 years. Home Delivery and take away available, licensed, BYO wine and champagne only.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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