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Jacks Satay Bar

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571-573 Mount Alexander Road | Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria 3039, Australia
+61 3 9375 3778
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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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 8
    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
An oldie and a goodie

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Melbourne
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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
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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
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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
220 reviews 220 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I can't believe the negatives on here! We love this place. We are regulars at Jacks satay and always order the same meal to share! It is always perfect and delicious. For entrée we have the chicken satay skewers, the chicken roti rolls and the curry puffs. And for the main we share the sizzling beef with steamed rice. Its... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review, we really do rely on good customers like you and we fully appreciate your loyalty. It is wonderful customers like yourself that keep us going and we look forward to seeing you again soon!. More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've eaten here twice now and both times I have been disappointed. Service was satisfactory, restaurant certainly has a pleasant ambience, prices are average but the food has been a massive let down both times. The chicken satay was tasteless and drowned in a sauce that should have saved it but didn't. I couldn't even bare to finish the dish.... More 

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

We are truly sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food at Jacks Satay Bar. We are in our 25th year and still have an extremely loyal following. It is unfortunate that the dishes you did not like are actually some of our most requested. Perhaps your tastes and expectations are different to those who frequent our restaurant. Again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i love this place.... •^_^• my family have lived in the area for many years.. so.. when i am home with them.. having food from 'jack's satay bar' is always a craving! also :: lately i have been at home a lot.. {with some personal health issues.. i've been rather unwell annoyingly.. & staying indoors more than i like..} however..... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments when reviewing Jacks Satay Bar, we are blessed to have such wonderful and loyal customers like you. You are a "child of Jacks" as we say. Coming in from your early years with your parents and now we are seeing the next generation coming in. It is wonderful to feel we are keeping... 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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