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Selera Malaysian Cafe

487 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
09 520 7977
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Ranked #264 of 1,180 restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went to Selera for lunch. I had the gong-bao chicken and my partner ordered the laksa. They were both delivered quickly and at a good price for New Market. Both dishes had a real authenticity to them. Everything tasted fresh and SO flavoursome. It's a pity the menu doesn't use a proper heat measuring system though.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had Beef Rendang and Char Kway Teow here. Beef Rendang was good but the noodle was just average. Busy restaurant and quick turnover, the service team might be not smiling all time time but efficient service provided.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I read the reviews and had heard from friends that this place was fantastic I went on Saturday for a takeaway as the Sri Penang was not open at that time Ordered my food-was told it would take 15 mins max After 25 they had forgotten the order and instead of making me a fresh meal simply scrapped a plate... More

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auckland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I go here semi regularly by myself and with others for either lunch or dinner. The food is good- taste and quality. Sometimes they can run out of ingredients like on Saturday night, no ingredients for laksa and this meant lots of other dishes were not available. Service is cheerful and despite the busyness, I've always managed to get a... More

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Coromandel, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Ok so If you like deep fried foods you must try the salt and pepper squid. I Try to go at least once a week because the food is just divine. Its is a bit small inside but other than that i got nothing bad to say i love this place

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I hope this restaurant supplying us with beautiful Malaysian cuisine forever. I love the salt and pepper squid and the tom yum soup and the chicken kebabs goodness I can go on and on. Thank you selera I don't care if I get obese eating your food its well worth it

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Sydney
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Good range of dishes and all very authentic. Basic Formica-top tables and self service tea, ie. nothing flash but you're not here for the decor. Gets quite busy from about 6:30.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Has heaps of good reviews but didn't live up to them. Beef Rendang was way too sweet and the beef reduced to a mush. The Kway Teow was good though. Service was disinterested at best. There are certainly better Malaysian around.

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Auckland
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Selera is simply a great restaurant at not a lot of money. I dropped in with a work colleahue for a bite after drinks at the Lumsden across the road. i had the butter fish which comes in a delicious crumbed batter with rice. For the money ($16) you just can't beat it. The service is prompt, the staff friendly.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

They used to have a $10 lunch menu but were surprised that they didn't have it anymore. Due to the laksa craving we opted to stay. We were fortunate to get a table since there was 6 of us and as we were seated the restaurant was full, which is a common sight. After ordering we were surprised that they... More

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