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“Ordinary Asian” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mamak Chatswood

Mamak Chatswood
Shop P9 | 1-5 Railway Street, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 9411 4411
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Ranked #1 of 127 restaurants in Chatswood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Ordinary Asian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Why Mamaks gets great reviews is beyond me. The food is OK but nothing special. service poor because restaurant is trendy 'this week". So many good restaurants in Chatswood Mamak is just one of many.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and an excellent price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

We were in Sydney for a wedding and arrived Friday evening, exhausted after a 12 hour drive from Brisbane. We headed straight out to find food as we were starving and came across Chatswood's 'Eat Street'. I had read the reviews of Mamak and was happy to find it. We were just early enough to be seated straight away but it was already pretty full. We ordered Roti, Sate and a curry with rice and worried we'd have enough but we shouldn't have - there was plenty. Everything came really quickly and it was all absolutely delicious. The meal cost us about $35 and seemed ridiculously cheap for the quality. I wish we had one in Brisbane!

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Lane Cove, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Food good but a table isn't always easy to get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I had heard a lot of good things about this Malaysian Roti & Satay House but I wasn't prepared for it popularity. We were fortunate that we arrived just before the crowd and were seated quite quickly. The food is as good as they say but if you are in a hurry then it's best to rethink going here as the queue for a table is usually long and because it's so busy service is not always quick.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Having been here before during the week, I was not expecting to wait for 50 minutes on a Friday night. But once inside that was forgotten. Noisy and vibrant with speedy service, Mamak does a modern take on Malaysian cuisine. We tried delicious varieties of roti - savoury and sweet, my all-time favourite rojak, tender lamb curry and really interesting desserts. There's also chicken and beef satays with a divine satay sauce. The staff are enthusiastic and helpful. Do yourself a favour and go.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Truly Malaysian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Mamak Malaysian restaurant serves very authentic south east Asian food and is on of the very rare places I know of in Australia that make fresh Roti, murtabak and a host of other Malaysian dishes. It is packed out most nights and is a very popular eatery for people from Asia, which speaks for itself.

Visited June 2012
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