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Ho Jiak Haymarket

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#283 of 5,133 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Taste sensation
1. Taste sensation
"friendly helpful staff. And the food... a taste sensation."
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2. Best Penang Food in Sydney
2. Best Penang Food in Sydney
"Malaysian street food at its best. Will definitely be going back!"
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3. Takes me back to Penang
3. Takes me back to Penang
"char kway teow, mmmm yeah! Again the best that I have had in Sydney"
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Ho Jiak Haymarket is Sydney’s first Malaysian Nyonya grill house and is inspired by the homestyle and street food dishes that Head Chef Junda Khoo grew up cooking with his amah in the family kitchen. Feast on thick, spicy Laksa with chewy al dente egg noodles, rated one of the best in Sydney. Or embrace the Nyonya grill with a grilled tasting platter of lamb cutlets, chicken and seafood, complete with BBQ char lines and chilli sambal sauce. The ground floor of the two-story restaurant is inspired by the street Chef Khoo grew up on in Penang, Lebuh Ah Quee. Up on the first floor, the decor is styled like his grandma’s home, a place full of love and laughter. Welcome to Amah’s Kitchen…
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Asian, Malaysian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Table Service
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

I had lunch with my friend, it was absolutely amazing food and customer service. I went there on Sunday 10 March. I ordered wak fen ,kangkung belacan, hainan chicken rice with mata kucing for the drink. The food was TOTALLY amazing and what amazed me...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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WilliamXie3, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Hi Michelle, thank you for such a heartwarming review! We love knowing that our staff have done well and that they have made your dining experience such a lovely and wonderful one. Can't wait to see you soon again!

Reviewed March 6, 2019

Honestly cannot express how much I love the food here. BEST HAINAN CHICKEN! Super authentic and very good service as well. Recommend everyone to try this place!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sarah K
WilliamXie3, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Wow Sarah, thank you so much! We're glad that you love our hainan chicken and our service! Can't wait for you to be back with more friends and family!

Reviewed March 3, 2019

Visited Ho Jiak after reading about this place in a Good Food article. I made a booking for my dad's birthday and we came for lunch over the weekend. Small little shopfront but what gorgeous interior. There are 2 floors, downstairs is more a hawker...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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WilliamXie3, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Hi tzu1974, wow! Happy belated birthday to your dad, and we are stoked to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday with us. Indeed, the downstairs feel is reflective of the streets of Penang that our Head Chef grew up on, whereas...More

Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

My Sydney based friends introduced me to this little Haymarket restaurant, knowing that I would appreciate the gorgeous food. The decor and ambience is wonderful, busy and bustling with views into a chaotic kitchen. It all works beautifully though, with stunning traditional dishes, some with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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WilliamXie3, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Hi there, wow! Thank you for the amazing review, we are delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed our dishes, especially our braised slow cooked pork belly and rendang! They're definite house favourites alongside the stir fried long beans! Can't wait for you to...More

Reviewed February 21, 2019

My wife and I were meeting old friends at a restaurant in Sydney's China Town for lunch, but when we got there we found it was closed because there had been a fire in the kitchen an hour earlier. So we wandered around and spotted...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019

Hi David, thank you for taking the time out to leave us with a feedback and let us know about your experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the dishes, and would love to know what you ordered. That will help us look...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

After a night out it was great to find a restaurant that stayed open until midnight that served decent Malaysian fare. Try the chicken wings- yummy and different. Had my Malaysian go to of char kwey teoh, which whilst decent, wasn’t the best I’ve eaten....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi Michael, thank you for dining with us and leaving us with a review of your experience. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the chicken wings with salted duck egg yolk batter! Our Char Koay Teow is usually quite popular, and we always welcome feedback...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019

Visited Ho Jiak over Chinese New Year celebrations. The main eating area is on the smallish side but there is further seating upstairs. The interior is upmarket compared to cheaper eateries. Choice of food is good and so are the drinks. Had the nasi lemak...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi magus_31, thank you for the lovely review. We do source for the freshest local produce in order to deliver the best through our dishes, hence, quality over price for us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the dishes and your time with us...More

Reviewed February 7, 2019

Ho Jiak Haymarket recently lured me back in for another look at their Rendang Wagyu Gu ($45). It’s a particularly great rendition of this popular curry, with great whole spice flavours, decent heat, and hunks of wagyu that split into long beef fibres without the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Oh Jackie, your reviews always make our mouths water and we've got to just duck into the kitchen and have a meal! Thank you for the wonderful compliments and we are glad to hear that Junda has once again, delighted you with some of his...More

Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

This is not a posh restaurants. Much of the floor is concrete, the chairs are simple uncushioned and the tables functional. The food is using traditional family recipes. Beef tending and chicken coconut curries were both great and ample portions. This was no frills but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi tommytraveller, thank you for sharing your experience dining at Ho Jiak! Indeed, we aim to transport our diners back to the streets of Penang as our Head Chef shares his love of street food and family recipes! We do have a fair amount of...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

one of the waitress work with slow motion although just a take away and terrible attitude while passing the food to meMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi there, thank you for letting us know about your experience while purchasing a take away from us. We would like to investigate into such incidents and would appreciate it if you could send us an email at hello@hojiak.com.au with any further details of what...More

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December 9, 2018|
Response from Ho J | Property representative |
Hi Rex, yes our Haymarket branch is open. Please note that there is a $3 per person public holiday surcharge. Thank you!
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