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Malay Chinese

#345 of 4,567 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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Shop 1 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 6788
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is cheap almost food court like so very casual blink and your laksa is already in front of you only complaint is the broth is a little sweet just add the free clilli

Thank Geoff C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had we not been recommended to try the Laksa at Malay Chinese we probably would have walked past this unassuming eatery without a second glance. We are so glad we tried it! The service is fast and the laksa is delicious. Even on a Saturday lunch time in the business district the tables were full.

Thank Tammaree
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommend to come here for lunch, and we were pleasantly surprised. The laksa was reasonably priced, delicious and fast. We were very impressed to find such good laksa such a distance from Chinatown. If you are up the northern end if the CBD, this unassuming eatery is definitely worth a visit!

Thank Clara M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally visited here recently and was impressed. Having been a big fan of To's in North Sydney for many years I was disappointed a few years back when it was sold and subsequently went down hill. Finally found somewhere comparable! I will be back!

Thank LassiComeHome
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Laksa at Malay Chinese would have to be the best Laksa I have ever had, skinless chicken with a big spoon of extra ground chili is just to die for (and you just about do die with that much chili) I have had laksa all over the world, and this, well it is just superb, with a real depth... More 

Thank simo_syd
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one almighty busy eatery. The crowds come in their droves but despite that, there is always a place which becomes free to sit down to eat. It is strictly counter service. Line up at the cashier, give your order, pay, then wait about five minutes and your food will be ready for you to take to take to... More 

Thank Tor P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

discovered this joint last ramadhan. always come back for their mee goreng. worth the trip into the cbd. one of the best mee goreng in town.

Thank AhmadDundee
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

A must go if you are craving for Malaysian street food. The best spot for Laksa and Har Mee. Very informal eats and on a week day, get there by 11am or otherwise don't bother as it gets pack by 12pm. Good for a meal if you are by yourself.

Thank Audrey S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I have tried a lot of laksa places in the city and this is hands down the best laksa. Spicy, salty, oily goodness. Their laksa is a bit on the rich, salty, spicy side, so if you prefer more bland laksas, this place is not for you. I usually get the skinless chicken laksa with an extra dollop of chilli... More 

Thank Niraj B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Authentic food , crazy crazy busy ( &of course you know why!) here is Laksa Heaven! Super wok food & a notable version of Chicken Rice may also be had I know... but my fix is that Laksa.. I just cannot get enough!

Thank John N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $13
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 6788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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