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Malay Chinese

#273 of 4,600 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
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's busy, it's hot, it's a long wait..... but it's well worth it. The Laksa I had here was the best I've ever had in Sydney, and if you can get over the poor ambience and 'queue line' wait lists then your taste buds will thank you for your perseverance,

Thank DiegoMassadini
Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, more like a cafe, but the food was very nice and very reasonably priced. Good place to drop in for almost fast food style malaysian.(although the taste is very good).

Thank Mikey88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

King prawn Laksa or the skinless Chicken Laksa are the best (especially with added chillies). You need to get there early especially if it's the Friday lunch time rush, today the line to order was out the door (they move you through quite quickly for takeaway so don't let that put you off). I've been eating their Laksa for 20... More 

Thank Sydney112
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Consistently good laksa and Hainan chicken rice make this place so popular with locals. And the prices are cheap too.

Thank Tony Y
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Food court vibe, place order and food is out within minutes. Busy at lunchtimes, hard to seat groups. Food is delicious, service is great.

Thank Biz_whiz_13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Unassuming and quietly located at 58 Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD this restaurant has succeeded in preparing a local Penang favourite - Curry Laksa as it should be - just as it is in Penang the street food capital of the world. The owner who hails from Penang has maintained the original flavours magnificently. The flavour and texture of... More 

Thank Willi2020
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant via TripAdvisor. We saw those pictures of the food und decided that we want to try it! We showed them the picture of that delicious food and tried it. It was so amazing! You really have to try the Chicken&Prawn Laksa!! It is amazing! Low price guarantee!!

Thank leabertram
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 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 December 3, 2016 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 December 2, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $13
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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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