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Malay Chinese

#444 of 4,357 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fast Food, Singaporean
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Shop 1 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9231 6788
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very popular lunch venue for those who work in the city especially if you crave for the hawker style street food at a reasonable price. It is always packed at peak hours, dishes are quite authentic and consistent quality. Best time to visit is before 12 noon when you can still find a seat! The popular prawn noodles,... More 

Thank leeray2016
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves very good food for a very fair price. If you're on a budget, this is the perfect restaurant ! You can have meals like fried rice for less than 10$ and you have more than enough on your plate!

Thank aurorecolliaux
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I love a good laksa, especially with king prawns, I always ask for extra prawns and pay extra as well. The Laksa was served in 5 minutes, so it must all be per-prepared, the prawns tasted really funny, soggy & soft instead of being firm & crunchy, which to me means they used old frozen prawns. Sorry, but I paid... More 

Thank carl t
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

All in all good price,good service and good food.place was clean tidy.Staff were knowledgeable with what and how the dishes were prepared.

Thank Steve W
Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The unwritten etiquette at this restaurant is get your laksa find a spot, even if sharing a table, gobble it down as fast you can then get out. This place keeps its prices down by having a high turnover. Nobody wants to pay for salubrious ambience, just give us good laksa. LOL. Which of course they do. Enjoy. Other food... More 

Thank Anak_Johor
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

It's clear that the this place has some of the best food around. The Laksa is amazing, but a little lite on meat. I may have experienced the leftovers as it was late in the day, but I wish there was a little more meat and less middle just to fill yo up. Taste was amazing though. I wouldn't recommend... More 

Thank Ethan W
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

This is a very casual and busy lunch venue. We had the skinless chicken laksa and a prawn laksa which were both delicious. All meals look great. Reasonably priced with a queue out the door. Service is quick and they also do takeaway. Will go back again very soon!

Thank chelsea69
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Busy. Hot. Basic. Loud. All of the above BUT the laksa is probably the best I've eaten in Australia. having grown up in Singapore I know what good laksa is but fundamentally the problem in Aust is the availability of fresh coconut milk. Despite that limitation this place does a fine job. My personal favorite is the tue and friday... More 

Thank keepitrealAust
Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Heard a lot about the laksa at this place that we walked almost 35 minutes to get there was worth it. The laksa is really good especially when you add the generous help yourself chilli paste on the counter. We had the skinless chicken as well as the king prawn. Both were delicious although the king prawn was merely ordinary... More 

Thank Gerald S
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Went there for lunch whilst in Sydney for work. Place was full but easy to find a spot as it was just me. Laksa was brought out promptly, I will visit it again though. Love this Malay/Singapore food,

Thank Peter Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $13
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Fast Food, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, 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: (02) 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.