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Mamak

#24 of 4,384 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Chinatown
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15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 9211 1668
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I particularly enjoyed the roti. The food is very tasty with enough variation. It is good value. It is the second time I have eaten here and will definitely return when I am next in Sydney.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went in for lunch at about 1.30pm, and had to stand outside for about 10 minutes to be seated. The place was pretty busy, but the staff try to get you in and seated fast. The lamb curry with rice is exceptionally good. The meat is so soft it almost melts in your mouth. Liked the nasi goring and... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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340 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I read reviews of this restaurant and found them to be mostly positive and encouraging. I like Mamak's delicacies found in the Peninsular Malaysia especially the curries, beriyani, roti, nasi kandar, rojak accompanied by Nescafe or Teh Tarik. Nescafe Tarik was not available at this restaurant so I settled for Kopi Tarik. I ordered Kari kambing with rice while my... More 

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Dubbo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be prepared for a line up out the front most nights, the line moves fairly quick, it's worth the wait. I return here when ever I'm in Sydney, simple great food at reasonable prices.

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Thank leanneDubbo
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The foods here are really good and tasty, the sambal is to die for! Love this place because it's clean for an asian restos. The queue thou.....

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Sydney, Australia
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263 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very disappointed though it may be due to lateness of night. Had murtabak and the flavours were poor the accompanying curry sauce dreadful. I know Mamak is fast food so I am not comparing it to a real murtabak place in Penang but this was dreadful.

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Thank Nalin W
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Malaysian food is here, And the roti canai also one of the best... The only thing that a bit bad is the queue... You have to wait approx 35 minutes to get in during dinner time..

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Thank Ama W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal at Mamak! If you've been to Sydney you know it is pricey, and this place is great for an excellent meal at a great price. Clearly popular with locals and tourists alike, there is always a line out the door. Really glad we went!

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Thank Jennifer N
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends, the food was amazing, the service was super fast and the meal was reasonably priced. This place gets busy so can be a little noisy, and depending on the time you get there, you may have to line up for a table to become available

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Thank mitchpeen
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read excellent reviews and thought why not give it a try ! You don't always have to go to a trendy in spot and pay top dollars for food. It's places like Mamak that are worth going to for cuisine true to their ethnicity. Got here about 2.30pm on a Saturday. Was a good time to get here didn't have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $13
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (02) 9211 1668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighborhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theater, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.