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15 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 9211 1668
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a Malaysian living in Sydney. If I have Malaysian street food craving, I would always go to Mamak. The food is extremely delicious and it tasted exactly how it is cooked in Malaysia. Fast service once you have ordered even though there is a queue to get in. My tummy is absolutely very happy after i pay Mamak... More 

Thank chris8877Sydney
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok, i admit....when we walked by here at night on a Tuesday night, the boyfriend and inwere taken aback with thr long queue of people waiting to dine here. We read promising reviews and came here on our last night in Sydney. When we arrived there was no queue so we were seated quickly. Oh, if you get the roti... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us had a rather late dinner around 11pm after seeing a show. We ordered five dishes and within a few minutes four of five dishes were on the table! The fifth dish was some chicken kebabs which were freshly grilled and came with a great sweet and spicy sauce. Food was all incredibly aromatic and flavoursome.

Thank garglebutt
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105 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No words describe this place. I went here twice in a week. The roti canai is excellent, the mee goreng is excellent as is the maggi goreng. The fried chicken is also crispy, spicy, and yum. But the desserts. Oh my. The roti bom is heaven in a plate - deliciously sweet and with icecream, it's absolutely perfect. The queues... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait in the cue was quite long so don't bother if your starving and need food quickly! Food and the service was excellent, this was my third time here and will go again.

Thank SydneyArchigal
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the first to get seated and the last to be served. We asked numerous times for our drinks, but were brushed off each time. The food was good, but wouldn't return because of the service.

Thank Amber P
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bern there a few times and could get in after more than 15 mins lining up outside Staff are okay. Food is delicious,tasty and full of flavours. Roti..dhall..chicken..beef and desserts were full of delicious flavours. A little bit hot and spicy too. Staff just rush to bring everything over..it's better to serve after one couse is finished but they too... More 

Thank Vikash S
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here in April during a quick trip to Sydney. There's a line out the front but the line was actually fun and people walk past and ask "why the line? What is going on?" Makes you feel like you know a well-kept secret. While in the line, be hypnotized by the chefs hand-making roti in front of... More 

Thank 666_Lolly_666
Shepparton, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just after 5:30 Sunday night, but the queue was already around twenty deep. Sunday night is apparently the busiest night. Not wanting to miss out again, we arrived before 11:30 the next day and secured a table as soon as Mamak opened. We kept things simple, ordering roti with dips and the chicken satay. Both were wonderful and... More 

Thank wendo24
Sydney, Australia
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256 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably not. It's good food. Good roti, good variety, great curry and reasonably priced. Packed in like sardines which is not unusual for Asian restaurants, but I like a bit of space to eat. The line out the front shouldn't deter you, as even with 15 in the queue you will only have a 10 minutes wait. I'm a once... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $13
Asian, Malaysian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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
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.