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Sawak Cafe

Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3622
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (19 reviews)
“roti” (15 reviews)
“noodles” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been comming to this place for a couple of years now - food is consistantly excellent and good value - the beef rendang roti and fish curry are all soo good - highly recomended central cbd eatery

Thank geoff h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got great advice on what to order, which was fresh and came to us really quickly. The outside doesn't look like much, but if you're after quality well priced food, then this is a great spot.

Thank Jacqui D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't many Malaysian restaurants in Tassie. Visiting Hobart had the urge for a CKT. Lovely. Partner had Beef Rendang also lovely. Shared the Roti Chanai delicious! Amazingly busy little cafe in the CBD. Definitely worth the visit and fabulous price

Thank robynp1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't leave Hobart without eating here. The food is excellent and great value for money. It's very busy all day long so book ahead or enjoy some take away. Wish I had longer in Hobart so I could have gone back.

Thank MAMiner
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted an early dinner before our flight back to Sydney. Got there around 5:15pm and the place was already buzzing. People eating in and getting takeaway - both locals and tourists. The seafood char kway teow was tasty and nicely wok...More

Thank AwTan
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We ate here twice during our stay in Hobart and would have eaten here more if it wasn't closed on Sunday. The food was fantastic, the service was friendly, and the prices were cheap. Check it out!

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Overall dishes were tasty and brings about the smell from Malaysia (Yes, I'm from Malaysia). Doesn't take long to serve the dishes, so its a pretty good aspect for a restaurant, especially during peak hours. Definitely worth a try if you are willing to try...More

1  Thank Kam Z
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Excellent and delicious food, cost only roughly $10-15/person if go either solo or in a group, portion is big and satisfying for myself. Amazing service by the friendly staff as well. Definitely feel like home when dining in Sawak. Will recommend this restaurant without hesitation...More

Thank Winnie N
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Did not have a chance to dine in, but ordered a heap of take - away. Next time will try eating in, all the dishes looked very good.

Thank Sigi Z
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We came to Sawak because of all the great reviews but left with somewhat mixed feelings towards the place. The roti was absolutely amazing - possibly the tastiest I have ever eaten, however the rest of our meal was average. I think we may not...More

Thank lizhen2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 3622
Serving Malaysian street foods alongside with stir fry rice & noodles. Popular dishes includes nasi lemak, fish curry, chicken curry, mi goreng, nasi goreng, char kway teow & lots more.
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