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Sri Melak Malaysian Restaurant

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222 James St, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
(08) 9328 6406
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I love to experiment with food when I'm traveling as a means to explore the city. I look up the 10 best cheap eats in a city, the new vegan restaurants or the city's best happy hours/drink specials to find something interesting. And I do find something special. I was in the mood for vegetarian or vegan. I'm an omnivore... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Three old friends (one of whom was brought up in Malaysia) were disappointed by dinner at Sri Melaka. We ordered sate, braised fish, a tofu dish and on the owners INSISTENCE "mushrooms very simply cooked". The tofu dish never appeared and all the others including the sate were deep fried mysteries. The food was horrible and we left most of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant recently and have been good customers since 2002. But since the last 2 years and recently the service and food have degenerated to become very bad. The owner an elderly Malaysian women is very pushy and gets you to order certain dishes which are dearer in price than others, and when paying she will also... More 

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5 Thank Vijay_Chatrath888
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The food here is delicious but the last three times we have come we have had one dish never arrive that we have ordered. When we enquire as to where it is we are offered a substitute and told the original is unavailable as the kitchen is closed. Also be prepared to have to sing and dance in order to... More 

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2 Thank mmyles89
Perth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Food is excellent, wait staff are friendly and courteous. Manageress/owner lacks customer etiquette, is rude, does not provide receipt for cash payment and no authentic billing system. Check what you order against what you are finally charged.

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1 Thank PerthBubbles
Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food was very good and very reasonably priced. The maitre de advised me not to order any more dishes that what I had ordered was enough - shw was right. Very nice and helpful staff, would definitely go back again.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

What they've done here is a little confusing. They give you a menu which has various chicken and fish things on it. Then when you order them, it isn't real chicken or fish. Its vegetarian substitute. But there isnt really anything telling you about this. So we, as meat eaters, ended up with a bit of a bizarre meal. The... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We went here many times during our recent stay in Perth. The food is delicious on the whole, I only had one dish I didn't like. Some of the mock seafood wasn't to my liking but then I never really liked real seafood. My favourite was the roast duck (vego version), it was delicious and we ordered it every time.... More 

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2 Thank MissDarwin
Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have been eating here for many years and I love the food. Some of the dishes have meat/fish names which can be off-putting for some pure vegetarians/vegans, and confusing for others, but once you know that they are all-vege substitutes, you'll thoroughly enjoy some really tasty meals.

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perthwa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We understood the food was vege but we really thought we would get the seafood we asked for but be prepared to get a dummy version of everything. Nice flavours though but not sure about the pretendy scallops??

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Asian, Malaysian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 James St, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth>  > Perth CBD
  • Neighborhood: Perth CBD
  • Phone Number: (08) 9328 6406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?