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549 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
(03) 9819 2092
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Melbourne, Australia
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539 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My wife and I have dined here regularly during the past 16 years. The owner, Sharon, usually come over to our table to say hello and have a short chat. This is a casual dining place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

For years this was our go-to local, we had a break then tried it again last week. Very disappointing. The beef in two of the curries in my mixed curry platter was gristly and inedible and the curry serves were small. One of our group said her chicken curry was very ordinary, but another said his Singapore noodles were pleasant... More 

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Thank Jane D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

A place that I once loved has lost it.. Our last 2 experiences have been disappointing so it is on my list to not go back again.

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Thank nainaibull
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

This Malaysian joint is definitely the place to have a meal - great ambience, service is good and the owner Sharon is usually around to say hello. This restaurant has been a social hangout for us guys. We meet every month at the restaurant to chill out. Great food - at times if you know what you like to eat... More 

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Thank James P
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is an institution frequented by students from Swinburne Uni in Hawthorn. 'Oldies' also enjoy the youthful atmosphere. It's been around for 'yonx' and I understand is still with the original owner (Jim) although they moved up the road a little (some years ago) from their 1st iteration. We haven't been back for years but enjoyed the last minute decision... More 

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Thank dgb44Australia
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The food here is always great. Curried Beef and Potato Rolls are yummy and Ayam Kapitan is also a favourite but I have enjoyed everything I have tried here and I have been here many times. The food is fresh and the service friendly. Cash only.

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Thank L N
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Delicious every time, cheap eats, love the laksa extra spicy to burn off your mouth. Service is quick and no fuss! Offer take away and eat in the restaurant is noisy and busy

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melbourne
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This great value Malaysian "hawkers market " food is a must .Check the specials and you can rely on the tofu dishes ...and the radish dish is special

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Thank BosleyMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I think it's genuine Malaysian street food. Most diners select the wet or friend noodle dishes or the laksas

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Thank Janet M
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My son read a good review on the laska on the restaurant menu so wanted to try it. We both ordered laksa noodle. It was served with chicken pieces & fishcake slices. It was very ordinary and too much coconut milk - not something that I would try twice.

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: (03) 9819 2092

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