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“Authentic look and taste”
Review of Ho Jiak Haymarket

Ho Jiak Haymarket
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Ranked #339 of 7,515 Restaurants in Sydney
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Ho Jiak Haymarket is Sydney’s first Malaysian Nyonya grill house and is inspired by the homestyle and street food dishes that Head Chef Junda Khoo grew up cooking with his amah in the family kitchen. Feast on thick, spicy Laksa with chewy al dente egg noodles, rated one of the best in Sydney. Or embrace the Nyonya grill with a grilled tasting platter of lamb cutlets, chicken and seafood, complete with BBQ char lines and chilli sambal sauce. The ground floor of the two-story restaurant is inspired by the street Chef Khoo grew up on in Penang, Lebuh Ah Quee. Up on the first floor, the decor is styled like his grandma’s home, a place full of love and laughter. Welcome to Amah’s Kitchen…
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

We came here for lunch, and we had a pram with us. The staff were friendly and helpful in accommodating us in what is a small restaurant (thank you!)
The food was exceptional. Fresh and delicious with an awesome kick of spice in most of the dishes, which we love.
The decor is great, the restaurant is decked out as if you were eating along a Malaysian strip. The open kitchen is great, as you get a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes. We will definitely be back, and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 295beths

We're always delighted to accommodate and ensure all our customers receive the best experience possible! Thank you for the compliments on our dishes, we definitely can't wait to have you back to dine with us :)

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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

My first time & the food was delicious!
We ordered a few meals to share & the portions fed us so well! Easy to walk to from the city, expect a line up but worth the wait! The owner & staff are so friendly! Will definitely be back!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cocoribbon,

Wow, we're glad to hear that you will definitely be back! Indeed, it can get pretty busy during peak hours, hence we always recommend making a reservation on our website so as to avoid having to queue.

Can't wait for you to be back soon :)

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Reviewed May 12, 2019

Great food with good wine list. What we ordered were all good. There were two of us only. So many other dishes that we wanted to try. Good services from the waiters and waitresses too.
Definitely will go back.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi BubbaAme

Thank you for such a wonderful review! Indeed our dishes are best shared with friends and families. We hope to see you soon again with more people so you can try more dishes!

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Reviewed May 6, 2019

Reasonably priced food for Sydney standards. The food is good, but not exceptional. The best dish you can place your bets on is probably the indomee goreng. The staff's pretty friendly but were not as attentive due to the crowd size. The air-conditioning leaked and we were hit with a couple of strayed sprays. I would stay away from the air-vents as they stop the leaks by using dish-washing sponges. Other than that, the restaurant is clean and well-decorated. Would return for a taste of home

Date of visit: April 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Abby

Thank you for the lovely review. Glad to hear that you've enjoyed our Indomie Goreng!

With regards to our air conditioning, we've been in contact with our technicians to try and get it repaired. Unfortunately at this stage, it's due to condensation and trying to absorb the leaks with clean (brand new) sponges were our best temporary solution as sponges would be able to absorb as much water as possible.

We're sorry to hear that you were hit by some droplets and assure you that we are hoping to find a better solution soon.

Hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed April 18, 2019

The waitress provided a great insight into the menu and the suggestions were spot on. We had the beef rendang, chicken satays, Nyonya deep fried chicken and special fried rice. Every dish was to die for, not too spicy but enough to bring back wonderful memories of Penang.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Ho J, Owner at Ho Jiak Haymarket, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pacola,

Wow, what lovely compliments! Thank you so much, we're delighted to hear that you had enjoyed all our house signatures such as our Wagyu Rendang! Looking forward to transporting you back to the streets of Penang once again :)

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