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“Food is Yum, Price is Excellent, Clean, Decor is hotchpotch!”
Review of Kopitiam Cafe

Kopitiam Cafe
Ranked #2,733 of 6,035 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is authentic Malaysian food. There is s good variety of dishes. I recommend the Rendang, Char Kway Teow - a delicious noodle dish, Chendol - an icy dessert drink, which you must stir before drinking. The Powerhouse Museum is just up the street from the restaurant and Chinatown is close, just go through the walkway beside the car park. Paddy's Market is just beside Chinatown. The best laksa in Sydney is at the downstairs foodcourt in Chinatown. Hope this has been useful!

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Kopitiam (the name of the restaurant is spelt incorrect on Trip Advisor) is just a generic word for cafes in Malaysia (not sure if it's all over that part of Asia). I have to say that this is one of the few places that I would bother to go and eat Malaysian food... and the only Malay restaurant that can rival my mum's cooking !!

Kopitiam serves up great 'hawker' style cuisine that tastes a lot more authentic than the 'prettier' restaurants in Sydney serving malay style food. The group favourite is the Nasi Lemak - you have to try it!

The only downside is that if you're looking for ambience it's not the place to go.... it's just a crowded room with tables and chairs - quite similiar to the cafes in Malaysia that locals would frequent.

Overall a great place for a cheap and satisfying feed with mates!

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Reviewed March 6, 2012

I have been going to Kopitiam for years but have never tried the laksa. How foolish! One of the best! The chicken is from the same delicious curry that you get with the Nasi Lemak. I'm now addicted to yet another dish from this amazing hawker cafe.

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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We love to drop into the Kopitiam Cafe (not sure why its listed as Kopitim) for quick Malaysian lunch on the weekend whenever we visit the powerhouse museum with the kids. It's a cosy hole-in-the wall cafe with just 2 rooms. It's not big on atmosphere, but the food is great. It's perfect for a quick inexpensive lunch. We've also dropped in for dinner.

Our favourite dishes include nasi lemak (consisting of coconut rice, nonya chicken curry, half a boiled egg, peanuts, fried anchovies, sambal & cucumber), roti canai with chicken curry sauce, char kway teow & beef rendang. We love the lychee drink with lychees in the bottom of the tall glasses. The ice kachang is also a favourite dessert in the summer.

We usually park in the Entertainment Centre Car Park, since parking is $12 a day when you visit the powerhouse museum and get your parking ticket validated at the museum. There's also street parking in front of the cafe and on the back streets. Street parking is free in the evening.

Be aware they only take cash, so don't get caught out.

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Thank dizzie b
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Reviewed July 8, 2008

I think it's called kopitiam, food is quite standard.

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