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“Best Roti in town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mamak

Mamak
Ranked #24 of 5,646 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Brisbane, Australia
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181 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Best Roti in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

It's worth waiting in a line to try this restaurant. Very busy restaurant but great food and cheap too.

Roti's are best as it's their specialty. Worth a visit when in Sydney.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth every penny!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had heard that there was always a line for this place so we knew it must be good.

We went on a Tuesday might at about 5:30pm. We were lucky there was no queues. For a table of four we ordered two roti dishes, a main each, two servings of rice to share and a drink each. It worked out to be under $20 a head.

The place was busy but it was never hard to find a waitress or waiter willing to help. We were unable to finish one of the mains so we were able to take some home! It is a little noisy due to the amount of customers etc so if you are looking for a quiet place to eat this probably isn't it!

Overall great value for money and great food. We will be going there again!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Angel25081985
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cheap and yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Went there last night and whilst there is a massive queue to get in the wait is worth it (though I was lucky enough to skip it cos of connections :) )! The menu is small but that is how it should be. Dishes are all specialised and authentic and the food comes out quite quickly. The decor is not upper class but that doesn't matter. This is all about the food. So long as that tastes amazing that is all that matters.
We had satay chicken and beef, murtabak, fish curry, some spiced chicken, kang kong belachan, ice kachang and chendol. It was like being at home with mum's cooking (I am of chinese malaysian descent).
I would happily go again. Prefer not to queue up (felt bad for those poor people who had to do it) but if it means I get a yummy fish curry and murtabak then so be it!
It is also good to know that this place is open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights for the late night craving.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RozzieT
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Malaysian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had the chicken curry, nasi lemak, mee goreng, sambal kangkong and prawns. One of the best, if not the best Malaysian food in Sydney. Service was quick and food was fresh. Beat the queue as my group went at 11.30 pm. Downside: food was slightly pricey and service crew forgot my request to separate the prawns from the nasi lemak as my girlfriend who was eating the nasi lemak was allergic to prawns.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank yshon
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fresh, fast and great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had roti, rojak and kaya roti all of which were divine. The queue to get in almost sent us packing at 6.30 on a Friday night but hold tight, it's worth the wait! Being just the two of us, we managed to get a table pretty quickly and cut the queue (which felt amazing and cruel all at once). The service was fast and clearly highly optimised to cater for the high demand demonstrated by the never-ending line around the block. We didn't feel rushed though, and enjoyed every mouthful. It was pretty noisy in there though, with many large groups and people shouting to be heard - perhaps not best for the more romantic evening (depending on your style obviously!). Perhaps this place could benefit from some sound absorbers in strategic places....

We'll definitely be back for some more authentic, tasty treats.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Capsella888
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