16 Places For The Best Malaysian Food In Melbourne

For when you need that plate of nasi lemak.

1. Petaling Street

Petaling Street provides local Malaysian favourites from hawker stalls and mamaks. They do their best to ensure that taste and quality is not lost when bringing Malaysian cuisine to Australia.

Location: Click here for a full list of all Petaling Street outlets.

Contact details: Official website

2. Malaysian Laksa House

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This place serves everything from curry laksa to chicken rice to even grilled eggplant! They are best known for the authentic blend of spices they use in their dishes.

Location: 449 Elizabeth St.

Opening hours: 11.00am - 10.00pm daily

Contact details: +61 3 9329 5720 | Facebook

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3. Sarawak Kitchen

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Sarawak Kitchen focuses on foods from Sarawak and are known for their noodle and soup-based dishes. One of their main and most-love specialities is the Sarawak Kolo Mee.

Location: 469 Elizabeth St.

Opening hours: 11.00am - 10.30pm daily

Contact details: +61 3 9328 2562

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4. Sarawak Kitchen Express

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Sarawak Kitchen Express serves what we call nasi ekonomi. You take a plate of rice and fill it up with various Malaysian Chinese dishes laid across a long table. After your plate is filled, you pay at the counter and take your cutlery from a table at the side.

It is a favourite among Malaysians and Singaporeans who want cheap and convenient food in the city.

Location: 85 Franklin St.

Opening hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm daily

Contact details: Facebook

5. Little Ipoh Restaurant

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Little Ipoh serves a variety of the most popular and halal Asian cuisine. They serve a large range of Malaysian foods such as nasi kerabu, pulut and keropok lekor.

Location: 360 La Trobe St.

Opening hours: 12.00pm - 9.00pm daily

Contact details: Official website | Facebook

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6. Namaste Indian Restaurant

Serving Malaysian, Indo-Chinese, South and North Indian food, Namaste is known for its roasted kebabs, briyani and tandoori. If you're craving Indian food, this is a place recommended by many.

Location: 6/12 McLeans Rd.

Opening hours:
12.00pm - 2.30pm & 5.00pm - 10.00pm (Friday and Sunday)
5.00pm - 10.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Contact details: +61 3 9467 1868 | Official website | Facebook

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7. Nasi Lemak House

Nasi Lemak House serves Malaysian hawker food! They even deliver and are one of the best online ordering and delivery services around!

Location: 115 Grattan St.

Opening hours:
12.00pm - 10.00pm daily

Contact details: +61 3 9348 4900 | Official website | Facebook

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8. Rose Garden BBQ Shop

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A Chinese fast food shop that is popular among students. Malaysians craving a taste of home will love its char siew, siew yoke and other roast meats.

Location: 435 Elizabeth St.

Opening hours:
11.00am - 9.00pm daily

Contact details: +61 3 9329 1560

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9. Norsiah's Kitchen

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Cheap and authentic Malay food is served in this cafeteria-style restaurant. It has a very big menu with plenty to choose from. You can even order teh tarik!

Location: 604 Swanston St.

Opening hours: 11.30am - 9:30pm from Mondays to Saturdays

Contact details: +61 3 9347 7079 | Facebook

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10. M Yong Tofu

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One of the few places where you can find yong tau foo in Melbourne. They are also known for their curry and tom yam soups!

Location: 314 Racecourse Rd.

Opening hours: 11.00am - 10.00pm daily

Contact details: +61 3 9376 0168 | Facebook

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11. Laksa King

Laksa King offers an elite dining experience serving exquisite Malaysian Chinese cuisine. They have a huge variety of laksa including duck laksa, seafood laksa and lobak laksa.

Location: Click here for a full list of all Laksa King outlets.

Contact details: Official website | Facebook

12. Straits Cafe

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A small but extremely popular cafe in Melbourne that is often packed, especially during the weekends. Crowd favourites are the Hainanese chicken rice, Penang char kway teow and banana fritters.

Location: 241 Stud Rd.

Opening hours:
11.00am - 2:30pm & 5.00pm - 9.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Contact details: +61 3 9800 2001 | Facebook

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13. Junior Tan Hawker Kitchen

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Junior Tan serves various Malaysian hawker food and is known for its excellent customer service. They even serve pandan crepes!

Location: Shop 25, 7 High St.

Opening hours: 11.00am - 3.00pm & 5.00pm - 9.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Contact details: 61 3 9720 1935 | Official website | Facebook

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14. Laksa Bar

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A common order by visitors here is a bowl of laksa and a bottle of beer. Their laksa is loaded with chunks of meat and are one of the better laksa places in Melbourne.

Location: 108 Little Lonsdale St.

Opening hours:
11.30am - 9:00pm (Monday to Friday)
12.00pm - 10.00pm (Saturday)

Contact details: +61 3 9663 1941 | Facebook

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15. Mamak

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Mamak was started by three Malaysian friends living in Sydney who opened a tiny stall selling roti canai every Friday night. As they got more popular, they turned their small business into a chain of restaurants and are now one of the most well-known Malaysian restaurants in Australia. They aim to provide an experience that is comparable to the typical mamak experience in Malaysia.

Location: 366 Lonsdale St.

Opening hours:
11.30am - 2:30pm & 5.30pm - 9.30pm (Sunday to Thursday)
11.30am - 2:30pm & 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Friday and Saturday)

Contact details: +61 3 9670 3137 | Official website | Facebook

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16. Aunty Franklee

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Aunty Franklee was created by a pair of twins who love bak kut teh. It is a classy and homely restaurant that gives Malaysians the feel of home they miss.

Location: 205 Russell St.

Opening hours: 12.00pm - 12.00am daily

Contact details: +61 3 9650 4336| Official website | Facebook

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Where's your favourite place to get Malaysian food in Melbourne? Let us know in the comments below!

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