1. Petaling Street
2. Malaysian Laksa House
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
3. Sarawak Kitchen
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
4. Sarawak Kitchen Express
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
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.
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
7. Nasi Lemak House
8. Rose Garden BBQ Shop
9. Norsiah's Kitchen
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
10. M Yong Tofu
11. Laksa King
12. Straits Cafe
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.
11.00am - 2:30pm & 5.00pm - 9.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Contact details: +61 3 9800 2001 | Facebook
13. Junior Tan Hawker Kitchen
14. Laksa Bar
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.
11.30am - 9:00pm (Monday to Friday)
12.00pm - 10.00pm (Saturday)
Contact details: +61 3 9663 1941 | Facebook
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.
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