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Sawak Cafe

Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3622
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (19 reviews)
“roti” (15 reviews)
“noodles” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed my lunch of homemade pork dumplings and Roti Channai so much, we returned for dinner. I had laksa and my friend had Mee Goreng. And another serve of the delicious pork dumplings. I returned again for lunch the next day for beef rendang....More

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious food and good services with reasonable price. I love the Char Kueh Tiaw ,Nasi Lemak Jumbo, Laksa, Roti canai and etc. Sawak is the only place i need whenever i miss my hometown's food.

Thank How Yien C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tucked away in Collins St Hobart is this little Malaysian Restaurant. First went there a couple of years ago and went back earlier this week. The first was a good as I remembered we shared entrees of roti and curry puffs, then two curries. Not...More

Thank veronica2628
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sawak Cafe on Friday and again on Monday evening. I had the Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang both times as I enjoyed it so much. The beef was so tender and tasty. My husband had a stir fry the first time and...More

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, big servings for cheap price, quick service. Only small restaurant but they have nailed it! Highly recommended for quick dinner/lunch!

1  Thank Tmatthews1990
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a quick dinner here and got some good fresh food. It wasn’t the most tastiest Malaysian I’ve had but it was nice, cheap and fresh with a good range. Service was friendly but not very attentive.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife had the nasi lemak with rendang, mum had the Chicken rice and I had the Mee Goreng. What can I say? Superb and with a Jasmine tea for all it only came to $37 for the lot. This is indeed true Malaysian Hawker...More

2  Thank GerryEllen
Reviewed 6 October 2017

While other venues may vary at times in the food they present, Sawak is constant. Good food, varied menu, authentic flavours and good service.

2  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here - we tried the chicken wings, roti canai, char kway teow and nasi lemak and it was all good. The flavours were authentic and the prices were almost Malaysian too. BYO with free corkage was a bonus.

1  Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I ate here twice during my stay in Hobart. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable.

1  Thank Lisa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fullers Book Shop 131 Collins St | Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 3622
Serving Malaysian street foods alongside with stir fry rice & noodles. Popular dishes includes nasi lemak, fish curry, chicken curry, mi goreng, nasi goreng, char kway teow & lots more.
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