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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (23 reviews)
“roti” (23 reviews)
“noodles” (21 reviews)
11:00 - 15:00 Hours
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 yesterday

My husband and I ate here today. We popped in just before 1:30 and while the cafe was close to full, we were able to get a table without waiting. Order and pay at the register and help yourself to cold water and cups from...More

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 4 days ago

have been here a few times on our trips to Hobart this year. Quick service, freshly cooked. have had different noodle dish everytime, always good, Busy little place , good prices, Free BYO if you can get a table. Love the place,

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a long but successful meeting with a local politician i was feeling a little peckish while walking down Collins street to the municipal car park in Argyle street. I decided to pop into Sawak even if it was a little early for Lunch. Zye...More

Thank johnboother59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is small but the food is really good. Not expensive, tasty food at a reasonable price, so cool!

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Whilst Sawak is more a cafe than a restaurant the quality of the food is fantastic. The Nasi Lemak is delicious and you can add extras such as additional egg, peanuts chicken.

Thank BuzzandNigel
Reviewed 19 April 2018

A simple little cafe, hides amazing, authentic food. A must do! BYO, fast, awesome value. I could eat here every night.

Thank sandy e
Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you're wanting fine food for a song, this is your place. Excellent food, varied menu, good service. BYO, and they are very accommodating. As soon as we put our wine bottle on the table, they put nice wine glasses in front of us. A...More

Thank turneraw
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome food, excellent service, tremendously priced. Also BYO with no corkage. Couldn't ask for more from this efficiently run restaurant.

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I ordered the Mee Goreng noodles with BBQ pork. Here’s what I loved: freshly cooked, served piping hot, tasty, delicious, serving size spot on (not too big, not too small), reasonable prices, small cozy restaurant, buzzy atmosphere, super friendly service, located in the heart of...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is unpretentious Malaysian cafe is in a quiet part of Hobart. My dish was $11 and tasted delicious. Served with a smile. Highly recommended.

Thank Madshus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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