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Omah's Malaysian Cuisine

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338/342 Burwood Rd | Hawthorn, Borroondara, Melbourne, Victoria, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9818 7777
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Food okay but not as good as nearby Malaysian restaurants. Service rather appalling, waiting staff looked miserable. We have dined here various times before and standards have been steadily slipping. We had one bottle of wine and were charged $24 corkage! Won't be back again, ever.

Thank Lee C
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Heard that this restaurant is famous for crabs. Went the first time for other dishes but not impressed. But the crab from the next table looks very good. Went back 2 weeks later for the crab but was very disappointing. We booked the $49 crab (700g) special for Monday only. When arrived, we were told the 700gm crab was not... More 

Thank Danny L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible terrible service. Menu had 4 types of Laksa listed but none available at all. Roti (? Malaysian but ok! ) and vegetables came only once the main was finished and only after we asked. Vegetables straight from the microwave. When we approached the waitress to express concerns we were told "I'm not paying attention to this area" ... no... More 

Thank kpinaus2016
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Omah's with our adult children hoping for a cheap and cheerful mid-week treat. We left disappointed and, quite possibly a first for us, hungry. The service matched the food - bland and disappointing. The food was really poor with the disastrous "butter chicken" standing out for all the wrong reasons. Though I did not order... More 

Thank Pilanchilla
1 review
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food is always good however the waitresses have very limited English; food comes out at irregular times; tables are not cleared - there is an urgent need for a head waiter who understands the business. I had to get up 3 times during the meal to get the waitresses attention. I will never return again unless the service dramatically... More 

Thank Rick H
Melbourne, Australia
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448 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

It was a real pity that this restaurant had really bad service even though the food was very good and tasty. I had my beer and my wife had to ask twice before she got her young coconut. And the coconut was not young. Waited 40 minutes before the first dish arrived and they forgot our Assam fish! The chillie... More 

1 Thank Tiger L
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

^ people attended allowing great sharing of five different Mud Crab presentations,all of which were sensational. Two guests had an a la carte selection which was selected from a wide ranging menu with lots of duck dishes and also seafood. Parking no problem, staff very professional, friendly and willing to offer advice readily and courteously.. Price reasonable and was offered... More 

Thank Seeker43
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Never again. Bad food, expensive and all our dishes were 1/4 full. Half filled rice. $20 for 6 cubes of chicken. $4.50 for a 330ml coke. What a joke. Dont bother. We will tell everyone who lives in our area never to order from here.

Thank Jamie G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Came here looking forward to the delicious Nonya fish we had had before only to find they had run out of fish . We chose instead to have the Laksa which was so spicy hot we could barely eat it . Service was very slow due to one large table booking. We will not be going back in a hurry

Thank frothee
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Three of us came here for dinner on a weekday, and had a nice Malaysian style meal. The service was a little slow, but we really enjoyed the food. It's quite a large space inside, so it might get busy some nights, but we would definitely go back if we were in the mood for Malaysian.

Thank garycorrie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338/342 Burwood Rd | Hawthorn, Borroondara, Melbourne, Victoria, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9818 7777

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?