Sri Pinang, on Auckland's K'Road, has been standing proud on that spot for more than two decades - not a small feat in Auckland's ever-changing restaurant scene.

The secret to their success lies in the unbeatable combination of delicious Malaysian specialities (their chicken with plum sauce and the beef rendang are a must-try), fantastic prices, warm and welcoming service, and BYO at $1 per person. It's no wonder that this place is bustling with diners every day of the week! Booking is highly recommended, especially for weekend evenings.


Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Upbeat
Licence This venue has BYO
Food Options Vegetarian

Products and specialities

Malaysian Food
Set Lunch Menu
Take Away Service
A La Carte Menu


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Sri Penang has to be the most authentic Malaysian food in Auckland. The place doesn’t look like much but order the nasi lemak with beef rendang or the chicken sambal and your mind will be blown.

There are lots of great things to say about Sri Pinang. Based in Karangahape Road, this restaurant serves authentic and affordable Malaysian food. Considered an Auckland classic by most locals, it’s a go-to for patrons who are going out on dates, special occasions, or just wanted to try something new. The decor is akin to that of an “old person’s house”, but apparently that just adds to its charm. Just imagine visiting a friend and sitting in their kitchen as they serve you homemade Malaysian cuisine. Roti curry, beef rendang, and laksa are popular choices among its followers. Book ahead of time especially when coming in with a large crowd for a more satisfying dining experience.

If you are looking for a great Malaysian Restaurant to dine at... Then Sri Pinang is the place!!! Went here last night with my partner and a couple of friends and the food is just amazing... The chicken and plum sauce is just so delicious and the roti curry is so yummy! The staff were always asking if we were ok and how our food was... We are already planning when we will dine here next...

Authentic food, cheap as, BYO... Excellent- the best one in Auckland. Love it!

I’ve spent a bit of time travelling in Malaysia in recent years and have fallen madly and deeply in love with the nation’s diverse culinary delights. But until this week, I had never been to Sri Pinang on K’Rd until a friend who has been eating here since was a teenager bundled me up and took me to experience their roti chicken curry (a steal at just $9) and their hainanese chicken. The dishes were succulent and filling. It’s a new regular lunch spot for me!

Sri Pinang is my local Malaysian restaurant and a favourite. The fish curry is delicious and their roti is flakey perfection. A regular order of mine is the seafood laksa which is big enough for two and perfect lazy night takeaway.

Sri Pinang has proven itself to be ever popular, both amongst younger and older types, winos and teetotallers, Malaysians and non-Malaysians alike. As long as you enjoy good food and good company, you’ll feel at home at Sri Pinang. Always delicious and falls well into the cheap eats of Auckland

Amazing Malaysian and great place to catch up with friends. BYO too!

Super friendly staff and delicious Malaysian food - what more could you want? I'll be coming back here again

This is the first time I have Loh Mee in Auckland taste so authentic. Slightly spicy but taste fantastic. Must try out who love Malaysian food.