338-342 Burwood Road Hawthorn, Victoria 3122

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Opening hours Open Wed-Mon 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9818 7777

Sometimes it feels like every table groans with the house speciality, mud crab (done five ways including chilli and black pepper), at this good-looking, woody restaurant devoted to Malaysian favourites and hawker classics. Swipe fried school prawns through chilli-spiked mayo, and dunk cakes of lightly battered kangkong (water spinach) in coconut sauce. There’s also sweet duck sang choy bao, and reliably tender chunky beef rendang. Try sharing the crab with chilli, pepper and salted egg – regulars love it. With chic birdcage lightfittings, Omah’s feels stylish enough for a night out, while a kids’ menu makes it friendly enough for weekday dinners.