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2020 News & Events

Friday, 10 July 2020: takeaway has new additions added

And the people have spoken! We're pleased to announce that our freshly shucked oysters will be on the takeaway menu.

Thanks to all who voted and congratulations to our winner @emily.james.lauren on Instagram! Just by voting for the winning dish, she's scored herself a $50 takeaway voucher. 

With a wet and cold weekend forecasted, we'll be also offering the popular zucchini flower and cured salmon in betel leaves as part of the takeaway menu. We're doing our best to make your stay at home, that little bit more yummy.

Remember you can call or order at www.amokrestaurant.com.au/online-ordering from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for pick up orders and bring modern Cambodian cuisine home.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020: dining closed for six weeks

From midnight tomorrow, we'll only be offering takeaway dinner via our website or phone orders. Our dining will be closed following the Victorian Government's announcement to return to Stage 3 lockdown. 

While restrictions are frustrating to live with, our health and safety is paramount. Given how quickly COVID-19 has spread, we understand the Victorian Government’s decision.

During this challenging time, let’s focus on our mental health and wellbeing. Be kind to one another, because it’s only through unity and empathy, that our community can get through this.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in six weeks’ time.

❤️
Woody + Thida + team amok

 

Wednesday, 17 June 2020: delivery is unavailable for takeaway

Unfortunately, we were burgled last Friday and our delivery bikes were also stolen. Therefore, delivery will be unavailable until we work through a replacement.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

❤️ 

Woody + Chanthida

Tuesday, 2 June 2020: come dine with us

With the Victorian government's lifting of restrictions, amok will now open for dining from Wednesday 3 June. Our new trading hours will be fromg Wednesday to Sunday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm. 

There are some rules we need to adhere to according to the Hospitality Industry Guidelines where patrons must:

  1. Provide their full name and contact number (for contact tracing)

  2. Maintain social distancing of 1.5m with others

  3. Dine with a maximum of six guests per table

  4. Dine for a maximum of two hours

  5. Pay by credit card (surcharge applies) for contactless payment

Whilst voluntary, we encourage you to download the COVIDSafe app which helps speed up contacting people exposed to COVID-19 and keep our community safe. If you are unwell and have any of the symptoms, however mild, proceed to seek advice and get tested. For further advice, please call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or visit your GP.

 

Our guests can enjoy our full winter menu and the popular chef's sharing menu returns. Of course, takeaway will still be available from 5:30 pm to 9:00ppm, Wednesday to Sunday nights. 

Alcohol can only be served with food and BYO (wine only) is available from Sunday to Thursday. There is no BYO on Friday and Saturday evenings.

 

Due to limited spots, we encourage our guests to book ahead at info@amokrestaurant.com.au or call us on (03) 9525 0499 so we can confirm your reservation. If you're unable to make your reservation, please give us advance notice at least three days beforehand as every reservation counts for us and also allows others to enjoy amok.

Thank you for your support and patience over the last couple of months. We appreciate your adherence to the guidelines as there are heavy fines for breaching the state's regulations.

We'll see you over for dinner soon. 

❤️ 

Woody + Chanthida

Friday, 15 May 2020: we're back

For our amazing customers patiently awaiting our return, wait no more.

 

Woody and Thida have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to re-open for takeaway starting tonight.

 

Even better news is that personal delivery from team amok is now available to Windsor, St. Kilda, St. Kilda West, St. Kilda East, Middle Park, Albert Park, Balaclava, Armadale, Toorak, South Yarra, Cremorne and Richmond for a flat fee of $7.

Of course we welcome and encourage pick ups where all orders are pre-paid via credit card (surcharge applies) to ensure we remain contactless. We're taking baby steps back into the world so check out our limited takeaway menu with our crowd favourites ready to please the palate. Our menu may expand in future according to demand from our customers and capacity to deliver the best cuisine possible in a takeaway environment, so we ask for your patience.

For pick up orders, please maintain social distancing on arrival where we have sanitiser available as courtesy for our customers. 

 

Customers can order from our website from 5:30pm to 9:30pm by simply clicking onto the order now tab.

Thank you for your love and loyalty over the last five years, without you, amok wouldn't exist. We appreciate the friendships we've made with you and look forward to seeing you all again.

Aww-khun. 

❤️ 

Woody + Chanthida

Wednesday, 25 March 2020: we're shutting from Thursday, 26 March 2020 until further notice

With recent events and new government policies, we’ve made the heartbreaking decision to shut amok restaurant for good from tomorrow until further notice. With our staff's health our priority, we felt it was best that they also stay in isolation and not risk potential exposure to Coronavirus. In addition, in reviewing delivery options, the commission is too steep for our small restaurant which would mean we would continually be operating at a loss. 

Therefore, tonight is the LAST NIGHT to have takeaway with us so call 03 9525 0499 to place your order for pick up.

With so much uncertainty, we don’t know if we’ll know if amok will open again so for now, we say aww-khun ​chraen (thank you very much) 🙏🏽 for your love and support.

You made amok special for us and kept us going through every high and low. Hopefully we will reconnect again in future.

❤️ 
Woody + Chanthida

Friday, 20 March 2020: COVID-19 update, introducing takeaway, and reduced trading

Our staff and customer's health is our priority and during this time of heightened anxiety, we are keeping abreast of the facts and new policies as they are announced. 

 

We ask that you visit our FB and Instagram pages and website for the latest information about opening hours, news updates and modes of operation. 

 

Protecting our people and our customers

amok restaurant will stay open on Tuesday to Saturday evenings until otherwise instructed by government authorities as we're a licensed venue under 100 capacity. However, in the interest of public health safety, we'll only be offering TAKEAWAY and PICK UP for our loyal and hungry customers.

 

We respectfully ask that anyone who is unwell, does not visit amok restaurant.  We have asked the same of our staff. Being a small husband and wife team with two young girls under three years old, we strongly wish to protect our family whilst continue to operate amok as best we can for you. 

Dining in is suspended BUT we've launched a takeaway menu

The GOOD NEWS is that we're launching takeaway for hungry Melburnians. From Saturday, 21 March, our beautiful and resilient customers having craving for amok flavours can order takeaway for pick up only. Due to our limited resources and not being on ubereats/deliveroo due to high commissions, only PICK UP is available.

 

Download the takeaway menu HERE  and order on (03) 9525 0499 . To reduce contact, a credit card payment will be made prior to pick up. Please your ID ready to show us to minimise contact and quickly pick up your order.

 

As this is a new world for us, we ask for your patience while we work hard to extend the amok dining experience into your home. It may not be perfect but we are certainly going to give it our best shot. 

 

You can read our letter to our customers here

THANK YOU for your ongoing support, and we wish you and your family all the best during this challenging time.

Love always,

Woody, Chanthida and team amok

Friday, 13 March 2020: Helping to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand there is growing anxiety with the latest update on the spread of Coronavirus and increasing cases in Australia. We're still open for guests to enjoy dunner and we want to ensure you that we are actively practising health safety and hygiene including:

 

  1. Increased focus and maintenance on personal hygiene for all staff.

  2. Increased cleaning and sanitising procedures within the amok kitchen and dining area.

  3. Team amok is regularly updated about news, policies and recommendations from health authorities on how to monitor for signs of the illness

  4. Team amok members are asked to refrain from coming into work if they exhibit symptoms or are at risk. We ask our guests to self-isolate and not visit amok until you have recovered so as not to risk the health of others. 

Coronavirus is a serious pandemic and due to its changing nature, rapidly spreads. We understand that these are uncertain times, however what we do know is that if not contained, Australia could follow in the footsteps of Italy. 

Take care of yourself and each other. 

Love,

Team amok

 

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2019 News & Events

January 2019: We've launched our catering menu!

We're extending our amok dinner menu to your homes or at your special event. The selection includes your favourites from the small, side, sharing and big menus as well as new dishes, exclusively for the catering menu. These include the Kgor jagat, Phnomn Penh lort cha, and our crispy handcut sweet potato and taro chips. 

Check out the menu here

Call  (03) 9525 0499 or email info@amokrestaurant.com.au with your catering order at least five days in advance. 

Thursday, 14 February 2019: Valentine’s Day, 8 course chef’s sharing menu with complimentary sparkling wine

We know the joys of making it through to Wednesday, and if you're wanting a double celebration, then dine at amok for Valentine's Day with your loved one. Treat yourselves to an 8 course chef's sharing menu and a complimentary sparkling wine.

 

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au - FULLY BOOKED

12 - 14 April 2019: Choul Chnam Thmey (Cambodian New Year), Dinner banquet

We're celebrating Cambodian New Year over three days from on Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April 2019. Traditionally, this time marks the end of the harvest season where families come together to spend quality time and enjoy the fruits of their labour. 

Stay tuned for more details!

Sunday, 12 May 2019: Mother’s Day dinner 

Pamper mum with our 8 course chef's sharing menu and we'll treat her to a complimentary sparkling wine.

 

Dinner bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019: amok restaurant’s fourth birthday celebration

No Queen's birthday is stealing our thunder as we reach four years! Join us for a special night celebrating 1459 days of delighting the palates of many with modern Cambodian cuisine. 

Stay tuned for more details. 

Sunday, 1 September 2019: Father's Day dinner 

A way to a father's heart is with their belly right? Treat dad with the chef’s sharing menu and we'll give them a complimentary beer. You can take the credit. 

Dinner bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au

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2018 Past Events

 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018: Valentine’s Day, 8 course chef’s sharing menu with complimentary sparkling wine

We know the joys of making it through to Wednesday, and if you're wanting a double celebration, then dine at amok for Valentine's Day with your loved one. Treat yourselves to an 8 course chef's sharing menu and a complimentary sparkling wine.

 

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au - FULLY BOOKED

 

 

10 - 15 April 2018: Choul Chnam Thmey (Cambodian New Year), Dinner banquet

Cambodian New Year is a three day celebration beginning on Friday 13 April and ends on Sunday 15 April 2018. Traditionally, this time marks the end of the harvest season where families come together to spend quality time and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

 

To celebrate our third Cambodian New Year at amok restaurant, chef Woody Chet has crafted a special banquet feast that pays homage to Cambodia's most important three-day holiday. Inspired by his recent trip back to his homeland, he has put together a special banquet meal that encourages sharing food, conversation and appreciation for the abundance we have. 

 

Thank you for joining us for dinner tonight to celebrate our blessings today and all that is to come .

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au as the Cambodian New Year banquet is available to the first 20 dinner guests each night from 10-15 April 2018. Click here to view the Cambodian New Year (CNY)  menu.

 

Sunday, 13 May 2018: Mother’s Day, chef’s sharing menu with complimentary sparkling wine for mums

We've enjoyed seeing mums take the night off and get spoiled in the last two years so we're doing it again! Treat your mum to an 8 course chef's sharing menu and a complimentary sparkling wine at amok restaurant.

 

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au - FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday, 13 June 2018: amok restaurant’s third birthday celebration

amok is reaching the trifecta making it three years since opening our doors and sharing chef Woody Chet's modern Cambodian cuisine with locals. Technically our birthday is on Monday 11 June, but because royalty (literally) has her public holiday birthday on the same day, we've decided to spoil our guests with one special evening on Wednesday 13 June. 

 

Chef Woody Chet is collaborating with good friend, ex-head chef of Tonka, pop-up visionary of Dalchini and current head chef of Jardin Tan (phew), Ved Navghare to bring you a six course sharing feast. 

Join us to delight in the explosion of flavours this expertly crafted menu will showcase a fusion of common ingredients and produce shared in Khmer and Indian cuisine.

 

Limited seats available for two seatings (6pm and 8pm) so book now at info@amokrestaurant.com.au

 

We look forward to seeing you to help us blow out the candles!

 

 

Sunday, 2 September 2018: Father's Day, 8 course chef’s sharing menu with a complimentary beer for dads

We loved seeing families celebrate Father’s day last year when we opened for dinner for the occasion, that we’re doing it again for dads.

 

Treat your family to the chef’s sharing menu and all dads will receive a complimentary glass of beer.

Dinner bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au

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2017 Event

 

3 April 2017: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, “Treasures of Kumpuchea” masterclass

For one night only, you can join chef, Woody Chet as he takes an intimate class of 16 participants to learn how to make fresh kroeung (Cambodian herb spice paste) and show you how this can be used in four Cambodian dishes.

Participants will get hands on experience and cook Chef Chet’s signature fish amok, as well as beef char kroeung, chicken kari and pork belly salad. At the conclusion of the cooking class, all participants will enjoy a five course dinner with a complimentary glass of wine.

Tickets - SOLD OUT

4 – 7 April 2017: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Restaurant Lunch Express

To celebrate our debut for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, amok will be opened for lunch for the Restaurant Lunch Express program. Delve into a sumptuous two course lunch with wine for only $40 per person where you can choose either entrée and main OR main or dessert.

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au

11 - 13 April 2017: Choul Chnam Thmey (Cambodian New Year), Dinner banquet

Come celebrate Cambodian New Year with us as we Choul Chnam Themey (translates to Enter New Year) for 2017.

 

Chef Woody Chet has crafted a celebratory dinner banquet and in honour of his motherland. For $29 pp, this traditional six course banquet includes crispy chicken wings, pork khor, chicken kari, beef larb, fragrant steamed rice and a Cambodian dessert.

 

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au - FULLY BOOKED

16 – 21 May 2017: Good Beer Week, Lunch Express

In partnership with Smudge Eats & Mountain Goat Beer we’re opening for lunch to offer you something that will delight Mountain Goat beer lovers.

 

For one week only, we have a special two course lunch which includes Mountain Goat Beer for $40 per person. Our crowd favourite sliders feature on the entrée and choose between either the 12 hour, twice cooked beef ribs or our signature Cambodian duck curry.

 

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au

Sunday 13 May 2017: Mother’s Day, chef’s sharing menu with complimentary sparkling wine for mums

We loved seeing families celebrate Father’s day last year when we opened for lunch and dinner for the occasion, that we’re doing it again for mums.

 

Treat your family to the chef’s sharing menu for $54 per person and all mums will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Lunch and dinner bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au - FULLY BOOKED

Sunday, 11 June 2017: amok restaurant’s second birthday

We’re counting down to celebrating another fantastic year for amok. It has been two years since we opened our doors and to thank you for all your support, we’re cooking up something special during our birthday week on 6 - 11 June 2017.

 

We're kicking off our pre-birthday celebrations and saying thank you by giving away two $50 dining gift cards. To enter, follow the link here: bit.ly/AR2NDBD 

Starting on Tuesday 6 June, dinner guests can join our birthday week celebrations as we serve 200 complimentary oysters. Enjoy our special green coconut kroeung with chilli peanut oil oyster and our crowd favourite - freshly shucked oyster, lychee boba, Kampot black pepper, truffle oil.

Bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au

Sunday 3 September 2017: Father's Day, chef’s sharing menu with a complimentary beer for dads

We loved seeing families celebrate Father’s day last year when we opened for lunch and dinner for the occasion, that we’re doing it again for mums.

 

Treat your family to the chef’s sharing menu for $54 per person and all dads receive a complimentary beer.

Lunch and dinner bookings essential at info@amokrestaurant.com.au - FULLY BOOKED

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2016 Events

Sunday, 4 September 2016: Father's Day lunch and dinner celebrations

Team amok are opening their doors to host the first lunch in celebrating Father's Day with their guests.

On the back of their intimate Mother's Day event, guests were signalling their desire to visit amok with family and friends during lunch. As a result, we've been working hard behind the scenes to make this possible for Father's Day.

Only for Sunday, 4 September 2016, amok will be open from 12-3pm for lunch and then 6-11pm for dinner giving our guests the option to see us nice and early or enjoy their dinner with some evening ambience. Whether it's lunch or dinner, all guests can still delve into the popular chef's sharing menu of eight courses, which presents great value and a bonus for all dads is that their beer is on us.

Places are limited so we encourage you to book ahead for your group at info@amokrestaurant.com.au.

Monday, 27 June 2016: We're up for Readers Choice Award

We have had many blessings since opening our amok doors. The best part of running amok, is sharing Cambodian food with you when you're up for trying something different. Everything else is a bonus including being listed in the Australian Good Food Guide!

 

Voting is open until 31 December 2016, and we'd love your vote for the Reader's Choice Awards.

 

Your support means the world to us and the best compliment you can give us is sharing the love with others especially when you take the time to write reviews on Qandoo, Zomato, TripAdvisor, our Facebook page and Google+.

Monday, 20 June 2016: Reflections of my Asia

To round off the birthday festivities, chef Woody is teaming up with his mentor, chef Leslie Chan and good friend chef Hoang Le for one special evening, and hosting a unique banquet dinner, Reflections of my Asia (menu, 83kb). 

The menu is personally curated by the trio and will feature their personal favourites that fuses Australian ingredients with traditional dishes from Hong Kong, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Guests will enjoy a six course banquet including wine that ties flavours from their upbringing with a modern twist. Starting at 6.00pm, the first course will be served at 7.00pm. Limited tickets are available at $85 per person by emailing info@amokrestaurant.com.au.

 

We're proud to donate 10% of proceeds to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals in Cambodia. 

Saturday, 11 June 2016: amok restaurant celebrates its first birthday

We're celebrating with complimentary bubbles for our guests this evening to toast to amok restaurant’s many more birthdays to come.

 

The birthday feast features Chef Woody Chet's one-off special birthday treat – Rolled scotch beef with sake soy on grilled sliced zucchini with pickled red onion, daikon and chilli oil bean curd dressing – which is also complimentary to the first 365 dinner guests until Sunday 12 June. 

We're blowing out our birthday candles on our amok’s birthday dessert just which can be ordered as a la carte or part of the popular chef’s sharing menu (eight courses for $49 per person). 

A: 119 Chapel Street, Windsor Vic 3181

P: (03) 9525 0499

E: info@amokrestaurant.com.au

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