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Kaya Malay Bistro

#864 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Shaughnessy
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1063 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E2, Canada
+1 604-730-9963
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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557 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years and feel that the food has gotten better recently? More care to details/ingredients or a better chefs? In any event, Happy Hour is good value at $4 Beverages/Appies. Enjoy the Roti Canai and the Samosas. Weak dishes would be the Prawns. Staff are friendly and prices reasonable. Good luck and enjoy! Bookable on... More 

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Thank LHOVancouver
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Been here several times since they opened a few years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed my dining experiences here. Food's good, comes out at a good speed, and atmosphere's great. The manager (Scott) is very passionate about what he does and always makes it a point to speak with diners.

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Thank Alan C
North Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Really enjoyed the Malaysian soup/noodle dish. Great curry with seafood, bean sprouts and tofu Reasonably priced.

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Thank Garry L
Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It claimed to be a Malay restaurant. You have been fooled. It has nothing to offer that is close to Malay food. Maybe it can fool the Canadians but not me. The roti canai is like plastic. The curry could have just taken out from a can. The curry is sweet and suits Western diners and little real spice to... More 

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Thank kaw002
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Ok so you want to have authentic Malaysian cuisine or at least close to authentic. This is not the place and let me share with you, why not !. My wife n I went for lunch - first visit. Ambience is not quite Malaysian but why should it not be . Anyways, prior to this first visit , we had... More 

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Thank R0nSIM
Bellingham, Washington
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942 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was our first visit to this for us hitherto unknown Malaysian restaurant. Large variety of tasty food, warm ambience, soft background music, pleasant service, good clean washrooms - we were all very pleased and will definitely return.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We are often leary of trying Malaysian food in North America as it often does not live up to our memories of eating at the hawker centers in Singapore. Kaya did not disappoint us! We had laksa and char kway teow and thought both dishes could have come straight from Singapore. We would totally recommend this place.

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Thank JPSsquared
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Rush, Rush, Rush! That was all I recall of the experience we had. We had less than an hour for dinner at the fairly empty restaurant and all we felt was rushing us out. There is a difference between prompt service and making customers feel rushed when they want to enjoy a relaxed dinner. Whilst we had finished our dishes... More 

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Thank LaciSuzy
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Kaya's interior is very simple both in design and colors as it seems the focus is on the food. The restaurant has the capacity to cater to small intimate rendezvous to large gatherings of friends and family. Fusion malaysian dishes made of a medley of amazing ingredients and spices you can taste with each bite. With a group of friends... More 

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Thank DivinityArt
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Yet another middling effort. Staff pleasant, ambience OK but with large screen "idiot box" on and prominent. Lamb roti decent enough. Hot and sour soup, gruel.

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Thank Burma J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1063 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-730-9963

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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