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Chahaya Malaysia Restaurant

1690 Montreal Rd | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
+1 613-742-0242
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (12 reviews)
“spring rolls” (13 reviews)
“mee goreng” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indonesian, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1690 Montreal Rd | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was here we shared many dishes among the table, including a lamb curry, vegetarian noodles and the chef's special chicken. It was all good, but not necessarily my favorite. I really did enjoy the curry but the noodles lacked flavor for my tastes...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Exceptional food and fantastic service. We visited for the lunch buffet with kids and the service and food were both fantastic.

Thank DannelBoone
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Wow, just wow! After being in Malaysia last month, I thought it would be appropriate to take friends for Malaysian food so we could discuss my recent trip. The food was excellent and the flavours authentic, reminding me of the food I ate while in...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The service is great, the food is wonderful but alas they don't take AMEX. The Malaysian tea is wonderful (treat yourself to one) but the star of the show are the spring rolls, add some hot sauce and enjoy. The rest of the buffet is...More

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

If you want a fusion of spicy Sri Lankan/Indian food with Chinese food then Malaysian food is what you need. Try the Bali beef and the Chef’s special Chicken. If you can handle spicy food, then this is the place to beMore

1  Thank Nirosh K
Margaret A, Owner at Chahaya Malaysia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for your great review, Nirosh. We do have delicious, hot and spicy food and we are pleased that you have enjoyed it so much. I must say that we also have many mild but not bland selections that we offer on our menu....More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This restaurant is a bit of an undiscovered gem for Ottawa, being in a modest streetside location in Beacon Hill (east side of Ottawa). A friend recommended it and I went on Oct 1 2017 with 7 others. We were all very impressed and would...More

Thank Rosemary3333
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your very complimentary review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday and it was full (small seating area)....however our trick was to time our arrival for between 12:45 and 1:00 (buffet ends weekdays at 2:00 so therefore plenty of time to eat and it’s after the initial rush of people that just...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant for food. I have my favorites but now trying new things on the menu and so far I have not been disappointed. I prefer take out so I can enjoy my dinner in my pj's and a good...More

Thank denisecU8352OU
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your very complimentary rating and review. We appreciate your loyalty, and we are very happy that so enjoy our culinary efforts at Chahaya Malaysia!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I have been going to this restaurant since i was a kid! I Love the food! It is so yummy - my husband and I have made it a tradition to go at least once a month. The owner buddy is super nice and love...More

Thank s a
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience here. The manager accommodated 10 of us with very short notice on a busy night. The Mee Goreng, sweet and sour fish, Gado Gado,Tom yam, and spring rolls were all great really good. And the Teh Tarek was the closest...More

Thank Andrew M
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Thank you so much for your compliments! We are very pleased that you enjoyed and appreciated our cuisine. We look forward to seeing you again when you visit Ottawa.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Montreal Rd | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-742-0242
We are a friendly, clean and comfortable place to come and enjoy really delicious Malaysian, Indonesian, and vegetarian cuisine. We have been open in Ottawa since 1985, and take pride in providing consistant quality and excellence. Our 70 item menu offers a range of popular dishes such as satay, gado gado, rendang, mee goreng, and many other delicious selections. Our food ranges from child friendly and mild dishes to very hot dishes that only some will enjoy. All of theses are marked clearly on our menu. We are happy to tailor selections to accommodate intolerances and allergies. Also our food is completely halal!
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