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The Malaya

$$ - $$$Asian, , Malaysian
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9279 1170
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (73 reviews)
“otak otak” (36 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice in one week. The first visit I could safely say this is my favourite restaurant in Sydney with excellent food and perhaps the best service I have ever had at a restaurant anywhere. However the second visit wasn’t as good....More

Thank Sparky172015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great service and great food. Had a wonderful evening. The Malaya has always been a great place to eat.More

Thank Coldvine
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Coldvine, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so lucky to have a wonderful team of staff who deliver and wonderful and consistent product. We look forward to welcoming you at The Malaya again soon. Regards The Malaya...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Below average food that's extremely overpriced. Poor service and bad management. The only positive thing about our visit was the view of the harbour. Never again will I be giving this establishment my well earned $$$.More

Thank Michlene101
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Michlene101, Thank you for your feedback. We are obviously disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. As management with enough information we can follow up on what exactly what it was that went wrong. Please feel free to contact...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing special about this place, other than the view of darling harbour. Good atmosphere, but noisy overall. Difficult to have a conversation across the table. The beef rendang probably the tastiest dish. Service overall good. Beware of the hidden costs at the end, though. The...More

Thank savoca2013
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear savoca2013, Thank you for your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We have been in business since 1963 and strive to offer a consistent product and service. Yes we do apply an 8% gratuity...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was a lovely place to spend our last evening in Sydney, the service was fantastic with plenty of smiles. Unfortunately the food was quite bland and lacked that traditional Malayan hit. Fancy, but not greatMore

Thank Imran D
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Imran D, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the wonderful service and hospitality we offer. We have a wonderful team of staff. They truly are an asset to our business. It is disappointing to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Monday evening, having seen good trip advisor reviews. This restaurant must have a good PR company shoring up their reviews so don't expect this one to appear for long! Very average food, nothing to write home about with bland dishes...More

Thank jca_ed
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear jca_ed, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. It is truly disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your time with us. The Vegetarian Banquet that you ordered is loved by many of our guests and we only ever hear compliments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some houseguests brought us here as a thank you gift. We had such a fun time! We ordered one of the set menus... and it didn’t take long. Dish after fish came out. There was no waiting in between courses. My favorite was the spicy...More

Thank HollisBrooke
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HollisBrooke, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Otak Otak and Rendang that are included in the Signature Banquet menu. It is disappointing to hear the Kapitan Chicken was not to your taste. This...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group at business celebrated here over lunch and occupied 2 long tables. The food was good and my favorite is the beef randang. Its that restaurant you can recommend to your boss and colleagues whenever they ask for tips in the city. Good food...More

Thank vanessaOrange
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear vanessaOrange, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you and your work colleagues had a great dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we returned to the Malaya (when we visit from inter-state we make a point of going here) & as usual never disappointed.However on this particular occasion we had a unexpected long lunch with friends, so come time to go to dinner we were...More

Thank missyAustralia
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear missyAustralia, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. What an outstanding review! We are so pleased to hear, we are your number one restaurant on your trips to Sydney. We have a wonderful team of staff, some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Malaya is quite popular and you will likely need to book. The place draws a mix of tourists, local hotel guests, and business/celebration diners in this sprawling harbourside eatery. There is almost zero character to the place. Lots of tables in a line. A...More

Thank GaddisGadabout
duan91, Owner at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear GaddisGadabout, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. It is unfortunate we did not leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. We believe our restaurant offers a wonderful ambience and beautiful views to the Darling Harbour area....More

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for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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stephanieennis9
29 January 2018|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie, There is a large selection of vegan dishes on the menu. Please ask one of our friendly waitstaff when you come in and they can assist you with the menu. Regards
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satayl0r
4 January 2018|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Satayl0r, Thanks for your query We have a wide selection of dishes that contain no gluten ingredients, and some other dishes can be altered. However, we are unable to guarantee the absence of traces as wheat products... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$89
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9279 1170
  • E-mail
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