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The Malaya

#22 of 4,705 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$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%
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Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A Very enjoyable fixed menu which 3 of us enjoyed and suited our need for enjoyable food as we caught up on not seeing each other for 4 years. Spectacular harbourside views. Good for a group meeting and excellent service. Well worth a visit if...More

Thank mail4paul
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Malaya is an excellent place to have a meal on a fine Sydney day. Great views from the restaurant and great food. The food is always very tasty and service is always impeccable. I would not recommend this for anyone who has an aversion...More

Thank BobandWendy151
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Malaya is my favourite restaurant for Malaysian food. The outlook is excellent with a view over Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour. It is an easy walk from there to Star City or any of the shops in Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour. The food is always consistent in...More

Thank Richard S
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Richard S, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you are your number one Malaysian restaurant in Sydney. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful review to our fantastic team of staff....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place 20 years ago on our first visit to Sydney from NZ. We have been coming back every year since. It serves unbeatable food. It’s certainly one of our favourites. If you like Malaysian food don’t miss this place.More

Thank davidoM6483OP
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi davidoM6483OP, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you have been regularly visiting us on your frequent yearly visits to Sydney for the last 20 years! It makes us very proud to be offering such a consistently great product to regular...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for the signature set menu with matching wines as we were struggling to decide what to have as everything looked delicious on the menu. We were not disappointed and every dish was very tasty. The otak otak was probably one of our favourites...More

Thank M8181
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi M8181, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful Signature Menu with matching wines. This truly is a wonderful menu and showcases all the wonderful dishes that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been dining at The Malaya for years and it is still as good as ever. Some of the best food in Sydney and at a reasonable price. Only one request, bring back the 'Red Head' cocktail!More

Thank g_star165
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi g_star165, Thank you for taking the time to write this 'amazing' review. We certainly have been around for a while. The restaurant first opened it doors in 1963. We love what we do and are so proud to be offering a consistent product to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to this restaurant for many, many years starting in the old George Street location. I have dinned at the new location on a few occasions in the past but had the opportunity recently to again dine and its as good as it was...More

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

Hi Nigel P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal on your recent visit. As you know we first opened the restaurant in 1963. We are so very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, great view, especially if you're on a table close to the side. Atmosphere not that great, feels a bit like a food court. Service good. But a little expensive, food and wine, for what you get.More

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

Hi itsBG, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the food, service and wonderful views. Our restaurant is located at King Street Wharf. It is a large 300...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the vegetarian banquet and enjoyed the variety of different flavours. Atmosphere on the balcony with water views is very niceMore

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

Hi RandMfromSydney, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. What an excellent review it is to! We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those restuarants that has amazing food but if your girl is all about status she wouldn't be happy here. I wouldn't say it is the place to be seen but it certainly tastes amazing

Thank michaelmsaunders
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi michaelmsaunders, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are pleased we could offer what a restaurant should, amazing food and service. Regards The Malaya Management Team

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Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
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Ash_Sad
24 August 2017|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Ash_Sad, Yes the Chicken and Lamb do come from a certified halal butcher. However, please note the restaurant is not halal as we serve pork and alcohol. Regards' The Malaya Management Team
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JenMJ
5 November 2016|
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Response from 12NorthernLights | Reviewed this property |
Hi JEN It's fully licensed and so sadly I very much doubt it. Cheers
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
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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