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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%
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CUISINES
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 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a meal at The Malaya as it was a short walk from our hotel in Sydney and were not disappointed. We were shown to a table overlooking Darling harbour and opted for the $69 banquet (+ 10% Sunday supplement!) but the food was...More

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

Dear Peter, We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time. The Signature Banquet sure is a great way to try all of the wonderful flavours of our most popular...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up without a reservation and luckily were able to get a table within 15 minutes. This is a very popular restaurant so I'd recommend booking. Service was excellent, we had a view across Darling Harbour and portion sizes were good, so that Kapitan chicken,...More

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

Dear MartinRogkins, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear we were able to accommodate you without a booking and you enjoyed the wonderful food and service. As a business who has been in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a group dinner here for visiting work colleagues. Waiters are friendly and offered advice on the order as well as accommodating dietary requirements. Busy during the week would recommend a booking.More

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

Dear William, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed their time with us. We have a wonderful team of dedicated staff who deliver a wonderful product....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Sydney from Scotland for 4 nights as part of a month long stay in Australia. My husband and I were meeting up with an old colleague of mine who now stays in Manly and since we were staying in Darling Harbour he arranged to...More

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

Dear JULESMAC, What a truly wonderful review! We are all thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us , so much so you returned for 2 nights out of a 4 night stay in Sydney :) We are very proud of the team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to an early sitting yesterday. Had not been to The Malaya for many years. Would highly recommend the banquet if you have not eaten there before. Great way to try some of their amazing, flavoursome dishes. Service was excellent and meal was well paced....More

Thank Brishe11
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brishe11, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful flavours of the Banquet menu and efficient service. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- Food was excellent - Service was excellent - I was not happy with the special public holiday surcharge of $11; I have not seen this anywhere elsewhere either in Sydney or overseas as in Europe, USA, India.. that kills the value for money proposition...More

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

Dear Bharat, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the wonderful flavours of our food and warm hospitality. The public holiday surcharge goes directly to our hardworking team of staff. There...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting the Malaya for ten years and it never disappoints ! The food was great as always and very tasty. Service was efficient as always. 100% recommend !More

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

Dear david c, What a perfectly wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to write this. I will be sure to pass this on to all of our wonderful staff members, Thank you for your continued patronage and support of us over the last...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant in family under short notice. This led us to be sited very close to the open kitchen. When requested to change, they made the effort to find us a better table though not close to the windows where the best views...More

Thank Stratakis
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stratakis, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had friends make a surprise trip to Sydney We made a last minute booking online, & caught the train to Wynyard & walked down to Darling Harbour. From the time we arrived at the restaurant, till the time we left it was amazing. Exactly the...More

Thank ingarr2016
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ingarr2016, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear we 'wowed' you again with the wonderful Malaya experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner here with family. Brilliant views over Darling Harbour. It is a busy hotel and bustling at any time of the day which speaks volumes for its food, service and ambiance. All dishes are cooked with love; the flavours are evidence of this. A...More

Thank IAN M
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear IAN M, What a truly wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to write this. The restaurant itself has been in business since 1963. Quite iconic for Sydney. We have some long standing staff members who are passionate about what they do and...More

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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