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The Malaya

#25 of 4,811 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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Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 899 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There was not one aspect of this restaurant that I could knock with a very extensive and delicious menu. Great friendly service from all staff, a good wine selection and a top location overlooking darling Harbour.

Thank DavidVR84
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for dinner one night while staying in Darling Harbor. The Malay curry is phenomenal and the chicken in it fell off the bone. The apparatuses of crepe stuffed with meat with very good. Nice view of the harbor. Would...More

Thank Suie0515
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went in for lunch on Saturday 16th Sept '17. Almost cancelled at the last minute. It would have been a big mistake! The food was excellent and could have possibly been a little more spicy, but that's a personal preference. Opted for their 'set menu'...More

Thank Mitchell M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been wanting to come here for ages, and it was well worth the wait. The staff were fantastic in their attitude and in their knowledge of all menu items. The food was something else, a traditional curry with the best satay I've had. I'll...More

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

Hi Steve W, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased it was worth the wait! I am so happy to hear that the food was "something else" and the waitstaff were knowledgeable & professional....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

You can order anything on the menu here and you will not be disappointed. The view from the window seats is brilliant. The staff are helpful and know their menu should you have questions. Best to book though as it does get very busy!

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

Thank you for your sensational review Dooonr! We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I've been to the Malaya in the city having been a few times to the North Sydney one in the past. I was surprised by how large it was with water views. We arrived just after 7pm and it was...More

Thank IanA63
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for such an outstanding review IanA63. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of food and service when you dined with us recently. As you are an old North Sydney customer, you are aware that we have been in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Business dinner for myself and two colleagues after a week engaging clients. Great food - staple Malaysian cuisine, we had Rendang, Kankong vegetable and Otak Otak. The environment is that of an upper class western restaurant with a decent wine list. Lively without overly noisy...More

Thank Andrew L
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing such a sensational review Andrew L. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food and wonderful service we offer. As a business who has been in operation since 1963, we pride ourselves on our consistent product and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Saturday night, service and meals where of high quality. The only negative feedback is the prices or reason I think prices are on the higher side is the portion size of dishes which we have a banquet for 4 and really could have...More

Thank Darren W
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Darren W, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the high quality of meals and service you received. Our banquet menus are designed for groups to enjoy a different variety of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was like a big dining hall and was very very noisy. My friend is quietly spoken and it was hard to hear what she was saying over the noise. While the view seemed quite nice it was hard to see it from where...More

Thank SAFireBear
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi SAFrireBear, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are a very large restaurant and when we are busy it can be quite lively. It is a shame that you were unable to hold dinner conversation because...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined with friends. The waiter was friendly, malayatini cocktail was good. The banquet looked like ordinary so our Malaysian friend ordered ala carte. Worked out about the same price as the banquet and the food was very ordinary. If we weren't in such nice surroundings...More

Thank Mum2Munchkins
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Mum2Munchkins, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service you received and our signature 'Malayatini' cocktail. It is disappointing to hear that the food was not to your...More

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The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
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options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
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
...More
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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