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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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LOCATION
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Always the best food and service.The banquet is no doubt the very best option for food. Lychee martinis - cant go past one (or a few!)

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant for dinner everything we ordered was amazing For first time to try this cuisine It blew my socks off Chicken curry and egg plant dishes were out of This world definitely will be going backMore

Thank decca75
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear decca75, Thank you for your feedback. We are so delighted to hear we "blew your socks off" with the quality of food and service you received. The Malaya Chicken Curry has been on our menu since the restaurant first opened in 1963. It still...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, great atmosphere, and wonderful food! Even when crowded the service was on point!!More

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

Dear Dave H, Thank you for the fabulous review! We have been in business since 1963 and love what we do. We are so pleased to hear we delivered on all aspect of food and service. I will be sure to pass on your kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Not hugely expensive but this is not a cheap eat restaurant. You can get better Malaysian food in Sydney for a lot cheaper but the food at Malaya is not bad and the service is great.More

Thank cricketfan97
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cricketfan97, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our fabulous location and great service. We do appreciate your feedback regarding our pricing, however we do only use the highest quality...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and service! We couldn’t decide what to order so our waiter got a sample of each dish! Watch out for the dried chillis 🔥

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

Dear Clive F, Thank you for the amazing review of your recent dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kind Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had another nice dinner in this restaurant on my birthday. It has some of the most interesting Malaysian dishes which are weird to imagine but taste really good. We tried their one of the signature dishes called Schezwan eggplant which was quite good. Satay...More

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

Dear Aparna G, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear you choose to dine with us again for your birthday dinner. We are pleased we lived up to our expectation of consistent tasty...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to Malaya, had the eggplant sichuan and hubby had beef randang. Food was excellent and the service also. Slightly more pricey than some but worth it. Place was pretty full also but we had space. Definately going back for the Eggplant.More

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

Dear NSJG, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you were delighted with your first visit to the restaurant. The Szechuan Eggplant and Beef Rendang would have to be our biggest selling dishes. For good reason, they are delicious! Looking forward to having...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 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
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sparky172015, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear we delivered on all expectation on your first visit. As we have been in the business since 1963, we are known for our consistent...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 18 April 2018

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 16 April 2018

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 18 April 2018

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

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, 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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