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2965 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
2965 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(8.4)

dined on Mon, 11 Sep 2017

(8)
good food and service. tables packed in a bit too tightly could get somewhat uncomfortable
Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful food and service we offer. We are very proud of our staff and we have a great team who consistently delivers a wonderful product. We do apologise if you felt uncomfortable with your table setting for the evening. As we are a very busy restaurant, generally most evenings all the tables are sat. Thanks again & regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

dined on Wed, 6 Sep 2017

(9)
Still the best laksa in Sydney.
Hi Mike, Thanks you very much for such a wonderful review! We are really proud of 'our version' of Laksa. We have been serving this dish since the restaurant opened it's doors in 1963 and its still loved by many loyal customers to this day. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Thanks again & regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 7 Sep 2017

dined on Wed, 6 Sep 2017

(9)
Love this place, always delicious
Hi Phil, Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that we can consistently offer wonderful food and service in a great environment. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Thanks again & regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 7 Sep 2017

dined on Sun, 3 Sep 2017

(9)
Love Malaya always awesome food
Hi Jonathon, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you had an awesome time. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Mon, 11 Sep 2017

dined on Sat, 2 Sep 2017

(9)
Fantastic place, fantastic view and excellent service.
Hi Rommel - Iris, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased you had such a fantastic time! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful staff. Thank again & regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Mon, 4 Sep 2017

dined on Sat, 2 Sep 2017

(10)
Our family LOVE Malaya
HI Lynsey, Thanks for the lovely review and for your ongoing patronage. Regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Mon, 4 Sep 2017
Jackie

dined on Wed, 30 Aug 2017

(9)
Food is always fantastic. Stand outs were Roti and curry sauce and Beef Rendang
Hi Jackie, Thank for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and wonderful hospitality we offer. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Thanks again & regards
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Sun, 3 Sep 2017

dined on Wed, 30 Aug 2017

(8)
Great service and lovely food
Hi Adam, Thanks for your kind words regarding your recent dining experience at The Malaya. We are so pleased you enjoyed our wonderful food and hospitality. Thanks again & regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Trevor

dined on Thu, 24 Aug 2017

(9)
The service was good and the waiter actually quite funny. They had no problem making adjustments to Banquet menu as we didn't eat beef. Good place overall, 2nd time there.

dined on Sat, 19 Aug 2017

(10)
The food was absolutely amazing! Opted for the signature banquet menu and was not disappointed.
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Specials

Christmas Group 10 guests min

Book your end of year function now. Enjoy sweeping harbour views with the friendly, professional service and delicious cuisine of The Malaya. Reservations between the 24th November and 24th December for 10 or more guests, or that order the Christmas set menu are required to pay a $59.00 deposit per seat reserved. All tentative reservations will be held for one week, giving you this time to settle the deposit to secure your reservation. Please find the link in your confirmation email to confirm your reservation. Please note that due to the layout of the restaurant, tables of 10 or more will generally be seated inside in the main dining area. Please phone 02 9279 1170 to confirm the accurate number of guests attending by 10:30am 48 hours before your reservation. $59.00 will be kept from the deposit for each empty seat at your table. Full cancellation within two weeks of your reservation will result in forfeiture of all monies paid. The deposit will be redeemed from the bill total at the conclusion of the meal based on the most recent confirmation of the number of guests attending – no partial refund can be made prior to arrival.
Min. people
10
When
24 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Melbourne Cup

Watch the Melbourne Cup with sweeping views of Darling harbour and your favourite Malaya cuisine. Lunch reservation for Melbourne Cup are required to provide a $59.00 deposit for each seat reserved. Please find the link in your confirmation email to confirm your reservation. Full cancellation of a reservation, or a reduction in the number of seats reserved is welcome by 5pm, Tuesday 25th October. Past this date full cancellation, or a reduction in numbers will result in forfeiture of $59.00 from the deposit for each empty seat reserved. The deposit will be redeemed from the table bill at the conclusion of the meal based on the final confirmation of how many guests will be in attendance – no partial refund can be made prior to arrival. Please note: To prevent disappointment we encourage you book for the maximum number of guests that may attend as we will be unable to increase your reservation once we have fully booked. To amend the number of guests you have booked please call the restaurant directly on 9279 1170. An 8% gratuity applies to all non-exclusive parties of 8 people and above. SET MENU Group bookings for 10 people or more are required to pre-order a set menu. With the exception of vegetarians, one set menu can be served for the table. Our set menus are served banquet style, all the dishes listed for each of our menus are served to the middle of the table for your guests to share. Changing dishes on a set menu to include items from the a la carte menu, or live seafood menu can be made by prearrangement only. Without prior knowledge we may not be able to provide a meal for guests with certain allergies.
When
07 Nov 2017
Tue 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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About The Malaya

A night of spice... For over 50 years, The Malaya has been serving up dishes that test taste buds with authentic spicy dishes based on traditional south east Asian cuisine. And judging from the groups of corporate diners and holidaygoers who crowd the Malaya's steeland-glass interiors day after day, they are clearly doing something right. Think you can handle chilli? See how spiceresistant you really are by putting your palate to the test with the 'extra hot' sambal. Located in Darling Harbour, the restaurant not only promises astonishing food but stunning sweeping waterviews in a contemporary and welcoming setting. Signature dishes include the spanner crab san choy bow for entrée and the delicious Duck Perchik for main. No matter what you choose you’re in for a real treat when you dine at The Malaya. Best dish: Duck Perchik

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