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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
3020 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(8.4)

dined on Wed, 11 Oct 2017

(9)
Consistent quality and service
Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you are happy with the consistent product and service we offer. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Management Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 12 Oct 2017

dined on Tue, 10 Oct 2017

(10)
Really enjoyed the lunch set as always. Salt and pepper squid and water spinach were still the highlight, my friends loved the Singaporean curry too. Lamb curry on the other hand was a bit too spicy. Definitely going back again.

dined on Sun, 8 Oct 2017

(7)
The service at the Malaya was really attentive without being overbearing. The food was ok we had the $59 banquet
Hi Debra, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the attentive service of our outstanding wait staff. It is disappointing to hear that the Malaya Banquet was 'OK'. Please feel free to contact us directly on 9279 1170, should you wish to discuss the matter further. Regards The Malaya Management Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Tue, 10 Oct 2017

dined on Sat, 7 Oct 2017

(9)
Food is always great, service is attentive. Only downside is that it can get a bit noisy.
Hi Jasmine, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the wonderful food and attentive service. You are right in saying the restuarant can be lively when it is full. We believe this adds a great atmosphere to The Malaya dining experience. Thanks again & regards The Malaya Management Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Mon, 9 Oct 2017

dined on Fri, 6 Oct 2017

(9)
Have been to Malaya for many times, but this time the order wasnt so great. the Singaporean curry wasn't taste good, but others were ok. love the lunch set menu better.
Hi Janet, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that the Singaporean Curry was not to your liking. We are however, very pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lunch Banquet Menu. Regards The Malaya Management Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Mon, 16 Oct 2017

dined on Fri, 6 Oct 2017

(10)
I have been going to Malaya for years and the food is as amazing from before. Set aside the beautiful food and views, the restaurants décor is becoming dated...most specially the chairs.
Hi Leah, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and wonderful ambience of the restuarant. We do appreciate your feedback in regards to the decor, however the restaurant went through a major renovation in 2015. Thanks again & regards The Malaya Management Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Mon, 9 Oct 2017
Caroline

dined on Sat, 30 Sep 2017

(9)
Always fantastic- thank you!
Hi Caroline, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are pleased we can continue to deliver on consistent food and service. Regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Wed, 4 Oct 2017
Hieu Tran

dined on Sat, 30 Sep 2017

(9)
Seafood had some balanced flavours.

dined on Fri, 29 Sep 2017

(10)
Malaya again was fantastic. Special ordered prawns for my Kerabu dish and they were delicious. Highly recommend Malaya for a great night out either with your special someone or with a group of friends.
Hi Nathan, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased you were happy with the wonderful food and service. The Kerabu Prawns is a great dish. If in the future you would like to pre order this again, it will be no problem. Thank you for your continued support of the restaurant. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Wed, 4 Oct 2017
Judith

dined on Wed, 27 Sep 2017

(10)
Food always excellent, so tasty and interesting. We had the banquet menu which was so much food, had to take some home!!
Hi Judith, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased to hear that you were happy with the variety and wonderful flavours of the Signature Banquet. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. regards The Malaya Management Team
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 28 Sep 2017
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Specials

Christmas Group 8 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 8 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. Groups of 10 guest and over are required to choose a set menu. Please let us know if you require assistance. 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
8
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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