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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 3 days ago

After having dined here a few times, I went again with a friend, who had not visited Malaya. In hindsight, I should not have talked the place up as much as I did, but then I have absolutely LOVED the food everytime I went there....More

Thank kritika b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked here as we were staying in Darling Harbour and thought it would be a great spot to watch vivid. They were super accomodation when I needed to slightly adjust our booking time and number of guests which was awesome. This restaurant is huge and...More

Thank Tracey-Lee S
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Tracey-Lee S, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear we were very accommodating to your and your guests on what seemed like a very busy evening. Most nights when we are fully booked this is not always easy, so pleased we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was average and not too hot (not too spicy). Service was very low, we had to wait 10 minutes before someone took care of us and we had the feeling that they were not very happy to see new clients. Quite expensive compared to...More

Thank Jean-Marc P
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jean-Marc P, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. It is obviously disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your meal and the service given. Not all dishes on our menu are too spicy unless specifically asked for. We can always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place for a birthday celebration with family. The food was great and the service was good too. Some of the dishes were well made. But I wouldn't order roti based items. I felt that dessert choices were less. Make reservation couple of days...More

Thank CSR100
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CSR100, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and service. The dessert choices are less as we do not have a pastry kitchen. We think for the resources...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Malaya or ‘Blazers’ as it’s known to the locals serves the best S/E Asian cuisine in Sydney. The chilli chicken wings (4 per serve) are an ABSOLUTE must for an entree. It may pay to book a table and pre order your chilli chicken...More

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

Dear DMGMLM, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. What a truly wonderful review! We appreciate your patronage to the restaurant over the years. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We last had a great meal here 4 year ago and the food was great we look forward to our meal today and we where not disappointed as good as last time

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

Dear Freddyfeelgood, Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear we meet your expectations on your recent dining experience. We pride ourselves on our consistent product, which we have been serving to the Sydney market since 1963. Kindest Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended by a work colleague, visited a few years ago. This time brought my partner back to experience the cuisine. It’s called their signature dish banquet for a reason. Looking at the menu, so many dishes stood out, however it was...More

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

Dear Rockdog_JT, Thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience. We are delighted to hear you were impressed with the level of food and service given on your recent visit. The restaurant has been in operation since 1963. We pride ourselves on our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couple of words only: amazing Malasian food, just perfect!! A must visit when one has never tried Malay!

Thank Frank T
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Frank T, Thank you for your exceptional feedback :) We are delighted to hear we excelled on all aspects of food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall a nice dining experience, however it lacked the 'shine' that I was expecting. A solid, reliable business lunch spot, that serves the purpose of offering a diverse menu that is well prepared, an extensive wine list, and an attentive team. Rated average rather than...More

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

Dear Tastytucker, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear we delivered on all aspects of service and are a reliable restaurant that offers a consistent product. Kind regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We held a group event at The Malaya on a busy Friday night. Staff were great and even though we were the noisiest group there they kept calm with us and gave us impeccable service. Food was absolutely amazing especially the Rendang beef curry. Dessert...More

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

Dear FreedaMagic, Thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience. We are thrilled to hear you and your guests enjoyed our wonderful hospitality and flavours of food on your recent visit. We do have a wonderful team of staff who are a wonderful...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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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