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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is located at Simpang Tiga Road and named according to Dayak ethnic.It's easy to find the place as just at shoplot corner. One special food,ie red rice served here; and genuine wild plants or eatable vegetables.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Recently changed hands from a former Iban it's now operated by Cassidy and family. The authentic Kenyah food is delicious and the ambiance of the place is nice and cosy. Try it out soon, there are many different vegetables mostly local and meat and seafood...are served as well. Parking is a breeze and its location is sited just ideally between Basaga Lodging and the Spring shopping complex.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Great food, excellent chef. Nice experience for local cuisine and a must go if you in town. Better than Lepau. Tempoyak pork is a real local delicacy.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

Best experience of local Dayak foods. Excellent food quality, taste and services with friendly shop owner and waitress. We ordered daun ubi and it was hard to find such a tasty cooking method with this kind of vege. Nice soup with heart of coconut and...pork. Others dishes are delicious too. We also ordered the tuak ice cream (photo taken half way eating..ops) which worth for trying.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

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Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

The Dayak only recently changed ownership so we were a bit hesitant at first. The restaurant itself is not as charming as it used to be because it seems that the previous owners took most of the wonderful artefacts and paintings that were displayed there...before. The place needs an uplift if they want to maintain their status and price range. The owner came to our table to greet us. He was very nice and knowledgeable and gave us good recommendations. The waitress was also very friendly and spoke perfect English. The food was fantastic! The highlight was the fish steamed in a banana leaf. The pork soup was great too and the vegetable dishes were prepared perfectly. The only comments I have is that they ran out of 2 of the 3 kinds of rice on the menu (how can a restaurant run out of rice???) and that they only put the tuak wine to be chilled after we ordered it, so basically we had to drink the whole bottle at room temperature. All in all, the place looked much nicer under the previous ownership but the food is more delicious now, under the new ownership. I very much recommend the Dayak to anyone who is interested in trying authentic and delicious tribal food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

The traditional dayk dishes this restaurant serves are quite interesting.They  dishes are mostly green leaves and herbs. The taste is quite unique . The menue comes with history of the restaurant owners and the dyak cousine. We ordered 2 main dishes,lulun and manuok dan libi,...brown rice and paku salad. All dishes were very delicious. The service was great. The restaurant closes at 9:00 PM, but it was 8:15 when we arrived and there was only 2 tables filled and we were the last clients.  Prices are higher compared to other local restaurants. Good for vegans and an introduction to local cousine.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

A fantastic place to dine. The owners were charming and courteous. The restaurant has displays on the walls giving a sense of history and represent a high degree of care from the proprietors. You can get similar food more cheaply and if that’s an issue...then check the menu before ordering. Come here to enjoy a slightly different experience.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

Not really the full fault of the restaurant but the first time I tried to eat there I arrived at 8pm on a weekday and restaurant was closing. A few weeks later I arrived before 7pm but was closed for private party. The third time...I phoned to check and was told need to order before 7pmso managed to arrive in time and order. The lady owner was quite helpful when ordering dishes but it did seem the emphasis was more on not working the chef beyond 8pm than the comfort of the customer. For mains, mainly pork with some fish and chicken dishes. Plenty of ulam local veggie and fern dishes. Some soups with unusual ingredients. One or two pictured dishes that looked very interesting were not available. A small range of tuak , local rice wine which can be taken as aperitif or wine in two types one for ladies, one men . Price range rm15 to rm40 for dishes, rm80 for bottle of tuakMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

Very disappointing. I’d been really looking forward to this well-reviewed, unique Kuching dining experience. I made a booking for 7.00 pm and when I arrived I was told that the kitchen closes at 7.30, even though the website says 8.30. So, with the cranky matriarch...watching over me to hurry me along, I made my choices. The food came out pretty quickly and was great. As was the tuak. I really wanted to try the ice cream, but was told “no” because the kitchen was closed. It was 7.35! All you have to do is to scoop it into a bowl! It’s not worth the considerable hassle of getting there, as it’s quite a way out of town.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is off the tourist trail but well worth going to. It combines fantastic and authentic food with an opportunity to learn about the history of the region and of the dyak tribe. While dining, you are surrounded by historical artefacts and it was...an incredible experience to be able to learn about some of the history and culture of this family-run restaurant. Food was impeccable and worth the price. We will definitely be returning during our stay in Kuching. Highly recommend the home-made rice wine which was delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

The restaurant is an attention-grabbing corner shop in a shophouse, with 2 big red pillars decorated in Dayak florid motifs. totally making a cultural anthropologist swoon. One can truly chillax chief-of-the-longhouse-style in the air-conditioned comfort. I will come back

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

The lady boss service is very good and friendly. Food is unique as local food is served and the tuak is a must-try drink! You may ask the lady boss for recommendations if you are not sure what to eat. The design of the restaurant...is classy and suitable for business meeting too. Price is reasonable with premium food and services provided, LIKE!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

This restaurant specializing in tribal Dyak food might be priced a little higher and a bit off the tourist trail but well worth a visit. The artefacts on the wall make it a mini museum of sort. Almost everything we ate was unique and very...tasty. The salads with ginger flowers for example. Also the pork crispy and soft was exceptionally well done. These are food items you don't get easily at other restaurants and thus wonderful to sample. The staff is friendly and happy to share information and guide you through the long menu. A sampler platter would be wonderful since there is so much you wanna taste. Leave room for the vanilla ice cream with rice wine dessert - very simple but really elegant and tasty.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Food was fine, but: 1) if I decide to spend x5 the average cost of a dinner in Malaysia in order to taste dyak food, it would be great to have some introduction by - and interaction with - the owners, that were present but...not interactive at all (explained nothing about the food and never asked us how it was) and even left the restaurant before we did (showing themself off at the table just to collect the bill). 2) since we were the last in the restaurant, they repeatedly put rush to us at 9 pm even if the restaurant actually closes at 11.30 pm 3) when asked, the owner answered that credit cards were not accepted although in the menu was actually said that they were. 4) 2rm for a GLASS of BOILED water served hot (when hawkers outside charge 1/2rm for a half liter bottle) is a theft.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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hezel s
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Response from etsija | Reviewed this property |
The Dyak serves pork so it is not a halal restaurant.
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does accept credit cards...
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Response from szee2014 | Reviewed this property |
The price range from a dish is from RM15 - RM35 (portion for 2-3) We went in a group of 4. It costs us around RM120 for 5 dishes, 4 rice and 4 drinks.
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The.Dyak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5