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The Malaya

9.3/10
1,758 reviews

Average price A$75

Set Menu 65AUD

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Chef Siang Joo Yeo
  • Average price A$75 Special request
For Bookings

Please call 02 9270 1170 or go to our website, www.themalaya.com.au

Set Menu
A$65
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We will also require credit card details for all reservations. The card will be charged the equivalent cost of our set menu per person only if less than 24 hours notice is given for cancellation or reduction in numbers. Dinner reservations will be available at either 5:30, vacating at 7:15pm, 6.30pm vacating at 8.15pm or from 7:30pm onwards. We are offering a set menu with a degree of choices available so that you can enjoy some of your favourite dishes. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Prawns Salt and pepper

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 1758 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Alan W.
    Alan W.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Malaya is always a treat from the moment you walk in. The food is magnificent, in particular the Otak Otak, Salt and Pepper prawns and Rendang but there's no bad dish on the menu. The service is always friendly and efficient and the space is modern and tasteful. The cocktails are great and the wine list good and fairly priced. What more could you want?

  2. Mark L.
    Mark L.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    To start with the outstanding stuff... the food is exceptional. True Asian tastes and plenty of it meaning you get great value for money. The restaurant is well run for how big it is and how busy it gets. One thing I’d suggest they look at changing is the drinks list. Not much choice if you want wine by the glass and if buying by the bottle it’s mainly local wines with no international variety.

  3. Beverley W.
    Beverley W.
    • 74 reviews
    10/10

    Highly recommended restaurant with traditional Malaysian and Chinese options. Otak Otak is a must!!

  4. Marie A.
    Marie A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always amazing food, great service and safe during the pandemic!

  5. Kevin H.
    Kevin H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant. During these strange times we find ourselves in, it is good to see that the simplified menu works really well with the expectations that I had for this restaurant. Great food, caring service staff and very quick.

  6. Cheryl p.
    Cheryl p.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food and service. Choices were amazing. We all had a wonderful night

  7. Yvonne Y.
    Yvonne Y.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food was delicious, highly recommend the eggplant main and laksa !

  8. Michelle R.
    Michelle R.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Oh my goodness. The food is so flavoursome and serving sizes plentiful. Was a treat to return after a long absence (about 5 years). As good as I remembered.

  9. Rose T.
    Rose T.
    • 12 reviews
    7/10

    We had a set menu. I heard so much about this place but we think the food was pretty average. Don’t think we need to go back. Service was great though.

  10. Helen S.
    Helen S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    As always food was superb and service was excellent!

  11. Arlene S.
    Arlene S.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Very friendly and professional welcome. Thank you for seating us at a window table as requested????. So many great choices from the menu, fabulous roti. Chicken satay was cooked beautifully but sadly satay sauce was disappointing as lacked flavour. Warm and friendly service and great view. Glad we tried The Malay after not been for many years.

  12. Saru S.
    Saru S.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food and good value!

  13. Nilanga W.
    Nilanga W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good food with lots of flavour

  14. Lydia G.
    Lydia G.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Food is always fantastic, keep coming back and never disappoints. Will continue to eat The Malaya, love love this food. Thoroughly recommended if you haven't eaten here before.

  15. Rachel S.
    Rachel S.
    • one review
    3/10

    Very underwhelming considering the cost. Would not recommend.

  16. Joel L.
    Joel L.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The food was delicious. Staff were attentive, bubbly and made the experience really enjoyable. We will definitely be back. Thank you for the great experience.

  17. Cassanda A.
    Cassanda A.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    We always love The Malaya! The food and service are consistently top notch. We always get the signature set menu, everything on it is excellent.

  18. Robert N.
    Robert N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food as always. The male who met us upon arrival was a bit arrogant, so a bit disappointed, given my family has been frequenting the ‘Malaya’ since 1975

  19. Mary B.
    Mary B.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with family. We have been here quite a few times before and really love the food, the view and the service - can't fault it, ever!

  20. Tiffany R.
    Tiffany R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food at The Malaya is always fantastic. We had the Vegetarian Banquet for 2 and it was huge. The winner is the eggplant - just amazing. We would go back and have just that! The service was lovely as always. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary a bit more special.

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More information

Opening time

Lunch Thursday to Saturday from 12.00pm.

Dinner Wednesday to Sunday from 5.30pm.

How to get to the restaurant

39 Lime Street, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Public transport

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Directions to get there

Entrance on Lime Street

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About the restaurant

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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