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Kaya Malay Bistro

#946 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1063 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E2, Canada
+1 604-730-9963
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It claimed to be a Malay restaurant. You have been fooled. It has nothing to offer that is close to Malay food. Maybe it can fool the Canadians but not me. The roti canai is like plastic. The curry could have just taken out from a can. The curry is sweet and suits Western diners and little real spice to... More 

Thank kaw002
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Ok so you want to have authentic Malaysian cuisine or at least close to authentic. This is not the place and let me share with you, why not !. My wife n I went for lunch - first visit. Ambience is not quite Malaysian but why should it not be . Anyways, prior to this first visit , we had... More 

Thank R0nSIM
Bellingham, Washington
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915 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was our first visit to this for us hitherto unknown Malaysian restaurant. Large variety of tasty food, warm ambience, soft background music, pleasant service, good clean washrooms - we were all very pleased and will definitely return.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We are often leary of trying Malaysian food in North America as it often does not live up to our memories of eating at the hawker centers in Singapore. Kaya did not disappoint us! We had laksa and char kway teow and thought both dishes could have come straight from Singapore. We would totally recommend this place.

Thank JPSsquared
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Rush, Rush, Rush! That was all I recall of the experience we had. We had less than an hour for dinner at the fairly empty restaurant and all we felt was rushing us out. There is a difference between prompt service and making customers feel rushed when they want to enjoy a relaxed dinner. Whilst we had finished our dishes... More 

Thank LaciSuzy
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Kaya's interior is very simple both in design and colors as it seems the focus is on the food. The restaurant has the capacity to cater to small intimate rendezvous to large gatherings of friends and family. Fusion malaysian dishes made of a medley of amazing ingredients and spices you can taste with each bite. With a group of friends... More 

Thank DivinityArt
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Yet another middling effort. Staff pleasant, ambience OK but with large screen "idiot box" on and prominent. Lamb roti decent enough. Hot and sour soup, gruel.

Thank Burma J
Maple Ridge, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

I loved the ambiance, music filled space, purposefully played to relax you! This is a great place to dine after work or at lunch time with coworkers and friends. Plenty of street metred parking. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and full of rich flavour. Incidentally, that is what Kaya means. Each course was a... More 

Thank ShiatsuWife
Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

I went with a group and we had a private room upstairs. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Try the Green Papaya and Mango salad and the Sambai Chili Trio. I happened to go on a Wednesday and found out that they have live music too which was great for background during our conversations.

Thank OMelody
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

My friend hosted a reunion party at the upper room of Kaya Malay. While transit wasn't ideal, 2 blocks walking from 99 B-line, my walking in the cold experience was eclipsed by the warm ambiance environment of the restaurant. I've been to a couple south east Asian restaurant but this was the first one I've seen a VIOLINIST! You would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1063 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-730-9963

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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