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Chahaya Malaysia Restaurant

1690 Montreal Rd | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
+1 613-742-0242
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (11 reviews)
“spring rolls” (12 reviews)
“mee goreng” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Indonesian, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1690 Montreal Rd | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This restaurant is a bit of an undiscovered gem for Ottawa, being in a modest streetside location in Beacon Hill (east side of Ottawa). A friend recommended it and I went on Oct 1 2017 with 7 others. We were all very impressed and would...More

Thank Rosemary3333
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your very complimentary review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday and it was full (small seating area)....however our trick was to time our arrival for between 12:45 and 1:00 (buffet ends weekdays at 2:00 so therefore plenty of time to eat and it’s after the initial rush of people that just...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant for food. I have my favorites but now trying new things on the menu and so far I have not been disappointed. I prefer take out so I can enjoy my dinner in my pj's and a good...More

Thank denisecU8352OU
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your very complimentary rating and review. We appreciate your loyalty, and we are very happy that so enjoy our culinary efforts at Chahaya Malaysia!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have been going to this restaurant since i was a kid! I Love the food! It is so yummy - my husband and I have made it a tradition to go at least once a month. The owner buddy is super nice and love...More

Thank s a
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience here. The manager accommodated 10 of us with very short notice on a busy night. The Mee Goreng, sweet and sour fish, Gado Gado,Tom yam, and spring rolls were all great really good. And the Teh Tarek was the closest...More

Thank Andrew M
Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for your compliments! We are very pleased that you enjoyed and appreciated our cuisine. We look forward to seeing you again when you visit Ottawa.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Had their lunch buffet mid week and almost went into a food coma. Great service and staff. Furthermore, you can buy the home made chili sauce it is great for those spicy sauce lovers among you.

Thank Sameer L
Management response:Responded 23 June 2017

Thank you Sameer, for you very supportive and enthusiastic review. I agree that the flavors on the lunch buffet make it too easy to overindulge! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We had a delightful evening exploring the tastes of Malaysia. We were a party of five and we ordered five appetizers, five main dishes and two desserts to share. We were not disappointed. Some things were spicy, some things were sweet, some things were hot...More

Thank sofiaas2016
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Thank you Sofia, for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your selves and your meal so much at Chahaya Malaysia. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Probably the best spring rolls in town, The service is as always perfect and the chicken dish simply delicious, yes the rest of the buffet is good but those are my favorites. Of course Margret makes the experience wonderful every time

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

Thank you Peter, for your lovely review and rating. We look forward to seeing you at Chahaya Malaysia again soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

I don't know much about Malaysian food, so a buffet is a great way to try different things. Excellent Tom Yum soup. Nicely spiced dishes. A real treat for someone who likes spicier Asian cuisine but is not very familiar with the individual dishes.

Thank Rob L
Management response:Responded 10 April 2017

Thank you Rob, for your complimentary review! We are happy that you enjoy our food.

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Amazing beef rendang chilly hot with traditional rice is the best and get shrimp or fish curry with coconut milk curry to keep hot cool balance! fried fish with special sauce is gr8! Couldn't find such taste and quality even in Malaysia!More

Thank mm5c
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! Beef rendang is one of our signature dishes. I agree with you that it pairs very well with the seafood curries. Another very famous and much loved dish here is the Malaysian fried noodles. Maybe the next...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Montreal Rd | Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-742-0242
We are a friendly, clean and comfortable place to come and enjoy really delicious Malaysian, Indonesian, and vegetarian cuisine. We have been open in Ottawa since 1985, and take pride in providing consistant quality and excellence. Our 70 item menu offers a range of popular dishes such as satay, gado gado, rendang, mee goreng, and many other delicious selections. Our food ranges from child friendly and mild dishes to very hot dishes that only some will enjoy. All of theses are marked clearly on our menu. We are happy to tailor selections to accommodate intolerances and allergies. Also our food is completely halal!
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