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The Malaya

#24 of 4,739 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$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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“beef rendang” (68 reviews)
“otak otak” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a while since we have been here and once again delivered on fantastic food and impressive service. The beef rendang, chicken perchik and asparagus kerabu were stand outs. The really is nothing that isn't good though!

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

Hi Dooonr, Thanks for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you can deliver a consistently great product time and time again. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely busy place but generally good service and wide choice of drinks. Set menu included very tasty prawn Szechuan and the beef Randang was a highlight. Watch out for the dried red chilli - turbo power even for hardened Asian food lovers. Good place but...More

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

Hi Tom D, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased you enjoyed the Signature Banquet menu on your recent visit. Apologises you were not given a warning about the chillies in the Szechuan Eggplant. They really are spicy! You are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good as expectation Professional kitchen and service. In my opinion little bit to quick in serve the food. You dont have the time to enjoy your meal.More

Thank Elvira345
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Elvira345, Thanks for the review. We are delighted to hear you were pleased with the wonderful food and service. As a large restaurant with high turnover the food generally gets served at a fast past. Upon booking you can request more time for your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Very enjoyable fixed menu which 3 of us enjoyed and suited our need for enjoyable food as we caught up on not seeing each other for 4 years. Spectacular harbourside views. Good for a group meeting and excellent service. Well worth a visit if...More

Thank Paul H
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mail4paul, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your long awaited catch up lunch/dinner. The restaurant sure is great for any occasion. Weather it be a casual lunch or special occasion. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Malaya is an excellent place to have a meal on a fine Sydney day. Great views from the restaurant and great food. The food is always very tasty and service is always impeccable. I would not recommend this for anyone who has an aversion...More

Thank BobandWendy151
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi BobandWendy151, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We sure are very lucky to have such a wonderful Sydney location along with fantastic cuisine and professional staff. We can provide meals to those who don't favour chilli. Always best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Malaya is my favourite restaurant for Malaysian food. The outlook is excellent with a view over Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour. It is an easy walk from there to Star City or any of the shops in Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour. The food is always consistent in...More

Thank Richard S
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Richard S, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you are your number one Malaysian restaurant in Sydney. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful review to our fantastic team of staff....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place 20 years ago on our first visit to Sydney from NZ. We have been coming back every year since. It serves unbeatable food. It’s certainly one of our favourites. If you like Malaysian food don’t miss this place.More

Thank davidoM6483OP
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi davidoM6483OP, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you have been regularly visiting us on your frequent yearly visits to Sydney for the last 20 years! It makes us very proud to be offering such a consistently great product to regular...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for the signature set menu with matching wines as we were struggling to decide what to have as everything looked delicious on the menu. We were not disappointed and every dish was very tasty. The otak otak was probably one of our favourites...More

Thank M8181
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi M8181, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful Signature Menu with matching wines. This truly is a wonderful menu and showcases all the wonderful dishes that...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Been dining at The Malaya for years and it is still as good as ever. Some of the best food in Sydney and at a reasonable price. Only one request, bring back the 'Red Head' cocktail!More

Thank g_star165
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi g_star165, Thank you for taking the time to write this 'amazing' review. We certainly have been around for a while. The restaurant first opened it doors in 1963. We love what we do and are so proud to be offering a consistent product to...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Been going to this restaurant for many, many years starting in the old George Street location. I have dinned at the new location on a few occasions in the past but had the opportunity recently to again dine and its as good as it was...More

Thank Nigel P
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Nigel P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal on your recent visit. As you know we first opened the restaurant in 1963. We are so very...More

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Morshed F
29 November 2017|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Morshed F, Yes you can make the request not to add wine or alcohol in dishes. Please let us know prior to you coming in. We do not use a separate pan when cooking pork and chicken. I'm assuming the question is related to... More
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Ash_Sad
23 August 2017|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Ash_Sad, Yes the Chicken and Lamb do come from a certified halal butcher. However, please note the restaurant is not halal as we serve pork and alcohol. Regards' The Malaya Management Team
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JenMJ
5 November 2016|
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Response from 12NorthernLights | Reviewed this property |
Hi JEN It's fully licensed and so sadly I very much doubt it. Cheers
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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