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Malaysia Delights Street Food

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Cathedral Square | Papanui Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-352 4607
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading good reviews about this restaurant. We tried the rendang at the food truck in the Square. Will not be back. Small portions, lukewarm,grisly,no real taste - not value at all.

Thank cruiser35
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended for lunch and dinner. Great selection of food. Authentic flavours and great service. We are regular visitors over lunch. Their lunch time special $10 is good value.

Thank Robert S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic selection of dishes, and the best house made tofu!! Not exactly a romantic space, but the flavours and food make up for it. Exceptional value for money as well, they are about to shift location, so check out their Facebook site to find out where they pop up.

Thank eatsanddrink
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We popped in to Malaysia Delights for a spur of the moment meal, and we will definitely be returning! Excellent service, and a menu of authentic Malay and Nonya dishes. We ordered and entree to share and a main each, which was plenty. The food was super fresh and full of flavour. Especially recommended is the chicken rendang.

Thank MikeTrish2015
New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I frequently order Takeaways from this great Malaysian restaurant. The food is always amazing, especially their roti paratha, yum, and their beautiful wontons. I'm looking forwards to trying their pan fried dumplings! The service is always amazing too, definitely would recommend to anyone looking for authentic Malaysia food with great service to match.

Thank travelbug1350
Christchurch Nz
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

If you are an aficionado of Malaysian/Singapore cuisine, we highly recommend Malaysia Delights. The food is original and is not modified for the non-Malaysian palate. The menu is extensive and service is attentive. This was our first visit and we were thrilled. The owner, Peter, was also very friendly and looked after us. In the recent Night Noodle Market in... More 

Thank Kent D
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We drove across Christchurch and found parking at the front door…great start . We ordered entrees each and a main to follow…. We were served four of the worst meals we have ever encountered when dinning out. In my opinion none of the food was freshly cooked but reheated from the day before. The beef was so dried out it... More 

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Riverside, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Nothing decor restaurant in a strip of small ethnic restaurants. I was initially reassured when I saw the trip advisor recommend sticker on the window. The food was of poor to average quality. My plate of appetizers consisted of heavily crusted shrimp, spring roll with a few shreds of celery and bean sprouts, fried wonton with almost undetectable filling, skewered... More 

Thank peterlori
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We bought grab one voucher of $ 15.00 towards $ 30.00 redemption. Excellent service, it’s a family run business so they really look after each customer and deliver actual authentic food on our plate. Overall menu have good varieties including non-veg and veg with options of drinks. Certainty, you will have a good experience.

Thank WTraveller563
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

They make their own tofu here, soft on the inside, and fried crispy on the outside, it was great! The owner gave good advice for vegetarians too.

Thank 874julie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathedral Square | Papanui Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 4607
Authentic Malaysian food can be difficult to find in Christchurch, but the popular Papanui Rd restaurant has a menu bursting with the region's best dishes. "Malaysia Delights channels the flavours of traditional fare usually found at a hawker centre in Malaysia. Owner Peter Foo's restaurant is an inside version of what would be an open-air food market overseas, with all the same exciting flair and spice as its Asian inspiration. Just as the hawker centre stalls do, the chefs at Malaysia Delights formulate their own recipes for sambal chilli paste, curry paste and satay sauce."

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