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The Malaya

#24 of 4,738 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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Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic place; great veg food, outstanding service, though pricey, it is worth it for special occasions. I would like to especially point out the person who waited on us; who took the extra pain to guide me! on my vegetarian journey. He selected all the...More

Thank Bharat I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was incredible. The service was impeccable. Very accommodating for coeliac. They adapted the whole banquet menu so my wife could have it. Highly recommend.

Thank TeDaz89
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi TeDaz89, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am pleased our staff were very accommodating to your wife's dietary requirement. We look forward to welcoming you back at the restaurant in the future. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Asian fusion for lunch or dinner. I like the eggplant and the veg laska. Nice view of darling harbour

Thank Jess M
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jess M, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear you were pleased with the dishes and service you received. We certainly are very fortunate to have a great Sydney location also! Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at The Malaya for years and always look forward to going back. I really enjoy their unique and excellent Southeast Asian cuisine, much of which we do not have in the US. The modern restaurant is very lively and has an...More

Thank Rigagig
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Rigagig, What a truly wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to write this. We are so happy to hear that we are your go to restaurant on your visits back to Sydney from the US. We have been serving our wonderful product...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a punt here and turned up with no booking, however we were seated in a lovely spot near the water view even though the place was heaving. Restaurant was very busy but the service was good and prompt. The food was delicious and...More

Thank MartD56
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MartD56, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that we managed to arrange a lovely waterfront table for you and you enjoyed the wonderful flavours of our menu. We have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place you probably have to book weeks in advance but they managed to squeeze four of us in for a late sitting. The place was heaving, so clearly very popular. We only sampled one dish each, noodles and vegetables, but all were...More

Thank Trousers99
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trousers99, Thanks for the taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so pleased we could accommodate you and your guests on what seemed like a very busy evening. You are right in saying that bookings are recommended. We are all delighted...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rush,Rush, Rush, and their 6 course tasting meny they serve 3 + 3 ( tree dishes at the same time. So half of your food you have to eat cold. Never again we come back.

Thank Trond J
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trond J, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. Our banquet menus are not degustation style menus. Multiple dishes are designed to be served in the middle of the table and shared. Regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would very much recommend The Malaya. The service and wine were fantastic - and the food delicious. The salt and pepper scampi, the pork san Choi bow, and the lamb roti were our standouts. The wine is also very well priced - not marked up...More

Thank Simm05
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Simm05, Thanks for writing such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. We truly have such a wonderful product which we are very proud of & have been serving to Sydney diners since 1963. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Malaya is perfectly located next to King Street Warf. Its a culinary delight of whats seems to be fusion Malaysian food. They have a great selection of wines and beers. The staff are great and if you are stuck wondering which of the delights...More

Thank David-A-Frazer
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David-A-Frazer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. We really do have the perfect location, wonderful staff and a fantastic menu with a wide variety of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food with a great menu and good wine list Tends to be very busy - and a bit too noisy if you want to have a quiet meal and hear each other talk! Tends to be a party location with large groups of noisy...More

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

Hi John j, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the excellent food, wine list and professional service. You are right in saying the restaurant can be 'very lively' when...More

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Questions & Answers
Morshed F
30 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
24 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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