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The Malaya

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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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CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved this restaurant. The staff were excellent and could not have been more helpful, courteous and friendly, the view onto the harbour was fabulous, and the food was wonderful. One of the best aubergine dishes I’ve ever tasted! Book in advance even for lunch...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed having a lunch at the Malaya @ Darling Harbour.. The food is just awesome, my 1st time eating Malaysian food. As an Indian who love spices ... I can say the food was tasty ... had a vegetarian starter made of eggplant..rice bowl with...More

Thank Monkwantstobuyferari
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Monkwantstobuyferari, Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you and your guests enjoyed your lunch experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kind regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for our anniversary and asked for an outside table. We have been here many times before. We came at 6pm and the restaurant was empty. We asked for a table outside on our booking and again when we arrived, were told it was...More

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

Hi Lovefromlalo, Thank you for your feedback. It is disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your recent dining experience with us. Table allocations are done in order of reservations and when they were made. Requests for outside tables are only requests and not guaranteed....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated a friend’s birthday by having lunch here on Saturday. We didn’t have a booking but that was fine as there were plenty of tables available inside. Most people were sitting out on the balcony but inside it was a very comfortable temperature and...More

Thank Margie2801
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Margie2801, Thank you for your delightful review Margie2801. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kindest regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of friends enjoyed a fabulous meal on the veranda on a wet Spring night under the heaters. Friendly service with great recommendations. We shared Otak Otak, Ikin Billus, BBQ spicy fish, Szechuan eggplant with chilli, chicken curry and black peppered beef. Mouth...More

Thank Narelle B
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Narelle B, Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you and your guests enjoyed a pleasant dining experience with us, despite the Sydney weather. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Sydney institution that has a great location! This restaurant is a firm family favourite. My husband and I have been frequenting this restaurant for over 35 years and as such it has a special place in our hearts. Over the years, I have loved...More

Thank Kim G
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kim G, Thank you for your feedback. It makes us so happy to hear, we are your ‘go to’ restaurant for you and your family. Thank you for your patronage over the last 35 years. Looking forward to having you and your family dine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends from Melbourne were staying in Sydney. We wanted to take them to a nice mid range restaurant for lunch. Their preference was Asian food so we picked The Malaya, which ticked all our boxes: Asian, close to their accommodation, not over expensive, water views,...More

Thank George N
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi George N, Thank you for your feedback and choosing to dine with us. We are so pleased to hear we ticked all the boxes, and provided you and your guests with outstanding food and service. We believe the key to our years of success...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and great staff. This was our second time to the Malaya and it didn’t disappoint. The carpeted areas are best to sit, especially if the far end of the restaurant is open as it’s allot quieter. The Laksa and Coconut beef Rendang was...More

Thank Trail393186
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Trail393186, Thank you for your feedback. We are so delighted to hear you and your family had a wonderful time dining with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Looking forward to having you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late and hadn’t booked and it was very busy but we got looked afer really well. We sat by the bar and had a drink first and then got shown to our table pretty quickly, which was a table by he window looking...More

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

Hi Fiona M, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you could accommodate you and your guests on what seemed like a very busy evening. We are so pleased to hear you were impressed with the wonderful food and service you received....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time as a family to have a big celebration at the Malaya. There’s 11 of us and though the menu is extensive, the service is the one that failed us. The food was good with two dishes that were a stand...More

Thank andrelian2016
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi andrelian2016, Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your recent dining experience with us. We believe the key to the restaurants success is our consistent food and service. I can assure you your situation is a...More

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stephanieennis9
29 January 2018|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie, There is a large selection of vegan dishes on the menu. Please ask one of our friendly waitstaff when you come in and they can assist you with the menu. Regards
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satayl0r
4 January 2018|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Satayl0r, Thanks for your query We have a wide selection of dishes that contain no gluten ingredients, and some other dishes can be altered. However, we are unable to guarantee the absence of traces as wheat products... More
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 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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