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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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“beef rendang” (73 reviews)
“otak otak” (36 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
Hours
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 16 April 2018

Nothing special about this place, other than the view of darling harbour. Good atmosphere, but noisy overall. Difficult to have a conversation across the table. The beef rendang probably the tastiest dish. Service overall good. Beware of the hidden costs at the end, though. The...More

Thank savoca2013
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear savoca2013, Thank you for your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We have been in business since 1963 and strive to offer a consistent product and service. Yes we do apply an 8% gratuity...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Was a lovely place to spend our last evening in Sydney, the service was fantastic with plenty of smiles. Unfortunately the food was quite bland and lacked that traditional Malayan hit. Fancy, but not greatMore

Thank Imran D
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Imran D, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the wonderful service and hospitality we offer. We have a wonderful team of staff. They truly are an asset to our business. It is disappointing to...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Monday evening, having seen good trip advisor reviews. This restaurant must have a good PR company shoring up their reviews so don't expect this one to appear for long! Very average food, nothing to write home about with bland dishes...More

Thank jca_ed
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear jca_ed, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. It is truly disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your time with us. The Vegetarian Banquet that you ordered is loved by many of our guests and we only ever hear compliments...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Some houseguests brought us here as a thank you gift. We had such a fun time! We ordered one of the set menus... and it didn’t take long. Dish after fish came out. There was no waiting in between courses. My favorite was the spicy...More

Thank HollisBrooke
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear HollisBrooke, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Otak Otak and Rendang that are included in the Signature Banquet menu. It is disappointing to hear the Kapitan Chicken was not to your taste. This...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Our group at business celebrated here over lunch and occupied 2 long tables. The food was good and my favorite is the beef randang. Its that restaurant you can recommend to your boss and colleagues whenever they ask for tips in the city. Good food...More

Thank vanessaOrange
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear vanessaOrange, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you and your work colleagues had a great dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Once again we returned to the Malaya (when we visit from inter-state we make a point of going here) & as usual never disappointed.However on this particular occasion we had a unexpected long lunch with friends, so come time to go to dinner we were...More

Thank missyAustralia
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear missyAustralia, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. What an outstanding review! We are so pleased to hear, we are your number one restaurant on your trips to Sydney. We have a wonderful team of staff, some...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Malaya is quite popular and you will likely need to book. The place draws a mix of tourists, local hotel guests, and business/celebration diners in this sprawling harbourside eatery. There is almost zero character to the place. Lots of tables in a line. A...More

Thank GaddisGadabout
duan91, Owner at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear GaddisGadabout, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience. It is unfortunate we did not leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. We believe our restaurant offers a wonderful ambience and beautiful views to the Darling Harbour area....More

Reviewed 30 March 2018

My very favorite cuisine in the world is the wonderful blend of spices in Malaysian cuisine. The Malaya is a gorgeous restaurant on Darling Harbor with beautiful views. Be sure to access it from Lime Street on the city side of the harbor. I asked...More

Thank WorldTravelRod
duan91, Owner at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear WorldTravelRod, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. All feedback is so important to us as a business. We are so pleased to hear you were delighted with the wonderful ambience and location of the restaurant, perfect...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing presentation of yummy food. Absolutely loved their fish starter and the way it was presented wrapped in banana leaf. Good food (not overly spicy) and a good ambienceMore

Thank 85kirank
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear 85kirank, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your yummy dishes, especially the Otak Otak. This is one of our most biggest selling dishes & for good reason its delicious! I will be...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

I love malayasian food but it is impossible to find in the USA, so I seek it out when traveling. The Malaya came highly recommended by locals and it surpassed all expectations. It's a nice mx of Malayasian, Singaporean, Chinese and some Indian, so sure...More

Thank MelissaPeery
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear MelissaPeery, Thank you for taking the time to write this superb review. We are so pleased to hear we surpassed all your expectations :) Regards The Malaya Management Team

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views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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