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) #26 of 511 Restaurants in Kuching ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Malaysian, International
No. 29 Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice wine” (39 reviews)
“ice cream” (28 reviews)
“pork” (29 reviews)
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No. 29 Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Good: 1. Food is great! Plenty of Dayak food to be found here. 2. Atmosphere is great with wonderful Iban decorations. 3. Service is great! The Bad: 1. Food portion is somewhat small. It is not enough for me to be honest. The portion...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for authentic Dayak cuisine with style. Like the tempoyak with pork. The fern dish is nice too.

Thank Paulyn Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following recommendation for authentic tribal food this restaurant did not disappoint. Beautifully decorated with memorabilia of owners family history and handout describing family history and photos. We were lucky enough to meet and chat to charming owner. A very special experience. Great to try Tuak...More

Thank Happyguest71
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this place for good traditional Malaysian food. All food is designed for sharing and they said one dish is enough for two- I'm afraid that is just not true; we had 4 dishes between 6 and was nowhere near enough. So, overall,...More

Thank Travelmadboy
Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you are looking for an upscale place to eat local Iban food, this is probably it. The.Dyak serves tribal cuisine in nicely decorated and relatively refined setting. The walls are adorned with old pictures, tribal artifacts and fabrics, and Sape music was playing in...More

Thank JanDebbie
Reviewed 30 March 2017

While there are scattered exposure to native "Dayak" cuisine, this is one of the few in a restaurant setting. Its hard to say which community is represented in the menu but the main point is that it reflects the native community as a whole as...More

Thank realfatfreddy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

When we came, it seemed like we are the only customer. The lady serving us seemed to be rather off. We ordered ayam pansuh. It was a small portion and definitely not a value for money. We love the stir fry pork. The place has...More

Thank Felicia M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Kuching has no shortage of great foods, but not many Tribal places, surprisingly... The Dyak is an Iban spot, the food is just fantastic, interesting & super tasty The owner Mary has an equally interesting Sarawak heritage... I had the good pleasure of talking at...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

this is a great place to bring people to come if you never have some of the dayak food before, the decor is very typical dayak and cafe fusion. food wise is not too bad , but something can be better and less oily

Thank telur1
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Was there for the first time and the food doesn't taste as good. Been eating natives food in villages and festival, but the ones in the restaurant can't even compete . Next, it's so hard to get the staff attention. The waitress is always out...More

1  Thank Phung J
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What were the prices like? Average meal cost?
3 June 2015|
Response from Sze E | Reviewed this property |
The price range from a dish is from RM15 - RM35 (portion for 2-3) We went in a group of 4. It costs us around RM120 for 5 dishes, 4 rice and 4 drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 29 Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 234068
'Dyak' is pronounced 'da-yak'; the old English spelling used by the Brookes to classify generically the various tribes of Borneo. At the.Dyak we serve Dayak cuisine prepared with culinary technique and served on Dayak kitchenware. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. Air-conditioned with free WiFi. Smokers enjoy al-fresco dining. Open from 11:30am till last order at 8:30 pm every day including public holidays. Close on Sundays. Our table is not kosher as we serve pork.