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No. 29 Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
11:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Local dishing prepared excellently, with a friendly touch. I enjoyed the dish made from Jungle ferns, second was the local flash in lemon grass broth with native eggplant (aubergene). Close thirds was a dish with cooked durian or one with beans (pandan?). As a westerner the flavors were astounding! Mary, the hostess was friendly and could not be more accommodating.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

The food here is expensive and food portions were small. The tuak ice-cream was unique and pretty good. Disappointed overall.

3 Thank Marcus S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

A wonderful meal using ingredients that we had never tasted before, so many of the flavours were quite new to us, and all were well cooked and nicely presented. Particularly liked the durian chicken. The host was extremely welcoming and a font of knowledge about Dyak culture. The restaurant is adorned by fascinating artefacts from the host's family. Our children... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

My friend a local man booked us for this restaurant. It is little way from the centre of Kuching near the Spring shopping mall. Ambience top rated Food superb Service efficient Staff were able to explain each dish for me (Australian) and made some recommendations. Rice wine fabulous, but very alcoholic. Will go again.

Thank RJ S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

The best local authentic food especially from iban bidayuh cuisine. Most recommend for those new in kuching, SARAWAK. bring your friends here and intoduce them the food of sarawak.

Thank Rommy L
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

the Dyak restaurant is a bit away from the center of town but the food was worth the travel. We were looking specifically for fermented Durian dish and we were not disappointed. we also tried the sweet potato leaves and special fern dishes, plus special three layered pork. The dessert was the vanilla icecream with fermented rice and rice wine... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Food was good and service was ok. Very traditional but a bit pricey for what it is. I would still go back though.

Thank Linh G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The Dyak is a fair way away from most of the main hotels and we took a taxi to get there. It was worth the journey. The food is unusual (in a nice way) and all very delicious. The ingredients were very fresh and many seemed to have been gathered from the jungle. My daughter had no trouble finding veggie... More 

Thank John S
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

It is the first time I had tried Dayak food. It was indeed delicious. We had a steamed tilapia fish; which was done so well, you could not tell it was a freshwater fish. Also had the sweet potato leaves which tastes wonderful too, this is a personal favourite vegetable... so this comment may be biased. My favourite dish in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We enjoyed our experience here. My fave was the pork dish with pickled durian - a good way to try durian if you don't like the raw fruit. The other dishes were delicious and interesting - we mostly went with different forest herbs and vegetables. I liked the wine they have, though there was only one variety available that night.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Asian, Malaysian, International
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.

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