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The Malaya

39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
9279 1170
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Ranked #40 of 5,185 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $89
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Saturday night dinner at The Malaya. Shown to our table overlooking Darling Harbour with its great view and ambience. The restaurant was buzzing. Almost immediately a delightful, friendly and helpful waiter appeared, took our order for sparkling mineral water and two Caprioskas to start. We were advised on the menu and went for the $65 Banquet with a couple of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great setting but even better food. A family get together with one of us vegetarian still had the variety to keep everyone happy. The Laksa is superb but the beef Rendang to die for! Yum yum all of it. The service was attentive but not intrusive . An old fav for some delicious authentic Malay food .

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fabulous as always, a favorite we visited when in town & never disappoints ..... Great service, atmosphere & the freshest most amazing tasting food. Well done Malaya once again. We will be back as soon as possible

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Bathurst, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Recently ate at the Malaya after many, many years absence. We shared the banquet which was very tasty and plentiful. Particularly enjoyed the Rendang and the Szechuan eggplant dishes. It was very good and will endeavour to get back there soon, I hope.

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Sydney
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Takes me back 20 years to dining at the Malaya in North Sydney with my pal Peter Trotter... Great location & views at Darling Harbour & the food really hit the mark. This place is NOT cheap but just a must visit for all us Malaya lovers. Wheelchair access is OK but a little tricky via service lift to the... More

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Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was our second night in Sydney and we were much too tired to make choices, so the banquet option worked out beautifully. From the salt and pepper prawns to the curries to the noodles who knows what we ate (partly because I was too tired to remember and partly because our server had a thick accent) but it was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are an asian food fan and have not eaten here, do yourself a favour and get yourself in there. Start with a Laksa to share....then cut loose. The Kapitan chicken is great. Yet to find a dish on the menu which isnt exceptional. A grade anf not that expensive if you consider the locality.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We celebrated a family birthday this week. The waiter was one of the best ever, 6 star service. The food as always was stand out, so again had a wonderful time. Consistently great restaurant. We'll be back!

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We wandered in for luncheon on a wet day and were lucky enough to find a table. The Tiger Prawns were excellent and the Malaya Curried Chicken excellent as well. The service was efficient, without any particular charm. The wine list is pretty expensive, with one honorable exception. The outlook over Darling Harbour and the vessels moored as part of... More

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auckland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came with a group of friends on a busy Saturday night. we had the banquet meal which I thought would be too much but it was yummy food and the service throughout the night was faultless - attentive, relaxed, personable - just great. I would totally come back in a heartbeat.

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