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No. 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
234068
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: 'Dyak' is pronounced 'da-yak'; the old English spelling used by the Brookes...
'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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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indigenous food and very tasty

When in Sarawak, I hunt down the indigenous dishes. They are generally full of flavour and totally different to what I get at home. The Dyak was very good, high end indigenous cuisine. We certainly enjoyed all the dishes, but it may be a little over priced. The decor is very nice and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
John W
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Kuching, Malaysia
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A little hype in term of publicity and review. Not the best native Iban food around. Missing ingredients from the actual preparation of some of the items on the menu. Prices are steep and service are mediocre. Nevertheless compensated by the ambience - a replica interior dayak decor.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were recommended to have early dinner (they are closed by 8:30pm) at The Dyak by our hotel (Batik Boutique Hotel). It's a bit out of the way but the restaurant will graciously help you to call a taxi once you are done with your meal. Overall, service was warm but a little slow. The restaurant is clean and wonderfully... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited Sarawak for the first time. I decided to bring them here to try out the Dayak cuisine after reading some of the great reviews on here. Indeed, the setting wowed us and my younger brother started taking photos of a sampe (Dayak guitar) that was hanging on the wall. We have never seen this instrument before, you... More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Sarawak, I hunt down the indigenous dishes. They are generally full of flavour and totally different to what I get at home. The Dyak was very good, high end indigenous cuisine. We certainly enjoyed all the dishes, but it may be a little over priced. The decor is very nice and the restaurant has a great feel. A... More 

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Thank John W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner auntie Mary is very friendly n nice. The food is tasty, the fish with sour brinjal is a must try.. love the grill pork as well. Good environment.

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Thank Wai Yang T
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner here on New Year's Eve and were very impressed by both the food and setting. The menu comprises of modern Dyak cuisine and caters for vegetarians, vegans and those who require a gluten free option. The food came very quickly and was all very interesting and different from anything else we ate in Sarawak! I recommend the... More 

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Brooklyn
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a lovely restaurant with a rich cultural artifacts reflecting the historical elements of owner's family, their ethnic group, and the melting pot nature of Sarawak. The environment is relaxed and friendly and if you have dietary needs, e.g., vegetarian, do call ahead and they can accommodate your needs. My partner and I are vegetarian and we had so... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were invited to Dyak for an experience to the local native cooking. To our surprise it was indeed interest and nothing too worrying on the spices or smell etc that we first were concern prior to going. The chicken, pork dish that we chased was tasty, the red rice was soft but not starchy, the restaurant deco too was... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on the recommendation of our hotel. The recommended dishes are starred in the menu and they do not disappoint. The traditional rice wine was surprisingly good. Service was quick and efficient, but it was obvious that the staff wanted to get home early. Great food, but you may feel a little rushed.

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BobTBugle
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

To get here from central Kuching you will need to take a taxi, about 15 RM. the.dyak is about 2-3km away any about 5 mins drive. The whole theme is built around family history and authentic local cooking styles. Whether it is or not hard to say, what I do know is it is all msg free and a really... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

'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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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