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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 'Dyak' is pronounced 'da-yak'; the old English spelling used by the...
'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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty

First time I tried dyak food. I liked it but my friends weren't that impressed. The flavours weren't as big as some other places we tried but I liked the recommended fish and chicken dishes - subtle tasty and super tender. Icecream with local ricewine made a nice pudding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food was wonderful; Aunty Mary was very friendly and helpful with suggestions for dinner. The exhibits make this restaurant a good place to learn about Dyak history and culture too. We both enjoyed the tuak so much we had to purchase a bottle for ourselves!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

First time I tried dyak food. I liked it but my friends weren't that impressed. The flavours weren't as big as some other places we tried but I liked the recommended fish and chicken dishes - subtle tasty and super tender. Icecream with local ricewine made a nice pudding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They serve dayak food. It's a good experience to go and taste food from the indigenous dayak tribe of sarawak Food is good quality albeit a bit expensive for Kuching standard

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Recommended by a local friend, who also helped us to order different Dayak dishes. All the dishes were very delicious. We have tried: - Jani Empikau (Pork with fermented durian) >> Must try if you are durian lover! - Ulam Raja (Hot and sweet salad) >> Very refreshing and appetizing - Paku Kubok (giant jungle ferns stir-fried with wild ginger... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went to the Dyak on a quiet afternoon and were the only clients. The restaurant is decorated with old family heirlooms. The owner helped us choose a set of different Dyak dishes, all with interesting and unique jungle veggies such as young fern shoots, ginger flowers, tapioca leaves. We were told by the owner about how to choose and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a GREAT experience! Enjoy the Dyak food - you will enjoy many endemic plants and experience a cuisine you may not find anywhere in the world! Order a smattering of side dishes to try!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lonely planet overly bigged up this restaurant. Lovely staff, and veggie dishes were unusual and full of flavour. However we also had two different pork dishes in which the meat was dry and of poor quality. An interesting insight into Iban cooking, but nothing more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Authentic Iban food, wonderful host. Great firewater. A bit out of town, but worth the visit. Interesting historical artifacts and paintings. Food quirky, flavoursome and worth the experience. Do try the owners rice wine = potent !

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have read quite a bit about the.Dyak since 2014 and finally brought my friends there while on a fishing trip one year later. Being aware of the cultural influence behind this eatery, I had specially made plans in the itinerary so my friends could try something different other than the usual Kuching trip. The first thing that took my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Decor brilliant. Waitress superb. Everything else was a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong it wasnt a bad meal but I was expecting something out of this world. I had a blackcurrant fizz which wasn't fizzy. Pork was just fat with a whisp of delicious meat on the end. Full fish was delicious but it didn't punch... 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 to 30
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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