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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Craving for local food...

Came in for a late lunch after 3pm in afternoon and I was happy to still find a place open at time. Ordered Paku Kubok, Hot & spicy, which is simply giant jungle ferns stir-fried with fragrant wild ginger flowers, anchovies and chillies and a bowl of red rice, just good enough until dinner time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Kuching, Malaysia
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  • Local cuisine
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Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As it was 5pm and the road was pack I decide to have an early dinner at a local famous dayak restaurant. I came alone then decide to invite 2 of my friends from work. we ordered the janik tunu (3 layer pork), daun ubi during and the very traditional manuk lulun (chicken cooked in bamboo). We then finished up... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came in for a late lunch after 3pm in afternoon and I was happy to still find a place open at time. Ordered Paku Kubok, Hot & spicy, which is simply giant jungle ferns stir-fried with fragrant wild ginger flowers, anchovies and chillies and a bowl of red rice, just good enough until dinner time. The Paku Kubok (fiddlehead fern),... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Limited space and clammed and the service is not acceptable.when you do not feel like to order more,you may be indirectly ask to leave the place.

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Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we were disappointed by our meal here. it is out of town so you are required to take a taxi there and back but we assumed it would be worth it given the reviews. the waitress was very helpful and talked us through the menu, giving recommendations. the food was very disappointing. I ordered a chicken dish and most of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This restaurant has got potential. Consider--bringing jungle fare to visitors in an era when people are going organic. But the restaurant does not quite pull it off. The place aims for an upscale fine dining experience. The owner tells you that his grandma, from whom the recipes are derived, was a Dayak princess. And he has photos to show. The... More 

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Kuching
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16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was my second visit, after more than 3 years. First impression was not good (they charged for extra plates back in the day) and upon suggestion of the owner, I decided to revisit this establishment for reevaluation. And I brought my wife for independent opinion. This was an unplanned trip as I want to see if the owners means... More 

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Sibu, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

the ambiance of this place is superb. the food selection are mostly dayak cuisine as the name says but, the authenticity of the food are questionable. the presentation is nice but, the tastes is not authentic. the food is light and sweet. lack of the authenticity. the prices of foods are steep in term of portion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a fabulous meal of dyak delights. Starting with local rice wines made to a family recipe we moved onto local food including fern salads, fermented durian and anchovies and chicken and pork curries. Vernon , owner and host is great grandson of a dyak princess and artefacts and photographs from family history are displayed and described. Service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was a fun experience, and the food was certainly delicious. I'm glad to have gone...but it's not so special that you can't miss it. The dessert wasn't very exciting, which surprised me based on the reviews. Taxi rides from town are about 15 MYR each way, so be sure to calculate that into your budget for the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I had been looking forward to eating here for weeks before we landed in kuching. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the staff were among the most lovely, hospitable people we met on our month long trip through Malaysian Borneo.

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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: Eclectic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?