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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: 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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  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Came back to the Dyak after 2 years away from Kuching and the restaurant is as great as ever. The pork with tempuyak is a wonderful, strongly flavored dish; all the greens are unusual and wonderful. The tuak is the best I've ever had; and served over ice cream, it's a revelation. Even better is the atmosphere. The restaurant's owners... More 

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

the decoration is attractive and the food is nice. the tuak ice cream is a must try and certainly u will asking for more! Too bad the restaurant close quite early as last order stop at 830pm.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food that I truly enjoyed was their pork curry and midin. However, the aged tuak (local alcohol drink by Dayak) is a must to try, although it might be quite pricy. It depends on individuals' budget range however.

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Pengkalan Cepa, Kelantan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food so-so, environment superb, staffs friendly but did not recommend or explain to us the special dayak food so we just order randomly. Quite pricey as the portion is small..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Blew away all my expectations. Great place, nice decor, tasteful music, food prepared with all kinds of brilliant, unpronounceable spices that no doubt fueled the colonization of Borneo.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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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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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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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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Additional Information about the.Dyak

Address: No. 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
Phone Number: 234068
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: Eclectic

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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: 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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