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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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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful experience

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 !

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited as a family for dinner following impressive lonely planet review. The ambience and decor of the restaurant are lovely. We were lucky to get a table as it was about 20.10 and last orders are 20.30. The menu is, as reviewed by others, authentic local cuisine and we chose the chef specials including fish, chicken and the pork.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My friend recommended as they said it is very authentic Iban cuisines but the price is at higher end. The restaurant itself have quite Iban feel decoration. One of us cannot have spicy food so we almost get all non spicy items. When the food was served, I know why my friend said that the price is higher because the... More 

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had been there a few times but my last time was in February when a friend from the USA whom I did not meet was around. By bringing him there enabled him to taste the Iban food where you may not be able to find somewhere else in town. There are various food that you can choose from in the... More 

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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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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: International

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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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