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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprised over surcharge of meal

Great place to try local native food. However we were surprised there was a 50% surcharge (because it was Chinese New Year) of the meal upon footing the bill. We would suggest the patrons being informed beforehand / during order of the food rather being told only after we asked for the bills which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
m24tan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Read the reviews and hotel booked a table for us at 7.30 on Saturday 31st January. Had to wait to order, main course was mediocre as was the service, and then when we asked for the dessert menu we were told they closed at 8.30pm and we would have to leave! Had to pay cash and then wait outside for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place to try local native food. However we were surprised there was a 50% surcharge (because it was Chinese New Year) of the meal upon footing the bill. We would suggest the patrons being informed beforehand / during order of the food rather being told only after we asked for the bills which I think is not an ethical... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Pretty much as close as you can get to having native style food without visiting a long house during Gawai!

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Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Whatever you do, dont miss the Dayak wine spilled ice-cream. It's the best thing that ever happened to me! The restaurant is dont up very well, staff is very nice and helpful. They have displayed a lot of their family artefacts, making it a mini museum of sorts. Had a great time!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Was here with colleague and clients. Thanks for the delicious dishes served and friendly service. Tried the new cheese cake with vanilla ice cream topping for dessert, good combination. 👍

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London, UK
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I dined at the Dyak a few nights ago on my first night in kuching. The food was very good, but the service made all the difference. The waiter was prompt, helpful and really made an effort to share his knowledge and local history. The atmosphere of the restaurant is also worth checking out with numerous historic pieces with all... 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: 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?