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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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Hours:
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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
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
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited with a friend from kuala lumpur on the 29th of December at 730pm, I had previously dined there sometime last year and although the experience was mixed, I decided to give the d'yak another try, as I had thought that perhaps I may have ordered the wrong dishes, Upon arrival we were ushered to the table and by... More 

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vernonkedit, Owner at the.Dyak, responded to this review

Dear Ernichan, Kindly allow me, as owner of our fine establishment, to respond to your review. We regret the incident which was grossly inappropriate. Admittedly, I was not at the restaurant of the night of the incident but upon reading your comment and further investigation, your comment proved to be correct. The recalcitrant waiter has since been asked to leave... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant staff, cozy environment, good food, it is a place where you want to know a bit of history Sarawak and also the owner background and family heritage as well as the artifacts or photograph that is displayed in the restaurant. For visitors outside Kuching, you will need either a car from the city to get there or by taxi.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Pleasantly suprised when we went here to find such a place off the beaten track with good ambience, great service, excellent food and good sized portions. Will definatley return .

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have been to Kuching twice in the last month and the same for dining at the Dyak. Our first impressions were nothing short of excellent. We arrived to learn we were likely going to be short on cash as they only accept cash. Mary who owns the restaurant asked one of her staff, Amanda, to drive us up the... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Shame on me. I have been in Kuching 12 months and I have only recently visited this fabulous place. Great ambience and decor, really nice service. Lots of local history to be learned. Helpful staff - and they serve pork. A very pleasant meal, which is often hard to come by out here. Very definitely one of the best restaurants... 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?