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the.Dyak

No. 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
+6082234068
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Ranked #9 of 334 restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 12 noon till last order at 9.30 pm every day including public holidays. Close on Sundays. Our table is not kosher as we serve pork.
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Sarawak
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I always bring visitors to Sarawak to this restaurant & it delivers every time. I always order a lot of the vegetable dishes because you can really taste the freshness in the crunchy texture & light herbal seasoning of these dishes. Very refreshing. Easily the best meal in Kuching for all of my guests! p/s: Dishes are pricey (cheapest being... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you want something else than the usual food court dishes, choose the Dyak restaurant with indigenous food based on traditional recipes. And not very expensive, because we found most dishes to be suitable for two. The Dyak is located outside the center, so you may want to take a taxi. But the food and friendly service are certainly worth... More

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were really excited to eat here after all the reviews on TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet. We choose 2 vegetarian and 1 pork dish, dessert and tried the rice wine aperitif and house wine. The pork was fantastic (chef recommendation) but the vego meals were less than expected. They lacked great flavour and became tiresome quite quickly. Considering the price... More

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malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with friend at the restaurant. Great food even for a local Malaysian. Highly recommend the anchovy tempoyak.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great restaurant which showcases the local Dyak cuisine. Local jungle ferns and vegetables are used to create wonderful dishes quite different from other Malaysian food. There are explanations about the food on the menu and staff are happy to help you order and explain dishes.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant offers local dishes with fresh local ingredients. The food was excellent! But what made this diner even better was the friendly and sweet people and the museum-like historical decoration. The restaurant is located just outside the city centre, but a cheap 15min drive by taxi is definitely worth it.

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Langkawi
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Following Lonely Planet's top review, and in desperate need of a beer, four of us found our way to lunch at a charming restaurant that exceeded our expectations. From the interesting decor, to the wonderful mother of the owner who was doing front of house, to the delicious food, the whole experience was first rate. Mary helped us to order... More

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Cairns, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This lovely restaurant was mentioned as a favourite in the lonely planet with high recommendations to attend. Featuring a menu that embraced traditional flavours. I lived in Borneo as a little girl so I am always keen to try some where knew. We went along as we were curious to see what the fuss was over. We were not disappointed.... More

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Ashburn
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Local dishing prepared excellently, with a friendly touch. I enjoyed the dish made from Jungle ferns, second was the local flash in lemon grass broth with native eggplant (aubergene). Close thirds was a dish with cooked durian or one with beans (pandan?). As a westerner the flavors were astounding! Mary, the hostess was friendly and could not be more accommodating.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The food here is expensive and food portions were small. The tuak ice-cream was unique and pretty good. Disappointed overall.

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