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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 311 restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

the Dyak restaurant is a bit away from the center of town but the food was worth the travel. We were looking specifically for fermented Durian dish and we were not disappointed. we also tried the sweet potato leaves and special fern dishes, plus special three layered pork. The dessert was the vanilla icecream with fermented rice and rice wine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Food was good and service was ok. Very traditional but a bit pricey for what it is. I would still go back though.

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Ulverston
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Dyak is a fair way away from most of the main hotels and we took a taxi to get there. It was worth the journey. The food is unusual (in a nice way) and all very delicious. The ingredients were very fresh and many seemed to have been gathered from the jungle. My daughter had no trouble finding veggie... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It is the first time I had tried Dayak food. It was indeed delicious. We had a steamed tilapia fish; which was done so well, you could not tell it was a freshwater fish. Also had the sweet potato leaves which tastes wonderful too, this is a personal favourite vegetable... so this comment may be biased. My favourite dish in... More

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Beijing
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19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We enjoyed our experience here. My fave was the pork dish with pickled durian - a good way to try durian if you don't like the raw fruit. The other dishes were delicious and interesting - we mostly went with different forest herbs and vegetables. I liked the wine they have, though there was only one variety available that night.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If i had to say 1 thing about this restaurant, they maintained the original flavor of the food.. Either be it vegetable or chicken, we were able to taste and feel the original flavor, the earthy, mountain, tribal feeling was great.. Beyond words... The only thing is, i feel they have a limited choice.. Loved their bamboo chicken..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Dyak , a restaurant that purveys a mix of Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ul cuisine which was again anew one on me. On the Dayak owner ,Alistair’s recommendation we feasted on chicken cooked in bamboo with tapioca leaves;Tilapia garnished with ginger and chillies, wrapped in turmeric leaf and steam-baked Dayak style. Bitter nuts (petai) stir-fried with fragrant wild ginger... More

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Sydney Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We experienced authentic Dyak food here. The paku vegetable is so delicious, the petai with dried anchovy was yummy! Service was good as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

To sample some of the best Dayak cuisine to sample. There were 3 of us and we tasted some lovely wild ferns, ginger flowers, river fish, bamboo stew chicken, pork and some traditional dessert. On time service, not very high on price, good rice wine variety and cordial staff. If you are in Kuching, recommend trying this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a small restaurant, about ten minutes from centre of town (cab should be RM15). It was fairly full when we visited, so maybe worth booking. The host was very pleasant and got our table sorted quickly. There's a good selection of local dishes as well as tuak, the rice wine from the area. There's a little handout explaining... More

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