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The Malaya

#25 of 4,593 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Darling Harbour
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9279 1170
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated New Years here and the food was amazing and the staff was very funny and friendly. We had a wine package included and it was perfect to have with the dinner. One of the best restaurants I have ever visited.

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Brookvale, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Real shame I was sick last week in Sydney – the heatwave knocked me for six and I went home sick on the day of this visit to The Malaya. I love Malaysian Food, love what Sydney Festival is doing with their Festival Feasts and love Darling Harbour. This venue is win win for me. Luckily and conveniently my back-up... More 

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Randwick, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Malaya, situated in darling harbour with a Great location and large restaurant space. The restaurant and menu are inspired by the adventures of a merchant and a sailor opened 53 years ago. Quality food and dining experience. We sampled the Sydney festival banquet of their most popular dishes. Salt and pepper prawns, prawn curry, tasty beef rendang and their famous... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Malaya as a family dinner, it was a great night out. Awesome menu, great and tasty food, extensive drinks menu and many Mocktails the girls could choose from. We shared a handful of starters which were tasty as! Definately a place to return to. The only downfall was the croud and noise, so highly recommend visiting on... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressed with this restaurant! The gentleman who sat us recommended 2 of the most popular vegetarian/vegan dishes on the menu - I went with the eggplant based on his recommendation and it was one of the best meals I have ever had! The sauce was incredible. My husband was thoroughly impressed with his meal as well! Amazing service, amazing... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

6 of us booked for the set menu NYE 7 course dinner. $110 pp and worth every $. Friendly service, excellent food, nice views over Darling Harbour. Salt and pepper scampi, Spanner Crab San Choy bow, BBQ salmon, Lamb Perchik, Beef Rendang all excellent dishes. Ice Cream Balls and black rice puddings were delicious desserts. Eberyone left entirely happy. Definitely... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great meal here on our first night in Sydney so much so a week later our last night we went back. Very much recommended this restaurant if you like Chinese and Thai food. The black pepper beef was superb, also had a very very nice Singapore noodles and fresh vegetables. Value is good because the portion sizes are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing and yummy food. Great location. Tasty food and good staff. Please make sure you try Otak Otak if you like fish when you visit there. Absolutely wonderful experience and highly recommend.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is delicious, fresh and reasonably priced. The beef rendang is my favourite! I went for a special birthday with a large group of girls & the service was great, very attentive. It's a large restaurant & would suit families also. The location is right by the water & near all the bars by King St Wharf. I will... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a great meal beef rendang and Malayan curry plus crab with lettuce starter.There was far to much food and when the waiter asked if we were finished we said yes but the portions were far to large for two he said yes to much meat 800 gr. they should have said this when we placed the order and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $89
Cuisine
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9279 1170

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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