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The Malaya

$$ - $$$Asian, , Malaysian
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9279 1170
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (73 reviews)
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Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

we dined on Sat night before going to a concert. Service was efficient & friendly. Good choice on menu. We enjoyed the pork sang choy bow as entree & followed with black peppered beef which was excellent.

Thank Mary H
Management response:Responded February 14, 2017

Hi Mary, Thanks for your review, and for your kind words. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope that the concert was great! Kind regards, The Malaya Team

Reviewed February 8, 2017

Caught up with old friends for a meal here. The place had been recommended, and it was amazing. From the time we arrived till the time we left, the service was great. Everyone was polite and accommodating. We had a great view of the harbour,...More

Thank ingarr2016
Management response:Responded February 12, 2017

Hi Ingar2016, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal! The Beef Rendang and Szechuan Eggplant are two of our signature dishes so its great to hear that you liked...More

Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

With a pleasant view I had high hopes for this restaurant and wasn't let down. The asian flavours oozed flavour with my favourite sambal prawns leaving a lasting warmth to my palate. Good wine list, service could improve with greater focus on the card carrying...More

Thank Paul J
Management response:Responded February 6, 2017

Dear Paul J, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and for your kind words. We are particularly thrilled to hear you love the Sambol Prawns! This unique dish is one of our favourites and is an original 1963 recipe. We look forward...More

Reviewed January 31, 2017

Visited the Malaya for a work function/dinner. I am a coeliac, so had advised previously of my requirements. Was meet by a waiter at the beginning of the night to explain what dishes i could eat (we had a set menu) - San Choy Bau...More

Thank rrichardson7
TeamMalaya, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Dear rrichardson7, Thanks you for taking the time to leave a review and for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you had a negative experience with our service, especially the miscommunication in regards to your allergy - I can assure you that this...More

Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

The view of darling harbor and food were fantastic. Some of the best Malaysian food I've eaten anywhere. The Singapore noodles were the star of the show.

Thank Scottsdale_AZ_Travel
Reviewed January 30, 2017

On the first floor with views across Darling Harbour. A very large restaurant, but still worth booking. The food is very tasty, but mains at $27-$35 plus paying for starters and sides soon makes the bill climb. As the name hints it's culinary influence takes...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Great location close to Barangaroo and Darling Harbour the Malaya has become a solid favourite. The restaurant is quite noisy, keep this in mind for the occasion you've got planned (if it's busy you won't be chatting with the person 2 seats away because they...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I go to Sydney every year from London and The Malaya is always one of my first visits! Amazing food, the curries and seafood are really great. The service is always very quick and efficient. Perfect location over looking the water. A must go to...More

Thank david c
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Food is always great at the Malaya. The ambience is superb and buzzing and the service is always friendly and welcoming.

Thank IanSydney2014
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

We booked our table through Dimmi but when I called to change the booking time Malaya had no record of my booking so it was lucky I called. If you book through Dimmi I recommend you double check the booking. Other than this slight hiccup...More

Thank Kathryn M
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.
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Questions & Answers
January 28, 2018|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie, There is a large selection of vegan dishes on the menu. Please ask one of our friendly waitstaff when you come in and they can assist you with the menu. Regards
January 4, 2018|
Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Satayl0r, Thanks for your query We have a wide selection of dishes that contain no gluten ingredients, and some other dishes can be altered. However, we are unable to guarantee the absence of traces as wheat products... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $89
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 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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