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No. 29 Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex | Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Gladstone, Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously, when you walk into a restaurant and the staff (ie tattooed girl) can't be bothered to be welcoming from the outset it really does set the tone for the meal. As westerners we didn't really feel welcome which is a shame as Kuching had been kind to us. Anyway, some of the food was pretty good. The tilapia whole... More 

Thank Darren W
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's my second visiting Dyak. Totally opposite experience. We made a reservation as the first time it was busy when I were there. We were welcoming by the waitress who is not friendly and warm. While we are ordering, she is sniffing! Oh dear....what about the food!! The service level of the staff is killing the business! Food wasn't as... More 

Thank Moy72
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced, overrated mediocre local food. Much more choices available else where. The only thing worth mentioning is the service - friendly and welcoming.

Thank melanie o
Singapore, Singapore
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

the.Dyak serves some really unique and traditional food from the Iban people. The flavours are so unique i have never tasted it anywhere else! A must to visit, i would say the restaurant is almost one of its kind. The Deco was tastefully done and we had the pleasure to speak to Vernon the owner, and he shared with us... More 

Thank Louis S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Dyak offers a great selection of Iban tribal food along with classy atmosphere. The food was catered to our dietary needs. Most importantly, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so nice to have red rice served with the variety of different dishes. Something I won't forget. It made our trip to Kuching well worth it. A great touch... More 

Thank Katrina Z
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great taste of Dayak food. The green vegetables were fantastic you should try the fern fronds. The fish soup was delicious and full of flavour. The historical artifacts and photos on the walls are fascinating, and tell the history of the owner's family. Definitely try the tuak (rice wine) it is a family secret recipe dating... More 

Thank Philip M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We went for a late lunch last Saturday, we had the whole place to ourselves. The ambience of the restaurant was beautiful with very interesting memorabilia of the proud Dayak culture. The staff were all very friendly, especially the Aunty running the place, sharing many interesting stories with us. The food was amazing, it was the first time we tried... More 

Thank JSP_Travels
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is fine dining or premium version of local, traditional Dayak food. Had tasted better version of 'manok pansuh' and 'tempoyak with pusuk' in other restaurant yet cheaper than this restaurant. However, the ambience is nice and comfortable, perfect for relaxing lunch.

Thank ChernnieIyvonny
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

A good place to go for freshly prepared food fresh vegetables cooked by dyak chef.good prices to.nice atmosphere nice to eat none fried food

Thank Mark P
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant does not deserve being in Top 10 of Kuching restaurants. Although very friendly staff the food was really nothing special. Actually I already forgot what I had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Asian, Malaysian, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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
'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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