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Reviewed October 10, 2021

I love their food, wish they were closer so I could eat here more often. Belican Okra with Shrimp is my go to dish. Shrimp w/Baby Bok Choy is tasty as well as Cilantro Spicy Chicken. Staff is very nice ! Some reviewers complain about...their typical "Chinese dishes" but please remember this is a Malaysian restaurant - different set of flavors. Try something new.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

This is a very nice place to eat, great service and really great food. The atmosphere is nice. My husband and a friend were with me and it was a pleasant place to visit. I would definitely like to go again. great place for vegetarian...and vegan food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

This Is the best Kung Pao chicken I have ever had! The chef and his wife who are co owners has run Chinese restaurants since I was a toddler, now being 24. I have stayed a regular for all these years because you cannot find...Kung pao chicken this good! The chicken is so tender and meaty and the sauce is so flavorful and it is saucy (my favorite way to get it)!!! They are great people which also makes it so easy to stay loyal to their business :) I would recommend to anyone who likes Chinese or Malaysian food!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

I dined alone for dinner on Jul 27 at this restaurant. There was a good number of diners when I arrived but I was seated promptly. I ordered a glass of wine and then teriyaki steak with white rice and some mixed vegetables, a stir...fry so to speak. The steak was so tough I could barely chew it and was tasteless. I informed the waitress when she presented the bill and asked her to inform the cook. If this simple dish was difficult to prepare then I don't intend to return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Although our last visit to Malaya Kitchen on our trip to Charlotte two years ago was a letdown, we decided to give it another try - and we were not disappointed. The Cilantro Chicken, Roti/ Kanai and Charkway Tebow (noodles) were excellent. The star of...the evening however was the Eggplant with Garlic Sauce - very mellow and subtly flavored. Service was prompt and the servings generous - it was good to see our favorite Malaysian restaurant back on track.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

My husband and I have gotten take out from Malaya Kitchen three times in the last month. Their food is good and the flavors are different than most. My husband really enjoys their Pad Thai - he gets the house special option.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

service was prompt, ordered the curry soup and the soup was hot and very good. Would recommend others to try this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I have Malaysian family and go back every few years and since moving to Charlotte we hadn't found a Malaysian restaurant until we found this place online. We ordered the char kway teow which was delicious and the vegetarian egg plant, a...mainland Chinese dish that we also missed eating. Both were really good as well as the duck with homemade pancakes. A little pricey but worth eating if you crave some of Malaysian food. We wanted to try the roti but it was expensive and thought it might be frozen, however looking at other customers it appears that it is homemade too. We will definitely return for our Malaysian fix on the future.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

My wife is from Holland and I have been going to Holland every year with her for about 45 years and have been eating Indonesian at least once each trip. Nasi Goreng is one of our favorites. The Malaya Kitchen prepares it different then we...have ever had but it was delicious and more than enough. We started with the Malaysian pancake with a spicy curry dipping sauce and we both liked it very much, it was new to us. Had great service and enjoyed our evening there, If you like to try new and delicious food then we recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Picked lunch from here today. Salmon curry was good as always and so was chicken satay, Still #1 Malaya restaurant in my list.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Chicken satay is really good. The food was good but little on a expensive side. lunch comes with a salad and special house made ginger dressing. Overall we were satisfied with the quality of food. Will keep coming back for more.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Food is good but a little on the oily side. Today when I used a coupon from city pass, they added a heavy tip on my bill and all my coupon was used up to pay for the tip. 8 dollar tip on a 26...dollar tip is a little to much and they made me buy two drinks as well (as per the coupon). So overall they just used up my coupon and I made sure that I did not get any discount from it. I am usually a very good tipper but felt very cheated today.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

A must-do on our trip to Charlotte is dinner at Malaya Kitchen. Unlike our previous experiences, this time the cuisine sadly missed the mark. Among our favorites, only the Roti Kanai was tasty. The Laksa Curry, Cilantro Chicken and Garlic Chicken were just not as...the same in terms of flavor and ingredients, as we remembered. The service was efficient - and we can only hope that the drop in quality was just a one-off slippage and that our favorite Malay restaurant returns soon to its previous prominence.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

There's so much good Asian food here. I've had traditional Malaysian food, some pad Thai and some pho. It's all been so good! We're definitely repeat customers!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

The highlight is the food. I got the Singapore noodles and my husband got the Laksa and we were both blown away by how delicious it all was!! The service was very quick. The atmosphere is what you'd expect of a typical strip mall Asian...restaurant, pretty simple. But if you like these types of flavors and are in the area, it's certainly worth a visit :)More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Malaya Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5