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“South East Asia in Sydney”
Review of The Malaya

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Ranked #30 of 5,862 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $89
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“South East Asia in Sydney”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We went for a late lunch with my family and took set lunch for 3 and ordered some extra dishes a la carte. The food was reasonable I liked the chicken curry salt and pepper prawns. The service was good and the cost was reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
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Brisbane
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“My favourite Sydney restaurant.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Best service ever. Best food ever. Brilliant value and the best meals ever, ever, ever!! I can't get enough. Try the salt and pepper scampi...you won't be sorry!!!

Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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9 reviews
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“Kapitan Yum”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I grew up going to Malaya with as a child when it once lived on George Street. As a child, I recall good portion sizes, friendly and attentive waitstaff.

Move it to King Street Wharf and watch the dollars fly. The famous Malaya Kapitan prawns is what we always came back for here. Do not get me wrong, the kwai do, satay and Kapitan prawns are still as good as they ever have been. This is the place for you if you like your spicy food. You can still have other options that aren't so spicy... but not so many.

The worst part about Malaya is being located in King Street Wharf... parking. I recall last paying $50 for about 2.5 hours parking. It's ridiculous! Service is still good, ambience is ok until it is full and loud. They do good cocktails and great food. Just make sure you are parking somewhere else and go for a walk. Good place for a celebration

  • Visited February 2013
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Sydney
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“Great food and good service”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

On a wet Sydney night, two families sought good food and warm surroundings at Malaya.
The staff were attentive and the food was great. My Mee Goreng was the best I have had and the kids were all well catered for. Would recommend for an adults only or a family dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ed V
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Sydney, Australia
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“My favourite Malay/Singaporean Restaurant”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food have been consistent and we have been going there as a family for the last 10 years.
Service is great and very efficient, it is located on darling harbour with water views and lots of activity happening in the area. Easily accessible by car, taxi or even on foot depending on where you are in the city. Lime st is the address. Highly recommend this one.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lanoma
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