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“Originally excellent!!”
Review of the.Dyak

the.Dyak
Ranked #38 of 587 Restaurants in Kuching
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: '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.
2 reviews
“Originally excellent!!”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Dropped by to cater myself to local food. Had a pleasant surprise, staff were friendly and helpful, the manager was all time great, food was lusciously made, even tho most of them were cooked in local ways. A must try if you're in Kuching, a real beacon for local Dayak food.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuching
1 review
“Consistently Amazing!”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

It opened with a bang in October and like most new restaurants, the food was good although service at that time was slow. We came back a month later and the menu had streamlined!

Recently after a long hiatus in Kuala Lumpur we returned to check out the Dyak once more. And once more, we were blown away. The restaurant had evolved from just serving fantastic food to a becoming a temple to Sarawak's tribal heritage. One can see Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah and Kayan works right next to ancient jars from China!

The restaurant proprietor is a piece of work all on his own! My wife and i not only were scrumptiously fed but received an education from him. Thank you. My one small qualm is that service can be a bit slow during peak periods but staff is very friendly.

If you're in Kuching, don't you dare miss this place.

  • Visited January 2012
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Kuching, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Excellent local fare, do not miss to try out the manuk lulun and the midin as well as daun ubi. Been there twice already and tried different things each time, all have been tasty. The person managing the place is very friendly and the ambience is great, clean and crisp. I just hope they keep it up! a really good dining place in kuching! we need more here!

  • Visited January 2012
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New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing ethnic food”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Loved it, clean beautiful real food! YUM

Based on ethnic cuisine, this restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food is excellent

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Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“One of the very few Dayak restuarants around”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Love the deco. Very authentic and give the customers a chance to taste Dayak food. They have a reasonable price buffet during weekdays.

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