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The Malaya

Average price $75
9.1/10
1,619 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 1619 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.2/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Carrie-Ann N.
    Carrie-Ann N.
    • one review
    10/10

    All the staff were super friendly and helpful. Great food, great value and great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Sydney. Would definitely recommend

  2. Judi H.
    Judi H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Consistently excellent food and service. Our go-to for a catch up lunch with friends. Price is a little high but overall it's worth it. Recommended

  3. Marc G.
    Marc G.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Best Asian restaurant in Sydney.

  4. Lisa B.
    Lisa B.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    The Malaya never disappoints! I’ve been coming for years, and the food and service is consistently outstanding. There’s a good reason why so many others have come and go, and this remains full each night.

  5. David W.
    David W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our favourite restaurant in Sydney (converted a few friends to the menu) , a must to visit for amazing food, wine and service ( the view is pretty good too!)

  6. Jann W.
    Jann W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food is consistently of a high standard at the Malaya. Outlook and atmosphere are great and service is seamless and attentive.

  7. Danny S.
    Danny S.
    • 5 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food was excellent as always. Service was a little below par at the beginning and then lack of delivery of the final dish in a timely manner. Overall still highly recommended as this was the first blip in many visits.

  8. Sarfraz B.
    Sarfraz B.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Service was really really good!

  9. Matt K.
    Matt K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The Malaya never disappoints. The venue has an unsurpassed view of Darling Harbour. The food is always spot on. We always have the banquet as there are just too many to decide upon.

  10. FRANS V.
    FRANS V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Haven’t been to The Malaya for quite some time. Really glad to be back! Quality and varied range of excellent dishes still right up there. Great service, dish and drink delivery. Thanks Team!

  11. Brad  R.
    Brad R.
    • one review
    7/10

    As someone who travels to Singapore at least once a month I was expecting more. The food is good, the setting nice, the staff attentive, the previous reviews had me expecting outstanding but I don’t believe it is. Dishes we tried no better than we have had elsewhere, good flavour, reasonable quantity but no pizzaz.

  12. Betty C.
    Betty C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was delicious. The staff was friendly. The person attended to us was very friendly and attentive. Definitely will recommend & go back again.

  13. Richard H.
    Richard H.
    • one review
    10/10

    We've held dinners here recently for 5,6 and 8. The bookings are easy, the staff are helpful, capable and very obliging, the food is delicious and varied, the spacing in and views from the restaurant are great. The $71 menu provides satays, vegetarian dishes, beef, chicken, prawns, delightful spices and textures. The wine list is nicely varied (though only 2 Sauv Blancs) and all guests have been delighted. For a smaller group, there are plenty of great and affordable choices. Parking is a drag, as Sydney becomes increasingly unfriendly to cars, and the mobs of distracted and inattentive taxis in narrow roads are frustrating to the extreme. That is the only negative, really, in a wonderful dining experience.

  14. Bernadette D.
    Bernadette D.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Service as always is on point at The Malaya! Warm greetings upon arrival, timely check ins for drinks or additional orders. The food...Devine. My fav salt n pepper prawns right here! Can never go past the Otak Otak either! Cocktail menu is delicious too.

  15. Ethan M.
    Ethan M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food, pretty stunning views and overall a great night!

  16. Sue M.
    Sue M.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Always love the Malaya

  17. Angelika  t.
    Angelika t.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had the best table with the best waiter I ever had! The food was amazing but it was the waiter who made our night. He had to cope with food allergies and kids food and his cheerful manner made it all possible with the best possible results. Wish I knew his name.

  18. Julian D.
    Julian D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The Malaya is the standard by which I measure all other Malaysian restaurants, I have been visiting it for over 20 years in its various locations the latest one in King St Wharf (Lime St) is more upmarket but worth it for the location and the atmosphere with the same great food.

  19. Shamila R.
    Shamila R.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    The good old menu item Otak Otak entree was excellent even the vegetarian option was lovely. Enjoyed kapitan prawns and black pepper chicken . Vegetarian eggplant was delicious. Service was good .

  20. Ana S.
    Ana S.
    • one review
    5/10

    Was very disappointed as we were looking forward to this dine. The atmosphere is what put us off, it is not fine dining as the price suggests. Bistro feeling. Food was ok, nothing more than your local asian restaurant in the suburbs. Wine selection was good. Service was ok.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

39 Lime Street, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

A night of spice...

For over 50 years, The Malaya has been serving up dishes that test taste buds with authentic spicy dishes based on traditional south east Asian cuisine. And judging from the groups of corporate diners and holidaygoers who crowd the Malaya's steeland-glass interiors day after day, they are clearly doing something right. Think you can handle chilli? See how spiceresistant you really are by putting your palate to the test with the 'extra hot' sambal. Located in Darling Harbour, the restaurant not only promises astonishing food but stunning sweeping waterviews in a contemporary and welcoming setting. Signature dishes include the spanner crab san choy bow for entrée and the delicious Duck Perchik for main. No matter what you choose you’re in for a real treat when you dine at The Malaya.

Best dish: Duck Perchik

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