9.2/10
Excellent
based on 1741 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. Helen S.
    Helen S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    As always food was superb and service was excellent!

  2. Arlene S.
    Arlene S.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Very friendly and professional welcome. Thank you for seating us at a window table as requested????. So many great choices from the menu, fabulous roti. Chicken satay was cooked beautifully but sadly satay sauce was disappointing as lacked flavour. Warm and friendly service and great view. Glad we tried The Malay after not been for many years.

  3. Saru S.
    Saru S.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food and good value!

  4. Nilanga W.
    Nilanga W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good food with lots of flavour

  5. Lydia G.
    Lydia G.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Food is always fantastic, keep coming back and never disappoints. Will continue to eat The Malaya, love love this food. Thoroughly recommended if you haven't eaten here before.

  6. Rachel S.
    Rachel S.
    • one review
    3/10

    Very underwhelming considering the cost. Would not recommend.

  7. Joel L.
    Joel L.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The food was delicious. Staff were attentive, bubbly and made the experience really enjoyable. We will definitely be back. Thank you for the great experience.

  8. Cassanda A.
    Cassanda A.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    We always love The Malaya! The food and service are consistently top notch. We always get the signature set menu, everything on it is excellent.

  9. Robert N.
    Robert N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food as always. The male who met us upon arrival was a bit arrogant, so a bit disappointed, given my family has been frequenting the ‘Malaya’ since 1975

  10. Mary B.
    Mary B.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with family. We have been here quite a few times before and really love the food, the view and the service - can't fault it, ever!

  11. Tiffany R.
    Tiffany R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food at The Malaya is always fantastic. We had the Vegetarian Banquet for 2 and it was huge. The winner is the eggplant - just amazing. We would go back and have just that! The service was lovely as always. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary a bit more special.

  12. Dominique B.
    Dominique B.
    • one review
    8/10

    Food was spectacular, full of flavour! Staff were friendly with a lovely water view. The restaurant was quite loud but bustling with people, and i am not surprised why.

  13. Venessa L.
    Venessa L.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    Great spot for lunch or dinner

  14. Bec S.
    Bec S.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    Yummy food. Always tasty at The Malaya. Friends first time and they loved it. Nice view towards Darling Harbour. Waiters were lovely and not it.

  15. Colin k.
    Colin k.
    • 23 reviews
    10/10

    My favourite Sydney restaurant. Never had a bad meal. Flavours are fabulous, staff are always attentive. Beef rendang....yum.... Great for business lunches, romantic dinner for two or a family get together

  16. Stephen T.
    Stephen T.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Great food as usual

  17. Mary B.
    Mary B.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    Our evening was wonderful with great service as usual. The food once again was exceptional. This is one of our favourite restaurants and we love to come here for special occasions.

  18. Michael N.
    Michael N.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Sensational food, service and venue a great icon of Sydney.

  19. Richelle H.
    Richelle H.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Another great banquet at Malaya. Busy Thursday night, so very noisy (expected) and often hard to get waiters' attention. Everything on the menu was excellent except the noodles which are pretty bland and a real letdown after all the amazing dishes that came beforehand. All of our party agreed that the banquet would be perfect if they scrapped the noodles (there's already a lot of food) and replaced them with a nice dessert to finish off the menu on a high... Instead of the current anticlimax.

  20. Ruth B.
    Ruth B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was all delicious. Highly recommend the signature tasting menu - a great way to have a variety of food when there is only two people. Service was friendly and attentive.

  21. Ian F.
    Ian F.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    The visitors from interstate were very impressed and vowed to return. Location can tend to be a little it noisy during busy tines.. Overall a very pleasant experience.

  22. Norm T.
    Norm T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    As good as ever!

  23. Kerrie C.
    Kerrie C.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    The food is just fantastic, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing. Can’t wait to go back . This is one of my all time favourite restaurants in Sydney

  24. Adam W.
    Adam W.
    • one review
    10/10

    The guys here went out of their way to help out with an allergy. Couldn't be more impressed. Amazing list of food and drinks on offer. Well done and thanks.

  25. Arta B.
    Arta B.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The quality of food was excellent. The dessert didn’t serve at the same time for all of our guest. We had to wait for at least 15 minutes for the last dessert which was displeased.

  26. Pascal A.
    Pascal A.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    The Malaya is always outstanding quality of food and great location. All at the table were in agreement quality ingredients cooked perfectly. congrats on delivering consistency after so many years of success.

  27. Dorota A.
    Dorota A.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Lovely food and a great view. Would definitely go back. Just wish it wasn’t as loud, very difficult to have a conversation.

  28. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    The food at this visit was just average or below. The services was rushed and it appeared they gave preference to larger table or this that looked like they would spend more money. I had to ask the waiter to return to confirm my drinks order and even after that it was till not correct.

  29. Jason S.
    Jason S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for a long time and I was not disappointed. Everything about it - staff, location, food - was amazing. I’m glad I made the effort to finally go

  30. James L.
    James L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic meal. Food was of excellent quality, and service was spotless. Highly recommend!

  31. Graham L.
    Graham L.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food. Very tasty curries and great use of herbs and spices. The venue is a bit noisy but this is a minor issue when the food is so good. Would strongly recommend.

  32. Martin B.
    Martin B.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food, banquet was perfect size. Highly Recommend.

  33. Derek S.
    Derek S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    It was my first visit to this Resturant and he Food was really good and service overall was great, we did not have to wait long for any dishes. Portions of meals were good and pricing fair. I will be visiting again.

  34. Julie L.
    Julie L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Food service would be better, all our dishes came so quickly there's no room on the table with oue matching glasses everywhere, don't know which wine go with which dish.

  35. Agung p.
    Agung p.
    • 6 reviews
    3/10

    We were disappointed with the service. The waiter was rough in his movement taking off the plates, putting the plate / glasses. His questions seem not sincere like how was the food etc. The restaurant looks like a tourist trap, too industrial, no personalization no customer service. The price was expensive compared to the quality of the food and the service. We were happy to leave the restaurant.

  36. Peter o.
    Peter o.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really great service and lovely staff

  37. Alison H.
    Alison H.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    We keep coming back to The Malaya. This time a pre Christmas lunch. We ordered a la carte which meant we had all of our favourites. Can’t wait to return!

  38. Melissa m.
    Melissa m.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The Malaya never fails. The service was friendly and the food was excellent The eggplant was the dish of the day! I love this place and will keep coming back for more

  39. Andrew D.
    Andrew D.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    A restaurant that is very consistent across their beautiful food , service and general ambience. While it was an extremely busy , the service was good.

  40. Phil C.
    Phil C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We're regulars, albeit always too long since last visit! Always fantastic, never disappoints, food flavours are fantastic! Will hopefully be back again soon!