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Reviews The Malaya

9.3/10

Excellent

based on 1768 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. Claudia B.
    Claudia B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    What a treat! Enjoying the view on a sunny Sydney day over a wonderful meal. Food cooked to perfection and was really flavoursome. Mocktails were divine. Whole family thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the Malaya. Will definitely come again.

  2. Rafik R.
    Rafik R.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The Malaya is one of our favourite Sydney restaurant of all time. Thankfully it is still open despite COVID closing a lot of other restaurants. Social distancing and sensitisation as you walk in is well observed. But the cuisine is just so good.

  3. Linen S.
    Linen S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The food was amazing and come in generous portion. We did the 65pp menu and got 7 dishes. Great value. Service was great. Staff very attentive and polite.

  4. Monica C.
    Monica C.
    • 8 reviews
    5/10

    The Malaya was a great restaurant in the past, it’s certainly gone downhill. The flavors are no longer complex or authentic. The food reminded me of mass produced flavors from a bottle, some dishes actually tasted identical, the salt and pepper prawns were coated in a thick RSL club style batter, the chicken was very chewy and gelatinous.

  5. Rita P.
    Rita P.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food

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

    The Malaya is always a treat from the moment you walk in. The food is magnificent, in particular the Otak Otak, Salt and Pepper prawns and Rendang but there's no bad dish on the menu. The service is always friendly and efficient and the space is modern and tasteful. The cocktails are great and the wine list good and fairly priced. What more could you want?

  7. Mark L.
    Mark L.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    To start with the outstanding stuff... the food is exceptional. True Asian tastes and plenty of it meaning you get great value for money. The restaurant is well run for how big it is and how busy it gets. One thing I’d suggest they look at changing is the drinks list. Not much choice if you want wine by the glass and if buying by the bottle it’s mainly local wines with no international variety.

  8. Beverley W.
    Beverley W.
    • 81 reviews
    10/10

    Highly recommended restaurant with traditional Malaysian and Chinese options. Otak Otak is a must!!

  9. Marie A.
    Marie A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always amazing food, great service and safe during the pandemic!

  10. Kevin H.
    Kevin H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant. During these strange times we find ourselves in, it is good to see that the simplified menu works really well with the expectations that I had for this restaurant. Great food, caring service staff and very quick.

  11. Cheryl p.
    Cheryl p.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food and service. Choices were amazing. We all had a wonderful night

  12. Yvonne Y.
    Yvonne Y.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food was delicious, highly recommend the eggplant main and laksa !

  13. Michelle R.
    Michelle R.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Oh my goodness. The food is so flavoursome and serving sizes plentiful. Was a treat to return after a long absence (about 5 years). As good as I remembered.

  14. Rose T.
    Rose T.
    • 14 reviews
    7/10

    We had a set menu. I heard so much about this place but we think the food was pretty average. Don’t think we need to go back. Service was great though.

  15. Helen S.
    Helen S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    As always food was superb and service was excellent!

  16. 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.

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

    Excellent food and good value!

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

    Very good food with lots of flavour

  19. 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.

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

    Very underwhelming considering the cost. Would not recommend.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

    Great spot for lunch or dinner

  28. 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.

  29. Colin k.
    Colin k.
    • 26 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

  30. Stephen T.
    Stephen T.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Great food as usual

  31. 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.

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

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

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

    As good as ever!

  37. Kerrie C.
    Kerrie C.
    • 15 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Pascal A.
    Pascal A.
    • 10 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.