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Total Score

8.9
4114 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.1)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(10)
The best food in Sydney. We have been going to the Malaya for over 20 years and the food never ever disappoints. We don’t go anywhere else for our special occasions. I recommend it to everyone. We will continue going back for the next 20 years.
Hi Paula, Thank you for making us your number one restaurant for your special occasions! Looking forward to see you again soon. Regards Management
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(10)
Been to the Malaya many times throughout the last 7 years for special occasions, birthdays and celebrations. Food is absolutely amazing, which is why we keep coming back! Service was phenomenal and our server Saiful/Savil went above and beyond for us - always making sure our glasses were full. The signature boutique menu is fantastic to get a taste of the whole menu. As usual, beef rendang and sichuan eggplant was a favourite for us. Also loved the swimmer crab san choy bau and salt and pepper prawn. Malayatini cocktail is a must if you love passionfruit and lychee as well.
Hi Sierra, Thank you for your feedback. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed The Malaya experience on your recent visit. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Savio. Looking forward to hosting your next celebratory lunch/dinner. Regards Management
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(9)
Great place to eat

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

(8)
This has been our favourite restaurant for many years for special occasions, and our favourite dish is the szechuan eggplant. It has always had the same flavour, and same level of spiciness, and we never eat the chilli, but when we had this last night, first my husband started suffering from the effects of the extremely hot chilli, but like I said, we don’t eat it, so he must’ve just eaten some seeds. He couldn’t breathe for a bit and was is a lot of pain, then I was extra careful not to get a seed on mine, but it effected me too, we were both in pain and found it hard to breathe. I think the chillis were way too hot. It took us around 15 minutes to be able to start eating our other dishes, but we were unable to finish them or even enjoy them as we were still so uncomfortable. We did mention it to our waitress, but she said we must’ve accidentally eaten one of the chillies, we explained to her that we didn’t and that we’ve eaten that dish many many times, but she didn’t believe us. She was lovely, until that moment, but the fact that she didn’t believe us, put a bad taste in our mouth... excuse the pun! We didn’t expect any compensation, we just wanted to give some feedback.
Hi Bed, Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize that you felt your comments were not addressed on your recent visit. The chillies served in the szechuan eggplant dish is a dried chilli. There are times that they can be hard to see in the dish and can be hidden. We are able to serve this dish without any chilli, should it be requested. Thanks again for your feedback. Regards Management
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(10)
Great - loved it!

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(8)
Food was tasty and service was excellent

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(9)
our waiter gorges hes excelent best waiter i have experience
Hi Cindy, Thank you for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed Georges hospitality on your recent visit. I will be sure to let him know. Regards Management
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(9)
Would definitely come again

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(8)
This is probably our 3rd time at The Malaya. We were given the balcony sitting on the other side....I think we still prefer sitting inside where the kitchen is the service seems faster. We ordered quite a bit of food i.e the steam fish was really good, ayam perchik (yummy) , asparagus with tofu and mushroom (very fresh ), beef rendang (my son's favourite) but our eggplant was missed out on the order. (Was looking forward to the eggplant) . Nevertheless, we love the freshness of the food, the ambience and will definately be going there again. Thanks Malaya yet for another lovely dinner!
Hi Felicia, Thank you for your feedback. I have noted your preference of tables for any future visits. We will be sure to accommodate this the best we can. We do apologize you missed out on the eggplant. We make sure on your next visit this will be the first dish to come out. It is delicious! Regards Management
Restaurant The Malaya responded on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 2 Aug 2019

(8)
We had a lovely time for our daughter's birthday.
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Specials

Celebrate NYE at The Malaya

Bid farewell to the year gone by and welcome in the New Year in style. Relax and let our friendly and professional staff look after your every need while dining on a delicious 7 course set menu. Please advise us of all dietary requirements when booking as we may not be able to accommodate some. Children under 12 will be served a children’s menu. Cancellation of a reservation or a reduction in the number of seats reserved is welcome by 10am, Friday 27th of December. Past this date, an amount of $135 per person will be deducted from the credit card on file for full cancellation or deduction in numbers. Tables of 10 or more will generally be seated inside the main dining area.
Min. people
2
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Melbourne Cup 2019

Lunch reservations for Melbourne Cup are required to provide credit card details. Full cancellation of a reservation, or a reduction in the number of seats reserved is welcome by Friday 1st November. Past this date, an amount of $50.00 per person will be deducted from the credit card on file for full cancellation or reduction in numbers. We also require that groups of 10 guests or more preselect a banquet menu for their table. A member of our reservation team will call to assist you with your selection, or you can contact us on 9279 1170 to discuss your menu selection. Please advise us of all dietary requirements prior to your reservation. We will do our best to accommodate requests, although this cannot be guaranteed. Due to the layout of the restaurant, tables of 10 or more will generally be seated inside in the main dining area.
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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About The Malaya

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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