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The Malaya

$$ - $$$Asian, , Malaysian
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9279 1170
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Malaya is a great place for a meal. The food is delicious, the wine superb and the waiterresses attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jimrJ5375IV
Reviewed 6 days ago

I first visited The Malaya in November (dinner with my sisters) and I loved it. The food was delicious, the service great but not "in your face" and, despite it being a busy Friday evening, the noise did not prevent conversation. I visited again on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jukabl
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi jukabl, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed both dining experiences with us. Thank you for choosing to dine with us twice! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team. Kindest regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of two best meals in Sydney. The service was great, the food was insanely good, and the place is gorgeous. It looks out at the waterfront.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelBugN
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear TravelBugN, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the flavours of our food and efficient and friendly service. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kindest regards The Malaya Management...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an 830pm dinner for NYE. It was a set menu for 6 and everything was perfect. The food was up to the usual standard and our waiter was fantastic even though it was v busy. A good night in a great location.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SteveH493
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SteveH493, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed your New Years celebrations with us. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Kindest regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked due to the fact that my husband was on crutches and it was extremely easy for us to get to. The staff said they could squeeze us in and then when we arrived, found we were upgraded to a balcony table as another...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SD-Melbourne
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SD-Melbourne, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you and your guests had a memorable dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kindest regards The Malaya Management...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the many good reviews about the Malaya on tripadvisor, we decided to have lunch there. We ordered fried rice, fried kway teow and some curry chicken (can't remember what's the name of the dish). The fried rice was too salty and the kway...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank blueroti
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi blueroti, Thank you for your feedback. It is disappointing to hear the food was not to your liking on your recent visit. I will pass your feedback on to our kitchen team. Kind regards The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, service and setting. We had a wonderful evening on my partners birthday at a table next to the window with a fantastic view of the beautiful Darling Harbour. The staff are incredibly attentive and the food, well what can I say, sooooo tasty....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joncw72
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi T151IRjonw, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you and your partner had a wonderful birthday celebration with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kind regard The Malaya Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and cocktails. The service was great, friendly and casual in a good way. We had the seafood banquet and my favourite was the salt and pepper scampi, though everything else was also so good. The best meal I've had in a long time....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nhan N
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nhan, Thank you for your amazing feedback! We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team. Looking forward to having you dine with us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to The Malaya many times but last night will be the last time. The arrogance shown by the manager who obviously doesn't respect his customers. We were told we had to leave by 8.30, so a 2 hour seating. I didnt see...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidB1005_13
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi DavidB1005_13, We are extremely disappointed to hear your feedback on your dining experience with us last week. In particular, we apologise that your grievances were not addressed satisfactorily on the evening. We always strive to address complaints through immediate communication between management and customer....More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

went to the Malaya in October. Amazing food. still excellent service, Excellent food with so much flavour and always consistent. We had the Kapitan King Prawns totally out of this world, Beef Rendang which just melts in your mouth and an array of other dishes....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fiona e
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Fiona e, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear we meet you and your guests expectations on your recent dining experience. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful team of staff. Kind regards The Malaya...More

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mirole
7 January 2019|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi mirole, Yes, dress shorts are fine. Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday.
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stephanieennis9
29 January 2018|
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Hi Stephanie, There is a large selection of vegan dishes on the menu. Please ask one of our friendly waitstaff when you come in and they can assist you with the menu. Regards
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satayl0r
4 January 2018|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Satayl0r, Thanks for your query We have a wide selection of dishes that contain no gluten ingredients, and some other dishes can be altered. However, we are unable to guarantee the absence of traces as wheat products... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 89
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9279 1170
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