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USD 10 - USD 16
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Asian, Malaysian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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0.3 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

When you find a resturant that you feel like you are one of the family you know that you have found somewhere very special. I go here for both business and pleasure, and no matter wether it is with clients or family friends the comment...is always the same... "Wow what a great place". Authentic, tasty food served with a smile and a joke, Istana Malaysia is someting very special and if you are in Wellington and want to dine somewhere that will keep you wanting to come back, then this is it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022

My family have been coming here for so long- my Pa's favourite restaurant! So i wanted my birthday dinner here. That was the best dinner ever definitely coming back. and thank you for serving me that Delicious ice cream and brownie

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

Another lovely Malaysian meal, atmosphere is great, hosts Meri and Danny always make you welcome, great authentic Malaysian food at a reasonable price. We have been dining at Istana Malaysia regularly for over 20 years, always consistently great food and service. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2022

Amazing, authentic Malaysian food. We are from Auckland but always make it a point to eat here whenever in Wellington. The owner of the restaurant is very friendly and always makes us feel welcome. We used to live in Singapore and this place satisfies all...our cravings! The beef rendang is superb, as are the satay sticks and curry puffs. The nasi goreng is also always a hit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2022

It was an extremely pleasant environment and great hospitality served with authentic tasty food. Food gets served within optimal waiting period and quality is amazing. Overall its one of the best fine dining experience within Wellington.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

First meal at this restaurant and we will definitely be back. Delicious food and service was great, staff were attentive and knowledgeable. We visited with a vegetarian and another with a peanut allergy and the staff were very helpful. Would recommend to all.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

Lovely atmosphere with relaxed reggae music, great service, brick walls and old stained glass windows. Really nice dry pinot gris wine. Best ever pakora and a spicy but subtle lamb curry. Really good options and flexibility with food allergies. Great evening!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 November 2021 via mobile

We went to istana Malaysia for a night out in wellington. The service was excellent and so was the food. As soon as I was hungry again I wanted to go back for more!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

Really nice food and friendly staff. Nice atmosphere and we enjoyed the food and environment. Many options for vegetarians and it is a halal serving restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

The reviews made this restaurant sounds great, so when a friend suggested it I was excited to try. The food was incredibly disappointing and I wouldn't return. I had the mee goreng which was bland and dry. Others at the table had different curries and...they also said they're meals were very bland. Overall it was substandard from a place with such good reviews.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Istana Malaysia Restaurant

Yes, Istana Malaysia Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Istana Malaysia Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4