We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice


USD 10 - USD 16
Asian, Malaysian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact

0.3 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Improve this listing
Reviews (629)
Filter reviews
614 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beef rendang mie goreng coconut rice curries malaysian food delicious food rotana auckland
Selected filters
Updating list...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
QT Wellington
2,204 reviews
.08 km away
Bay Plaza Hotel
490 reviews
.20 km away
Oaks Wellington Hotel
316 reviews
.28 km away
Ohtel Wellington
531 reviews
.28 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Rock Yard Restaurant
277 reviews
.06 km away
338 reviews
.07 km away
Field & Green
237 reviews
.02 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Harbourside Market Wellington
127 reviews
.16 km away
BATS Theatre
27 reviews
.19 km away
The Hannah Playhouse
16 reviews
.15 km away
Kura Art Gallery
9 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
19 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from istanamalaysia | Property representative |
No we don't. Thanks for your question
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
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