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Chahaya Malaysia Restaurant

#260 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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1690 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
+1 613-742-0242
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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450 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Probably the best spring rolls in town, The service is as always perfect and the chicken dish simply delicious, yes the rest of the buffet is good but those are my favorites. Of course Margret makes the experience wonderful every time

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Management response:

Thank you Peter, for your lovely review and rating. We look forward to seeing you at Chahaya Malaysia again soon! More 

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I don't know much about Malaysian food, so a buffet is a great way to try different things. Excellent Tom Yum soup. Nicely spiced dishes. A real treat for someone who likes spicier Asian cuisine but is not very familiar with the individual dishes.

Thank Rob L
Management response:

Thank you Rob, for your complimentary review! We are happy that you enjoy our food. More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Amazing beef rendang chilly hot with traditional rice is the best and get shrimp or fish curry with coconut milk curry to keep hot cool balance! fried fish with special sauce is gr8! Couldn't find such taste and quality even in Malaysia!

Thank mm5c
Management response:

Thank you so much for your great review! Beef rendang is one of our signature dishes. I agree with you that it pairs very well with the seafood curries. Another very famous and much loved dish here is the Malaysian fried noodles. Maybe the next time you come by, you will try them! Thanks again. Your support and compliments are... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

amazing authentic Indonesian food, used to go there every week when i was living in ottawa, Now it is always on my list of things to do while visiting :) Spicy so be prepared but they can mild it down to suite your palate, their nasi Goring is amazing so is the chef's special dishes, make room for desert i... More 

Thank Ahmed O
Management response:

Thank you for your complimentary review. We are proud to serve the east end of Ottawa! More 

Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It is by no doubt the best food I have eaten in Ottawa. Freshly made delicious Malaysian food. Not to mention the very friendly and professional service! Must go go anyone who is in Ottawa.

Thank Shahab K
Management response:

Thank you Shahab. We are happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. It is our great pleasure to serve you. We hope to see you again soon More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This has been our favourite take out place in all of Ottawa for about 15 years now. We were first introduced to it by one of our Australian friends who was craving Malaysian food. It was our first experience with Malaysian and Indonesian food and we absolutely loved it. We have since introduced dozens of more friends and they all... More 

1 Thank OttawaTY
Management response:

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you enjoy our food and have introduced us to many of your friends. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Tehran, Iran
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Food was mouth watering, fragrant , fresh and authentic . The service was also great !!! The owners and the staff are extremely welcoming :) I would definitely come back for more . Best restaurant I've ever been to in Canada !

1 Thank Bluesss123
Management response:

Thanks for your great review. We are glad and heartened that you have enjoyed our cuisine. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This might be the only Malaysian restaurant in town and we go there regularly. The food is always amazing. Beef Rendang and Singapore Fried Vermicelli are incredible. Lunch buffet is good value for money and while they may not be a huge amount of different dishes, the ones that are there are very good.

Thank Phil L
Management response:

Thank you for these lovely compliments. We try to serve you well and make delicious food. We are very happy that you appreciate what we do! More 

Rockland, Canada
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96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This restaurant has been there for many years and I love what they prepare. The restaurant does not serve alcohol. If you enjoy extreme heat try the beef rendang. It is fiercely hot, but worth it if shared and eaten with some other selection.

Thank Mike S
Management response:

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, the beef rendang is scathingly hot, but a must for those who love lots of heat! Thanks again! More 

Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The lady was friendly and helpful with the menu. I ordered spring rolls and beef curry. I must say, I have had better spring rolls. The beef curry was very tender and favourable. This is my second visit here, and I would return.

Thank Larry D
Management response:

Thank you for the compliments. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-742-0242

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?