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The Malaya

#22 of 4,720 Restaurants in Sydney}
€€ - €€€Asian, , Malaysian
39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9279 1170
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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39 Lime St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 914 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly service, would recommend booking as very busy and only just managed to get a table. Good views over the harbour. Really good food just the right amount of spice. Would certainly return next time I visit Sydney.

Thank whiteice2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant is located right on the harbour, and is quite large in size. It is near the Yellow Water Taxi service. Service was professional and reasonably quick. I had the chicken and corn soup, which was fine, and the Kapitan Prawns, medium spicy. It...More

Thank AshesToProveIt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been there as a family of three celebrating an anniversary. The adults had a banquet menu for two and our child enjoyed the chili chicken wings as the starter and a traditional Malayan chicken curry. The banquet menu consisted of 7 or 8 different...More

Thank ThRued
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent, authentic Malaysian food. Good service. Good view overlooking Darling harbour and an easy walk from Wynyard railway station.

Thank David V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple of business clients from Perth to have lunch @ The Malaya. Was very pleasantly surprised on the quality and authenticity of the dishes. Highly recommend the Duck Perchik and Kwai Du (ask them to spice up this dish) dishes. Wine list was...More

Thank richardkk2017
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi richardkk2017, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased that we could offer you and your interstate clients a pleasant experience. We are very proud of the product we serve and our wonderful staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking tricky if approached by car. Train and walking better options. Need to book for better views. Truly outstanding food. The tasting menus good value, but very large sizes. Not one meal was disappointing. The service was friendly and efficient. Really 4.5 star food. Highly...More

Thank Sydntooli
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sydntooli, Thank you for taking the time to review us. What an outstanding review it is too! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Banquet Menu and wonderful efficient service. As a business who has been in operation since 1963 (quite an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the menu was large, decided on the signature banquet. We were not disappointed - food was absolutely gorgeous. It was served quicky and in a timely fashion so we werent overwhelmed with a table full of dishes. This place is must if you are...More

Thank Donna W
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Donna W, Thank you for your excellent review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Signature Banquet on your recent visit with us. For a couple or a group it is a great menu to choose. You are able to try...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night so there is a 10% surcharge.We were a group of 6 Food was delicious ,staff were very affable and attentive. We had the $69 Signature menu banquet which gave us a great range of delicious dishes. Loved the Salt...More

Thank Sandra H
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sandra H, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased you and your guests had a wonderful time & enjoyed the food and hospitality. We are very proud of the Signature Banquet. Some of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful night, the best most delicious, freshest food, excellent location & service. The Chilli chicken wings & Kapitan prawns are the choice dishes. You will not be disappointedMore

Thank Bernard N
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bernard, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the wonderful service, location and food. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to our wonderful team of staff. Regards The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and loud but this showed us the popularity of this restaurant. We chose the banquet for 2 and it didn't disappoint. Would recommend to allMore

Thank Maree R
duan91, Manager at The Malaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maree, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday dinner and the wonderful Signature Banquet. We truly do have such a wonderful team of staff that strive to deliver the best....More

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Ash_Sad
24 August 2017|
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Response from duan91 | Property representative |
Hi Ash_Sad, Yes the Chicken and Lamb do come from a certified halal butcher. However, please note the restaurant is not halal as we serve pork and alcohol. Regards' The Malaya Management Team
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JenMJ
5 November 2016|
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Response from 12NorthernLights | Reviewed this property |
Hi JEN It's fully licensed and so sadly I very much doubt it. Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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