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The Malaya

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The Malaya Review

The cocktails (all A$17.50) are legendary, the view is captivating, and the food, a traditional Chinese/Malay fusion, is extraordinary. After 50 years in the business (first opened in 1963), in different venues around Sydney, this modern Asian restaurant still does a roaring trade. Signature dishes include beef Rendang (Indonesian-style beef curry), and the spanner crab san choy bow, a fablous twist on a classic dish. Szechuan eggplant that's so good it may just be the food of the gods. Try one of the four set menus (for a minimum of three people and A$48 per person) for a true feast on the extensive menu's flavor combinations.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Lime St., King Street Wharf Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/9279–1170
  • Website:
  • Location: Sydney

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Sun.
Updated: 01-15-2014

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    The Malaya Review

    The Malaya is a large, busy, bustling place so great for groups but not really a venue for an intimate dinner. The food is delicious, service is efficient and you may even manage a water view if you're lucky.
    Located in the Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour restaurant precint, The Malaya has a lot of competition but comes up trumps as a local favourite. Catch a ferry, monorail, or an easy walkfrom the CBD but parking is very limited.
    Go for a reasonably priced fun night to sample Asian flavours.

    by Kezzabella, 12/29/09

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