The Malaya

The Malaya was founded in 1963 by Wong Tai See, a merchant sailor who migrated to Australia from Hong Kong in the 1940s. Having to import its own spices from Singapore The Malaya challenged the then conservative Australian palate with dishes based on the spicy and aromatic Nonya and Malaysian flavours that Wong See had encountered on his travels. In 2001 the restaurant relocated to King St Wharf and introduced a range of seafood dishes to reflect the new waterfront location where diners can still relish in the original flavours of this fine dining venue.

Special Offers

Private dining

The Malaya offers a range of private dining options perfect for a table for 20 to a function for 300 with sweeping views of Darling Harbour. Spice Room at The Malaya offers exclusive bathroom amenities, kitchen, bar and lounge area for pre dinner drinks and canapés. For enquiries please call 02 9279 1170.

Cocktail functions

Cocktail functions at The Malaya: available for groups from 20 to 200 people. When celebrating with family and friends, or talking business with industry colleagues – entertain with elegance and style on Sydney’s beautiful harbour at The Malaya. For enquiries please call 02 9279 1170.

Online shop

With only a handful of ingredients, whip up your favourite Malaya dish at home! On the menu: Rendang, Kapitan, Laksa, Chilli Sambol and the original Malaya Curry. All sauces are available to purchase from The Malaya website and can be delivered straight to your door.

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup reservations are required to provide a $59.00 deposit for each seat reserved.


Group bookings for 10 people or more are required to pre-order a set menu. With the exception of vegetarians, one set menu can be served for the table. Our set menus are served banquet style, all the dishes listed for each of our menus are served to the middle of the table for your guests to share. Changing dishes on a set menu to include items from the a la carte menu, or live seafood menu can be made by prearrangement only. Without prior knowledge, we may not be able to provide a meal for guests with allergies.


Selecting wine from the table is subject to availability. You are welcome to preselect wines for your group. We can only guarantee supply if we receive your wine selection one week prior to dining. We also offer a three-hour beverage packages for groups of 18 people or more.


We serve a selection of petit fours for dessert. Ordering petit fours from the table is subject to availability, to insure availability customers are welcome to pre order a selection of petit fours for your guests to share; each petit four is bite-size, we recommend you order a minimum of two pieces per guest. We also offer a dessert supplement with our set menus for $10.00 per person. All pre-ordered dessert will automatically go on the bill, customers may cancel their dessert order two days before their reservation at the latest.

To make a reservation, or for further enquiries please phone 9279 1170.