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“The best iban-bidayuh food”
Review of the.Dyak

the.Dyak
Ranked #31 of 624 Restaurants in Kuching
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 'Dyak' is pronounced 'da-yak'; the old English spelling used by the Brookes to classify generically the various tribes of Borneo. At the.Dyak we serve Dayak cuisine prepared with culinary technique and served on Dayak kitchenware. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. Air-conditioned with free WiFi. Smokers enjoy al-fresco dining. Open from 11:30am till last order at 8:30 pm every day including public holidays. Close on Sundays. Our table is not kosher as we serve pork.
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

The best local authentic food especially from iban bidayuh cuisine. Most recommend for those new in kuching, SARAWAK. bring your friends here and intoduce them the food of sarawak.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

the Dyak restaurant is a bit away from the center of town but the food was worth the travel. We were looking specifically for fermented Durian dish and we were not disappointed. we also tried the sweet potato leaves and special fern dishes, plus special three layered pork. The dessert was the vanilla icecream with fermented rice and rice wine poured on top. Overall, a good meal with interesting flavours. Some of the herbs and especially fermented durian (Tempoyak) were flavours that we have never tasted before.

Thank GChan156
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Food was good and service was ok. Very traditional but a bit pricey for what it is. I would still go back though.

Thank Linh G
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

The Dyak is a fair way away from most of the main hotels and we took a taxi to get there. It was worth the journey. The food is unusual (in a nice way) and all very delicious. The ingredients were very fresh and many seemed to have been gathered from the jungle. My daughter had no trouble finding veggie options. The individual portions were not large but prices were very reasonable and we were able to sample lots of different dishes. The staff were very obliging. The surprising thing was that the restauranrt closed at 8.30pm, when we were the last to leave - so make sure you get there early - and it's best to reserve a table.

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Thank John S
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

It is the first time I had tried Dayak food. It was indeed delicious. We had a steamed tilapia fish; which was done so well, you could not tell it was a freshwater fish. Also had the sweet potato leaves which tastes wonderful too, this is a personal favourite vegetable... so this comment may be biased. My favourite dish in the meal was a Chicken soup with bamboo, with a lot of local herbs in it... it's flavourful and tangy, I love it!! The variety of local herbs in there reminds me of nasi ulam. We also had an anchovies with tempoyak dish, very strong taste. I actually love the spicyness and the anchovies but the tempoyak was a bit overwhelming for me (a non-durian eater). Service and ambiance was good too. Very reasonable priced. Will definitely go back!!!

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Thank Karynn-YH-Tan
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