Malaya Kitchen Asian Fusion
We ordered for lunch a few days ago. It was ready in 15 minutes and the food came fresh and piping hot. We ordered the vegetable tum yum soup, basil beef and sesame chicken. The soup was the best tum your soup we ever had. The spice level was perfect and it was a perfect blend of sour and spice. The vegetables were cooked perfectly. The basil beef was just as good, and though the sesame chicken was just a little too sweet for our taste, we were willing to overlook that since our other dishes were spicy. Overall, the best lunch we have had in a while!
C. Michael Pilato
My family and friends selected Malaya for dinner after our teenage sons' soccer team got a whooping from Charlotte Latin's Men's Varsity squad. But any sadness we might have had was immediately erased when we sat down at 8:00 p.m. on a Tuesday night at Malaya Kitchen. Not only was the staff at the restaurant very accommodating to our party of eight and overwhelmingly friendly and welcoming, but the food was excellent! If it didn't require a 35 minute drive from home, I could easily see myself eating here on the regular. I hope to return in the future. And I won't even mind another crushing defeat at Latin's hands if that's what it takes.
Fresh Ingredients , Friendly Service. Super Flavorful. Nice quaint atmosphere. This restaurant is hiding in the back of the Arboretum. However, its worth the short scavenger hunt to find it. We will definitely be back.
I'll give it a 3. The first time I was there 1.5 years ago, the food was better. I went again a couple of weeks back and the quality had dropped. Is it truly authentic? I will say close depending on which dish you order (I am a Malaysian). Service on the other hand needs to be stepped up. I think it's the owner (Chinese male) there who is very unfriendly. The servers were ok, but the owner needs to be more courteous and and smile more instead of sulking all the time.
Food was okay, but definitely not worth for the cost they charge. On top of that, they add hefty graduity to your bill which I have never seen in other equivalent or better restaurants around. Overall I would think twice for my next visit. Definitely not worth the price for food quality and ambience.