Isn’t Malaysian food fantastic? It’s perfect for us indecisive diners who can’t make up our minds and want to try a bit of everything. Malaysian food is influenced by other Asian cuisines – Arab, Indian, Chinese, and Thai.
Gosh, I salivate at the thought of the spicy and coconutty flavors that infuse into the colorful and freshly prepared meals.
Thankfully, Dubai has more than a handful of Malaysian restaurants. So grab your friends and dine at one or more of the best-rated Malaysian restaurants while you’re in Dubai. Nomnom.
1. Nur Malaysia
Nur Malaysia is definitely one of the best Malaysian restaurants in Dubai. Their authentic food is always freshly prepared, and they offer daily specials.
Nur Malaysia dishes are well-priced, and their portion sizes are favorable. They accept cards and cash for payment.
Their most popular dishes include Bihun Goreng, Ayam Goreng Berempah, Ketayap, and Satay. There is also a buffet for those who want a taste of everything.
Nur Malaysia offers a range of tasty and colorful non-alcoholic drinks, too – a perfect accompaniment for your delicious meal.
The atmosphere in Nur Malaysia is exotic and aims to impress diners. The staff are professional, and their service is excellent – they will gladly explain the ingredients in the dishes if you ask them.
However, if you’re not up to dining in, you can order takeaways and collect them in-store. Alternatively, they also deliver.
- Address: Umm Hureir Road, Oud Metha Building, next to Malaysia Trade Center
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/nurmalaysiadubai
- Phone Number: +971 4 331 3135
2. Mamak Malaysian Eatery
If you’re looking for a Malaysian restaurant where Malays enjoy eating, Mamak Malaysian Eatery is the place.
They serve authentic Malay food, and some of their most recommended dishes include chicken roti, Lemak with Daging, nasi kandar, and nasi lemak.
In addition, they offer vegetarian and Halal meals and are known for the excellent quality of their food and efficient service.
Mamak Malaysian Eatery is a family-friendly restaurant that can get rather busy, so they recommend reserving your table for your lunch or dinner.
Valet parking is available for diners who arrive by car. They also offer home delivery and takeaway if you prefer.
- Address: 112, Al Hadiqa Road, Wasl Square, Al Safa
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/mamakuae
- Phone Number: +971 4 333 4543
3. Tangerine Restaurant
Tangerine is a much-loved restaurant that offers a variety of Asian dishes, including Malay cuisine.
You can enjoy their exotic yet simple dishes in their ambient restaurant or al-Fresco dining lounge. Their service is efficient and friendly, and their food is good value for money and delicious.
Tangerine is decorated with contemporary oriental décor and is open for lunches and dinners. It is a favorite spot for business lunches and events and can seat about fifty customers.
Their menu options cater to Halal, vegan, and vegetarian diners and those who love fish and meat.
For those who want delicious Tangerine food for takeaway or delivery, you can order online at https://app1.ordertoeatnow.com/onlineorder/tangerinedubai#/.
- Address: G 98-99, Lake Side Right, Executive Towers, Bay Avenue, Business Bay
- Website: http://www.tangerinedubai.com/
- Phone Number: +971 4 423 8040
4. Fat Aunt’s Curries, Noodles, And Dimsum
Fat Aunt’s makes Malaysian and Chinese street food that is sure to get your tastebuds going. And the ambiance? You’ll get the authentic vibe of what it’s like to dine in the streets of Malaysia, China, Thailand, or Korea.
Of their delicious menu options, Fat Aunt’s popular Malaysian dish is the Roti Canai, a Malay Curry with Roti.
The curry is made from scratch, using a mortar and pestle to grind and release all the aromatic flavors from the spices and herbs. Their rotis are fluffy, light, and flakey and might bring tears of bliss to your eyes.
Simply put, Fat Aunt’s food is delicious, and the staff are fun, friendly, and energetic. They will happily explain what’s what if you still need to become familiar with the names of the dishes or their ingredients.
You should definitely try it out for the food and experience. However, if you just want their yummy food, they do deliveries and takeaways too.
- Address: Streetery Food Hall JLT Shop No. D6B Lake Level – Cluster D
- Website: https://streeteryfoodhall.com/
- Phone Number: +971 4 587 3373
5. Innlay Asian Restaurant
Innlay Asia is a popular family restaurant serving many South-East Asian dishes, including Malay dishes.
They are open daily and have day-specific specials running from Sunday to Thursday. Their portion sizes are great value for money, and the food is excellent.
Innlay Asia offers indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy your delicious meal prepared and served by dedicated and efficient staff.
The attentive and friendly owner is around most of the time, and their meals are consistently high quality, making it a favorite, reliable restaurant.
- Address: HDS Tower, JLT Shop No. 2 and 3, Lobby Level
- Website: http://www.innlayasia.com/contact/index.html
- Phone Number: +971 4 458 7117
6. Yum! Noodle Bar
Yum! Noodle Bar offers a fantastic pan-Asian dining experience, fusing flavors from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
You can watch the chefs preparing your food in the kitchen through a glass window as you sit in the bright and open restaurant, attended to by their superb and attentive staff.
Laksa soup, mango sticky rice, dynamite shrimp, and seafood laksa are some of the most popular dishes ordered at Yum!
You might even get to know the chefs by name and the dishes they prepare best. Customers often become regulars at Yum! because of the delicious food and wonderful ambiance.
To book your table, you can email Yum! Noodle Bar at the following address: email@example.com
- Address: Level 1, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas
- Website: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-dubai-deira-creek/restaurant-bar/yum-noodle-bar
- Phone Number: +971 4 205 7033
7. Hessa Street Kitchen
Hessa Street kitchen is another Pan-Asian restaurant that comes highly recommended. Their chefs hail from Malaysia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Hessa Street Kitchen caters to all sorts of dietary preferences. Vegetarians, vegans, gluten-intolerant, and Halal customers will all find something delicious to enjoy here.
The chefs have even been known to occasionally whip up something for their customers even if it’s not on the menu. Hessa Street Kitchen also hosts themed nights regularly, namely Thai Friday and Chinese Saturday.
Ambiance comes naturally in this cozy restaurant with its friendly staff. It’s a family-friendly restaurant, but many corporates discuss business over a meal.
So if you’re planning on taking a big group to Hessa Street Kitchen, it’s advisable to reserve your table to avoid disappointment.
- Address: Hessa Street, Radisson Dubai Damac Hills
- Website: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-dubai-damac-hills/restaurant-bar
- Phone Number: +971 4 879 1111
8. Zen Restaurant
Zen Restaurant used to have a branch in Business Bay, but they are now located in the same center as the popular Fat Aunt’s.
Also specializing in pan-Asian dishes, they offer Malaysian dishes that are aromatic and delicious. One of their yummy dishes is the spicy or very spicy Malay Mee Goreng.
Should you wish to dine in at Zen restaurant, you will experience the atmosphere of oriental street eateries next to a waterfront.
However, Zen also offers takeaways. You can order your meals (including vegetarian options) online using the popup menu on the Streetery Food Hall website.
- Address: Streetery Food Hall JLT Shop No. D6B Lake Level, Cluster D
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/zendubai/
- Phone Number: +971 4 587 3373
9. Asian Wok
Asian Wok is a successful Pan-Asian takeaway franchise with six branches across Dubai. Their food is fast, fresh, and super tasty.
You can order directly from their website and get discounts, visit their branches in the city center, or dine in at their Business Bay branch.
At Asian Wok, you can enjoy Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Indonesian dishes from their extensive menu.
On their fun and regularly updated Facebook page, Asian Wok offers specials on dishes to help you tour Asia with your tastebuds.
Their prices are very reasonable, considering they use organic produce. They even make their own sauces – so there is no added MSG. It sounds like a winning recipe for those who want a healthy meal on the go.
- Address: Millennium Central, Downtown Hotel, Business Bay
- Website: https://www.asianwok.ae/
- Phone Number: +971 58 644 9974
10. Peach Blossom Teahouse
Peach Blossom Teahouse is a low-key, hidden gem frequented by Malaysians living in the UAE. They use fresh produce, and their recipes are authentically Malay.
Their food portions are generous, and the service and atmosphere are delightful. You can sit there for hours, drinking your foamy Teh Tarik, and the staff won’t hassle you unless you call for service.
Peach Blossom Teahouse sources some rare produce, like fresh kway teow, so some dishes can be limited due to availability.
Their head chef is from Kuala Lumpur, and he and his team make old Malay favorites like salted fish beansprouts.
Apparently, their Char Kway Teow is the best you’ll find in Dubai. You can view their Proudly Malaysian specials and promotions on their website.
- Address: The Circle Mall, Jumeirah Village
- Website: https://sites.google.com/view/pbteahouse
- Phone Number: +971 4 576 9327
11. Hong Loong
Hong Loong is an upmarket Pan-Asian restaurant that caters to residents and visitors to The Palm Jumeirah. They offer an assortment of Asian dishes, including Malaysian Ayam Bakar.
This delightful restaurant is decorated with ivory and gold, so it is a perfect place for an elegant, romantic dinner. Hong Loong also offers a private banquet room that you can book for private functions.
You can expect excellent food at Hong Loong. And the service? Brilliant. The chances are that you will want to dine there again.
- Address: The Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent Road
- Website: https://www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com/restaurants-bars/hong-loong-pan-asian-restaurant/
- Phone Number: +971 4 455 6677
12. Noodle House
If you want some excellent old Malaysian street food, look no further than Noodle House! They offer a vast range of dishes, including Lontong and Mee Goreng.
They also have a selection of drinks, including Teh Tarik (tea with milk), which is something different for you to try out!
- Cuisine: Asian
- Contact: +971-58-600-9999
- Location: Multiple, including Shop 47, Level 1, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
- Website: The Noodle House
13. Fat Auntie Curry, Noodles And Dimsum
This restaurant serves authentic Malaysian dishes. Their concept is easily explained by what they serve.
Roti Canai (Malay Curry with Roti) is a simple, honest homemade Malay curry; made from scratch using fresh ingredients to make the fluffiest Roti you have had yet!
This restaurant is a firm tourist favorite with its warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- Contact: +971 4 587 3373
- Location: Streetery Food Hall JLT Shop No. D6B Lake Level, Cluster D
- Website: Fat Auntie Curry
14. Kuliner Nusantara
This popular restaurant is tucked away in one corner of the food court of Wafi mall. Kuliner Nusantara is a simple restaurant that serves tasty Malaysian food.
This restaurant has a wide variety of authentic Malay dishes, including Nasi goreng.
- Cuisine: Indonesian, Malaysian
- Contact: +971586213002
- Location: Food Court, Floor 1, Wafi Mall, Umm Hurair
- Website: Kuliner Nusantara
15. Malay Asian Restaurant
At Malay Asian Restaurant, you can decide to sit in and enjoy delicious Malaysian food, or you can order takeaway. An excellent combination of tasty food and pleasant staff makes this establishment fun to visit!
They offer excellent service, and their prices are reasonable. In addition, you will undoubtedly love the warm ambiance it offers with its modern decor.
- Contact: +971544451208
- Location: 102 Safran St, Abu Dhabi
- Website: Malay Asian Restaurant
Toshi is a restaurant where you can taste the best Malaysian cuisine. On their menu, try their fresh salads, soups, noodles, or different Malaysian dishes.
We recommend green tea ice cream or sweet mango tart for those with a sweet tooth.
- Contact: +971-4-423-4170
- Location: Grand Millennium Dubai, Level 18, Exit 36, Sheikh Zayed Road, Barsha Heights
- Contact: +971-4-423-4170
- Website: Toshi
17. Golden Fork Restaurant
Golden Fork Restaurant serves the best Malaysian food. The food is excellent and fresh, and the servers are known for their friendliness!
This restaurant is well situated and not crowded. Do you and your family wish to go out and enjoy a lovely dinner or lunch? Then visit the Golden Fork Rest. It also won’t break the bank!
- Contact: +971 4 220 0077
- Location: Opposite Mashreq Metro Station, Rose Park Hotel Building, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1
- Website: Golden Fork
18. Padi Village
This excellent restaurant is inspired by Malaysia’s coffee shops’ old-school charm and hawker stalls.
Padi Village serves traditional and street food-influenced dishes. These dishes are all served on brown food wrappers that are customarily used for takeaways.
From its tasty mee Goreng (fried noodles) to its spicy Penang Assam laksa, Padi Village is unapologetically Malaysian right to its core.
You won’t find a better restaurant with flavor-filled dishes made the traditional Malay way! Some of their best dishes include the Nasi Kandar Set and Nonya Kaya.
- Cuisine: Asian and Singaporean
- Contact: +971 50 198 6675
- Location: Shop G09, Bayswater Tower, Marasi Dr, Business Bay
- Website: Padi Village
19. Demon Duck by Alvin Leung
Alvin Leung, a top chef and global TV personality, prepares flavorful Malaysian food and brings a new twist to much-loved Chinese and Asian classics. In addition, this restaurant features a duck specialty menu, the first of its kind in Dubai.
Demon Duck radiates a high-energy ambiance, eccentric and playful theatricality. You can order cocktails inspired by Hong Kong. The menu features the best Pan Asian dishes.
Demon Duck restaurant in Dubai is a beautiful place to enjoy lovely, traditional Malaysian food. Their cuisine is divine, and the service is terrific. This restaurant is highly recommended to anyone who is visiting Dubai.
- Cuisine: Malaysian, Chinese, Pan-Asian
- Contact: +971 4 556 6466
- Location: Caesars Palace Dubai Bluewaters Island
- Website: Demon Duck
20. Kopitiam by Chandy’s
Kopitiam by Chandy’s restaurant is a must-try for anyone visiting Dubai. This hidden gem is in the city’s heart and offers a delicious array of Malaysian and Singaporean dishes.
The restaurant is managed by a husband-and-wife duo, very passionate about food and providing an authentic dining experience. Kopitiam by Chandy’s is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends.
The menu offers a variety of dishes, including soups, salads, noodles, and rice dishes, as well as beverages such as tea, coffee, and juice.
The owners pride themselves on the freshness of their ingredients, and each dish is loaded with delicious spices that will leave you wanting more.
The impressive menu also features a variety of appetizers, including tempura vegetables, spring rolls, and chicken wings.
Yes, you can experience the authentic taste of Malaysia and Singapore; Kopitiam by Chandy’s has a wide range of noodles and rice dishes available.
- Cuisine: Malaysian, Chinese, Singaporean
- Contact: +971 50 234 7278
- Location: Falah Street, Old Pasport Rd, Zone 1
- Website: Kopitiam by Chandy’s