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Kaya Malay Bistro (new) - Broadway @ Oak

LotusRapper Jul 24, 2012 09:26 PM

Where Wimaan Thai used to be, is now a place called Kaya Malay Bistro. I drove by on the opposite side of the road so wasn't able to get a good look. But this stretch of Broadway is gaining in Malay/Singaporean options what with Banana Leaf and Red Ginger a mere blocks away. Then there's Tropika up on Cambie/14th, and the new City One at the plaza at Oak & King Edward.

Anyone been to Kaya ? There's no reviews of them around yet.

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  1. LotusRapper Jul 24, 2012 09:31 PM

    Their site: http://www.kayamalay.com/

    Looks like they're not ready to open just yet: http://www.facebook.com/KayaMalay

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    1. re: LotusRapper
      grayelf Jul 24, 2012 09:53 PM

      I saw that a few days ago and sent a text to another board denizen whose pithy comment was "The word 'bistro' is worrisome." I am interested in the lunch boxes.

    2. queueueuq Jul 25, 2012 05:23 PM

      Seems they're now open. Doors were open and they had a sign saying "happy hour 'til 6."

      1. flowbee Jul 25, 2012 08:55 PM

        I suspect that the owner is also the owner of Tamarind Hill in New West.

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          LotusRapper Jul 26, 2012 07:35 AM

          That's not a bad thing, innit ? My friends who live in NW rave about Tamarind Hill.

          1. re: LotusRapper
            grayelf Jul 26, 2012 08:08 AM

            I've heard the one on Lonsdale isn't bad either, though I don't know if they are related.

            1. re: LotusRapper
              flowbee Jul 26, 2012 09:47 AM

              Yeah, I remember getting takeout from there ages ago and enjoyed the beef rendang. Apparently they have whole wheat roti at Kaya? Must try...

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            reiney Jul 29, 2012 10:07 PM

            Went there Friday night. Didn't love the laksa (out of balance - too strong on fish flavour, not enough sweet/hot) but the fried green beans were great. Rendang had good flavour but the beef needed a bit longer on the braise. The roti + sauce - superb. Stuffed chicken wing was under seasoned.

            So, it was OK.

            Usual opening week delays but the staff were extremely eager to please. They had Dead Frog on tap and on special for maybe $4.5-5 (after happy hour ended).

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