Sample some fine Malaysian dining in the city of sails with our guide to the best Malaysian restaurants in Auckland. We've searched the city and found some enticing eateries that provide authentic and exotic Malaysian cuisine, so take your pick through our selection of the best Auckland Malaysian restaurants and enjoy something different in Auckland tonight.
Although the food at Selera Malaysian Cafe of Newmarket, Auckland seems to polarise opinions between the people of Auckland, with some worshipping the food at Selera and others shunning it, our Malaysian sources tell us that the Malaysian food served here is uncannily similar to that available back in Malaysia. Some of the foods may taste sweeter than Auckland locals may be accustomed to, for example, because the Malays are traditionally fond of sugary foods.
Don't let that faze you, though. Turn up at this Malaysian restaurant, let your knowledgeable waiter know what your preferences are, and you can't possibly go wrong with the authentic Malaysian food available in this Auckland based restaurant.
487 Khyber Pass Road,
Bunga Raya Restaurant is one of Waitakere, West Auckland's best kept Malaysian secrets. This New Lynn local is well-loved by the locals in the west, as is evident by the full house on weekend nights. Don't dream of getting a table at this BYO restaurant on a Saturday night without a booking - trust us, we've foolishly tried it to no avail ourselves before! The crowd of people in Bunga Raya Restaurant isn't unwarranted. This Auckland favourite not only has fantastic Malaysian food (definitely get their signature creamy coffee pork ribs or XO-based dishes!); their signature Malaysian hospitality and friendliness always makes us feel like part of the family when we're at this Malaysian restaurant!
2/3062 Great North Road,
KK Malaysian Cuisine requires no further introduction to the people of Auckland. This Epsom, Auckland local has become the benchmark to beat for all Malaysian restaurants around Auckland, with it's near legendary authentic Malaysian laksa, roti, fragrant curries - heck, pretty much every other thing on their menu, really. The only minor quibble we'd have with this Malaysian restaurant is its infamously lax service - be prepared to only be seated up to 20 minutes past your booking time during peak hours.
463A Manukau Road,
It's not difficult to tell that Mamak Malaysian Restaurant is one of the newer Malaysian restaurant additions to the Auckland ethnic cuisine scene, what with the characteristically Malaysian sense of style and subtle humour discernible from the light-hearted decor and ambient captioning. Mamak Malaysian Restaurant would probably be one of the only eateries in Auckland that makes their roti canai fresh and to order on the spot, which explains why they're able to offer Malaysian street favourites that you wouldn't be able to find elsewhere in Auckland, such as roti pisang or roti telur (banana and egg-filled roti respectively). The great authentic Malaysian flavours - coupled with a street-side experience as close to the authentic Mamak experience you'd get in Malaysia - makes Mamak Malaysian Restaurant a choice foodie stop.
50 Kitchener Street,
Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant has got its own loyal following right here in Auckland, which doesn't come as a surprise, considering the sheer authenticity of their Malaysian style sambal and classic beef rendang dish. We'd suggest Mutiara Malaysian Restaurant for when you're seeking Malaysian food that is more a blend of the three main ethnic flavours that make up the flavours of Malaysia - Malay, Chinese and Indian - as opposed to the more Chinese-centric flavours that dominate the more popular Malaysian restaurants in Auckland.
66 Ponsonby Road,
South Auckland locals, this Malaysian restaurant is just the thing for you. Sri Puteri's has been nestled in Panmure, Auckland for many years now but had been given a good shake-up with the recent change in ownership. Although previous owners Adrian and Lily did a fantastic job keeping the Malaysian food at Sri Puteri's authentic and up to standard, the new owner Kay isn't doing too shabbily either. The food remains faithful to the Mamak - Mamak referring to the South-Indian Muslim community in Malaysia - flavours, so be sure to try out their Mamak specialties such as the chapati or popular roti canai!
59 Queens Road,