Cafe Malay

(713) 785-7915

10234 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions   77042

29.738017 -95.554148

 
Restaurants, $, Asian  more

More Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

Tags: Family-Friendly Dining, Food Delivery, Group Dining, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Cafe Malay

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

then get some ingredients online and cook at home – I always like to cook Malaysian food at home. It is a good idea to get some ingredients from www.asiansupermarket365 and cook at home. They have everything.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Malaysian, for heavens sake! – Please dont waste your money on this restaurant. If you really have had great malay food like I have had in the past (penang, nyonya, etc), you'd see my light. The folks who have given 5 stars dont know what good malay food is. The food is greasy and grilled is actually fried. The service, as the previous recommender has mentioned, is truly horrible. I have had asian service and am not new to it but, here, they have absolute disregard for the customer. If you want to encourage these sort of business to flourish, go ahead, because there other truly great restaurants that can use your patronage.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad representation of malay food, rude waiter – Bad Food,Extremely Rude Waiter. Ordered Tofu and it was old, chewy and the sauce was stale and the waiter told me it was my fault that i ordered it. I am from Malaysia and I can guarantee that you are better off eating elsewhere.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Malaysian food in Houston – I'm a Malaysian from Kuala Lumpur and this place is a nice slice of home. My first experience was on the 2nd. week they were open. I have been going there ever since ( ~2 years). I have brought friends from all cultures and ethnicities there and they all loved it. Roti canai is a must, and the satays as well. My bf (texan) loves the Char Kueh Teow (flat noodles) and the Malaysian Tofu and for drinks, Teh tarik / Lychee drink. These are our regular orders every week. The rest are really good, very authentic. Not too sure about the Assam Laksa - not the type I am used to. Sambals are EXACTLY like the ones in M'sia. I would recommend it to anyone interested in trying Malaysian food...fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian food.

Reasonable price, nice seting.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

worst malasiyan food I've ever had – I came to see my brother from Charlotte NC. And I saw this Cafe Malay, I thought the would be great.

But I was disappointed. We ordered roti canay, instead we were served a frozen malasiyan paratha.

This was a first disappointment. Then we had sambal chicken, which my brother odered spicy, tasted sweet. My sister ordered CURRY CHICKEN NOODLE. Here the noodle should have been a rice noodle, instead they served it with lo-mein noodle. I ordered a malasiyan special chicken (forgot the name) the chicken was over cooked and stale.

The reason I'm saying all this and know all this is because, I've had malasiyan food in charlotte and is one of the best.

I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone else and never go back to this place again

Recommends
over a year ago

Sleek neighborhood spot specializing in traditional recipes from Malaysia and Singapore. – In Short
With more of a focus on decor than the average Asian restaurant of its size, the gray interior and sleek furniture provides a pleasing atmosphere. The Malaysian menu features influences from southern China, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. Popular dishes include satay, nasi lemak (a traditional rice dish), beef rending in coconut milk and Hainan chicken steamed in sesame oil. Most dishes can be ordered without meat. For a sampling of items, try a Family Dinner for four, six, eight or 10 people.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Food, Low Prices – First time to eat Malay / Singapore food; won't be the last. Food was great, service was fast & friendly (early on a Saturday evening). Waiter made suggestions as to what was good (she was 100% right). Had beef & chicken satay, & Roti Canai (sort of pancake) for appetizers. Entre of Sizzling Malay Tofu - a house specialty. Side of Mee Siam - stiry fry noodles with lots of goodies. Menu is extensive, will take many more trips to get a good cross section of their offerings. Easy to get to as it is only 1 block East of beltway 8 on Westheimer.

Only minor negative is that is located in the back part of a strip shopping center & is hard to see from Westheimer.

Recapping: excellent food, great service, very reasonable prices

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

GOOD FOOD! GOOD PRICE! – Being a Singaporean living here in Houston, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food at Cafe Malay. For starters, definitely go for the Beef & Chicken Satay w/ the delectable midly-spicy peanut sauce. Entrees - The Hainanese Chicken Rice was almost like the real thing back home and the Malaysian Tofu Special is to die for. Service is very prompt and the prices aren't out-of-this-world.

For dessert, make sure you order the Coconut pudding when you order everything else .... or they may run out of it!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad customer service, every things is cooked with fish – The whole palce smells with bad oil. The hostess is not wanting to serve and almost bangs the food on the table. We cud not eat the food except the chanai roti. The owner had no remorse, just kept his head down counting the money.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Food from home – I have found my home away from home. Am from Malaysia, and was ecstatic to have a place that does fabulous nasi lemak, rendang, satay and all the other dishes. They even have my fave veggies - in spice sambal sauce. Ambience and price are great. Wonderful place and convenient location;)

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