Kaya House

37 Deptford Broadway , London, SE8 4PQ

1 reviews

26 Portuguese Deptford

SquareMeal Review of Kaya House

Even though the much-loved former owners of Kaya House have returned to Malaysia, plenty of regulars say this dinky café is just as good – not least because the kitchen team has stayed put. The bright-green walls & unforgiving lighting won’t improve your date’s looks, but the functional space plays second fiddle to the curries, sambals & clay-pot dishes that regulars adore. Spicy soft-shell crab, chicken & beef rendang, & drunken prawns are just some of the highlights on a long menu that takes in less fiery Cantonese dishes alongside chilli-laden Malay classics. Lovers of spicy food should try one of the dozen sambal dishes, topped with dried prawns & chilli paste. Tsingtao & Tiger beer are the perfect foil to the fiery heat, although wines are also available.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Dartford Bridge Station 116m

Deptford Bridge Tube Station 132m


Address: 37 Deptford Broadway , London SE8 4PQ

Area: Deptford

Opening times

Tues-Sun 6-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Albany 417m

Greenwich Picturehouse 1km


Telephone: 020 8692 1749


Cuisine: Portuguese


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Mel P. 04 January 2010

This is a little part of Malaysia in South East London – and my favourite local restaurant. The food is delicious and authentic – cooked by a Malaysian family – and the welcome is warm and sincere. After just one visit you'll feel part of the family! Don't worry if you aren't familiar with the dishes on the menu – the friendly staff will help you choose the right thing or maybe persuade you to try something new – I haven't been disappointed yet. It's not flashy or ritzy but it is good value and a great evening out.