Kaya House

1 reviews

37 Deptford Broadway , London, SE8 4PQ

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.

Kaya House Location

37 Deptford Broadway , London SE8 4PQ

Opening times

Tues-Sun 6-11pm

Kaya House's Reviews


Food & Drink: 10.0


Service: 9.0


Atmosphere: 9.0


Value: 9.0


Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

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.