KK Malaysian Restaurant
- Mon – Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm
- Sun 5pm – 9:30pm
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Liquor License: Unlicensed
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Cheap and tasty Malaysian food. Dine in or takeaway.
38 Reviews for KK Malaysian Restaurant
I tasted the Chicken Sambal, that should be, according to the menu, boneless chicken pieces cooked in sweet and sour chilli sauce, served with steamed rice. Actually, it was a plate of fried chicken put in a cheap sweet and sour sauce and, in addition, the fried chicken seemed to be recycled, being fluffy and grasy.
For me I ordered a Vegetarian Curry, that should be, according to the menu, mixed vegetables in creamy curry, served with steamed rice. This plate was anything but creamy: vegetables were simply seared and put in a curry-water (I can’t say it was a sauce). I asked for an hot spicy meal (really Malaysian style) but my plate was actually mild spicy. Luckily in Malaysia I didn’t eat anything similar.
Even the service was bad: First of all they asked us to pay before our dinner and second we were two people and even if the restaurant was not busy (only other 2 persons), the two plates arrived with 5-10 minutes between one and the other. VERY BAD!
I particularly recommend this for students since the prices are cheap yet still filling and tasty. The Sweet and Sour Chicken and Kung Po Chicken are my favourites!
If you don’t know Malasyian food, this is the place to go and try it out. The starters menu gives you some great options to taste. And the mains are delicious and superb value. I don’t suggest you go here once. I suggest you go here until you have tried out at least half the menu.
At first we were greeted by a disinterested waiter with pants half hanging off and showing off his green underwear gangster style.
His attitude was worse, and he just gestured towards the table with his chin very rudely.
By the time we sat down two menus were practically thrown at the table by a waitress passing by.
The food arrived quickly I must admit but the taste wasn’t all that great and it was rather odd and had too much sauce.
The Meegoreng and Chicken Sambal had too much sweet sauce and were unlike any other Malaysian Meegoreng I have tasted…
The worst part was when a kitchen staff came to the front cashier’s stand and picked his nose for a few minutes while engaging in a conversation with the waiters…In front of all the customers and diners!!!
I love Malaysian food and I have been to many restaurants in Lower Hutt, Auckland, and Wellington and this one is most definitely the worst by far.
The pricing is excellent, very cheap and very large takeaway portions.
Eating in is good too. Can get a table most nights, or reserve one if in larger groups.
Their Kungpo beef/chicken, chicken wings, rendang and sambal are my favourites. I go back most weeks now
Obviously if you’re after a romantic candel light style dinner, it’s not the place, but if you’re after a good and quick meal, then indulge!
KK Malaysian has an item in their menu that I cannot find the competition of after trying almost every Malaysian restaurants in Wellington, and that’s the sole reason why I kept going back there, and why I’m being way more forgiving than I should have.
When I did a phone order the person were being so rude I felt like slamming the phone, I was asked word per word: “What do you want?” and after I ordered, I just got a “Uh-huh” responses, and he kept cutting me off before I finished my order, didn’t even say “thank you”! And it has happened more than once.
When I was in the restaurant waiting for my food, one of the girls just sat someone down at the empty seat of my table WITHOUT asking. I know that it’s not uncommon in the place given their size, but at least be polite and ASK FIRST.
After several occasions like that, I’d avoid going back there anytime soon.
The dining area is a bit cramped, but still clean and well presented. Takeaways are ready very quickly as well.
Definitely a favourite.
I had a craving for curry laksa noodles late last week, and we headed toward Ghuznee Street. The curry laksa was fantastic, the broth was very spicy and rich, with hearty egg noodles and lots of fish cakes, fish balls and fried tofu. There was even tender dark meat chicken and half a hard boiled egg.
We started with some mussels which were average until we asked for some sambal chili paste, and then they were FANTASTIC.
We also tried the beef rendang with coconut rice and some roti. The beef rendang was cooked down well and tender, but could have been a little more complex in seasoning. The rice was perfect, and the roti was a little flaccid with a lot less ghee than we’re accustomed.
All in all, good food at good prices.
One Coke, one mussel appetizer, a curry laksa noodle soup, a beef rendang and roti bread all came out to $31. Good service and very intimate atmosphere. I peaked into the kitchen and it appeared quite clean and efficient.
You can’t beat the food for the value. I’ll surely be back.