Welcome to Kaya Malay Bistro

Happy Birthday & Goodbye Our Love ---
A special fundraising serenade to Maya our dog
Born: July 15, 2007
RIP: March 7th, 2016
My family was on vacation in Florida early March and sent our dog Maya to a doggie groom & board in Richmond to be looked after. In the afternoon of March 7th, Maya was left unattended and somehow was able to exit through the main door, ran out to the street and hit by a car. She sustained serious injury and was sent to an animal hospital where she passed away. Devastated, we cut our vacation short and headed home with tears in our eyes. We were not given a chance to say a proper goodbye to Maya who had always been an important part of the family. Two months have passed but the void left behind by Maya is still hanging in the air. Sadness roams over us whenever we think about the pain and suffering Maya had to go through during her last moments, helplessnessly and all alone! We understand that all pets do leave us when the moment comes and we do believe Maya is now in dog haven, but we miss her nonetheless.
However, it is time to move forward and put the love and memories of Maya deep into our hearts. What better way to do so by transforming our tears and thoughts to something meaningful? Our love for Maya has become the motivation to host a fundraising evening at Kaya, when the net proceed of the evening will be donated to PADS (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society). Here are the details:
Where: Kaya Malay Bistro
When: July 15th, 6pm to closing
What: A "For the love of all dogs” Evening - A tribute to dogs who make a difference in our lives.
Live Music, complimentary S.E. Asian tapas and a 10% off Kaya discount card. Net proceeds will go to PADS to support their goals in training dogs to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
Admission: By donation ($5 or more)
Reservation: www.kayamalay.com

Kaya opened its doors in July 2012, by a few people who have grown up with Malaysian comfort food....

Offering original tastes of Malaysia fused with west coast flares that are lavish in flavour and unique in texture and aroma, Kaya is a true gastronomic delight!

With profound influences from Portugal, India, Indonesia, and China, Malaysian cuisine is diverse, complex and inviting. Come and experience this intriguing spectrum of flavours and culinary adventures.

About the Owner, Managing Director and General Manager: Scott Kwan

Scott was the General Manager of the renowned Banana Leaf since Day One. After eleven years of providing managerial service both up front and behind the scene, and playing a major role in opening branch restaurants, Scott moved on to opening and managing the two Tamarind Malaysian locations in New Westminster and North Vancouver.

A people-person who believes food and wine are the best tools to communicate with new and old friends, Scott appreciates the magic of ethnic cuisine and the art of pairing beer and wine with it. Scott understands the importance of the consistency in food quality and customer service. His diligent effort in designing an enhanced beverage menu brings Kaya's food and wine pairing approach to a higher level. "It is my professional and ethical duty to make sure we deliver the true joy of dining, day in and day out".

With two decades of experience in Malaysian restaurants, Scott envisioned Vancouver's potential in welcoming a new vogue Southeast Asian restaurant.

"2012 is the year my dream finally came true!" Scott has been working towards opening up his own restaurant, one that represents the wonderful asian food scene of Vancouver. "Kaya is our brain-child; you can call it the new trend of Malaysian cuisine. Kaya reflects the beautiful and always evolving west coast dining scene, a place where culinary authenticity meets fusion creation."


Operating Hours

Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.

Monday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Tuesday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Wednesday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Thursday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Friday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Saturday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Sunday : 11:30am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm