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Rasa Sayang

4.2
49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Malaysian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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About

Rasa Sayang serves Malaysian cuisine with modern presentation and flair. The dining room is a bright, colorful and modern representation of Malaysian culture and style. Its menu is a contemporary take on pan-Asian cuisine, taking inspiration not only from Malaysia, but also from Japan, China and Vietnam. To get a little taste of everything, order the Rasa Sayang Sampler, which includes a spring roll, chicken satay, shrimp puff, achat and fried tofu. Seafood lovers will enjoy the many fish and shrimp dishes on the menu, but the most popular one by far is the lobster fried rice. Rasa Sayang also has a full bar with sake and other traditional drinks available to sample.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, and guests are encouraged to make reservations online.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Malaysian, Asian, Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - Sat: 10:30pm,
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(302) 543-5286
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 14, 2014

We made a reservation but had to phone the restaurant twice to tell them we were delayed. When we finally arrived it was coming up on closing time but they were very welcoming in spite of this. Service was pleasant, fast and from appetizer to the 3 different entrees served to our party - all were excellent! Entrees offered included a blend of cuisines: Malaysian, Thai and Chinese. We'll definitely return!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2014

We have been going to Rasa Sayang for a few years now. The quality of the food remains extra-ordinary. We love to take our friends to the restaurant and the restaurant and the staff has never ceased to make us proud. Some of my close friends always wants to make a trip to the restaurant with us when they visit.
The menu choices are carefully selected and made to perfection. The staff are very friendly and the service is prompt. There is not a single dish that I have tasted over the years that I would not want to order again.
Great for lunch or dinner.

Keep it up Rasa Sayang!!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2014

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for quite a few years now. The food is freshly prepared and very unique. The servers are friendly and very helpful. They will explain each dish and tweak it to your liking and taste. We're very lucky to have such a wonderful Thai restaurant so close by!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2014

Very good food, generous portions, well priced, nice staff...what's not to to like?

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2014

Rasa Sayang is a good place to have Malayasian food. They are prompt in service and food is very high quality. The only reason I would not rate it 5 stars--is some dishes are cooked to suit Western tastes--the authentic Malaya taste is missing.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2014

6/20 We found Rasa Sayang online. We love Malaysian-Indonesian food. Two of us ordered these items. Starters: Roti with chicken/potato curry - great thin bread, tasty mild curry; Mixed Satay, beef & chicken. We make our own & always try others. This was very Malaysian, lovely spicing, not too hot, nice and thick. Entrees: Thai Basil Beef - good, not great, obviously cheap cut of beef; Crispy Red Snapper in Thai Sauce - fantastic! We love crispy fish without breading. This was just right - crispy outside, moist inside. The sauce was truly outstanding, memorable flavor, thick and generous. We literally mopped up the sauce. We'd return alone. Prices are reasonable. The waiter hovered too much, but the hostess was sweet. We shall return.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2014

I don't care for most Indian/Asian food when it is spicy, but this restaurant worked well for our group which included people like me and people who love spicy Malay and other Asian food. It is very good value for money. And we all agreed we would come back.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal. My husband and I both had chicken with curry, done two different ways. Both were delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2014

Plain, friendly and authentic - hard to ask for more. The Malay dishes were terrific with strong, smooth flavors and very fresh ingredients. Spicy is variable, so do not be put off by this descriptor. The server was happy to take as much time as we needed to be sure that we were getting something that we would enjoy. It worked perfectly. They also have a number of Thai and Indian dishes, but those are available elsewhere, so stick to the Malay. Definitely worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2014

Great food, great service. They let us bring in our own birthday dessert and served it graciously. Everyone was happy with his or her meal and the appetizers were wonderful, too. Their homemade tofu is amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2014

Excellent place - always delivers tasty, healthy dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2014

Used to go to Rasa often. Hadn't been in a while, and it was great to go back. The food was excellent (as always) and it was good to see the staff again. Always a consistantly high quality meal.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2014

Food was good and relatively in expensive.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2014

We had a party of 7 and enjoyed the malaysian cuisine! I enjoyed a noodle dish with thai iced coffee and the flavor was delicious! Also, although the restaurant became pretty crowded the service was not compromised.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2014

This is one of my most favorite restaurants in the area. The staff are very friendly, and the food is phenomenal! The Pad Thai is what I recommend to everyone when I tell them to try Rasa Sayang.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2013

Our dinner was delicious: well prepared, complex sauces, attractive presentation. Our server was very helpful in describing the dishes and aiding us to choose a variety of dishes for our introduction to Malaysian cuisine. Among the best Oriental restaurants in the area.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2013

Prompt service, friendly staff, food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2013

Rasa Sayang never disappoints. The food is tasty, unusual and inexpensive.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2013

Brought some friends to our favorite Asian restaurant. Our regular orders of Rasa Sayang Chicken, Veggies, and Mango chicken were wonderful. However, our friend's snapper and vegetables was horribly fishy tasting. He was too nice to complain and my husband who also tasted declined to send it back. The normally great quality of dishes here sometimes suffers from less than fresh seafood. Wish they would work on that problem. We will continue to come for the other great dishes and warm, welcoming service.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2013

Went here with my boyfriend. Ordered two appetizers
And an entree. Very large portions. Perfect for
Sharing, especially the pineapple fried rice served in a
Pineapple. Also very reasonably priced, paid about the
Same at dinner that we paid for two movie tickets.
Definitely recommend and we'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2013

The beef satay and the roti canai are standout dishes. Our served was very attentive and he made some suggestions. This is our second time eating here and we will return.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2013

Awesome food!!! Calamari rocked!! Thai basil noodle usually fantastic but flavor was a little bland this time! Pad Thai is delicious same with the pineapple fried rice!! Love this place!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2013

I eat a lot of different Asian food, i am less familiar with Malaysian cuisine than Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indian, or Infonesian, so I can't really say how it compares to other Malaysian places or a home cooked Malaysian meal - what I can say is that the food is really good. I have been several times for lunch and dinner and occasionally get take out.

The drinks are strong and the staff is friendly. I recommend it to anyone.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2013

A nice combination for sharing and pleasant service

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2013

We have eaten at Rasa Sayang often and never have a bad meal. A favorite is the mango chicken, but when we also try their specials, we're never disappointed. Hearty quantities, tasty fare and low prices! A winner!!!

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2013

On our first visit we shared Roti with dipping sauce that was hot and crispy, an assortment of traditional appetizers, including Satay and spring rolls. All were execellent. We relied on our server to recommend entrees and we ended with beef curry, chicken curry, fish in coconut milk and fish curry. All were labeled as Hot and Spicy, but they did not pass 6 on a ten-point scale; piquant but not searing. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2013

Rasa Sayang is one of my favorite places. The staff is friendly and helpful. They are wonderful about suggesting the right dish and the food is consistently outstanding. It is reasonably priced with large portions. Our favorite thing to do is order several dishes and share, so everyone gets to taste something different. We are working our way through the extensive menu. Haven't been disappointed yet!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2013

We had three carnivores including one child age eleven and one modified vegetarian (chicken and fish only, and maybe not even that), and one unrepentant vegetarian. All were very happy with their meals and would return for more. The food is delicious and freshly prepared, as well as delicious for those who are different in their tastes. I knew I wanted to bring my vegeratian daughter here for her birthday dinner because I also came for the birthday dinner of a friend who is friends with a very difficult vegan (maybe--I am not sure what she is, except difficult. Rasa Sayang has something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2013

Food was fantastic. Everything was excellent, service was wonderful, and not pricey. Waitress was very attentive and great with kids. We really felt she wanted us to have a great experience. I wish we knew about this place earlier. This will definitely be a new regular spot for us. I am shocked it wasn't more crowded. Has a bar too and offered beer specials. Also, food was amazingly flavorful and not too salty. However, food did not have significant heat for dishes marked "spicy". But we were offered additional hot sauce. This is not a complaint. However, I know Thai food in general is thought to be spicy, but don't let that steer you away. Flavors stood out all on their own. Check it out!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2013

Outstanding, fresh food cooked to the highest local Malay standards. Super, attentive service. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2013

The place was very comfortable , the main attraction was the "roti canai"
which was really delicious and above all good service.
The hostess was very pleasant and friendly , recommended good dishes
for our small group . Overall great Malaysian food .

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2013

Everything tasted sooo good from the drinks to the main entree. Did not get the chance to try out the dessert menu because we were so stuffed after our main dish. The roti canai haunted me for days and I can't wait to go back so I can eat it again. I really enjoyed their food here! For all of you who like asian food,this is the place to be!!!oh and the server was really nice and hospitable!!=) i'm obsessed with this restaurant!!lol

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2013

Lovely find! Food was absolutely amazing! Fresh, authentic and delicious! They can accommodate your taste buds, though if you don't like spicy, you won't enjoy true Malaysian cuisine! Only downside was there was only one server. She obviously was too occupied to really indulge questions about the food (My husband traveled to Malaysia a couple years back and wanted to pick her brain). The host was very friendly, his name is pronounce "Soon". And we will see him, Soon!!!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2013

The food was excellent and I particularly recommend the Crispy Red Snapper in Thai Sauce. Service was very friendly but slow. I saw two separate tables of two get up and leave after waiting without anyone coming to their tables. If they could have held out, the food is worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2013

Food is always delicious and inexpensive. We love Rasa Sayang.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2013

My husband and I wanted to have our date night somewhere different than our usual place. I searched Open Table and noticed the great reviews of this restaurant. We were pleased with our choice! The food and service were excellent! This will be our new 'date night' place.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2013

New favorite place. Cannot wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

This is a wonderful place. The food is both exotic and authentic. Totally I characteristic of Wilmington's lack of food culture. Service is friendly and prices are very reasonable. The best place for green curry I have ever been to. Cocktails are unique and inventive.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2012

this is a hidden gem in North Wilmington. I always bring people visiting from Malyasia or who have lived in Asia tot hsi restaurant tand they love it. If you are asked if you want the special of the day, say yes. I the lemon grass shrimp. We went for dinner on News Years Evening. Prices are reasonable. Service is good.
this is also good for lunch...

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2012

Rasa Sayang is worth the visit. They specialize in Malaysian food and many of their dishes are spicy. The weren't too many people there when my girlfriend and I went on a Friday night so the service was very fast and the waitress was very responsive to our needs. I got the curry chicken and my girlfriend got the curry vegetables and we were both very happy with our meals.

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