Izyan, Victoria Park

** LATEST UPDATE Apr 14**

Restaurant no longer operating!..replaced by Food For Me

Izyan is a fairly new Indonesian/Malay restaurant located along the busy Albany Highway eatery in Victoria Park.  Modern looking on the outside, the inside reveals a mixture of modern/asian theme – bright orange walls, tampered glass tables and biege chairs.  Tables are placed in close proximity to each other which could be quite uncomfortable at times but this is probably due to the oblong shape of the restaurant.  Travelling further in whilst looking for the bathroom, I found a small room with tables, hidden from public view but full of patrons.  So don’t be deceived when you enter and the restaurant is full, there is still spots at the back!  Just ask the staff!

I’d been here numerous times since they first opened as it is a convenient place to go to for a casual lunch / dinner - prices are reasonable, food / drinks are quick to arrive and the best thing is, the restaurant is very near my house.  What more can you ask for!

The first time I ate here, I ordered their ‘Teh Tarik’ to try – you can’t eat in an indonesian/malay restaurant and not sample this drink.  It’s a must.  Definition of ‘Teh Tarik’ is found below for those who are not familiar with this drink (courtesy of Wikipedia):

Teh tarik (literally pulled tea or 拉茶 in Mandarin) is a hot/cold tea beverage which can be commonly found in restaurants, outdoor stalls and kopitiams in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Its name is derived from the pouring process of “pulling” the drink during preparation. It is made from black tea and condensed milk.

What I found entertaining was that the staff came and ‘pulled’ the tea at your table.  It was great and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the process.  The drink costs $3 which is cheap.  Tasted good too.

Food that we had sampled in this restaurant included the following:

  • Roti Canai ($7) – plain pastry served with curry sauce
  • Gado-gado ($10.50) – steamed vegetable in peanut sauce
  • Seafood Fried Noodle ($8)
  • Nasi Goreng Belacan ($9)
  • Curry Laksa ($9)
  • Nasi Briyani ($9.50 for lunch/$12.50 for dinner) – choice of beef, chicken or fish served with vegetables pickle
  • Satay 4 per serve ($8.50) – choice of chicken, beef or lamb served with peanut sauce, rice cube and cucmber
  • Roti Telor ($7) – plain pastry filled with egg served with curry sauce
  • Martabak ($8) – plain pastry filled with egg and minced beef served with curry sauce

       

In general, I thought their Rotis were on the average side, not as crunchy and fluffy that I have had elsewhere although the curry sauce that came with the Rotis were great.  The Gado-gado wasn’t that good either so I wouldn’t order it again.  However, all their Nasi (rice) and Noodles dishes were great.

For desserts, we had tried the following:

  • Pulut Hitam - black glutinuous rice pudding
  • Sago Gula Melaka - sago topped with coconut cream and brown sugar
  • Ice Kacang - shaved ice with jelly, beans and flavoured syrup

 

The desserts were not really to my liking, I’m used to the authentic ones you find in Malaysia which I grew up with so will not be ordering these again either.

Overall, I’d found with this restaurant, there are some great dishes in the menu, some average ones and some not so good.  As I’d been a few times, I know now what to order when I go there again!  Of course, this also depends on individual tastebuds.  Staff were friendly on all occasions that I’d been.  Not a restaurant that I love but woud be back again for casual eating.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Rating by: N.L.

Izyan
Telephone
: 08 9361 3377
Address: 877 Albany Highway, Victoria Park

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2 thoughts on “Izyan, Victoria Park

  1. We have eaten regularly at Izyan usually for dinner with company friends from the E/S.
    Izyan is a favourite for us because we are fans of malaysian cooking having travelled to the country regularly for over 20 years.
    Recently the menu has changed to what we percieve as a more Westernized version but it is still comprehensive and authentic.

    Dining earlier than most we propbably avoided any problems associated with time spent waiting for service.
    I noticed a number of comments saying that the gado-gado was not to their liking, I would point out that in Malaysia the quality of this dish is variable so we usually avoid it.
    We would suggerst that you website keeps an up to date publication of the times that Izyak is open , we live over an hours drive away and appreciate knowing when you are open for business to save a wasted trip and having to eat at a restaurant not of our first choice.

    • Hi Glenda,

      Thanks for your comments! :)
      I do agree with you regarding the Gado-gado – they also seem to be different between the Malaysian way and Indonesian way of cooking. I guess it does boils down to individual taste.

      Just thought I let you know that we do not have any business association with Izyan. We only blog about our food adventures out and about Perth, therefore we will not be able to keep an uptodate publication of Izyan’s restaurant opening times. However, for every restaurant we visit, we normally include their address and phone number to enable direct query to the restaurant itself. Hope that helps :)

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