Dewakan is a name from two Malay words. “Dewa", the Malay word for god and “Makan” which means to eat or just simply; food. To us Dewakan means food from God, and as a restaurant we want to honour the bounty and the blessing given to our land. We want to connect the ingredients from our seas, farms, mountains and jungles to a canvas that is our plate in the most interesting way we know how. We hope that you too will share this experience with us.
Dewakan is Darren Teoh’s expression of cooking with purpose. Each dish is made with ingredients sourced from Malaysia, carefully crafted to encourage deeper appreciation for the land and culture. Darren’s philosophy is simple. Be curious, have courage, value your roots.
In April 2019, Dewakan had the honour of being the first Malaysian restaurant on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at 46th place with the title Best Restaurant in Malaysia. We are extremely grateful to be acknowledged for our contribution to the dining scene in this region, and we hope our work continues to inspire genuine relationships between people and food.
Dewakan is always
looking for individuals who share the same drive as us. Kindly send us your CV for permanent positions as well as
We have openings for the following positions:
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