Malay Restaurant and Thai Restaurant$$$$
Union Square, New York
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    Has a stamp of approval from Serious Eats and Village Voice
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    Cheryl M.
    "Roti Canai is delish & soft shell crab is yummy :)"(25 Tips)
    elizabeth m.
    "Drunk man noodles were great but I like a little more spice"(7 Tips)
    Wesley B.
    "few really quality Malaysian restaurants"(7 Tips)
    Laura D.
    "Drunken noodles, steamed dumplings and the halibut were fantastic."(7 Tips)
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  • roti canai
  • curry
  • spicy food
  • beef rendang
  • good for dates
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  • Belle H.heart icon on user image
    Belle HuangMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Favorite Malaysian-Thai restaurant around union square. Roti canai is a must. Expand your palate and try the Malaysian curry served with squid, okra, eggplant and tomatoes in spicy yellow coconut milk
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Taraheart icon on user image
    TaraJanuary 28, 2018
    Got the Roti Telur, dumpling fritters, night market noodles and nasi lemang, all washed down with some Singha. Such a flavor trip! Loved everything and definitely going back for more.
  • Guha A.heart icon on user image
    Guha ArunkumarJanuary 9, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Went here for the first time yesterday. The roti canai is excellent. The spicy night market noodle was brilliant! Ask for the hot sauce. Loved the food, the whole ambience, and choice of music (A+)!!
    Upvoted Sep 25
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneAugust 31, 2014
    Nyonya vegetables were fresh & crispy but best with sriracha, $13 with white or brown rice. Red curry was medium spicy with tofu and eggplant, $13. Both recommended for a quick meal pre movies.
  • Greg T.
    Greg TanApril 3, 2019
    The Assam Laksa is great (packs some 🔥 tho, so be warned!). Decent Malaysian food and relatively inexpensive. Get the roti, the char koay teow and the Teh Tarik (“pulled tea” with condensed milk)
  • Danley H.
    Danley HuAugust 17, 2014
    Curry Laska was amazing! I love eating spicy but usually cannot handle it! But this was amazing and just the right amount of heat for me! Nice comfortable environment for dinner with old friends.
  • Carolheart icon on user image
    CarolMarch 29
    Delicious food! Gotta try their soft shell crab with steamed bao buns and laksa noodles. I don’t recommend the coconut pudding. Not that flavorful and textually is like jello
  • Wesley B.heart icon on user image
    Wesley BlissJuly 26, 2015
    One of the few really quality Malaysian restaurants, featuring curries, sandwiches, noodle dishes, good imported beer, and drinks. Desert should boot be missed here either. Sweet coconut rice.
  • P J.heart icon on user image
    P JJanuary 18, 2016
    Love this place. I had the teh, roti canai and night market fried rice. All vegetarian, all fantastic
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Laut offers laksa, a traditional spicy noodle soup in both curry and asam styles, water spinach heavy with chile and shrimp paste, sotong goreng (fried squid with chile), and crisp roti canai. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    Some of the city's best Malaysian food in a slightly upscale but easygoing setting.
  • Jeff P.heart icon on user image
    Jeff PetrielloDecember 23, 2015
    Ask for the night market fried rice extra spicy. 2 chilis is a lie! So good though. Cool off with a cane juice too.
  • Joyceheart icon on user image
    JoyceApril 19, 2022
    standard fare of staple Malaysian food! Great atmosphere and friendly staff (that also seemed super busy and wanted us to finish quickly, but super friendly!!). Good assam laksa and roti canai.
  • Heena
    HeenaJanuary 31, 2015
    Love their roti canai and coconut juice. Lunch special is great. Tried veggie tom yum soup. Veg spring rolls okay. Massaman curry was great. Get reservations if going for lunch.
  • Katie C.heart icon on user image
    Katie CongletonNovember 24, 2015
    Start with the Roti Telur and the Dumpling Fritters, followed with the Chili Crab and Char Kueh Teow (add shrimp!) - the most delicious meal and great date spot
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsApril 3, 2014
    The beef rendang was amazing. The sambal dishes also. The Roti Jala wasn't so good as the roti was more of a lattice and hard to handle. The tofu skewer also not a great choice as Deep fried tofu
  • Meg L.heart icon on user image
    Meg LewisAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Thai food in NYC! The Drunk Man is incredible. Staff is very friendly and the food comes out very fast!
  • Sheen
    SheenMarch 12
    Drunk man noodles and hainan roast chicken were great! The mee goreng, night market noodles and nasi lemak were a little meh but I could try again. The best thing was the tandoori satay skewers!
  • Diane J.heart icon on user image
    Diane Jean-MaryApril 8, 2016
    The drunk man noodles are delicious but they only had half of the cocktails on their drink list available and they rushed my party out of our reserved table to make room for the next reservation.
  • Mara L.heart icon on user image
    Mara LecocqApril 5, 2015
    Got the Mi Goreng chicken noodles and it was amazing. Simple flavors but nailed well. Definitely coming back to try the whole menu.
  • Theresa R.heart icon on user image
    Theresa RoldanNovember 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Spiked Thai iced tea and a damn good menu! I've had a majority of appetizers and they do not disappoint. If you're looking for something spicy, make sure they know.
  • Hana S.heart icon on user image
    Hana SlevinMarch 15, 2014
    Our server was the most enthusiastic waiter I've ever encountered. Ha. He was very funny and sweet. The Massaman Curry was very good. Overall good experience!
  • MrsCorksterheart icon on user image
    MrsCorksterSeptember 23, 2015
    Best belachan kang kung in the city. Nasi lemak was smaller than usual but still good. Ginger lemon martini is yummy, too.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinMay 13, 2019
    Loved the thom kha soup. Had the national dish which was the sampler and not a huge fan
  • Tom N.
    Tom NguyenMarch 10, 2013
    Super friendly waiters, awesome food. Don't forget to get your free shrimp puffs when you check in !
  • Priyanka P.
    Priyanka PadodeMarch 29, 2014
    Free shrimp puffs when you check into foursquare as a newbie. You get only the appetizer or the dessert so choose wisely!
  • Laura D.
    Laura De ValenciaJanuary 13, 2013
    Probably one of the best Asians i've had in manhattan. Drunken noodles, steamed dumplings and the halibut were fantastic. A must try!
  • D C.heart icon on user image
    D CDecember 30, 2018
    Roti, hakka chili fish, drunk man noodles are 👌. The "famous" dishes (i.e. hainanese chicken, nasi lemak, beef rendang, ultimate curry laksa) are disappointing / or are better done elsewhere.
  • Anne L.
    Anne LacDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The secret is out now that Laut was just awarded 1 Michelin star. First ever star for a malaysian restaurant. Much more crowded than I've ever seen it here, so be sure to make a reservation now.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NYCnonprofitJanuary 10, 2012
    Try the flounder.. the best I've tasted.. large plate. Fish deboned cooked just perfct with. A special looked like shredded mat on top. Mango rice for dessert
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornDecember 25, 2015
    Laksa and Rendang, something a little different from the east than your standard thai and vietnamese.
  • Maya J.heart icon on user image
    Maya Jimenez 😬August 12, 2016
    Best southeast Asian food in town, hands down. Any of the rice dishes are delicious.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauSeptember 23, 2012
    Try the Yee Mee - Thin egg noodles with mushrooms, bean sprouts, eggs, carrots, snow peas and sesame oil with soy sauce. And beef.
  • leo k.heart icon on user image
    leo kyivSeptember 16, 2016
    Curry laksa is good but not as delicious as they make in in Nyonya in Little Italy
  • Mike M.
    Mike MJuly 7, 2019
    Nasi Lemak is so delicious ! And the Curry Laska!
  • Margot M.heart icon on user image
    Margot MazurJune 10, 2015
    That green curry is absolutely packed with flavor. Don't miss it.
  • Wen Seng L.heart icon on user image
    Wen Seng LieAugust 6, 2015
    The menu is regular asian fusion restaurant, but the food are great. Pick anything and you can't go wrong
  • Briana B.
    Briana BoydJanuary 10, 2013
    The food can be rushed out a little too fast during the lunch time and the lunch special doesn't come with any sort of appetizer which doesn't really make it special.....just sayin'
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottfriedApril 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheap, delicious Malaysian lunch specials. I love the Mee Goreng
  • Christina W.heart icon on user image
    Christina WardApril 2, 2018
    The roti was delicious. The classic Malaysian dish had some bitter flavors that are an acquired taste.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiFebruary 28, 2016
    Roti canai, hakka chili chicken , massaman curry! Do go for their lunch combo meals
  • elizabeth m.heart icon on user image
    elizabeth museFebruary 13, 2015
    Roti Canai is a must. Drunk man noodles were great but I like a little more spice
  • Colin L.heart icon on user image
    Colin LeeJune 3, 2018
    Excellent chicken rice (slightly roasted) and delicious jasmine rice
  • Siobhánheart icon on user image
    SiobhánJanuary 23, 2017
    Nice menu and lovely atmosphere so small and with a dedicated audience.
  • Adam S.
    Adam ShuvAugust 6, 2015
    Great curry massaman, friendly service. Num Num.
  • Lulu P.
    Lulu PengDecember 21, 2012
    Service is really good and there's a huge selection for lunch specials :) filling and pretty flavorful
  • Mohitheart icon on user image
    MohitOctober 2, 2018
    The thai iced tea is really good. Green Curry is different. You gotta have the Roti Canai. I would definitely go again.
  • RamtaJogiheart icon on user image
    RamtaJogiNovember 1, 2014
    Masai Kicap with beef was amazing. Try the Mee Hoon Wok Fry as well.
  • Patricia A.
    Love the shrimp and the curry. Fun place, its of atmosphere and crowded
  • Joan K.
    Joan KooMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The curry laksa with fried wonton and egg round noodles is a personal favorite
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