Malay Restaurant and Thai Restaurant$$$$
Union Square, New York
  • The experts at Village Voice and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Cheryl M.
    "Roti Canai is delish & soft shell crab is yummy :)"(20 Tips)
    elizabeth m.
    "Drunk man noodles were great but I like a little more spice"(6 Tips)
    Laura D.
    "Drunken noodles, steamed dumplings and the halibut were fantastic."(6 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "Great curry massaman, friendly service."(7 Tips)
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  • David
    David5 days ago
    Food is damn tasty ! But the attitude and service leave something to be desired
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerOctober 17
    great lunch special!
  • debora c.
    debora chenSeptember 26
    Food is amazing and the
  • RDasheenb D.
    RDasheenb DAugust 12
    Try the Ochro. 💚💚💚
  • Leanne Z.
    This place does great takeout. Ginger fried rice!
  • Siobhán
    SiobhánJanuary 23
    Nice menu and lovely atmosphere so small and with a dedicated audience.
  • leo k.
    leo kyivSeptember 16, 2016
    Curry laksa is good but not as delicious as they make in in Nyonya in Little Italy
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬August 12, 2016
    Best southeast Asian food in town, hands down. Any of the rice dishes are delicious.
  • Hilmi G.
    Hilmi GuvenalJuly 8, 2016
    Currys and noodles were good.
  • katwiththek
    katwiththekMay 21, 2016
    Nasi goreng (fried rice) is my go-to comfort food
  • Dahlia
    DahliaMay 8, 2016
    Spicy laksa but super yum
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithMay 1, 2016
    I like grabbing the ginger chicken lunch special with soup and salad.
  • Hillisha H.
    Hillisha HaygoodApril 29, 2016
    The Roti Canai was amazing!
  • Fiona F.
    Fiona FongApril 24, 2016
    WORST customer service & attitude ever! Refused to deliver my order due to their mistake, and instead of apologizing they were ridiculously rude, said they are not responsible and don't know anything.
  • Diane J.
    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.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WalshMarch 30, 2016
    Drunk man noodles and green curry.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiFebruary 28, 2016
    Roti canai, hakka chili chicken , massaman curry! Do go for their lunch combo meals
  • Silvie S.
    Silvie SenaukeFebruary 26, 2016
    Stir fried noodles are yummy, but somewhat small serving sizes
  • Jade C.
    Jade ChenFebruary 22, 2016
    The Foursquare deal will get your sweet red bean with coconut cream. I usually come for the $12 lunch special (soup, salad, side-- pick two), with shrimp drunk man noodles. Pad thai is good too.
  • Gene S.
    Gene SuperFebruary 19, 2016
    Midnight market noodle is awesome!
  • D S.
    D SicJanuary 20, 2016
    The salmon was a good option for healthy eating
  • P J.
    P JJanuary 18, 2016
    Love this place. I had the teh, roti canai and night market fried rice. All vegetarian, all fantastic
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 25, 2015
    Laksa and Rendang, something a little different from the east than your standard thai and vietnamese.
  • Jeff P.
    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.
  • Katie C.
    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
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthNovember 17, 2015
    Not sure why this place has such a high rating. The food, service and ambience were all below average.
  • Theresa R.
    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.
  • Zach Z.
    Zach ZachariaOctober 16, 2015
    Slow service, but the food was excellent!
  • Lindon C.
    Lindon ChenOctober 13, 2015
    chili crab!
  • MrsCorkster
    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.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DSeptember 9, 2015
    I could eat the glass noodles every day. Delicious!
  • Jawahar
    JawaharSeptember 4, 2015
    The curries were stunning
  • Max H.
    Max HrabrovAugust 12, 2015
    Drunken noodle, massaman curry, shumai
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynAugust 8, 2015
    Try the Mee Hoon Goreng (via @Foodspotting)
  • Wen Seng L.
    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
  • Adam S.
    Adam ShuvAugust 6, 2015
    Great curry massaman, friendly service. Num Num.
  • Wesley B.
    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.
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle ThomasJuly 23, 2015
    Green Curry - spicy and yummy!
  • John S.
    John SmithJuly 23, 2015
    Drunken Noodles - yummy!
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaJuly 4, 2015
    Food is great but a bit pricy for Malaysian/Thai food
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurJune 10, 2015
    That green curry is absolutely packed with flavor. Don't miss it.
  • Hugh M.
    Hugh McIntyreMay 5, 2015
    Delicious food, had the nasi lemak, roti, green papaya salad. Fast service, good sized meals.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KernfeldApril 9, 2015
    Nasi lemak, lunch noodle specials
  • Mara L.
    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.
  • Yvonne C.
    Yvonne CMarch 23, 2015
    Everything is so good!
  • Belle H.
    Belle HuangMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ 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
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  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaFebruary 24, 2015
    Not a bad spot for a quick Thai lunch. If you like spice be sure to ask for it because they don't make there meals hot.
  • elizabeth m.
    elizabeth museFebruary 13, 2015
    Roti Canai is a must. Drunk man noodles were great but I like a little more spice
  • 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.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher ConstableNovember 9, 2014
    Pad see ewe. So good.
  • RamtaJogi
    RamtaJogiNovember 1, 2014
    Masai Kicap with beef was amazing. Try the Mee Hoon Wok Fry as well.
  • Ann Y.
    Ann YuOctober 25, 2014
    Thai fried chicken
  • Dan
    DanOctober 15, 2014
    Got the rendang curry - renDAMN THAT WAS GOOD!
  • Tony G.
    Tony GouldSeptember 16, 2014
    Masak kicak
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongSeptember 11, 2014
    chicken satay :)
  • 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.
  • Meg L.
    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!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurkeAugust 19, 2014
    The pineapple fried rice was awesome.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Patricia A.
    Love the shrimp and the curry. Fun place, its of atmosphere and crowded
  • Lyndsey A.
    Lyndsey AJune 10, 2014
    The drunken noodles are what dreams are made of.
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HMay 31, 2014
    This place is horrible. Never been treated worse at a restaurant. Please do not support them ever!
  • Joan K.
    Joan KooMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The curry laksa with fried wonton and egg round noodles is a personal favorite
  • grace .
    grace 💛May 17, 2014
    Really delicious food but super rude service. I don't appreciate pushy people who are practically ready to sit new people at your table while you're eating.
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaMay 10, 2014
    Tom Kha veggie soup is my staple pickup item. Yum
  • Sagy M.
    Sagy MirandaApril 18, 2014
    The best Thai food I've ate in manhattan!!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Mikey
    MikeyMarch 29, 2014
    Coconut cheesecake is champion.
  • Hana S.
    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!
  • Brian
    BrianMarch 11, 2014
    This restaurant made me think of my amazing meals in Malaysia (but not because the food was good here).
  • Owen I.
    Owen IversonFebruary 9, 2014
    The massaman curry is great and the chicken is some of the softest I've ever had.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonJanuary 16, 2014
    Pineapple chicken!
  • Sue-Yen Y.
    Sue-Yen YongJanuary 10, 2014
    Not bad but too expensive.
  • Emma L.
    Emma LeedsNovember 2, 2013
    Rudest reception I have ever experienced. If I wasn't incredibly hungry I would have left.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SanchezOctober 9, 2013
    The Nasi Lemak was to die for - strongly recommend
  • Boyun Y.
    Boyun YangOctober 5, 2013
    Crispy Fried Chilli Chicken is good!
  • Stacy
    StacyOctober 1, 2013
    Really yummy pad Thai! Also enjoyed the roti canai starter.
  • Eliran P.
    Eliran PeretzJuly 15, 2013
    The green curry and the drunk men noodles are a must!
  • Carissa G.
    Carissa GJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Thai green curry chicken and the drunk man noodles are scrumptious! :)
  • Karen
    KarenJune 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Drunk man noodles with chicken is so good. Start with the roti canai. Yum!
  • Edward C.
    Edward CJune 19, 2013
    Roti Canai was AMAZING!!! The rest of the food is really good too.
  • Selin C.
    Selin CebeciJune 11, 2013
    It's an eat and go place; not a place to sit and chat. Service was so annoying , they basically pushed us out of the door.. Highly not recommended
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick ButlerMay 31, 2013
    Disappointed. Over priced for what you get. The chicken in my $18 chicken pad thai was rubbery and made me nervous. The atmosphere is pleasant.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VaradianMay 28, 2013
    The newbie special is for shumai - not shrimp puff (whatever that is)
  • NycShop G.
    NycShop GuideMay 13, 2013
    Bad service update:: We give @lautunionsquare restaurant host Liam as the worst host in NYC. We recommend to skip this place entirely. Horrible host with horrible service.
  • Tuhin S.
    Tuhin SinhaMay 11, 2013
    Mee Goreng is worth it.
  • Julia R.
    Julia RmApril 30, 2013
    Must try the prawn mee soup, roti canai, beef rendang, and Malaysian curry
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottfriedApril 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheap, delicious Malaysian lunch specials. I love the Mee Goreng
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    Some of the city's best Malaysian food in a slightly upscale but easygoing setting.
  • Ringo
    RingoMarch 13, 2013
    Beware, food is extremely sweet.
  • Tom N.
    Tom NguyenMarch 10, 2013
    Super friendly waiters, awesome food. Don't forget to get your free shrimp puffs when you check in !
  • 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!
  • 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'
  • Lulu P.
    Lulu PengDecember 21, 2012
    Service is really good and there's a huge selection for lunch specials :) filling and pretty flavorful
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauSeptember 23, 2012
    Try the Mango & Sweet Sticky Rice With Coconut Milk - Nice and hot and sweet dessert
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauSeptember 23, 2012
    Try the Thai Fried Rice - Chicken, eggs, onions, green peas, carrots and tomatoes
  • 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.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GilchristAugust 6, 2012
    Quick sit down service for ~$12
  • David M.
    David M.July 21, 2012
    Hainanese chicken: legit. I could eat that rice all day.
  • Pam G.
    Pam GilfordJuly 21, 2012
    Roti Canai. Period.
  • Raj G.
    Raj GeorgeJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Malaysian menu, best enjoyed with a Tiger Beer.
  • Cheryl M.
    Cheryl MoyJune 21, 2012
    Roti Canai is delish & soft shell crab is yummy :)
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PetersonApril 5, 2012
    LAUT Must Haves: Roti canai, curry puffs, duck salad, and coconut sticky rice!
  • Ben K.
    Pretty good Southeast Asian food but how did this place get a Michelin Star?
  • Neal W.
    Neal WeeseMarch 20, 2012
    Massaman curry is a must try though it does have peanuts if you are allergic.
  • Ori Z.
    Ori ZoharMarch 6, 2012
    Had high expectations, left disappointed. Roti canai was good, soft shell crab - the sauce was too sweet and overwhelmed, mango sweet rice dessert was too sweet, rice was dry and mango was under ripe.
  • Joel S.
    Joel SantanaFebruary 29, 2012
    Had the salmon lunch box delivered to my job and loved it!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KFebruary 25, 2012
    Get the drunken noodles!
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetFebruary 11, 2012
    Try drunken noodle with shrimp, tasty.
  • S W.
    S W.January 24, 2012
    excellent food, awesome check in special and an amazing meal with the love of my life <3 :*
  • Mark W.
    Mark WalterJanuary 22, 2012
    Food was good, but the wait staff was annoying. They all had an attitude and made sarcastic jokes at the customer's expense.
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.
    david ' dj shakez ' thaiJanuary 19, 2012
    How can you turn down free dessert or chicken satay?
  • 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
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 21, 2011
    One Michelin star.
  • Boomie R.
    Boomie R.December 20, 2011
    Does not deserve its one michelin star.
  • Charles R.
    Charles RogersNovember 12, 2011
    Late night food option.
  • Megan W.
    Megan WarnerOctober 24, 2011
    Most authentic malaysian food in NYC!
  • Kat S.
    Kat S.October 15, 2011
    Food and service are always amazing! Roti canai and basil fried rice = bomb!
  • Mitchell K.
    Mitchell KreuchSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tom Yum soup is terrific.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Curry Laksa Soup is amazing and the Beef Pad See Ew is the best I've ever had.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MarlowAugust 27, 2011
    Try the ginger pineapple martini
  • Shalindra S.
    Shalindra SoysaAugust 21, 2011
    Better off going to Nynoya or Penang - better food and much better service..!
  • Lex B.
    Lex BZJuly 31, 2011
    Great food, but avoid the fried ice cream dessert.
  • Ariela F.
    Ariela FreedApril 10, 2011
    The roti canai is as good as everyone says! $7 is steep for it but it's still worth it.
  • Nick C.
    Nick ContiJanuary 31, 2011
    Soups are good...but they look like half portions
  • Lee S.
    Lee SJanuary 12, 2011
    The thousand year old egg is interesting if you like -interesting- food
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenJanuary 12, 2011
    prawn Mee is decent, but lacking pork.
  • Will C.
    Will CorcoranJanuary 7, 2011
    Lunch: Get the mango chicken and a wonton soup. Damn good soup.
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LJanuary 6, 2011
    Food is fairly good. But man, what a rip off. $7 for Roti Canai, damn! And potions are soo small. Staff were great, but the place is over priced. Try Nyonya in Chinatown, so much better and authentic.
  • 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.
  • Adnan A.
    Adnan AriffinOctober 22, 2010
    A fresh start after so many days on burgers and pizza
  • Beena K.
    Beena KalaiyaOctober 10, 2010
    Best Malaysian/Vietnamese/Thai food in Manhattan....Ginger rice, Nasi gorang .... Everything is cooked perfectly and tastes soooo...good
  • Diane C.
    Diane ChienSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    curry laksa. yumm.
  • Larry
    LarryJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't expect some natural, soothing beverage if you order the ginger tea. It's basically tangy sugar water.
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeJuly 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    beef rendang, kang kung belacan, roti canai, chow kway teow, hainanese chicken rice... just a few favorites :)
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SukumaranJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the beef rendang with coconut rice! A malaysian iced coffee doesn't hurt either :)
  • Amri A.
    Amri AbusemanMay 13, 2010
    Good, near-authentic Malaysian food outside of Chinatown
  • David G.
    David GilfordApril 20, 2010
    Malaysian staples Roti Canai and Nasi Lemak were delicious. And intense ginger candy comes with the check.
  • Kiril S.
    Kiril SavinoFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonton soup, green curry, thai iced tea FTW
  • Jason L.
    Jason LancasterFebruary 6, 2010
    Ginger candy is best eaten in pieces.
  • Will W.
    Will W.February 1, 2010
    crazy roll, pineapple chicken, chili crab. ginger tea.
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