Malay Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Little Italy, New York
  • The folks at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Time Out New York like this place. Would you agree?
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  • catherine p.
    "Try the Roti Canai, Beef Rendang, and Mango Chicken."(27 Tips)
    Tom A.
    ""Home made" Roti Canai, it's the best ting on menu!"(65 Tips)
    Clarice H.
    "get the prawn mee!!! its delicious."(7 Tips)
    Marisa T.
    "Favorites = homemade roti, mango chicken, and spare ribs."(6 Tips)
255 Tips and reviews
  • roti canai
  • beef rendang
  • Malaysian food
  • chicken
  • authentic
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  • Luke K.
    Luke KingmaMay 28, 2013
    You'll have to trek north of Canal to find Nyonya, but it's worth twice the walk. Best Malaysian in Chinatown by a long shot, and one of very few to serve fresh coconut water straight from the source.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongDecember 22, 2015
    The coconut pudding is great for coconut lovers. Huge amount & the meat was thick & refreshing so save room at the end. Get their roti telur as an appetizer.
  • Ben K.
    Solid Singaporean food in Soho. Get the roti prata, Hokkien char mee, prawn mee, chicken rice, and wash it all down with a Tiger Beer.
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinApril 6, 2016
    As everyone says, Roti is amazing. Prawn Mee was meh (and I like seafood). Squid appetizer (like 5th one down) was actually really good ! Sweet and savory. As was Beef Rendang. Cash only.
  • Kavita A.
    Kavita ArumugamAugust 14, 2013
    Excellent Roti Canai and Clay pot chicken. The prawn Mee is also awesome. For those that do not like seafood broth, avoid this dish. You can request them to also charge your smartphones.
  • @BigAppleScoop
    @BigAppleScoopJanuary 10, 2012
    Roti Canai! Beef Rendang! Coconut Rice! Great tasting Malaysian food at reasonable prices. If there’s a line outside, it’s worth the wait. Cash is king! Stop by an ATM before eating here.
  • Alex C.
    Pretty good malay food. Tried the ginger duck and the shrimp with eggplant. Duck was super soft and with a nice texture. Not much shrimp with the eggplant, but it was tasty.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SheppardOctober 12, 2014
    I've *finally* found a decent roti in NYC -- rich and buttery, flaky but stretchy! The mee goreng was not bad either, so I'd happily recommend this place to any visitors from south Asia / Oceania
  • Mari A.
    Mari AbeOctober 2, 2012
    Quite possibly in my list of top 10 fave NYC restaurants. My go to dishes are Hainese chicken over rice (white meat only), Seafood Tom Yum noodle soup and Salted Fish with Chinese broccoli.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try our favorite version of beef rendang. The tender beef is simmered low & slow in a fragrant mixture of clove, cinnamon, lemongrass & coconut milk. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    A variety of Malaysian and other Asian-inspired dishes are served at Nyonya, such as the Hainanese Chicken, Roti Canai, and an excellent Curry Noodle Soup.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FooJanuary 11, 2014
    Comes close to straits style food. Spiciness is tuned to the American palate though so 0.5/10 for Singaporeans/Malaysians.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenSeptember 2, 2014
    Yum! Roti canai, Malaysian iced coffee is a must. If you come with a group, order full size hainanese chicken with chicken broth rice as a side!
  • Terry M.
    Terry MakJuly 20, 2013
    So many good things here. Oh!!! Get: roti canai, Malaysian ice tea or ice coffee, young tofu, abc... This place never disappoints and price is also good. :)
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkSeptember 8, 2014
    Roti Canai, Hainanese Chicken with Chicken Rice and Kang Kung Belacan to hit all flavors and food groups. Stays true to what I grew up eating in Singapore.
  • Jen H.
    Jen HanSeptember 20, 2013
    Been coming here for years and the roti canai is still my favorite thing ever. My other go to dish is asam laksa but that's an acquired taste. Cash only
  • Liana L.
    Liana LauDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I think this one is better than its sister restaurant in Brooklyn. Pretty cheap, good Malaysian food. I really like the Hainanese chicken. :) Saigon is also across the street!
  • jake f.
    jake furstMarch 17, 2014
    the beef rendang (Malaysian beef curry) is brisket-like in texture and really really tasty. at lunch it's $6 including rice. yes please.
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesDecember 17, 2015
    Beef curry ($6.75) is just a smaller portion of the beef rendang ($15) - better for a solo diner. Add a roti to round out the meal.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CronkJanuary 17, 2013
    Get the lunch special. Great value. Mango chicken and rice was amazing. Fast service! I would definitely recommend this place/come back here.
  • John D.
    John DuarteOctober 26, 2014
    Great food, great price, and its a perfect spot to try something new and tasty. The shrimp puff was definitely delicious.
  • Kian Lam K.
    Kian Lam KhoMay 21, 2011
    Love this Penag restaurant. Curry yong tao foo, crispy fired baby squid, roti canai, beef rendang... all delicious. Read more
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My staple meal here is a fresh watermelon juice, roti canai, their kang kung w/ shrimp paste, Nyonya House Special jumbo prawns & Hainanese chicken w/ rice.
  • Huey O.
    Huey OMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Throughout the years, they've become more accommodating to vegetarians. Amazing dishes! Get the ABC and hunt for the palm seeds.
  • Bonnie H.
    Bonnie HeSeptember 30, 2013
    This place was packed with people.! I got the NYONYA curry chicken and Malaysia style shrimps and okra. Good food! I definitely wanna go back again!
  • Flora C.
    Flora Cheng1 week ago
    Get the Chow kueh teow and kang kung belacan! First time here, and can't wait to come back to try the rest of the menu.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AndersonJanuary 29, 2012
    Roti Canai, order some extra to take home! Heats up well in microwave and or toaster oven ;)
  • Chrissy B.
    Chrissy BFebruary 3, 2013
    Indian pancake = LOVE. curry that goes with it = OBSESSION. i could do without the lychee drink, tasted funky to me. everything else was delish
  • Jon M.
    Jon MoralesJanuary 2, 2012
    This place rocks my socks. Fresh coconut. Food is delicious. Appetizers are a must. I pretty much tried them all. And beef rendang is bomb.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiOctober 31, 2015
    My go-to Malaysian place. Get the roti canai, egg and seafood flat noodles with the brown sauce, and beef rendang.
  • Sharlene J.
    Sharlene JusteJanuary 29, 2014
    Amazing Malaysian! The curry stews could double for Laksa. Very close to the real deal. (Yes, I've been to Malaysia.)
  • Waahid A.
    Waahid AzizuddinNovember 4, 2012
    Thank you for finally delivering my food 45 minutes after I ordered, and also after 2 families who ordered after us received their food. You're getting a great tip
  • Dheerja K.
    Dheerja KaurJune 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Where to begin. My favorite restaurant in NYC - try the Singapore noodles, prawns w/ sambal, roti canai, curry mee.
  • Ong A.
    Ong ArttasanJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hainanese chicken rice! Yayyyyy also get a fresh whole coconut. When you're dine drinking theyll chop it up and you can eat the meat inside as after meal dessert.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarApril 1, 2015
    Lunch special can't be beat! It's $6-8 for soup and an entree. The service is friendly and fast and the food is delicious.
  • Edmund B.
    Edmund BoeyMay 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    As close to authentic south East Asian food as possible in New York City, make sure you get beef rendang and kangkong belachan ✌🏼️
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangNovember 12, 2016
    LOVE this place! The hainanese chicken and chicken broth rice, and duck broth soup noodles are amazing.
  • Chie
    ChieJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Curry Mee (with chicken instead of tofu) is my favorite dish here. It's super good. The coconut dessert is awesome too.
  • Sass Conf
    Sass ConfOctober 2, 2014
    Serious Eats Top 10 Vegan spot in NYC. That means: this place is worth checking out http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/03/kenji-top-10-vegan-bites-nyc.html
  • Eva W.
    Eva W.August 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Every dish here is incredibly delicious, but the roti canai, char kway teow noodles, and the crispy golden squid are essential eating!!!!!
  • Helen L.
    Helen LiMay 25, 2010
    It’s a sister restaurant of Penang. Delicious Malaysian food. Must SIZZLING NYONYA TOFU - Bean curd egg with minced pork, shrimp, Chinese mushroom, Served in Chef's special sauce – So good…
  • Zuri D.
    Zuri DFebruary 1, 2012
    Amazing! Poori Bread is Gr& and the Soup that goes w/it, I can't even tell "U"! They really hv somthng 4 every 1
  • Purpose .com
    Purpose .comAugust 4, 2011
    A preferred lunch spot among Purpose staff. Explore beyond the lunch specials and don't let them convince you anything is too exotic for non-Asian taste buds!
  • Arjun
    ArjunDecember 23, 2013
    Mee Siam without the shrimp is a great vegetarian option. Very tasty and a decent level of spicyness.
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie Ah ChooMarch 12, 2016
    :D I enjoyed this place! I made a video review if you would like to see the food for yourself: https://youtu.be/pw7uPn24nFY?list=PL-Dq_PEJ5z4QMeYQyqQPpXzeIFgtXaRbI
  • Alex T.
    Alex TsuApril 21
    Roti Canai, Prawn Mee, Satay, and Nasi Lemak -- you can't go wrong with any of these gems
  • Marisa T.
    Marisa TomAugust 15, 2011
    Obviously, get a fresh young coconut to go with yo' Malaysian meal. Favorites = homemade roti, mango chicken, and spare ribs.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonAugust 13, 2015
    Start with the roti canai and then get the haianese chicken rice. Don't forget a singha!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    They do a delicious baby oyster omelet and the Nasi Lemak is one of the better versions in town. - Inspector
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinApril 3, 2014
    Good spot to satisfy that Malaysian food craving. Definitely get the roti canai and beef rendang.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiFebruary 28, 2016
    Roti canai , malaysian iced coffee , Chicken clay pot! Its cash only
  • Alice T.
    Alice T.January 15, 2015
    Roti canal is a must, as is the belacan. Looking forward to trying more dishes!
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoNovember 23, 2014
    peanut pancake dessert is only available during non- rush hours.. Finally got to try it though! 😋
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChenMarch 27, 2013
    Absolutely fabulous food! Must try the Princess Tofu and any dish with the taro nest!
  • Betty
    BettyJanuary 24, 2015
    Skip the Pad Thai. Go for the Fried Pearl Noodles instead. Also best Hainanese chicken in Chinatown!
  • Vallente R.
    Vallente RomasantaMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sambal Shrimp is so tasty. This is our place to go whenever we're in the Soho/Little Italy area.
  • Ray D.
    Ray DarnottAugust 6, 2014
    Try the Nyonya Dried Curry Squids, they are simply delicious. Get some rice with it.
  • Erlangga D.
    Erlangga DharmaNovember 22, 2015
    Enjoying their Curry Mee Yong To Fu very much! Recommended for Asian cuisine in NYC! 👍🏻👍🏻
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuOctober 21, 2014
    Malaysian food. First time ever. The taro, sweet potato, in coconut soup (desert) was beyond this world.
  • Nancy N.
    Nancy NgJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    BEST malaysian food ever!! must get the roti canai to start with and the fried noodles with beef is delish!!
  • Gilbert E.
    Gilbert ESeptember 19, 2013
    I had the Prawn Noodle for lunch and to my surprise, the noodle tasted exactly like in Malaysia.
  • Subin L.
    Subin LimAugust 21, 2014
    Never had a bad meal here. Just make sure to bring cash! Roti canai FTW
  • Evan C.
    Evan ChenAugust 11, 2014
    One of the best Roti Canai I had! Make sure you order one.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NicastroMay 7, 2012
    Good Malay-Chinese food, lunch special $6.50 with a mountain of rice. I'm a fan! (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJuly 22, 2015
    $6.95 lunch specials! and the roti canai is amazing!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Roti Canai, fresh coconut, clay pot chicken. Carry cash.
  • Yelena
    YelenaOctober 30, 2013
    Amazing lunch special - dare I say the best and cheapest in all of soho???
  • Anne Z.
    Anne ZengJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tom yum is super flavorful and addictive. Fish head casserole and hainese chicken is good too.
  • Mimi M.
    Mimi MarcusJune 11, 2012
    Great spring rolls! The naan is awesome too, if a little messy. Ask for extra napkins.
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyNovember 9, 2015
    Good Malaysian food, service is not bad - get the roti canai, hainanese chicken and curry noodles
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamJanuary 22
    Flaky roti and awesome selection of noodles. Expect a line, this place gets crowded.
  • Sonya B.
    Sonya BonczekJanuary 3, 2014
    Hot tea served before you can ask for it--so nice on a cold winter day.
  • Lynn Marie F.
    Lynn Marie FrancoNovember 26, 2013
  • Rollin L.
    Rollin LeeApril 29, 2015
    chickens are all amazing and tomyam soup with noodles is gorgeous
  • R
    ROctober 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's probably one of the only places you can get Malaysian/Singaporean type cooking here in NYC. It's decent for what you can find here in NY metro area, but sure doesn't compare to the real thing.
  • Marc U.
    Marc U.March 27, 2012
    Roti Canai and beef rendang is the best in town. Don't understand why they don't do credit cards...
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauDecember 10, 2012
    Try the Sizzling Yee Mee - Stir fried egg noodles with chicken, mushrooms and vegetables
  • Ava L.
    Ava LuJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Roti canai all the way!!! Hainanese chicken can be better... they give you a lot of rice for it too.
  • Will H.
    Will HouMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    lots of people on Friday, weekend. worth the wait though. make sure to order roti canai!
  • Yijun L.
    Yijun LiaoMarch 12, 2012
    The beef curry is tasty (don't remember the exact name, I think it was Satay Beef or sth.)
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaApril 15, 2011
    Try the Sotong With Kangkung - Malaysian style squid on a bed of steamed water spinach, with peanut sauce.
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WilliamsMarch 31, 2012
    Best. Food. Ever. Period. The roti canai is heaven, as is the beef rendang.
  • Hailey N.
    Hailey Nguyen1 week ago
    Authentic Malaysian/ Singaporean food for a very reasonable price. Cash only
  • Cassandra
    CassandraFebruary 1, 2014
    Mango chicken is always spot on and the vibe is perfect for most everything.
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Roti canai, cheap lunch specials, cash only. Only vegan dish is a curry pot
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenMay 30, 2016
    Get the coconut pudding dessert, SO good!!
  • thm
    thmAugust 6, 2014
    Obviously the roti canai is a must have. We ordered 4 for 6 people. Whoops!
  • rebecca p.
    rebecca pearsonMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be afraid to get the ffried squid tentacles. It is DELICIOUS! And great with Singha beer. The Hiainese chicken is also a must try.
  • JP
    JPMarch 17, 2013
    Make sure to get the Chicken Broth Rice with the Hainanese Chicken!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PanOctober 29, 2015
    This place is not as good as it was when it was in the location across the street. It has adjusted more for the touristy palate. Although the Roti is still decent.
  • Santi A.
    Santi AmayaSeptember 17, 2015
    Big menu with low prices. Come if you're HUNGRY. Cash only
  • Robert C.
    Robert CarberryApril 26, 2014
    Best Fried Pork Intestines but ask for extra sauce with it
  • Amy L.
    Amy LauSeptember 14, 2013
    Hainese chicken with coconut rice and strimps puffs are very tasty
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fresh coconut juice and then have them cut it open for you so you can spoon out the fruit.
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaJune 21, 2015
    Everything here is delicious. Come for lunch it's so cheap!
  • Danley H.
    Danley HuNovember 17, 2015
    The food is average, at best decent. The stir fried pearl noodle is good. However, I always feel like the staff here have bad attitude. The food also takes quite a while.
  • Nileshd D.
    Nileshd DJuly 25, 2011
    Go next door to Ferrata next door for great deserts and coffee after your meal at Nyonya
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best value and greatest tasting Malay / Indo food in Manhattan
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 24, 2013
    Lots of cheap lunch specials, and some great chicken wings.
  • Malcolm O.
    Malcolm OngAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Roti telur (egg), Hainanese chicken w/ chicken rice, and bubur cha-cha for dessert
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