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Rasa Sayang

Malay Restaurant
5 Macclesfield St, Chinatown, Greater London, W1D 6AY, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
Price:
££££
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.1/10

Based on 195 votes

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    Sarah K.
    "Love the sambal fish, char kuey teow and nasi lemak."(9 Tips)
    Mat L.
    "Beef Rendang is delicious, as is Roti."(3 Tips)
    Dani
    "good laksa."(6 Tips)
    Denise K.
    "The chicken rice, fried vermicilli, teh tarik and char kuey teow"(6 Tips)
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  • nasi lemak
  • seafood
  • laksa
  • Malaysian food
  • beef rendang
  • good for a quick meal
  • desserts
  • authentic
  • curry
  • spicy food
  • big portions
  • chili crabs
  • home cooking
  • roti
  • shrimp
  • teh tarik
  • eggs
  • sambal
  • char kway teow
  • dinner
  • Chdhurry

    Good food at a reasonable price! I'm no expert on Malay cuisine, but was nice and spicy (not too hot, just flavoured well) well presented plate. Very quick service, they are casual, not rude.

    Chdhurry · January 6, 2013
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  • Dani

    A pretty decent beef rendang. My Singaporean friend took me as it's her go to for comfort food. Very reasonably priced, they also have teh tarik, samba, and good laksa. I'd definitely come back

    Dani · October 21, 2015
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  • Amanda

    Upstairs and downstairs seating. Gets busy. Go the roti canai and tangy Assam fish curry = yum in your tum. Beware - the soya milk is freshly made so has a strong bean taste which some may not like.

    Amanda · August 30, 2013
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  • Marina

    This place was packed. The portions are very generous. I had the chili crab and it was MASSIVE! Very tasty and really messy. Don't order it if you're having a business meeting or are on a date ;)

    Marina · July 9, 2013
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  • Mary L.

    The laksa is beautifully presented but terribly disappointing. The soup is half decent, but it's a mystery why there are mint leaves included. They added nothing except a strange aftertaste.

    Mary L · November 11, 2014
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  • Winnie M.

    If you're craving noodles, do not order the Satay Bee Hoon ("special of the week"). It's just a plate of vermicelli noodles swimming in sweet satay sauce with hardly any seafood in it.

    Winnie Malek · May 28, 2014
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  • Shay M.

    If you're a fan of morning glory (behave!) be prepared to pay the price! My friends adored the roti here and the chicken dishes are big and filling. Food comes out as its ready.

    Shay M · September 24, 2014
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  • Adam T.

    The chicken rendang is really nice, and a decent portion. The nasi lemak though, not so much. Reminds me of Madam Kwan's with less taste and less sauce. Overall pretty good place though.

    Adam Tengku · February 20, 2013
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  • Nat T.

    Roti & laksa ok. Hokkien Mee is terrible! All noodles with barely any meat. BAD service. Owner told staff to bring us the bill in Chinese and when it came I told them to take it away. I won't be back.

    Nat Tee · January 29, 2012
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  • Metro.co.uk

    As this kitchen produces utterly delicious and great value Malaysian cuisine, it is also capable of serving up some shamefully ersatz rubbish. Metro gave it 2 out of 5 Stars. Read more

    Metro.co.uk · September 10, 2010
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  • JiaYin T.

    The cendol has tooooo much gula Melaka it overpowers everything else :( but the sago gula Melaka is great because of the balance of tasteless sago and sweet gula ^^

    JiaYin Teo · February 14
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  • Nat T.

    Had the pandan pancake for desert. It was small and I was unimpressed by the flavour. I've uploaded a photo of it. It looks different to the pic in the menu.

    Nat Tee · January 29, 2012
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  • Sarah K.

    Love the sambal fish, char kuey teow and nasi lemak. Oh and the the tarik. (: manager of the restaurant is among the friendliest I've met so far.

    Sarah Kay · December 24, 2011
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  • Jonathan C.

    Authentic Malaysian food . Service is so so but at least you get some good value. Nasi Lemak and Penang Prawn are delighted, by London's standard.

    Jonathan Choo · October 29, 2014
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  • Fu S.

    Good Rendang Rice and Nasi Lemak. Good service. Don't expect too much. It's just nice, worth to come if you miss Malaysian food. Quite authentic :)

    Fu Sheng · September 25, 2013
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  • Charmain L.

    Great for sambal Nonya food/curries, and some others like Cha Kway Teow, but Mee Pok is abysmal, and Chicken Rice nothing like it should be.

    Charmain Lee · January 1, 2011
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  • Don

    Authentic tasting char kway teow and roti. Good lunchtime fix of Malaysian. Staff aren't rude, just nonchalant. I'll be back to try other dishes.

    Don · October 21, 2011
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  • Sarah W.

    Kangkong belacan is a tad bland. Ipoh hor fun is passable. Pearls in pearl milk tea is not fresh. The Char kuay teow on the other hand, is pretty good.

    Sarah Wasli · April 1, 2012
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  • Soha L.

    The food here used to be good, but it wasn't this time. Not recommended for Malaysians who can taste the difference. The service however was efficient.

    Soha Lingam · September 20, 2015
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  • Yee Hung L.

    If you know what REAL nasi lemak tastes like, don't order it here! Nothing like the real thing at all. See pic for evidence!

    Yee Hung Lim · June 14, 2011
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  • Jess P.

    Don't need to book whenever I go, there is always a table. Great food and huge servings!

    Jess Parker · July 6, 2015
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  • D S.

    teh tarik, roti, and nasi lemak not as cheap as hawker markets in Singapore but pretty good food for London

    D Stewart · October 24, 2014
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  • Irene L.

    Missing Singaporean or Malaysian food? This is the place to satisfy your craving for home town dishes! Thumbs up!

    Irene Low · June 4, 2011
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  • Denise K.

    I really enjoy Ipoh Hor Fun at this restaurant! The chicken rice, fried vermicilli, teh tarik and char kuey teow

    Denise Khoh · November 10, 2010
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  • Mumoy S.

    Perhaps the closest to food back home. Variety choices, big portion, reasonable. Value for money!

    Mumoy Shahirah · 3 weeks ago
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  • Vul F.

    I'd avoid the nasi goreng due to the blandness taste of the rice..chicken satay and keropok was ok I guess

    Vul Fadli · March 16, 2014
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  • Great British Chefs S.

    So surprised this is getting mixed reviews we had fantastic food here which looked amazing & the place was packed.

    Great British Chefs Staff · July 27, 2011
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  • Adenosine Triphosphate

    Oh chien( fried oyster with egg) is really good. Other things not as good as C&R.

    Adenosine Triphosphate · July 21, 2015
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  • Khairul A.

    As a Malaysian Malay n love Chinese Malaysian food, try the Char Kuey Teow n Chicken Rice. Halal too

    Khairul Anuar · September 19, 2010
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  • JiaYin T.

    Hainanese chicken rice is good too the chili paste is legit with the ginger paste yass

    JiaYin Teo · February 14
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  • Mat L.

    Beef Rendang is delicious, as is Roti. Staff do need a lot of 'reminding'...

    Mat Larsen · January 4
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  • Petrina S.

    Super-fast service. The food is very acceptable even by a Singaporean's standards.

    Petrina Soh · August 20, 2015
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  • ayaka w.

    Nyonya Cuisine in London !!! How great ~ don't expect it taste like Malay style , it's Nyonya . c'mon

    ayaka wong · October 9, 2013
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  • Mehtab L.

    The food is quite good but the shrimp dish in the 'hot' section in the back if the menu was very small.

    Mehtab Labib · November 2, 2013
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  • Ashton M.

    Best place for Malay desserts in the area in my opinion. Find most of the food OK though not amazing

    Ashton McGregor · October 10, 2010
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  • Charmain L.

    It's not bad, and fairly authentic, though I have had better in other restaurants with more variety. This place is quite affordable though.

    Charmain Lee · October 11, 2010
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  • Yu-Mei

    Hits: Gado-gado and nasi lemak. Chicken rice and beef rendang are not bad too.

    Yu-Mei · April 22, 2011
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  • Noah K.

    The Malaysian curry and sambals here are the business. Nice and spicy too.

    Noah Koff · September 23, 2011
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  • Bhavan R.

    Impatient staff and poor vegetarian food. They literally just pulled the meat out of dish.

    Bhavan Ramanathan · September 26, 2013
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  • SH K.

    Great food. Better than C&R (in our opinion) in certain departments.

    SH Ko · August 1, 2010
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  • Hwasung L.

    Good quality food and good portion. Efficient service as well!

    Hwasung Lee · December 3, 2014
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  • ❤️🐝Nhag .

    Great food n reasonable priced. The ice kacang is to die for.

    ❤️🐝Nhag 👠💄 · August 17, 2014
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  • Nola L.

    nasi goreng is great! and the background music is by jay chow!

    Nola Li · November 4, 2012
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  • Rahmawati D.

    Love the Nasi Goreng Istimewa, taste like the one in malaysia.

    Rahmawati D. · October 18, 2015
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  • John L.

    Wayyyyyy too much oyster sauce in the seafood hor fun. Hokkien mee is okay.

    John L · November 27, 2011
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  • misspuffy

    Try the Asian Vegetables With Dried Shrimp - Adore!!!

    misspuffy · May 12, 2013
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  • Coileáin Ó.

    The nasi lemak here is more like chinese/baba nyonya style and not the malay style.

    Coileáin Ó Gharrain · September 24, 2013
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  • Wilkes M.

    Try the 'Curry Laksa' pretty good and filling.

    Wilkes McDermid · May 2, 2012
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  • Simon C.

    Teh Tarik is great..! Massive portions and great pricing..!!

    Simon Chen · March 11, 2011
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  • misspuffy

    Try the Malaysian Fish Curry - With beef ran dang in the background. Our new favorite place.

    misspuffy · May 12, 2013
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