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Rasa Sayang

Malay Restaurant££££
Chinatown
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7.1/10
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  • Sarah K.
    "Love the sambal fish, char kuey teow and nasi lemak."(9 Tips)
    Nadia N.
    "The curry laksa was good 👍 and the teh tarik."(3 Tips)
    Mat L.
    "Beef Rendang is delicious, as is Roti."(3 Tips)
    Denise K.
    "The chicken rice, fried vermicilli, teh tarik and char kuey teow"(6 Tips)
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hani A.
    Ordered chili crab, assam fish and plain rice to share w 3 people and its more than enough! Big portion and delicious!
    Hani Azahari · 5 days ago
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mumoy S.
    Perhaps the closest to food back home. Variety choices, big portion, reasonable. Value for money!
    Mumoy Shahirah · April 14
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rahmawati D.
    Love the Nasi Goreng Istimewa, taste like the one in malaysia.
    Rahmawati D. · October 18, 2015
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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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  • 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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  • Eileen T.
    Must try the fried Bee Hoon like home cook style.
    Eileen Teo · June 4, 2011
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  • Delia L.
    Was better and cheaper than a Malaysian supper club I went to so I guess that makes it OK
    Delia Laurent · March 13, 2015
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  • Sofia F.
    Zero customer service. Minimum charge £6 per person. Rubbish!!
    Sofia Fuzi · December 20, 2012
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  • Cammy C.
    Horrible service, workers are not polite & the food is overrated...
    Cammy Chia · May 13, 2014
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  • Nadia N.
    The curry laksa was good 👍 and the teh tarik.
    Nadia Nadhira · December 28, 2013
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  • Cz L.
    dessert is good. but rude waitresses. will only be returning for the bubur cha cha
    Cz Low · January 3, 2011
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  • Yusri Echman
    Cant feel n taste d originality of Malaysian cuisines, poor service.
    Yusri Echman · February 17, 2013
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  • Hui-ern N.
    Can't get enough of the ladies fingers in sambal
    Hui-ern Ng · October 29, 2014
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  • Kewwick
    The best chicken curry with roti Channa outside of Malaysia / Singapore.
    Kewwick · August 9, 2010
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  • Jennifer K.
    Must have crispy roti canai and sautéed samba prawns!!!
    Jennifer Kim · October 20, 2011
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  • Jay T.
    Cheap London eats, the good dishes outweigh the thin ones.
    Jay Thorogood-Cooper · October 7, 2011
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  • Jay T.
    Great Malay / Singapore Curry eats for not too much money. Yum! Read more
    Jay Thorogood-Cooper · January 25, 2010
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  • Jackie L.
    Curry Laksa = A bit too spicy. Teh Tarik minus the tarik =(
    Jackie Leong · August 3, 2011
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  • Stephen L.
    Got food poisoning from here, avoid the Har Mee
    Stephen Lok · November 17, 2012
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  • Madir M.
    Dumpling soup and noodle dishes are great.
    Madir Mustaffa · May 1, 2012
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  • Phil N.
    Garbage food straight from defrost mode in a microwave. So mediocre...
    Phil Nom · April 16
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  • Kristelle
    The roti is a must!
    Kristelle · June 1, 2012
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  • Chris R.
    Your taste buds will thank you
    Chris Richards · April 11, 2014
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  • Nick S.
    Laska is very good. Spicy!!
    Nick Shanker · August 16, 2014
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  • Sam L.
    Try the Hainanese Chicken Rice
    Sam Lee · March 13, 2013
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  • Pinot
    Great place for fried noodle!
    Pinot · January 7, 2014
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  • fuzz k.
    Amazing...best place in china town...
    fuzz king · December 2, 2010
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  • JiaYin T.
    NASI LEMAK IS GOOD
    JiaYin Teo · February 14
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  • David T.
    Apparently tap water isn't available. Hmm...
    David Thair · January 1, 2013
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  • Mehtab L.
    Pearl tea is great!
    Mehtab Labib · November 2, 2013
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  • Roza I.
    Kick-ass black coffee...
    Roza Idrisova · September 6, 2012
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  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    This feels like home
    Asraf Hanafi Spears · May 25, 2015
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  • JJ
    Try the hokkian mee
    JJ · July 10, 2011
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  • Aimi hafizah
    Good char kuey teow.
    Aimi hafizah · July 23, 2012
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  • Kam
    Quick and tasty!
    Kam · November 5, 2015
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  • Ni K.
    Very nice food
    Ni Ko · January 11, 2014
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  • Craig F.
    great food
    Craig F · February 20, 2013
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  • Khanza I.
    Oleholeh kak gio! 
    Khanza Isdiharana · July 5, 2012
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