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Rasa Sayang

Malay Restaurant££££
Chinatown
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  • Sarah K.
    "Love the sambal fish, char kuey teow and nasi lemak."(11 Tips)
    Mat (Badger) L.
    "Beef Rendang is delicious, as is Roti."(4 Tips)
    Dani
    "good laksa."(5 Tips)
    Nola L.
    "nasi goreng is great!"(4 Tips)
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  • Marina
    MarinaJuly 9, 2013
    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 ;)
  • Dani
    DaniOctober 21, 2015
    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
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Shay M.
    Shay MSeptember 24, 2014
    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.
  • Winnie M.
    Winnie MalekMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KayDecember 24, 2011
    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.
  • JiaYin T.
    JiaYin TeoFebruary 14, 2016
    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 ^^
  • Hani A.
    Hani AzahariMay 19, 2016
    Ordered chili crab, assam fish and plain rice to share w 3 people and its more than enough! Big portion and delicious!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezJune 21, 2016
    Solid Malaysian Chinese. Get mama's chicken wings and the beef rendang.
  • Fu S.
    Fu ShengSeptember 25, 2013
    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 :)
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't need to book whenever I go, there is always a table. Great food and huge servings!
  • Adam T.
    Adam TengkuFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Metro.co.uk
    Metro.co.ukSeptember 10, 2010
    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
  • Nat T.
    Nat TeeJanuary 29, 2012
    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.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LNovember 11, 2014
    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.
  • D S.
    D StewartOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    teh tarik, roti, and nasi lemak not as cheap as hawker markets in Singapore but pretty good food for London
  • Don
    DonOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • JiaYin T.
    JiaYin TeoFebruary 14, 2016
    Hainanese chicken rice is good too the chili paste is legit with the ginger paste yass
  • Adenosine Triphosphate
    Oh chien( fried oyster with egg) is really good. Other things not as good as C&R.
  • Mat (Badger) L.
    Mat (Badger) LarsenJanuary 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Beef Rendang is delicious, as is Roti. Staff do need a lot of 'reminding'...
  • Great British Chefs S.
    So surprised this is getting mixed reviews we had fantastic food here which looked amazing & the place was packed.
  • Irene L.
    Irene LowJune 4, 2011
    Missing Singaporean or Malaysian food? This is the place to satisfy your craving for home town dishes! Thumbs up!
  • Charmain L.
    Charmain LeeJanuary 1, 2011
    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.
  • ❤️🐝Nhag .
    Great food n reasonable priced. The ice kacang is to die for.
  • misspuffy
    misspuffyMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Malaysian Fish Curry - With beef ran dang in the background. Our new favorite place.
  • Noah K.
    Noah KoffSeptember 23, 2011
    The Malaysian curry and sambals here are the business. Nice and spicy too.
  • Nola L.
    Nola LiNovember 4, 2012
    nasi goreng is great! and the background music is by jay chow!
  • misspuffy
    misspuffyMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Asian Vegetables With Dried Shrimp - Adore!!!
  • Denise K.
    Denise KhohNovember 10, 2010
    I really enjoy Ipoh Hor Fun at this restaurant! The chicken rice, fried vermicilli, teh tarik and char kuey teow
  • Khairul A.
    Khairul AnuarSeptember 19, 2010
    As a Malaysian Malay n love Chinese Malaysian food, try the Char Kuey Teow n Chicken Rice. Halal too
  • Hwasung L.
    Hwasung LeeDecember 3, 2014
    Good quality food and good portion. Efficient service as well!
  • Rahmawati D.
    Rahmawati D.October 18, 2015
    Love the Nasi Goreng Istimewa, taste like the one in malaysia.
  • ayaka w.
    ayaka wongOctober 9, 2013
    Nyonya Cuisine in London !!! How great ~ don't expect it taste like Malay style , it's Nyonya . c'mon
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgOctober 29, 2014
    Can't get enough of the ladies fingers in sambal
  • Petrina S.
    Petrina SohAugust 20, 2015
    Super-fast service. The food is very acceptable even by a Singaporean's standards.
  • Yu-Mei
    Yu-MeiApril 22, 2011
    Hits: Gado-gado and nasi lemak. Chicken rice and beef rendang are not bad too.
  • Yvonne Y.
    Yvonne YongDecember 16, 2016
    Their food is in no way Malaysian. Terrible crap we won't put into our mouth! Who on earth soaks the chicken in a plate filled with soy sauce! Disgusting food.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WasliApril 1, 2012
    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.
  • Nadia N.
    Nadia NadhiraDecember 28, 2013
    The curry laksa was good 👍 and the teh tarik.
  • Ashton M.
    Ashton McGregorOctober 10, 2010
    Best place for Malay desserts in the area in my opinion. Find most of the food OK though not amazing
  • S Y.
    S YusopOctober 23, 2016
    Definitely recommended if you're looking for Malay food. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KimOctober 20, 2011
    Must have crispy roti canai and sautéed samba prawns!!!
  • SH K.
    SH KoAugust 1, 2010
    Great food. Better than C&R (in our opinion) in certain departments.
  • Nat T.
    Nat TeeJanuary 29, 2012
    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.
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChenMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Teh Tarik is great..! Massive portions and great pricing..!!
  • Chdhurry
    ChdhurryJanuary 6, 2013
    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.
  • Soha L.
    Soha LingamSeptember 20, 2015
    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.
  • Madir M.
    Madir MustaffaMay 1, 2012
    Dumpling soup and noodle dishes are great.
  • Yee Hung L.
    Yee Hung LimJune 14, 2011
    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!
  • Mehtab L.
    Mehtab LabibNovember 2, 2013
    The food is quite good but the shrimp dish in the 'hot' section in the back if the menu was very small.
  • Coileáin Ó.
    Coileáin Ó GharrainSeptember 24, 2013
    The nasi lemak here is more like chinese/baba nyonya style and not the malay style.
  • John L.
    John LNovember 27, 2011
    Wayyyyyy too much oyster sauce in the seafood hor fun. Hokkien mee is okay.
  • Bashir R.
    Bashir Rafiuddin2 weeks ago
    Nasi Lemak and Nasi Goreng were good
  • Ali H.
    Ali HanafiahOctober 19, 2016
    One of the best Malaysian food restaurant in London. Love Nasi Lemak, chicken wings and Kuey Tiew. Very good place and big portion foods
  • Vul F.
    Vul FadliMarch 16, 2014
    I'd avoid the nasi goreng due to the blandness taste of the rice..chicken satay and keropok was ok I guess
  • Pinot
    PinotJanuary 7, 2014
    Great place for fried noodle!
  • Kewwick
    KewwickAugust 9, 2010
    The best chicken curry with roti Channa outside of Malaysia / Singapore.
  • Eileen T.
    Eileen TeoJune 4, 2011
    Must try the fried Bee Hoon like home cook style.
  • Kristelle
    KristelleJune 1, 2012
    The roti is a must!
  • Delia L.
    Delia LaurentMarch 13, 2015
    Was better and cheaper than a Malaysian supper club I went to so I guess that makes it OK
  • Nick S.
    Nick ShankerAugust 16, 2014
    Laska is very good. Spicy!!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsApril 11, 2014
    Your taste buds will thank you
  • Jay T.
    Jay Thorogood-CooperOctober 7, 2011
    Cheap London eats, the good dishes outweigh the thin ones.
  • Bhavan R.
    Bhavan RamanathanSeptember 26, 2013
    Impatient staff and poor vegetarian food. They literally just pulled the meat out of dish.
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LeongAugust 3, 2011
    Curry Laksa = A bit too spicy. Teh Tarik minus the tarik =(
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeeMarch 13, 2013
    Try the Hainanese Chicken Rice
  • Mehtab L.
    Mehtab LabibNovember 2, 2013
    Pearl tea is great!
  • JiaYin T.
    JiaYin TeoFebruary 14, 2016
    NASI LEMAK IS GOOD
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    This feels like home
  • fuzz k.
    fuzz kingDecember 2, 2010
    Amazing...best place in china town...
  • Kam
    KamNovember 5, 2015
    Quick and tasty!
  • Charmain L.
    Charmain LeeOctober 11, 2010
    It's not bad, and fairly authentic, though I have had better in other restaurants with more variety. This place is quite affordable though.
  • Yusri Echman
    Yusri EchmanFebruary 17, 2013
    Cant feel n taste d originality of Malaysian cuisines, poor service.
  • Ni K.
    Ni KoJanuary 11, 2014
    Very nice food
  • Jay T.
    Jay Thorogood-CooperJanuary 25, 2010
    Great Malay / Singapore Curry eats for not too much money. Yum! Read more
  • Aimi hafizah
    Aimi hafizahJuly 23, 2012
    Good char kuey teow.
  • Roza I.
    Roza IdrisovaSeptember 6, 2012
    Kick-ass black coffee...
  • Liz K.
    Liz KimNovember 28, 2016
    Authentic!
  • Cz L.
    Cz LowJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    dessert is good. but rude waitresses. will only be returning for the bubur cha cha
  • Craig F.
    Craig FFebruary 20, 2013
    great food
  • JJ
    JJJuly 10, 2011
    Try the hokkian mee
  • Sofia F.
    Sofia FuziDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Zero customer service. Minimum charge £6 per person. Rubbish!!
  • David T.
    David ThairJanuary 1, 2013
    Apparently tap water isn't available. Hmm...
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomApril 16, 2016
    Garbage food straight from defrost mode in a microwave. So mediocre...
  • Cammy C.
    Cammy ChiaMay 13, 2014
    Horrible service, workers are not polite & the food is overrated...
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LokNovember 17, 2012
    Got food poisoning from here, avoid the Har Mee
  • Khanza I.
    Khanza IsdiharanaJuly 5, 2012
    Oleholeh kak gio! 
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