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New from Sambal Shiok's owner Mandy Yin (and handily just next door), doing for rice what she's already done for laksa. Rice dishes with flavours from Malaysian, Chinese and Indian dishes are available to takeaway.

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£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastic laksa – available in vegetarian versions” – is a crowd-pleaser at Mandy Lim’s hawker-style Malaysian spot on the Holloway Road. Her authentic version is in the ‘campur’ style found in Malacca – combining Kuala Lumpur’s curry laksa with Penang’s fiery assam. If you don’t like noodles, rice bowls are also on offer.

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£45
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food is simply wonderful, from fiery laksas to cool and piquant gado-gado” at this “buzzy, crowded, hawker-style stall” on the Holloway Road, presided over by Kuala Lumpur-born Mandy Lin and her team. “One of London’s increasing number of properly good Malaysian restaurants.”

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£41
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spiced, zingy laksa to die for!” – Kuala Lumpur-born Mandy Lin’s “bustling” Malaysian street food bar on Holloway Road bar provides “an object lesson in how to keep people happy by doing one thing and doing it well”. “Authentic, delicious laksa arrives with different levels of spiciness”, hitting the spot “when you need a laksa fix”. Sambal to Go has replaced the short-lived Nasi Economy Rice next door, leaving the main restaurant focused on a slightly less high-turnover eating experience, with greater ‘table time’ and more extensive menus, including rice bowls and noodle salads.

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£38
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastic new arrival in N7” – Mandy Yin’s “always crowded, really buzzy” laksa bar (her progression from street-food markets) has ridden a wave of good reviews; fans say, “if you like laksa, chilli and spice, you won’t find anywhere better for this type of money”. That’s the majority view anyway, although there is a minority who feel “it’s not worth the time queueing”, citing “hype” and clumsy cooking (“either they changed chef, or they’re too busy”). There’s also some disagreement over the booking slots policy: supporters say “the 90 minute time allocated for the meal is plenty because the service is so fast”, but others feel “very rushed given the fixed arrival and departure points”.

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171 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX

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Sambal Shiok Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sambal Shiok Restaurant in N7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sambal Shiok restaurant.
Neil H
Small simple Malaysian restaurant serving t...
Reviewed 3 months, 28 days ago

"Small simple Malaysian restaurant serving tasty food and good service "

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Charlotte L
Oh my word, great laksa - the 'hot' will bl...
Reviewed 9 months, 7 days ago

"Oh my word, great laksa - the 'hot' will blow your socks off. Friendly service. it's a bit cramped, but it's only a cafe really, so don't expect too much"

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Prices

Starter Main Pudding
£4.00 £18.80 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
171 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday5 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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