Malaysian Restaurants in London
. Singapore Garden
Malaysian restaurant in Swiss Cottage
83a Fairfax Rd - NW6
“Consistently excellent food with friendly service” – all “at reasonable prices” – ensures that this cramped, pan-Asian veteran, tucked away in a parade of shops near Swiss Cottage, is “always busy”. Giles Coren of The Times claims to have eaten here more than a thousand times, drawn back by the Malaysian and Singaporean specialties.
Malaysian restaurant in Chelsea
4 Sydney St - SW3
“Great but under-rated Malaysian/Singaporean food”, “executed with real style”, has earned consistently high marks for this sleek sibling of a successful Oxford venue, since it took over the Chelsea site of Brasserie Gustave (RIP) two years ago.
Thai restaurant in Southwark
62 Weston St - SE1
“Unusual Thai cooking with interesting Malay influences” has for many years drawn a steady flow of diners to a sidestreet near Guy’s Hospital, now in the shadow of the Shard. “Service is quick and helpful”, and the “small, slightly cramped” restaurant “has a lovely hideaway table for a romantic dinner”.
. C&R Café
Malaysian restaurant in Chinatown
3-4 Rupert Ct - W1
“Cheap but very tasty Malaysian food” provides a “compelling reason” to choose this well-established fixture in a Chinatown alleyway. (Its former Bayswater sibling still has ‘C&R’ in the title, but is now separately run as a Japanese izakaya.)
. Roti King
Malaysian restaurant in Euston
40 Doric Way - NW1
“Worth the queue and the terrible decor” – this “crowded” basement dive near Euston has been around in various locations for yonks, but, with the rise of street food as a genre, has become more ‘discovered’ in recent times. “Exciting roti” (“with mutton curry, is ridiculously good”) that are “cheap and authentically delicious” are the pay-off for braving its decidedly “down-to-earth” quarters.
. Sambal Shiok
Malaysian restaurant in Haringey
171 Holloway Road - N7
“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”.
Malaysian restaurant in Westminster
92 Newman Street - W1T
“The best Straits cooking I’ve found, outside of SE Asia… indeed, having recently returned from two weeks in Singapore/Malaysia, it actually beats a lot of the hawker food I had over there!”. This new operation just off Oxford Street “mostly serves laksa” (spicy noodle soup) with “up to ten different regional variations of the recipe, each one delicious”. “Some dishes are merely good, but the highs really hit the top notes!”. “Downstairs is larger”, but more “loud, noisy, and canteeny” than the space above.
. NASI Economy Rice
Malaysian restaurant in Islington
169 Holloway Road - N7
New from Sambal Shiok's Mandy Yin (and handily just next door), a takeaway aiming to do for rice what Sambal Shiok did for laksa, selling rice (or salad) dishes with flavours from Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes.
. Satay House
Malaysian restaurant in Bayswater
13 Sale Pl - W2
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