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Flatiron District
Asian, Thai, Malaysian
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15 E 17th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-1944
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Superior roti canai

I crave their roti canai! Once you have it here, nothing else compares. Other dishes are delicious as well. I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Norwalk, CT
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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

small,very busy restaurant...but good food. need reservations. family owned......good food choices and options

Thank rmody26
Norwalk, CT
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I crave their roti canai! Once you have it here, nothing else compares. Other dishes are delicious as well. I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.

Thank ctredwingtravels
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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274 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this may become one of my staple restaurants in NYC. Very casual, fun atmosphere, really delicious Malaysian cuisine, incredibly flavorful curries and many other yummy dishes. Can't wait to,go back!

Thank KWS63
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It's a good place to try Malaysian cuisine. One of the few Malaysian restaurants in NYC. Green papaya salad, Okra with Shrimp paste and calamari are good! It could get busy so It's better to make a reservation for dinner. We liked everything (all Malaysian) we ordered. The place is good overall. I wish, though, that the music is not... More 

Thank teresa0401
Stamford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Went with a group of four on a weeknight without reservations, we were seated in ~10 minutes. Restaurant has a cool and funky decor and played a mix of contemporary pop and soft rock that inspired a lip sync battle between two women at a table next to ours. The adventurous food was a treat, we ordered Pad See Ew,... More 

Thank Ivan D
New York
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

They cover all the main dishes you would find in a typical Malaysian restaurant. A lot of the dishes are prepared authentically. Highly recommend the curry laksa and kew teow. The gravy for the roti canai was also worth trying. The mango sticky rice for dessert was also very tasty. We had a large party and were glad we made... More 

Thank W.H. D
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and i have visited Laut quite a few times, we have never been disappointed. The noodle dishes that we have ordered, with either squid shrimp or chicken have always been satisfying.

Thank Igor N
Pelham, New York
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194 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Went to Laut on Saturday night. Had reservations. Seated immediately. Prompt service. Had a Singha on draft. Nice and cold. My wife and I both had noodle dishes, hers with chicken mine with squid. Both were very good. I definitely would go back to investigate the rest of the menu.

Thank John B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We decided to not to go out to eat and ordered in from this restaurant off of a whim and were we blown away with how good this food was. The curry I ordered was THE best I've ever had and everything else that was ordered was so delicious that we ordered from here again the next night. We didn't... More 

Thank Joey N
Southampton, New York, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Can a Sunday lunch get any more delicious? Stopped in for meal with my son who lives nearby. This very, very friendly and unpretentious restaurant accommodated our party of three in a quiet corner round table. The place quickly filled up with happy clients of different nationalities, including Asian, adding credibility to this Malaysian/Singaporean/Thai fine dining establishment. Excellent draft beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 E 17th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-1944
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 212-206-8989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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