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15 E 17th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-1944 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,383 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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75% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Third time we come back, choosing different plates from a varied menu , including an excellent choice of beers. Red snapper specialities, tasty and well cooked. The only real issue is the noise, being a crowded place with lots of people every night . Worth the expense, try it!

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a huge disappointment when last week we ordered our usual Malaysian food. No taste, the Singapore noodles tasted like a cheap Italian spaghetti from a local Deli! No flavor, nothing! What a shame, all the flavors of Malaysian cuisine seems to have left with the former owner. The new owner needs to smell the spices and hire a real... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were looking for a place for a late lunch date our visit to Liberty and Ellis Island. Our relatives recommended us to try Laut as they had such an enjoyable evening the night before. We called from the ferry at 1.30 pm and were able to secure a table for four. The restaurant was less busy at 2.45pm. We... More

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Rye Brook, NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were in NYC with another couple to view the Washington Square art show and wanted an early dinner. My friend looked on Open Table for a restaurant in the general area and, since we'd never had Malaysian food and the menu looked interesting, we chose Laut. It doesn't seem to be in a neighborhood that draws tourists--seemed to be... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Friends and I who were visiting NYC decided to visit Laut on a whim as we were talking about Malaysian/Singaporean food and had a sudden craving for it. I found the food to be quite good but didn't think all the dishes were great or authentic. For our table we ordered the Roti Canai and while the roti itself was... More

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New York, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great food at a great price. Had the pineapple dish. Would highly recommend this place. Must stop by this place. Great place for lunch.

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San Diego and New York City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've eaten at this cozy restaurant many times now and we even get delivery for late work nights. The food is consistently good and if you go during lunch time they have terrific specials. Lots of choices for non-meat eaters and good seafood and total veggie options too. My carnivorous friends all seemed satisfied with their choices as well and... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Many of the menu items were typical of what you would find when visiting Malaysia. The Beef Rendang was cooked to perfection...taste wise and tenderness. The spiciness level could have been cooked more to a person's desired level. I had asked for mine to be spicy. Others at the table who also had Beef Rendang did not ask for it... More

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Columbia, Maryland, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place, very authentic. We used to live in Kuala Lumpur and I could easily see this place in Malaysia. The food is great and the service is friendly. Be aware that the place is small and busy so not great for a quiet romantic dinner but a great place for a taste of Malaysia.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went at the recommendation of a Malaysian friend who was joining us. We arrived late, but were welcomed right away by our smiling, energetic waiter. The food was spiced just right for me and they helped us to find something for our picky 13 year old daughter. At the end, the waiter brought a free dessert he thought our... More

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