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Laut

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Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
Thai, Malaysian
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15 E 17th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-1944
212-206-8989
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good value for money

The restaurant was very busy for lunch , still the service was efficient and the food arrived promptly. The taste and the quality of the food ordered was very good. Not very pricy. Overall a good dining experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
im17
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Lahore, Pakistan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant was very busy for lunch , still the service was efficient and the food arrived promptly. The taste and the quality of the food ordered was very good. Not very pricy. Overall a good dining experience.

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They have a lunch menu that is a great value. The service was also friendly and efficient. The food is tasty.

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Milan, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

First time trying Malaysian food, and we were pleasantly surprised. Laut was recommended by a local shop assistant, he insisted we try the Green Curry. It was excellent! The restaurant was really busy and we had to wait 30 minutes for a table (without reservation) it's probably best to book ahead. We went next door to Lillie's for a cocktail... More 

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As a native NYCer, I always have a hard time finding a reasonably priced restaurant in Union Square without having to walk down to the East Village etc. This little restaurant, a blend of Malayasian and Thai, was a perfect find and reasonably priced. The staff is attentive, the food was excellent and the menu was comprehensive. My favorites are... More 

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Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First visit to Laut during a recent trip to NYC. Arrived near closing time so no problem getting a table. Warmly greeted and given plenty of time to look over the large menu. We had the green papaya salad (really good), Roti Jala (omg it was super good!), veggie and tofu Massaman (very much like a panang curry I get... More 

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Brooklyn
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a great casual restaurant-inexpensive, friendly, a little cramped, convenient to Union Square. After a weekend of expensive eating. we so loved the casual atmosphere and yummy food here. It was great to have the Singaporean/Malaysian specials that are sweet and salty at once. It is a fun place and a great change of pace.

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mendham, new jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Food is sensational, I mean, sensational! Mostly Malaysian, spices, flavorful, satays, curries, pork buns, drunken noodles…. this tiny, pretty place off Union Square has a Michelin star. Once you get your table, it's great. But the service is abysmal! We waited over an hour, with a confirmed reservation. The first time we went, we waited a long time, without a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We are around 10 member team and all of us got something different and everyone liked it. Price was very nominal and the delivery was fast too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The drunk man noodles and the chili crab sauce were too sweet for our party (my Thai friends tell me that in traditional Thai cooking, dishes are rarely sweet like that--it's to appeal to Western tastes).

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Malaysian food is not something that my husband&i eat often,but with my son-in-laws experience in all kinds of asian food we made some great choices.We were promptly seated and our waitress was very attentive on a busy Sat.afternoon.We ordered several different appetizers and shared those as well as entrees.Chicken&shrimp entrees were very good and my daughter is vegetarian and found... 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: Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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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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