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Laut

#3,281 of 11,913 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Most recent review
Singaporean delight

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
JennyHB
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Brooklyn
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Brooklyn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were looking for a quick dinner to have between checking out the Union Square Christmas Market and going on a Christmas Light tour. We found Laut through Trip Advisor and OpenTable. The reviews indicated mixed service. Sometime good. Sometimes not. We found the service to be very attentive. Almost deferential. We were pretty unimaginative and ordered the Pad Thai.... More 

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Jackson Heights, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Sweet noodles when I asked for spicy! The waitress did not return, the service was mediocre and the food was less than average. They have B rating and there are so many better places in the area. If you do come here don't order the Thai food stick to the Malaysian.

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Dallas, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The $10 lunch menu has great variety and sizable portions. I had the pork with noodles and kale and I would order that again. My husband and brother enjoyed their lunches, too, but they ate them so fast that I forgot what they ate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great little place for Thai and Malaysian in the heart of NY. Like all of NY, it's busy and noisy on the weekend. Nice enough place and the staff was good. We had the Laut special noodle and the Mamasan chicken. Both were good... we will go back. Bye

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Scarsdale, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very nice Malaysian food, closed to authentic. I ordered the fried rice noodle for lunch, will recommend that. Decoration should be refurbished.

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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

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

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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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