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About Laut

Conveniently located at Union Square, Laut was one of the first Malaysian restaurants to receive a Michelin Star in NY. We focus on bringing the best recipes, dishes and flavors from South East Asia for you. Our goal is to preserve the flavor profiles of each dish, while maintaining the integrity of each cuisine. The only way to achieve that is to recreate them from scratch with regionally authentic spices and the freshest ingredients.

Laut, in Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language), translates to Sea. These straits or seas of these coastal cities played a crucial role in the region’s history, navigating traders and travelers from all over the world.

At Laut, we’ll navigate your palates through an adventurous journey of flavors through our cuisine. Our menu ranges from local favorites, street foods, different curries, spicy & sour broths, satays, noodles, bread (roti), and rice dishes.

15 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Malaysian, Thai, Southeast Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: Lunch-11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner- 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday: Lunch-11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 206-8989

Website:
http://www.lautnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Regionally Authentic Malaysian Streetfood from Penang to KL and other Southeast Asian Favorites!

Catering:
Please call (212) 206-8989 or email info@lautnyc.com for more information. Thank you. We cater to offsite events as well.

Public Transit:
NRQ / 456 / L Union Square Stop & BDF 14th Street Stop

Executive Chef:
Salil Mehta

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call (212) 206-8989 or email info@lautnyc.com for more information. Thank you.

Laut Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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3.8

ambience

3.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (16)
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Outstanding Value (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Quick Bite (7)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Great restaurant for after Dinner with a business colleague. Delicious food with a diverse Menu covering Asian fusion cuisine from Malaysian and Thai entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

SOOO good! really busy but really good! It was very evident when they were ready to go home because the staff disappeared and they abruptly turned the radio off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

I went with a friend on Thursday evening for dinner. The food was delicious but the restaurant was very crowded. The service was erratic; I had to wait for more water for about 10 minutes mid-meal. The waitress took a long time to bring us the credit card slips, but was quick to come back and abruptly tell us that "she needed the table." I have waited tables for year; when I served customers in a timely manner, they were able to leave faster so I could seat other customers. I will not be rushing back there even though I really liked the food. I would only recommend going when they are less busy.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Loved the whole experience. I'll be back!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Laut is great place if you are looking for some authentic Malaysian food. Mee Goreng and Bee Houn tastes just like back home. Service is attentive and fast. Ppl are friendly and care to make your experience pleasant. Give them a visit, you will not be displeased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It was a flavor extravaganza! Started with the cocktail of the day - coconut with sake. I had the national dish of Malaysia with four unique flavors the most outrageous of which was peanuts with dried anchovy. He had a Tom Yum soup that was deliciously aromatic without being too spicy. Topped it off with the Chinese Pancake (which looks like a reverse waffle or big bubble wrap) with coconut ice cream. We were in the mood for Thai, but decided Malaysian was a good choice. I'm so glad we landed here!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

food (pineapple curry) arrived cold, and shrimp were overcooked; mango was unripe in dessert

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I love the food here!!! Definitely very authentic, always tasty, and amazing service.

My personal favorites are the chili crab and the teh tarik, and I'm yet to have a dish here that I havnt liked or not wanted to order again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Fantastic restaurant, one of my go-to spots in all of NYC. Incredibly consistent each and every time I go. Best things on the menu are Roti Canai, Massaman Curry, Tom Kha with Shrimp, Pad Thai, Spicy Chili Crab, their fried rice w the egg on top-- for starters ;)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Great authentic Malaysian...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Delicious Malaysian food and a great low-key place for dinner with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

The service is really poor for the price. The wait staff is also really disorganized- even with reservations, they made a couple parties wait around (there were open tables). The food was not bad but not worth the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The food is amazing. We had a good experience herr

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Very noisy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Great flavorful Southeast Asian food in a vibrant setting.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was delicious. Not a long wait for the food, despite the fact that they were crowded.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food fragrant and tasty. Not oily!!!
Environment frenetic
once seated, service was attentive and quick.
(A little too quick!! We were nearly an hour early for our movie!)
Prices a little bit high for the size of the portions and the casual ambience.

Overall: strongly recommended

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food is a bit pricey, but the flavor makes up for it. Service is a bit slow, but I presume it was because they were understaff... Or the waiter/waitress were working double shift and by dinner time.... tired... Employer please take note. One more note, the Hainainees chicken is not Hainainees version chicken where it is cooked in ginger, garlic, spring onion broth, it is actually more of a roast chicken... Although seasoning is good but the meat is on the dry side.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Laut is one of the best values in the Union Square area! Food was very good with lots of vegetarian options, and prices were very reasonable. Atmosphere is okay -- the place is small and a bit noisy, so it was fine for our group of 8 but would probably not be as nice for, say, a date. Stay away from the coconut pudding, which is really more of a coconut jello with a texture that is very off-putting!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Everything we ordered appetizers (satay, curry puffs) to entrees (pad thai, massa municipal curry, shrimp with vegetables) were all excellent. Freshly prepared, hot to the table (a personal bugaboo) all of it was wonderful. Service was prompt and attentive. We'd go back in a heart beat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

One of the best meals in the city. Great for 2 or 20.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Laut is an excellent find. I highly suggest ordering something spicy. They can make anything spicy if wanted, which I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Pleasant service, warm decor, but my entree order was disappointing--lukewarm, soggy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Great food and variety. Service is excellent and they are all about business. Clear soup was exceptionally well seasoned and noodle and rice dishes terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and we were not rushed to leave.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Our food came out cold and so did the table next to ours. We all returned our food as the staff seemed ready to leave as it was only 1000pm on Saturday night. The roti was delicious but I see your restraunt closing soon if this continues in this city..

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2016

A good find in New York. Pleasant people make the already well prepared food even better. Good value and a little something different.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

The food was great, and we loved the decor. Service was ok. Very loud place, though. Tables are crammed together and you can hear everyone talking around you. No privacy at all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Food is very good. Service isn't great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Perfect restaurant in union square for delicious Thai cuisine. Casual, lively neighborhood joint!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Amazing food, loved the ambience and creative menu
The Roti canai is amazing

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Delicious. Made a reservation on open table and didn't have to wait for a table. Very fast service and the food was absolutely delicious. Waiters were attentive and topped up my water frequently which I really appreciated

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 27, 2016

The food is the star. A wide variety of Asian dishes each well prepared. Service is friendly but a bit off hand, like a lot of casual restaurants. The Thom Kha Gai soup was a real hit on a cold day. They are famous for their Chili crab which they make with soft shell crab in delicious spicy sauce. The place is noisy and a bit crowded, but the food is awesome and reasonably priced. It is definitely a fun place to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Chicken rice is always nice. Please bring back the fish ball dish!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Fun decor, casual and inviting ambiance. Food has various ethnic touches, with a mix of Singaporean, Malaysian, and Thai influence. Recommended for catching up w/ friends in a casual setting!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Great lunch! Business meeting over delicious food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Excellent food, Service was responsive and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Everyone was happy with their meal choice along with sharing ability. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Delicious Asian food, reasonably priced in a good location with easy access to public transportation. Service is fair to good. Staff could be more attentive.

Tags: Casual, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I wish we had a different server. Sorry to say she was a little clueless about drinks and food on the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

We had a team of 10 people for a work event . The staff was great with recommendations and very accommodating. The Food was great as well. Everyone raved about it the next day - which was impressive since they never do. Great place .

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

I found this restaurant in a google search for good places to eat in Union Square and decided to try it. SO glad I did! The ambiance is casual and fun, the menu is really diverse and very reasonable price wise, the service was quick and friendly, and the food was very tasty and fresh. I also highly recommend the lychee martinis! I will definitely go back again!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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