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Laut

4.2
4.2
263 Reviews
$30 and under
Malaysian
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.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 206-8989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salil Mehta

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

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

What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JG

    JohnG

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant for after Dinner with a business colleague. Delicious food with a diverse Menu covering Asian fusion cuisine from Malaysian and Thai entrees.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  3. CC

    CCRPS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2017

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    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.
  4. ME

    MikeE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole experience. I'll be back!!
  5. KS

    KalS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  6. HN

    HealthNut

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    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!
  7. CS

    CSRNYC

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    food (pineapple curry) arrived cold, and shrimp were overcooked; mango was unripe in dessert
  8. S

    Shef

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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 ;)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great authentic Malaysian...
  11. SF

    SarahF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious Malaysian food and a great low-key place for dinner with friends.
  12. J

    Jjjjjkk

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food is amazing. We had a good experience herr
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Very noisy
  15. AT

    AdrienneT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great flavorful Southeast Asian food in a vibrant setting.
  16. N

    Nicky

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. Not a long wait for the food, despite the fact that they were crowded.
  17. L

    Lovely

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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
  18. SS

    SoniaS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    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.
  19. DF

    DonnaF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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!
  20. t

    timeflies1

    New York Area

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  21. w

    weinn503

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best meals in the city. Great for 2 or 20.
  22. AA

    AllergiesAreAnnoying

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Laut is an excellent find. I highly suggest ordering something spicy. They can make anything spicy if wanted, which I highly recommend.
  23. t

    timoves

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Pleasant service, warm decor, but my entree order was disappointing--lukewarm, soggy.
  24. MA

    MASH

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    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.
  25. J

    Jaizone

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    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..
  26. MP

    MontyP

    Pittsburgh

    156 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    A good find in New York. Pleasant people make the already well prepared food even better. Good value and a little something different.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2016

    overall4food5service1ambience1
    Food is very good. Service isn't great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Perfect restaurant in union square for delicious Thai cuisine. Casual, lively neighborhood joint!
  30. k

    kavithac

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, loved the ambience and creative menu The Roti canai is amazing
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  32. g

    guyhouston

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Chicken rice is always nice. Please bring back the fish ball dish!
  34. HO

    HayatoO

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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!
  35. AH

    AnnieH

    San Antonio

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great lunch! Business meeting over delicious food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Service was responsive and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Everyone was happy with their meal choice along with sharing ability. Highly recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  38. n

    nycric

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2016

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I wish we had a different server. Sorry to say she was a little clueless about drinks and food on the menu.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    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 .
  40. r

    robins

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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!

FAQs

Laut does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Laut also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 206-8989.

Laut is rated 4.2 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Malaysian, Thai, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salil Mehta

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 206-8989

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

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

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