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Posted by Hilary on 12/02/2008
I love Thai and Malaysian food and haven't been able to find a good place for either in New York until now. Laut is my new favorite. I've tried many dishes at this restaurant and highly recommend any of the curries. The vegetables are so fresh and they stay crisp in the sauce. I also appreciated that the sauces tasted as if they had been made right when I ordered them. So many times I've gone to restaurants where the sauces tasted like they came straight from a jar. The food at Laut tastes home-cooked. Fresh is the way I'd best describe this restaurant. The waitstaff is very friendly as well. If you're in the mood for dessert, try the mango sticky rice and pass out!
Posted by Foodie in midtown on 11/21/2008
Finally a great place to get some malaysian food outside of chinatown. Very good Roti Canai and Satay with the real malaysian style peanut sauce! The atmosphere is a bit more modern, so it's a good spot to hang out in Union Square. The manager was very nice and made rounds greeting patrons too. Our office often gets delivery as well with the pineapple fried rice and beef rendang being popular choices.
Posted by pk lunavat on 11/20/2008
Excellent food. You choose from 20 or so sauces. Add to that your selection of meat, fish, veggies, etc and you have your main plate. The three sauces we tried were amazing. Amazingly delicate, flavorful, and old school. The thai iced tea is as it should be. The coconut rice, jasmine rice, and brown rice were all up to snuff. There is a friendly wait-staff. I was very happy and the others commented on it without being asked, as well. I highly recommend this joint. New. and really special. nice!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2008
It was the end of the week so I wanted to treat myself to something ncier for lunch. I looked up Laut and got the Nasi Gorang with Pork (malaysian fried rice) and the fresh vegetable spring roll. Everything is delicious. The vegetables are crisp and fresh in the roll and the dipping sauce is absolutely fantastic and there's actually enough to last the whole spring roll for a refreshing change. The fried rice is delicious with great bits of over caramleized rice to add a flavorful crunch. The rice is soft and tender with a nice subtle flavor to it. The pork alright, it's tasty but there isn't any sauce or spice to it so it's just well-cooked meat. Portion size is average and overall it was worth the $16 for fried rice and the spring roll. Ordered take-out so there was little interaction with the wait staff and decor.
Posted by Lea on 10/28/2008
I'm a frequent visitor to NY and I love this place! Every time I am here, I dine at Laut at least 3 or 4 times. It is advertised here as Thai, but the owner is actually Malaysian. They have both Thai and Malay dishes, and both varieties are delicious! It is a beautiful restaurant, with artful scenes displaying Malaysian countryside. The staff is friendly and service is very good. Entrees range in the $9-$12, quite reasonable for the wealth of flavours one will enjoy!
Posted by Leftonred Atanycorner on 09/07/2008
I stumbled upon this wonderful gem of a restaurant one night while looking for a very known restaurant that I thought was on 17th. What caught my eye was a BYOB sign in the window. I love finding BYOB's and ran to get a bottle of Riesling (They have since gotten their liquor license.) I wasn't in the mood for making my own decisions that night so turned to my server for her advice. I said I wanted something Malaysian, with beef and sweet. I also asked for an appetizer that would compliment my main dish and a Roti Canai was suggested. Everything was awesome, including the service. It will be a regular of mine.