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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Flatiron District
Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean
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15 E 17th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-1944
+1 212-206-8989
08:00 - 21:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great tasting food, great ambiance . A little expensive. The place closes between Lunch and Dinner time. Mee goreng - stir fried noodle and satay were quite good The Nasi lemak and hainan chicken rice were ok

Thank Shah6001
New York City, New York
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1,270 reviews
881 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is fun and exotic. It feels like a colorful alley in Malaysia. Fun murals and colorful decor. Service was good, friendly and quick. I had Nasi Lemak the national dish of Malaysia. It was spicy, gave me a tear or two, but very delicious! We also had a roti with sauce, also very delicious! This is a fun... More 

Thank James S
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came for dinner after looking around online in the neighborhood for recommended thai places. This place has a lot of good reviews from other guides, but I think it is overrated. It was not especially cheap, the food was just OK and the place itself is just ordinary. It was just OK. My chicken chili with rice was not very... More 

Thank Fredrik G
Jersey City
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively and crowded. Excellent moderately spicy southeast Asian food. Good service and great value. I will visit regularly.

Thank Mazza102
Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends took me here while they were visiting NYC and I was surprised by how lovely the place is; not only is the interior decorating beautiful, but the atmosphere is very welcoming and of course the food is delicious. We went during the lunch rush and it was quite packed, so I suggest making reservations beforehand to secure a... More 

Thank The_Dutch_Nomad
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Touring the city and looking for something different. Stumbled upon this hidden gem. It was busy but was quick. They knew how to work the crowd. I was sat at the bar,no lack of service. I was served in a timely manner. Roti and curry was flavorful. Soup was good.

Thank Marielawall3
Brooklyn, New York
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there since it first open. A couple years back they change owners, Food is still the same but the menu is the daily recommendation.All lunch items comes with small bowl of salty soup, and lettuce salad. They raised the price from $10.00 lunch special. Example if you order the basic, chicken rice, you don't charge extra for the chicken... More 

Thank JT88888888
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went to Laut for lunch on a cold winter afternoon and were not disappointed. We had made reservations from before so that meant there was not waiting :). We ordered the freshly squeezed sugarcane juice which was delicious. They have an extensive food menu but limited for vegetarians who do not like fish sauce in their food. The server... More 

Thank Hetsnz
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196 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were craving to try a Malaysian restaurant during our holidays in NYC after a longtime of not having a chance to do so. We selected Laut based on good reviews and the fact that they accepted reservations. Laut offers a combination of Thai and Malay dishes. We stuck to Malay dishes. I must say all dishes were well cooked.... More 

Thank Jose Luis G
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great, creative cuisine. Small place with great staff. Don't order anything fancy from the bar but otherwise, wonderful.

Thank carol l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-206-8989

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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?

Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of 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 neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of 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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