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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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Jersey City
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 12 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 3 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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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank carol l
Boca Raton
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered Roti Canai, Chicken Poppers, Hakka Chilli and coconut pudding. Excellent food. Service was good. Prices range from $8 to $16 and up for certain dishes. Would certainly recommend this restaurant. Close to Union Square. Place is small and is packed. May want to make reservations as it gets busy.

Thank JPadmanabhan
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Having heard good things went there for dinner . Had booked before so got table almost immediatly . Extensive menu of which a few things but much to our horror found that almost our dishes seemed to have been prepared before and then microwayed . Would not recommend this restaurant !!

Thank Noor Z
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and even though the place was really busy, the quickly accommodated our table for six. The chicken sate is terrific, and we all enjoyed our various dishes. It's a small place but you feel comfortable and not squeezed in. This was our second visit and won't be our last. Good value, too, especially in New... More 

Thank Marla M

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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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  • 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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