Malaysian restaurant in London

There are not many restaurants in London specialising completely in Malaysian cuisine so we were pleased when we found Laksamania in Fitzrovia. Chef Danny Tan hails from Malaysia where Laksa is a local favourite. Danny grew up in a family of well known Hainanese chefs so we knew we were in good hands. In case you do not know, Laksa is a famous Malaysian spicy soup noodle dish. These can either be a rich, curry and coconut milk base or a sour “assam” base.

This lovely Malaysian restaurant in London is spread over two floors with a modern and light décor. The staff were lovely from the outset and happy to answer any queries we had on the menu.

The Food

We kicked off with some Malaysian Satay Chicken (4 skewers £7.95) served with spicy peanut sauce. The chicken was tender and the accompanying sauce went down a treat without being too spicy. We were also lucky enough to sample an off menu item – Malaysian Fried Chicken which tasted both sweet and sour and was rather moreish!

We moved on to the Chicken Curry Laksa (£12.95): Nyonya chicken curry in a rich Ipoh laksa broth served with a combination of yellow and vermicelli. This was also served with potatoes and tofu so was a very filling dish. We loved the mixture of noodles and the broth was so rich and tasty. The Soft Shell Crab Laksa (£16.95) was a similarly impressive dish with large crispy deep fried soft shall crab.

It was also great to see that Laksamania has a dedicated vegan menu with over 5 dishes to choose from.


Laksamania is an impressive Malaysian restaurant in London serving fantastic laksa and accompanying dishes. The prices were reasonable for the portion size and quality and we look forward to returning.

East London Girl: Laksamania

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