5 Restaurants to Get Laksa in Kuala Lumpur
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Top 5 Restaurants to Get Laksa in Kuala Lumpur

Laksa is one of the best Malaysian dishes that came from Chinese cuisine. It’s a spicy noodle soup that’s filled with different textures and amazing flavours, courtesy of its use of a variety of ingredients.

Here in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find countless restaurants that offer this hearty dish, but which ones are worth visiting? To save you from the gruelling task of visiting each restaurant you find in Kuala Lumpur, we’ve treated our taste buds to a laksa marathon across the capital.

Check out our top choices below!

How We Picked

To end up with the ultimate list of the best restaurants to get laksa in Kuala Lumpur, we judged each item based on the following criteria:

Laksa: Of course, we had to judge each restaurant based on how great their laksa tasted.
Affordability: We also took their price range into consideration to give you an idea of how much you’ll be spending on their dishes.
Accessibility: We wanted to see how accessible the establishment was based on its location and if they have a website that will help customers know more about them.
Premises: We wanted to include establishments that provided a nice environment for dining based on their interior decor and overall cleanliness.
Customer service: Lastly, we observed how their staff members treated us and other customers throughout our stay on their premises.

1. D’Laksa

D’Laksa's Homepage
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PRODUCTSCurry laksa, steamboat
WEBSITEhttps://www.dlaksa.com
ADDRESSMy Town Shopping Centre, B1-052 Basement 1 No.6 Jalan Cochrane Seksyen 90, Cheras, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 12-514 4363
OPERATING HOURSOpens every day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
CriteriaRatings
Laksa★★★★☆ (4/5)
Taste★★★★★ (5/5)
Serving size★★★★★ (5/5)
Affordability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Online presence★★★★★ (5/5)
Premises★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Interior decor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Cleanliness★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)

One of our go-to spots, whenever we’re craving this spicy noodle soup, is D’Laksa. This establishment has multiple outlets across the country, but the one we frequently visit is their Mytown Mall branch because it’s accessible.

We absolutely love going back to their kiosk in this mall because of their reliable laksa, which has proven the test of time. Their version of the soup features a perfect balance between sweet and spicy, and they also offer it in different variations.

If you want our advice, get the one with fish balls! This is because they do a great job of soaking in the flavour of the delicious broth, which makes them explode with spice and sweetness upon every bite.

As for its price point, it’s not the cheapest version out there, but it won’t put a dent in your wallet either. This is because they had to adjust their prices because they’re located inside the mall.

Ambience-wise, you can’t really expect much from it since it’s located inside a food court. Fortunately, the mall itself features a classy design so the atmosphere isn’t too bad.

Our only gripe with this specific branch is that it follows mall hours, meaning it closes relatively early, or at least for our taste. Usually, we love having this as a midnight snack, but the limited operating hours hinder us from getting our fix.

Pros

  • Wide variety of laksa variations
  • Delicious broth
  • Highly-accessible location

Cons

  • Follows mall hours
  • Subpar premises

Customer Reviews

Dine in  |  Dinner  |  RM 20–40

“One of my fav asam laksa. I think the staff already recognise me because they definitely know I don’t want Vege in my laksa before I asked them. The gravy is quite spicy but can request add-on prawn paste without extra charge. The fruit rojak is the best!” —Nor Atikah, Google Reviews

Say yes to the prawn paste

“If you want a satisfying bowl of laksa then this is the place to go. Just make sure you say ‘Yes’ to the prawn paste. It really adds more depth in flavour and satisfaction.” —Said Azlan, Google Reviews

2. Assam Laksa Petaling Street

Assam Laksa Petaling Street's Homepage
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PRODUCTSAssam laksa
WEBSITEhttps://www.facebook.com/p/茨厂街咖理亚三叻沙-100069388544291/
ADDRESS63, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 12-311 5987
OPERATING HOURSOpens every day except for Tuesdays from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CriteriaRatings
Laksa★★★★★ (5/5)
Taste★★★★★ (5/5)
Serving size★★★★★ (5/5)
Affordability★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Online presence★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Premises★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Interior decor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Cleanliness★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)

We can’t create a list of the best laksa in Kuala Lumpur without including one of the first to ever do it. Aptly named Assam Laksa Petaling Street, this iconic spot in the famous street should be a must-visit for every foodie out there.

We’ve been here a couple of times and the thing that we love the most about it is how they’re not afraid to give large portions. Trust us, this is one of those places where you can be confident that the money you’re paying will be worth every penny.

Our favourite among all their variations of this dish is the mackerel, and we’ve never been disappointed with how big their fish is. One order is enough to get a hearty meal that could get us through the day.

We also love how the broth here isn’t too isn’t overpowering with spicy and fishy flavours. It’s the right mix between the two, and it’s something that’s hard to pull off.

As for its downsides, we only have two real problems with this establishment and one of them isn’t even their fault. We don’t like how there’s always a crowd waiting to be fed in this small-time eatery, but we can’t blame them as they’re the best at what they do.

The second thing that we wished it could improve upon is its premises. Yes, it’s indeed an authentic way of eating this dish, as you’re placed in a humble eatery, but we think that it could improve on its comfort and design.

Pros

  • Large servings
  • Perfectly-balanced broth
  • Cheap price

Cons

  • Almost always crowded
  • Limited operating hours (closed on Tuesdays)

Customer Reviews

Dine in  |  Breakfast  |  RM 1–20

“I went here twice. Tried both Assam Laksa and Curry Laksa. Both dishes were delicious.

Assam Laksa was very rich, sweet and sour and tomatoey. Big chunks of fish, some sprouts and veggies, and fresh herbs. Could be a bit more spicy.

Curry Laksa was very creamy and had a nice level of spiciness. The fried tofu was the perfect accompaniment – like sponge-soaking broth. Fish cakes and BBQ pork were also good.”—Michał Sidorowicz, Google Reviews

RM 1–20

“If you can overlook the dining environment, this place serves the best assam laksa I’ve had. The broth is tangy, spicy, and flavourful with a generous serving of fish chunks. The curry noodle is fragrant and their toppings include delicious pig skin, beancurd puff, and slices of char siew. A small bowl is enough for one, but if you’re a big eater you can top up RM1 for the big portion.”—Henry Christian, Google Reviews

3. Ah Cheng Laksa

Ah Cheng Laksa's Homepage
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PRODUCTSLaksa, nasi lemak, pisang goreng, ais kacang, curry laksa
WEBSITEhttps://ahchenglaksa.com.my
ADDRESSLG-16, Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 13-957 2576
OPERATING HOURSOpens every day from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
CriteriaRatings
Laksa★★★★★ (5/5)
Taste★★★★★ (5/5)
Serving size★★★★★ (5/5)
Affordability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Online presence★★★★★ (5/5)
Premises★★★★☆ (4/5)
Interior decor★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cleanliness★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

Whenever you find yourself in NU Sentral Shopping Mall, we recommend stopping by Ah Cheng Laksa. It’s one of the oldest laksa chains in the country, making it one of the most legitimate spots to get this iconic dish.

You can easily find this chain across Malaysia, but we love its NU Sentral Shopping Mall branch because of its modern premises. It’s a great spot to dine in if you’re looking for authentic laksa but at the same time, want to experience comfortable dining.

Premises-aside, however, we’ll still recommend this place just because of its delicious laksa. Their recipe has stood the test of time and we can definitely see why because it features a strong flavour that not many can capture.

The price point is a bit high to our liking, but with the quality that we’re getting, we can’t really complain much. However, we see this being a problem for other customers who just want to get a nice warm bowl of laksa without spending too much.

We also think that they could improve on their customer service, as we ended up waiting a bit too long for our orders. Nonetheless, the food still arrived before we could grow impatient.

Overall, Ah Cheng Laksa is a great modern spot that serves laksa the traditional way. If it’s your first time trying the dish, we recommend going here, as it’s sort of a great entry-level version that could lead to your love for laksa.

Pros

  • Modern premises
  • Tried and tested recipe

Cons

  • Slightly slow customer service
  • Slightly above average prices because of location

Customer Reviews

“One of my fav for laksa a few years already (probably top 3 in KL at this price range) happy to see that have a branch 8 minutes walk from my room! Best $5 lunch when you want laksa – asam laksa with fish and a glass of cold lightly sweet soy milk 🙂

Fresh hot food

Friendly staff, fresh hot food, fast service, consistent quality/taste. Keep it up!

Would be 5* if regular size ( there’s no large size, not sure if can order extra noodles) had 15% more noodles.” —Curt P, Google Reviews

The portion size is sufficient for one person

“Affordable meal set provided for all day and also other sets like breakfast (10 am-12 pm) & teatime(3 pm-6 pm) meal set. All are at affordable prices and with well-matched beverages.

Their Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang is good for me, each ingredient in it is satisfying. The portion size is sufficient for one person.

Most of the food tastes spicy and most of the time spicy food wouldn’t go wrong. So next time I would like to try non-spicy food such as herbal chicken soup with rice.” —Joyce Ng, Google Reviews

4. Sepiring

Sepiring's Homepage
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PRODUCTSLaksa, chicken rice, curry chicken, nasi pandan, spicy smoked beef pasta
WEBSITEhttps://sepiring.com.my
ADDRESSF-046, First Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 3-2201 2978
OPERATING HOURSOpens every day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
CriteriaRatings
Laksa★★★★★ (5/5)
Taste★★★★★ (5/5)
Serving size★★★★★ (5/5)
Affordability★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Online presence★★★★★ (5/5)
Premises★★★★★ (5/5)
Interior decor★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer service★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Another famous chain that serves the best laksa in town is Sepiring. What we especially love about this particular establishment is that aside from laksa, they nail down other local dishes to a tee!

But first, we wanted to highlight their laksa because it is worth talking about. For starters, they offer it in different variations such as Penang assam laksa and Nyonya laksa.

Our favourite version, however, is the Penang assam laksa, as we prefer thicker noodles because they’re great vessels for flavour. However, you can’t really go wrong with any other version, as each one tastes great.

We also love how they don’t shy away from being generous when it comes to serving size. For example, the prawns that are included in the Nyonya laksa are huge, which by the way, pair perfectly with the soft noodles.

As for the other dishes on their menu, they’re of high quality as well! We tried their Hainanese chicken with rice, and we weren’t disappointed at all.

If we were to nitpick something we didn’t like about this place, however, it would be the customer service. We asked the waiter about the menu and it seemed like they weren’t familiar with their own offerings.

Nonetheless, we still enjoyed our time here in Sepiring, and we think you will too. They feature a modern design while offering amazing laksa in the process, so you can never really go wrong with eating here.

Pros

  • Wide variety of local dishes
  • Generous servings
  • Modern aesthetic

Cons

  • Subpar customer service

Customer Reviews

Dine in  |  Lunch  |  RM 20–40

“Spacious seating area, clean cafe, professional crew and foods taste really good! everything was good and definitely would come back!” —Miss Rose, Google Reviews

Delicious nasi kunyit

“Still one the only place that serves delicious Nasi kunyit, or pulut kuning to be exact with tasty curry chicken. The taste is always consistent every time I visit any branch. Their pasembur was tasty too. Not all food is delicious, so you have to choose wisely which one you like to eat. For me, the pulut kuning can’t go wrong. Their Nasi ulam is actually nice too with their ayam perchik, can give that a try” —Azim Hulaimi, Google Reviews

5. Dayang Sarawak Corner

Dayang Sarawak Corner's Homepage
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PRODUCTSLaksa, kolok mee, nasi kukus ayam dara
WEBSITEhttps://www.facebook.com/dayangsarawakcorner/
ADDRESSPark N' Ride Sungai Besi, Jalan Suasa, Pekan Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CONTACT DETAILS+60 17-329 2005
OPERATING HOURSTues-Sat: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sun: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
CriteriaRatings
Laksa★★★★★ (5/5)
Taste★★★★★ (5/5)
Serving size★★★★★ (5/5)
Affordability★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Online presence★★★★☆ (4/5)
Premises★★★★☆ (4/5)
Interior decor★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Cleanliness★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)

If you’re looking for affordable laksa, the best place we can recommend to you is Dayang Sarawak Corner. We’ve been here a bunch of times, and our absolute favourite thing about it is its cheap yet high-quality offerings.

This restaurant brings the style of Sarawak to Kuala Lumpur through its laksa offerings. One of the ways you can notice how different their style is compared to others is by taking a look at its ingredients.

Dayang Sarawak Corner
Photo from: Dayang Sarawak Corner’s Facebook page

With Sarawak-style laksa, you’ll be getting ingredients such as chicken, fried tofu, rice vermicelli and more. Personally, we love the change-up, as it brings a certain distinct flavour while maintaining the iconic tangy and sweet taste of laksa.

This place is also great if you’re looking to get the best value for your money thanks to their cheap laksa bowls that don’t cut corners. In fact, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the amount that we’re served with when we dine here.

Aside from their laksa, this place is also famous for its kolo mee, which contains some of the most savoury pork chunks we’ve ever tasted.

The only thing we aren’t a fan of about this restaurant is its premises, as it’s more of a canteen than a restaurant. Although one could argue that this is an authentic way of eating laksa, we wished they could’ve improved the design and comfortability of the establishment.

Pros

  • Affordable prices
  • Sarawak-style laksa
  • Huge servings

Cons

  • Clean but uninspired premises

Customer Reviews

Dine in  |  Lunch  |  RM 1–20

“Just across from the MRT Station at the MRT car park building. Very convenient. Although there were other options we all ordered Sarawak Laksa. It’s ok for me. I would say one of the better Sarawak Laksa although now that I think about it, the broth should be thicker.” —Sam Loh, Google Reviews

Dine in  |  Lunch  |  RM 1–20

“Very nice noodle shop, and chicken rice too, with a great kolo mee, in the food court below the MRT car park building. The noodles were very tasty, well-cooked and seasoned, yet looks just so simple. Efficient and helpful staff too.” —Darren Yong, Google Reviews

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