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Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar

171 Holloway Road, London, United Kingdom, N7 8LX
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Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm to 10.30pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar

We are a specialist laksa noodle bar in London in 2018, serving arguably the best laksa in London.

We offer our guests a unique experience with customisable laksa - from spice level to choice of toppings, even a vegan option! Alongside our signature laksa, we serve a complementary range of snacks, rice plates, drinks, and sometimes, desserts.

Mandy Yin is one of the few Malaysian chef/owners in the UK, having founded Sambal Shiok in London in 2013. She is a Malaysian-born Chinese of Peranakan Nyonya heritage. "I take inspiration from everything I ate in my childhood growing up in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Then I mix it up and put a new slant on it."

Cuisine: Malaysian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Love love LOVE! The Malaysian fried chicken is out of this world. Such friendly staff too; an all-round awesome dining experience

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The laksa & the fried chicken were delicious! Will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Great food and good service

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Amazing laksa!

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Love this place

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

We booked for 7 people from 5:30 and were asked to leave st 7:00. Although we were aware that we south have to leave at 7:00 but it didn't leave a good taste in our mouth. We were just on the peak of the conversation and mood for another bottle when we were politely asked to evacuate premises. Staff were absolutely professional and very polite. I think it is the policy of the restaurant. We enjoyed the food very much.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Table of 5 all had Laksa and all found the entire dish quite bland, none of us even close to finishing as it was so unenjoyable. We have all had good laksa before and found this to be far too oil based and lacking in flavour unfortunately- we were hoping to find another good spot on Holloway Road, maybe our hopes too high.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We really enjoyed our experience at Sambal Shiok! Staff were friendly and helpful, food was deliciously Malaysian! Service was quick and efficient, we were there for a birthday celebration and the staff were very accommodating! Would definitely go back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Incredible food, buzzy restaurant and lovely staff- will be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

delicious food

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Delicious food, especially the Malaysian Fried Chicken. The service was very friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Have been following Mandy on social media for some time before her restaurant opening but never had the chance to try her food because she was just too popular and kept getting booked up. Finally, first time visiting Sambal Shiok for the Chinese New Year feast and absolutely LOVED the food! Full in flavour and lovely variety of dishes. The presentation was great as well as service and warm welcoming too. Only tried the mint & lemon drink, which had a nice zing to it - was expecting it to fill the whole cup though. The setting and vibe inside the restaurant is relaxed with ambient music in the background. Toilets were also very clean. Will definitely make another visit to try out the dishes on the regular menu, hope I don't have to wait too long for a table though :) #SupportLocalBusinesses!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

My friends and I enjoyed the dishes and experience very much! The spice levels were perfect and the laksa noodles and assam monkish dishes were amazing. I couldn’t really pick a favourite as it was an awesome gastronomic experience from start to finish. Very well done - again!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

The special Chinese New Year menu was amazing, each course imaginative and flavourful. The only minus was the limited space, if was difficult to move around where we were seated and considering the whole experience lasted over 2h, it became slightly tiring after a point. Still, we will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Food is sensational, service efficient. One minor point - two of the laksas came to the table lukewarm, but these were promptly replaced by the team when informed and a couple of complementary soft drinks was a nice touch. Would certainly recommend!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Defo need to move to a bigger place

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Absolutely fantastic.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Lovely food, wonderful friendly atmosphere. But mainly it's the food !

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Lucky to go when they had new addtions to the menu that were launched that same evening. I have only managed to go 4 times since it has hopneed. Wish I could make this my weekly visit but as a chef myself and working I rarely get the time to get out of my own kitchen. But when I do I want guratted great food beautuflly sourced produce and Sambal Shiok does both. Her dishes as per normal dont disappoint at all and I loved every bite. Mandy and her team really cares about the food they create and the produce is of great quality. A must for anyone who loves food from this beautoful region and loves flavour with so many dimensions.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Despite booking a table, we where sat right by the door which wasn’t very pleasant, one of the seats was unbalanced because it was by the door and the table was wonky. Other than that it was fine. This is my second visit, but unfortunately it was not as good as the first.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Great food and great service, I’ve come back time and time again, bringing more people with me. Please keep up this amazing standard 👍👍

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Took me a year to actually make it across London to dine with you and you did not disappoint, had an ideal night with friends -thoroughly enjoyed your wonderfully tasty food & will have to shlep back across town to visit again very soon! Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

All dishes were very tasty and good portions! Exceptional staff. Acoustics were a bit noisy - but I would 100% recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Delicious

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Truly magnificent food, kind caring staff where nothing was too much trouble and a wonderful atmosphere! All in all a brilliant evening! Thank you guys :)

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