Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm to 10.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Families and Children Welcome
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."
Great food, friendly local vibe. Good choice of beer and wine. Pressure Drop pale ale and sparkling and still Rieslings excellent accompaniment to food. A big success - thanks.
Delicious rendang and laksas- friendly staff and a great playlist. We will be back
Starters were brilliant. My chicken/rice was good, multi-dimensional in flabour and texture. Main Laksas were too big, very samey, very little nuance or depth in the broth, too few prawns, too much tofu. Staff were universally great. Good atmosphere just rather let down by Laksa.
My son had been a couple of times before and persuaded me to book a table for a family outing. Simple food beautifully cooked served by relaxed, friendly staff in a great atmosphere. That's a winning combination! This place is a wonderful addition to Holloway Road. It was a pleasure to be there - we will be back!
Delicious, very shrimpy laksa
This is the second time we have dined with you. The first time was wonderful--but the two of us who ordered the dal curry were very disappointed with it. It was dry and had a rather unpleasant sour taste. The chicken starter was excellent, my husband enjoyed the laksa and our friend the chicken main dish. Now it is getting cold outside we did feel you should be offering hot tea to drink, not merely cold drinks.
I'm not that familiar with laksa, but I doubt I'll ever have a better one. Will return...
I do not like 12.5% service charge added to price of meal,
Fantastic food, brilliant service and incredibly good value for money, will definitely be coming again!!
Delicious food, really attentive service, would definitely return.
Wonderful food & service
First time dining here and loved it, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was fast and attentive. Will be back!
Great meal and if you love a spicy laksa you'l have a good time, also recommend trying the fried chicken
Fast friendly service, we were a party of 4 adults & 4 kids. We pre-ordered and got every thing we ordered.
The vegetarian option was not great. Limited options. I ordered the laksa with a vegan base and it was a bit boring. It had three pieces of tofu, some spaghetti and three green beans. I would recommend adding more veggies.
Good food. Chaotic service. Waitresses rather unengaged with poor listening skills and lack of customer consideration... disappointing considering food so delicious
The flavours were delicious but even the medium laksa was too spicy for us non Malaysians! Also I didn't like the mint lime cooler, it tasted too concentrated and like cordial.
Great service, great food
We went on Thursday night as there are 5 of us, so we manage to book a table. There was a constant long queue outside. I am visiting from Glasgow so this is my first time trying Malaysian food in London. The curry laksa is thick and aromatic and the taste of it close enough to what we have in Malaysia. My brother who is visiting approves of it. However curry laksa in Malaysia usually come with fish balls, fish cakes, fried tofu, half a hard boiled egg and more importantly beansprouts. Curry laksa here seems very sad with just the prawn/chicken, noodles and fried tofu, you will have to pay more to get all these customised . And the texture seems a little too thick for my liking, it looks more like a sauce than a soup. There are 2 choices of noodles - fine rice noodles and egg noodles. We went for the authentic option - egg noodle. It would be nicer if the choice of rice noodles is more like a bihun rather than noodle. We read some reviews before going and got the impression that the portion will be on the smaller side, ordered extra noodles and 3 of us have to share it, so no idea what is that about at all. Portion wise it is fine. Overall, would recommend it.
Tasty food from a limited menu.
The food was so flavoursome, colourful and very tasty. I had a chicken snack and that was very nice not dry and peanut sauce was very delicious. My main was the chicken laska and I wasn't disappointed with the dish absolutely full of flavour. One thing that I would have liked was a little more chicken. I've been trying to get my friends to try the place and they all travelled from South East London... was my belated birthday dinner. Thank you for such yummy food. Some feed back from my friends: 'Gorgeous and fragrant food' 'Food and drink were delicious. Staff were friendly . Just need a bigger restaurant' 'Really heartwarming genuine food, great value and great service!'
Tasty food - great service - food very reasonable - wine was expensive
Worth the wait