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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, 18 August 2018

Price is a bit on the top end for what is a small bowl of laksa. The laksa broth is pretty legit but not enough liao. At least put in bigger tauhupok and some fresh taugeh. Put some cockles also, the dirty one from Klang river even better. Maybe instead of loading the milder version with coconut milk, give the spicey component paste in the scoop lah. Then people can mix if they want. But thanks for the generous serving of chicken - that one you give more than ah pek who is serving in PJ for RM10.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

What a great little restaurant, with fun staff, a nice open kitchen and some tasty food. If you're not a fan of spice, the breaded chicken is great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Amazing food and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Authentic , delicious laksa. Seriously the best I’ve tasted on par with Singapore and Malaysia. Would def come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

There was a lot of noise.The room echos and to have music on top of it made it impossible to have a conversation with someone across the table from me. Please think about whether you need thematic

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Food was fantastic. My 'hot' laksa could have been a little hotter, and I felt the gado gado and pickles were a little overpriced considering their size. Everything else was bang-on – the fried chicken starter was superb and the laksa is gorgeous.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Generally good food except for Gado Gado which is a disappointment.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Loved this place. Delicious laksa and dry-coated and juicy fried chicken and fun and accommodating staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Thanks Mandy for the Wonderful food, authentic as one would expect. One thing is the music is so loud that I can’t hear what my friends are talking about.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

We live locally and love having such a great place to eat on our doorstep - buzzy atmosphere,friendly service even though they are constantly busy and of course , the food speaks for itself. Heartwarmingly delicious.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

I visited about a week after you opened - very good, I visited again yesterday with more friends and I had the same prawn laksa: it was even better: richer, hotter, really really delicious. Looking forward to my next visit to see if you can get even better. Well done to Mandy!

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

After hearing rave reviews we were expecting great things from this restaurant. We did however have to wait 30 minutes for our table after making a reservation and the food was lacking a certain je ne said qoui.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Loved it! Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

I absolutely loved it. The laksa was SO good and even on one of the hottest evenings of the year, seemed completely appropriate. We had a lovely waitress who made us really welcome. I'll definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Please add mild spice option for wimps

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 June 2018

All excellent. Sad I can only book for 4 as I'm normally a group of 3, but will survive :)

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

The booking process was a slight pain for a large group. Good laksa but the 'vermicelli' that was offered wasn't vermicelli - it was more like white noodles.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

Food was top! The service was great. The only thing that was an issue was that the restaurant had no ventilation/airflow and it was very hot. Airconditioning is definitely required or even some fans would have helped as I had to constantly wipe my sweat away (as did all the other dinners around me)! Other than that everything else was great!

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Easily the best laksa I’ve had in London. Very friendly and accommodating service.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

This definitely doesn't live up to the claim of best laksa in London - I've had much much better at a different pop-up last year. I went with my husband and we each ordered a laksa and shared the fried chicken. The fried chicken was a bit on the underwhelming side, pleasant but not enough crunch or flavour to be declared more than that. I had the hot laska with chicken and prawns and even though I love spicy food, this was on another level. I had to get a rose milk to cool down, which was a sweet but very nice drink. Overall, I was disappointed with the laksa. It was too thick, and aside from the spiciness, wasn't as tasty as expected. The toppings were cold and just arranged on top. Even though it says it has bean sprouts, there was barely any at all. On the plus side, the prawns were big and juicy. We had thought about trying the beef rendang next time we came, but after this experience, won't be back.

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

The laksa soup was flavourful but cool (not hot) making the overall laksa disappointing. Good toppings but again, since the soup was not hot enough it brought the taste and experience of the laksa down.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

What a great addition to the neighborhood!

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

Laksa! Laksa!! Laksa!!!

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

Lovely food, lovely people, and the booking system was super smooth. Had a great time and can not wait to come again! The food was amazing.

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