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Katong Laksa

#835 of 8,775 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Joo Chiat
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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51/53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428770, Singapore
08:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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219 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Quality: Average Taste: Average Service: 'You owe them a living' Price: Average Personal opinion so please do not criticize. It ain't the same laksa anymore. Spicy yes but the taste of authentic laksa is totally off. Price is on the high side and frankly, the ingredients is seriously little. Service? Forget about service. However, no harm to try it. Opt... More 

Thank CaseyOng2014
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Visited 328 katong laksa@51 east coast rd. The laksa soup tasted good but there is nothing else in it besides a few pieces of fried fish cake with no prawn. Wondered if this is the way katong laksa should be but found the photo shown on the wall clearly displayed 3 prawns. It is not delivered as advertised. Besides, attitude... More 

Thank parradragon
Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

If you are travelling Singapore and you like o eat local food this is the best place you shoud try. One laksa $3 plus only. Also you can try "Ottha". Its something like dry fish. really nice. Highly recommended for travellers around the world.

Thank Samregal
Singapore, Singapore
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1,334 reviews
860 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Laksa was good enough in terms of topping qualities. The soup was little weak. The noodle was fine. Nasi Lemak, I had a lot better one than here. Otah was nice not too spicy. I brought my visitor friends with me to checked out this famous place.

Thank 0_Gyrfalcon_0
Banbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This serves Laksa and very little else. The Laksa is delicious, but the surroundings were very basic and the service was somewhat surly.

Thank CarrieandGeorge78
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Their standard dropped and also the price increased. We can find other nicer & cheaper Laksa in other places.

Thank Chrissie2980
Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

My local friend took us to this famous Laksa place, first thing you would notice on the wall is full of celebrity photos including Gordon Ramsay. The soup base was excellent, but a too spicy for me. Noodles cut into small pieces, which I don't prefer, as it don't really feel like eating noodles.

Thank lkwsiy
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best Laksa's I've ever had, but date night haunt, candle lit romance, crooning waiter service..... not tonight compadre, yous picked the wrong plastic stools and 30c serviette hangout I'm afraid, but travelling with my kindle for company with a Laksa packed with goodies including a heap of oysters u have found home

Thank Paul N
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I think these guys have over-traded on their name and reputation. So much so that the service is just awful now. I've bought laksa before to take home for my family and these guys charge 50 cents more per order to use their fancy take away containers. Comes to quite a lot when you order for 6! So this time... More 

Thank CarolCSC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must try. The noodles are cut into smaller pieces. Only spoons are provided. The curry is way too creamy for you to stay awake on a hot afternoon. It's so good that the taste still lingers in my mouth;) It comes with sambal, a chillie paste of sorts. Ask for extra and they'll generously provide all you... More 

Thank Janfernz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51/53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428770, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighbourhood: Joo Chiat

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Joo Chiat

Neighbourhood Profile
Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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