Laksa is well-loved in Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. It comes in two versions: curry laksa and assam laksa, with the former more commonly found in Singapore.
If you’re looking for the best laksa in Singapore, here are our top 10 places to go!
1. 328 Katong Laksa
328 Katong Laksa has become one of the most famous laksa places in Singapore, after defeating celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in a cooking showdown in 2013. The main highlight of their signature dish is their well-balanced gravy, which combines coconut milk, chili, dried shrimp and herbs to create the best creamy, Katong-style laksa soup base. Do request for their sambal chilli, which provides an amazing kick, as well as their otah as a perfect side dish to go.
Address: 51 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428770
Tel: +65 9732 8163
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (daily)
2. 928 Yishun Laksa
Located in Yishun, 928 Yishun Laksa serves a version that is less greasy with a mild coconut fragrance. While the taste isn’t too rich, you can always add in their homemade sambal chilli paste and laksa leaves for a savoury and flavourful bowl. The best part is that they serve generous amounts of ingredients. And did I mention that their prices are super affordable? A bowl costs around S$2.80 to S$3.30, depending on the size you order.
Address: 928 Yishun Central 1, #01-155, Singapore 760928
Tel: +65 9731 9586
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 7pm (Monday to Saturday); closed on Sunday
3. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
Awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2017, Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa offers flavourful laksa in a claypot to keep it hot. Depot Road’s version is thick and creamy, with a hint of coconut fragrance. Topped with fish cake, prawns, shredded chicken meat and cockles, their laksa is not too spicy. The stall opens at 9am, perfect for a spot of breakfast to start your day.
Address: 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-75 Alexandra Village, Singapore 151120
Tel: +65 9088 9203
Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm (Monday to Friday), 9am – 1.30pm (Saturday); closed on Sunday
4. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa serves two different types of laksa: an original one and one with crayfish. Their version is smooth and not as thick and creamy as the typical versions. Fresh coconut, scallops, dried oysters and dried prawns are used to create the flavourful gravy. Affordably priced, each laksa bowl is topped with a generous amount of ingredients.
Address: #02-66, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 4.30pm (Monday to Saturday); closed on Sunday
5. Sungei Road Laksa
Not to be confused with the one in Hong Lim Food Centre, Sungei Road Laksa is located in a coffee shop along Jalan Berseh. It serves the classic version of laksa, in which the broth is cooked the traditional way — over a charcoal fire. Their version of laksa is light and not too spicy, making it smooth and easy on the throat. For a spicier version, just add in some of their sambal chilli.
Address: #01, 27 Jln Berseh, 100, Singapore 200027
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 5pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday); closed on Wednesday
6. The Original Katong Laksa (Janggut Laksa)
Beginning as a street stall, Janggut Laksa has expanded its business and successfully opened a few branches in Singapore. They serves flavourful and aromatic laska that is mildly spicy, making it perfect for those who can’t tolerate spicy food. The laksa broth is creamy as it contains more coconut milk. Of worthy mention is their noodles, which are cut short and eaten with a spoon. Pay a visit to their branch in Payar Lebar to try out their Crayfish Laksa. You’ll definitely love it!
Address: #01-59 Queensway Shopping Centre, 1 Queensway, S149053
Tel: +65 9622 1045
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (daily)
7. Wei Yi Laksa and Prawn Noodles
A classic bowl of laksa consists of prawns, cockles, fried beancurd and bean sprouts. At Wei Yi Laksa, you have the liberty of choosing your own ingredients depending on your mood. Their thick laksa broth is darker in colour, and it is spicy and full of dried shrimp flavour. With its early start at 5.30 am, Wei Yi has become one of the most popular places for breakfast.
Address: 48A Tanglin Halt Rd Singapore 148813, Singapore 148813 Tanglin Halt Rd, Singapore 148813
Tel: +65 9782 1012
Opening Hours: 5.30am – 12.30pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday only)
8. Frenzlink Cafe
Believe it or not, this cafe sells eight types of noodles for only S$2, namely mee siam, prawn noodles, laksa, wanton noodles, fishball noodles, bak chor mee, mee rebus, and lor mee. Frenzlink Cafe’s version of laksa doesn’t come with prawns and cockles. However, the laksa broth is spicy and has a strong coconut milk flavour, giving it an aromatic taste even without the seafood.
Address: Singapore, 62 South Bridge Rd, Singapore
Opening Hours: 6am – 3pm (daily)
9. Beast and Butterflies
Located at M Social Singapore, Beast and Butterflies is an Asian-Western fusion bar and restaurant. Their signature dish, Mee Tai Mak Laksa, consists of a spicy and savoury laksa broth served in a hot stone bowl. Instead of cockles, their laksa is served with fresh, juicy cherrystone clams, as well as prawns, fishcake and fried beancurd, at only S$16.
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Level 1, Singapore 238259
Tel: +65 6657 0018
Opening Hours: 7am – 11pm (daily)
10. Chong Wen Ge Café
Situated next to Thian Hock Keng Temple, this Peranakan cafe serves flavourful traditional Nyonya laksa with two giant prawns on top. The laksa broth is slightly spicy but it isn’t too thick and creamy. The serving portion is large and totally worth the money!
Address: 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068619
Tel: +65 9099 3535
Opening Hours: 11am – 5.30pm (daily)
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