We've rounded up the best places to get Malaysian food in Seattle

Dec 20 2019, 9:25 pm

For those who’ve never been to Malaysia, let me just say: you need to add it to your foodie bucket list. From hawker centers to five-star dining, this country offers a mix of the best parts of Malay, Indian, and Chinese cuisines.

Seattle lacks great Malaysian food restaurants, so we’ve rounded up our favorites for you. Here are five places to get Malaysian food in Seattle — for those of us who aren’t able to make it out to Asia anytime soon.

Kedai Makan


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Kedai Makan grew into a full restaurant and bar from its humble beginnings as a food vendor. They pride themselves in being a Malaysian-inspired restaurant and do put their own twist on traditional dishes. Don’t miss out on their homemade sambal, which is a chili-ginger sauce.

Hours: 5 to 11 pm, Wednesday through Saturday; 5 to 10 pm, Sunday
Location: 1802 Bellevue Avenue, Seattle

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Beetle Cafe


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This unsuspecting spot seems more like a cafe than full restaurant, but trust us when we say to try one of their mains. The spot mainly serves Indonesian food but does have a few Asian-fusion eats. We recommend ordering the nasi goreng, Hainan chicken, and beef rendang.

Hours: 11 am to 9 pm, Monday to Friday; 12 to 5 pm Sunday
Location: 4334 University Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-547-0977

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Bumbu Truck


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With chicken satay, fried rice, Javanese noodles, and lumpia, you may struggle with which to pick when it’s your turn at the ordering window. Luckily for you, this food truck offers a combo with a little bit of everything, aptly titled The Undecided Combo.

Hours:Ā Hours vary and can be found online
Location: Location varies and can be found online
Phone: 206-604-3462

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Reunion Malaysian Cafe and Kitchen


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True, authentic Malaysian cuisine is worth the drive to Kirkland. The family-owned spot serves brunch, lunch, and dinner and has insanely tasty laksa. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.

Hours: 10:30 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8:30 pm, Wednesday to Saturday; 11:30 am to 2 pm, Sunday
Location: 339 Kirkland Avenue C, Kirkland
Phone: 425-947-7998

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Seattle Mamak


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For those looking for authentic Malaysian dishes, Seattle Mamak is a great option. Their most “authentic” dishes are definitely the nasi lemak, Hainanese chicken, and char kway teow. You may even be shocked that the food is cooked out of a food truck.

Hours: 10:30 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday
Location:Ā Location varies and can be found online
Phone: 206-660-7569


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