Who serves the best laksa in Melbourne?


It’s a popular dish in most Malaysian and Indonesian restaurants in Melbourne, but which restaurant makes the best laksa in Melbourne?

It’s not uncommon for visitors to hunt TripAdvisor’s Melbourne listings for the best Malaysian in Melbourne, so we’re interested to hear your popular choices. There seems to be a lot of suggestions popping up for Melbourne CBD and Southbank restaurants, so we’re also interested in any suburban laksa masters that might be lesser-known.

Laksa King is one eatery that seems to get mentioned a lot as Melbourne’s best, but who can you personally recommend as the best laksa in Melbourne?


  1. No question it is Malaysian Head chef at the Langham Melbourne, David How, who cooks it up a storm in front of your eyes on his turbowoks at Melba Restaurant. Just off Southgate inside the hotel

  2. I love Chillipadi at Melbourne central tower serves the best laksa in Melboune. Family favorite.

  3. My fave is Chillipaddi in Melbourne Central. Not too coconuty sweet and not curry powder flavoured.

  4. I see I few regular popping up again and again. Some I’ve tried and most are good, very good even, but since we are after the best then we shall only settle for the best.
    First what are we after as the perfect laksa? Personally I like a small amount of rice noodles, lots of vegetables, good choice of freash meats and seafood, and most of all, a very strong, very spicy soup with a lot of flavors going on.
    For those who agree with me I hope you enjoy this laksa as much as I do. They don’t advertise doing a laksa at all. On the menu it’s just ‘curry soup’. Actually kind of off putting.
    Ok so between Swanson st and russel st on Bourke st. Just down the target lane is a small take away shop called grand BBQ. I would recommend the vegetarian dumpling curry noodle.
    Make sure you tell me what you think!

  5. Would have to say Laksa King and also Chillipadi – both on Racecourse Road Flemington are the best places to go.

  6. Chillipadi wins hands down. Just right amount of richness and pack full of flavor. I get my fix at least once a week when I work in the CBD

  7. Lims Nyonya Hut on Blackburn Road in Glen Waverley makes the best Laksa in Melbourne.
    I’ve tried the Laksa at Laksa King and it just doesn’t compare.

  8. The absolute best laksa is at blue chilli in Brunswick st fitzroy. It is to die for delicious makes my mouth water thinking about it. YUM!

  9. Chillipadi Mamak Kopitiam In Flemington has the best laksa. I have been here for over 20 years and I thought I was having the best laksa in Melbourne in other eateries until Chillipadi awaken my taste bud with true authentic laksa, very close to home.

  10. Chilli Padi in Melbourne Central. All the herbs and vegetable cuts and richness of the broth and adds loads of flavour

  11. Penang Coffee House, 549 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn.
    Great Laksa Lemak which I craved & couldn’t get enough of while pregnant with my second child.

  12. Laksa King in Racecourse rd Flemington has a great one and a couple of doors up Vy Vy has had a sensational laksa for more than a decade now .

  13. Laksa-me, a place should try. Is different laksa and I won’t say it the best as it got it’s unique point. Diff people diff palletes diff opinion.

    It located at Liverpool st opposite double happiness. (:

  14. Penang Coffee House in Burwood Road, Haawthorn, just near Swinburne Uni.
    Funny mane but great laksa.

  15. Hawker 2 on Glenferrie St.

    They serve good assam laksa, it’s sour fish-based soup is what differs it from laksa. If you ever get bored of the normal laksa I recommend you give this a go!

  16. Spicy Noodle on La Trobe St!!

    No matter how dodgy the place looks or how many people might have gotten a dose of belly issues from eating other meals there, the laksa is always spot on! Best of all, they’ll swap the noodles for a side of rice!

  17. Hi,

    Laksa King has the best laksa in Melbourne, 15 minute drive from Melbourne CBD.

    Laksa King
    320 Racecourse Rd, Flemington VIC 3031