North London

Sambal Shiok

shiok

Malaysian | North London

Malaysian laksa specialists Sambal Shiok, headed up by Mandy Yin, have finally found a permanent spot for their critically-acclaimed dishes. The laksa is great, but so are all the other dishes. Look out for regular events there and enjoy the wine list with a focus on Riesling.


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Test Driving Sambal Shiok - a laksa bar and much more on Holloway Road
Mandy Yin's popular pop-up has finally settled down in permanent digs on Holloway Road. We went to see why everyone's raving about her laksas.
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Restaurant details

Address: 
171 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX
Nearest station: Holloway Rd/ Highbury and Islington

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171 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX

 

Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on January 26, 2019
"From the moment I walk in, nostrils caressed by the sweet scent of lemongrass and coconut, I know all will be OK." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8.5
Grace Dent Guardian
Reviewed on July 20, 2018
"This is a small, powerful, all-hits menu: a signature Kuala Lumpur laksa with a Peranakan underbelly; a hot, sunset-coloured, shrimpy, umami, soupy face-slap of a bowl rife with fat noodles, green beans and bean sprouts." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on July 14, 2018
"Sambal Shiok is a place of joy and great cooking. A beautiful thing to have in London and a wonder to have at my own back door." READ REVIEW

 
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