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15 Best Laksa In Singapore From $2, Including Michelin-Recommended Stalls

10th May 2023

Best laksa in Singapore

Laksa─a bowl that tastes of home for any Singaporean. Whether you like it mai hum (without cockles), with yellow egg noodles, or with liberal dashes of extra sambal, here’s our roundup of the 15 best places for laksa in Singapore for you to try if you love this dish. Apart from well-known laksa stalls, we’ve also included home-based cooks that prepare dry laksa, perfect to try for your next WFH lunch or socially-responsible home gathering.

Update: Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa is temporarily closed.

1. 328 Katong Laksa

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Mention Katong laksa, and 328 Katong Laksa is the first name that comes to mind. They’ve been around for 22 years, have been challenged by Gordon Ramsey himself, graced by countless celebrities, and even won and lost their Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade. 

This chain’s very first outlet along East Coast Road is now a modern, air-conditioned space that still serves laksa (from $6.30) with just a soup spoon and sambal on the side. Some fans say it’s no longer as good as it used to be, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Website | Full list of outlets
328 Katong Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Sungei Road Laksa

Sungei Road Laksa
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Here at Sungei Road Laksa, $4 gets you a bowl that’s cooked over a charcoal fire. Portions run on the small side, and there’s no option to upsize your bowl of laksa. Throw in the snaking queues, and we’d recommend you order multiple bowls to make the wait worth it.

The gravy here is lighter and milder than at many other stalls, but no less flavourful. Because it’s not as heavy, it’s easy enough to knock back a couple of bowls of this laksa.

Address: 27 Jalan Berseh, #01-100, Singapore 200027
Opening hours: Thurs-Tues 9:30am to 4pm
Sungei Road Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa

This stall in Hong Lim Food Centre has no relation to the other Sungei Road Laksa, other than the fact that they serve the same dish. They’ve been in business for almost 20 years, and have been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand every year since 2016. 

The Asia Delight Laksa ($5) can be upgraded to include crayfish for an extra $4. The gravy here is characterised by its use of less coconut milk. What it lacks on the lemak front, however, is more than compensated for in the premium ingredients such as fresh coconut, dried scallops, dried oysters, and fresh prawns that go into making the stock. 

Read our full review of Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa here.

Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-66, Hong Lim Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:15am to 3pm
Tel: 9750 8326

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa - Fruit Juice Mee Siam At Hong Lim Market
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Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa - Fruit Juice Mee Siam At Hong Lim Market

4. Janggut Laksa

Janggut Laksa
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With a history dating back to the 1950s, Janggut Laksa is the OG Katong laksa, now operating out of Roxy Square. They started before 328 Katong Laksa, and boast over 70 years of history. Prices start at $5.50 for a small bowl of laksa and go up to $7.50 for the largest portion. Regulars love how rich and creamy the broth is, with a fragrant sweetness from the fresh coconut milk used. Visit during off-peak hours to avoid the queue!

Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 4:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 4:30pm
Tel: 9622 1045
Janggut Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa

Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
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Another recipient of the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand award, Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa offers laksa from $4.50. We recommend getting it served in a claypot instead, which costs $6. In the same way that claypot rice is given its distinctive charred taste thanks to the earthen pot, the dish here is lent earthy, toasted notes that catapult the laksa to new heights.

Top up $3 for an extra serving of cockles, or $1.50 for additional tau pok, prawns, or fish cake. Alternatively, upsize your laksa with extra gravy or noodles at $1 or $0.50 respectively. Do note that the laksa broth here leans spicy.

Address: 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-75, Alexander Hawker Centre, Singapore 151120
Opening hours: Tues, Thurs-Sat 9am to 3:30pm
Tel: 9088 9203
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. 928 Yishun Laksa

928 Yishun Laksa
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For a stall that technically has no name, this stall is too well-known. It’s known as 928 Yishun Laksa for the convenient fact that that’s where it’s located. Queues here are known to stretch as long as an hour, and prices start from just $3 a bowl. Each bowl comes with thick bee hoon, crab stick, tau pok, tau gay, fishcake slices, and cockles. The laksa gravy is said to be rich and lemak, which goes well with the spicy and savoury sambal served on the side.

Address: 928 Yishun Central 1, #01-155, Singapore 760928
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 7pm
Tel: 9731 9586
928 Yishun Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. 63 Laksa

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Yap Seng Ang

If you’re looking for a dupe for the famous Sungei Road Laksa at Jalan Besar, visit 63 Laksa, a 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre stall that sells affordable laksa at just $2.80 per bowl! The dish comes with all the necessary fixings: thick bee hoon, cockles, fishcake, and beansprouts, doused in the stall’s signature laksa broth that’s said to boast a hit of umami thanks to the addition of hae bee hiam. The stall sells otah ($1.40) too, should you wish to add more liao to your meal.

Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-20, Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 8am to 3pm, Sun 8am to 2pm
63 Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles

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Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles is an under-the-radar gem in Kovan that serves up a mean bowl of laksa with an uber gao gravy. Each bowl is priced at $4, and comes loaded with ingredients including dried tau pok, fishcake, and cockles. Those who frequent the stall Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the stall uses clams instead of cockles! They also have Curry Chicken Noodles ($4) on the menu, if you’re still feeling peckish. Do note that there’s almost always a queue no matter what time you visit, but the line is said to move fast.

Address: 209 Hougang Street 21, #01-35, Singapore 530209
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 9pm
Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Nonya Delicatessen

Nonya Delicatessen
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Bukit Timah dwellers will hate me for adding this much-loved stall to this list. Nonya Delicatessen sees queues form daily before the basement kiosk opens for business, and listing them here won’t do the line any good. This family business was started in 1980 serving traditional Nonya food, with a repertoire covering Peranakan kueh, Nasi Kunyit ($9.50), and my personal favourite, Mee Rubus ($7.50). Their Nonya Laksa ($7.50) comes in at a close second, with a gravy that deserves to be slurped clean.

Address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #B1-K69, Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 6pm
Tel: 6469 1166
Nonya Delicatessen is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Terry Katong Laksa

Terry Katong Laksa
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This one’s for health-conscious foodies: there’s no MSG, evaporated milk, sugar, pork or lard used here at Terry Katong Laksa. The gravy is lighter but still robust. Each bowl costs a wallet-friendly $4, and you can choose to add extra liao at a charge of $0.50 to $1. Each portion is said to be small yet satisfying, without being jelak, so you can have it as a snack if you’re not that hungry.

Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #02-194, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 588172
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 9:30am to 5pm
Terry Katong Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Guang Fa Laksa

Guang Fa Laksa
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A generous portion of laksa costs $4 at Guang Fa Laksa, but you can also get a bowl of Only Cockles Laksa at $5 if you love hum. It’s prepared the traditional way, and supposedly sells out quite early, so don’t go too late! Their cockles are also thicker and juicier than most laksa stalls. Fans enjoy the rich and full-bodied gravy that’s said to have a discernible shrimp paste flavour.

Address: 22B Havelock Rd, #01-08, Havelock Cooked Food Centre, Singapore 162022
Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Thurs-Sat 8am to 1:30pm
Guang Fa Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Woo Ji Cooked Food

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You don’t have to break the bank for a hearty bowl of laksa in Singapore. Woo Ji Cooked Food sells theirs at just $2 a bowl, with yong tau foo ingredients such as fried wonton, fishball, and stuffed green chilli. There are also $3 and $4 options for those who want something more filling. The soup is said to have an old-school flavour that isn’t too rich or jelak. Another plus point: early risers can get their morning laksa fix as early as 6am here, as that’s when the stall opens. Do note that they tend to sell out before 10am daily!

Check out our full review of Woo Ji Cooked Food!

Unit: 335 Smith Street, #02-056, Chinatown Complex, Singapore 050335
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 6am to 10am
Woo Ji Cooked Food is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Chatterbox

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This institution is known for its super-expensive Mandarin Chicken Rice ($25++), but their Chatterbox Lobster Laksa ($34++) takes the cake. Treat yourself to this ultra-indulgent bowl of noodles, which comes with a whole Boston lobster claw that lends a natural sweetness to the rich gravy. The laksa broth is said to be fragrant and coconutty, without much spiciness. Chatterbox is located on the fifth floor of Hilton Singapore Orchard.

Address: 333 Orchard Roadd, #05-03, Hilton, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am to 4:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sun 5:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6831 6291
Chatterbox is not a halal-certified eatery.

14. Geylang Laksa Prawn Noodles


Third-generation hawker stall Geylang Laksa Prawn Noodles is famous for both their Traditional Prawn Noodles ($4.30/ $6.30), and their Prawn Laksa ($4.80/ $6.80). The latter comes with plenty of prawns, fishcake slices, thick bee hoon, and hum, soaked in a spice-ladened, coconutty gravy that’s easy to drink. Mix in a dollop of their house-made sambal for a spicy and umami-packed bowl of laksa!

In recent news, the stall has opened a new outlet in Ang Mo Kio. Read our Geylang Laksa Prawn Noodles review for the lowdown!

Ang Mo Kio Outlet
Address: 632 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Singapore 560632
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8.30pm

Sims Drive Outlet
Address: Block 45 Sims Drive Avenue, #01-180, Singapore 380045
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 5.30am to 2pm

Tel: 9856 8152
Geylang Laksa Prawn Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.

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15. Jelebu Dry Laksa

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Another COVID-born business, Jelebu Dry Laksa is the local dry run of what was originally intended to be a food truck in Los Angeles serving Singaporean treats, including dry laksa. Previously home-based, they’ve since opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant in VivoCity, serving their famous dry laksa, mod-Sin sides, and tipples!

The signature Jelebu Dry Laksa is available in four renditions: Grilled Tiger Prawn ($18++), Butter Poached Half Lobster ($38++), Butter Poached Whole Lobster ($56++), and Kosong (Crispy Ebi) ($13++). The rice noodles are cooked in a prawn-heavy laksa broth and a secret rempah, which supposedly consists of 12 types of herbs and spices.

Address 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-48, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 9721 6560
Jelebu Dry Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

A guide to the best laksa stalls in Singapore

Whether you’re looking for an atas bowl of laksa that’s embellished with premium ingredients, or you’re sticking to tradition and just want the OG, this comprehensive list will sort you out.

In the meantime, check out our guide to hokkien mee in Singapore, or go all out and feast at Japanese buffets!

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