I tried laksa for the first time a few years ago and ever since have been on the hunt for the best laksa in Perth. If you’re not all that familiar with curry laksa, let me explain. Delicious spicy coconut milk broth, filled with oodles of noodles and—if we’re talking traditional—prawns, chicken, fish balls and tofu puffs (though, you can usually find a straight seafood, chicken or vego version if that’s what you’re after).
Now we’ve got that cleared up, here are 12 places dishing out the best laksa in Perth.
Noodle Inn’s laksa was the first one I ever tasted and it’s still one of the best. The tofu in this dish is all sorts of crazy delicious (even if you don’t generally like tofu you will like this, trust me), it has just the right amount of spice and the servings are huge!
The Red Chair
The Red Chair is in the Crossways building in Subiaco and while it’s not the most inspiring place to sit, the laksa is seriously some of the very best in Perth. You can get chicken, seafood or vegetarian and whatever you decide on, you can expect it to be chock-full of that plus loads of veggies. Deliciously creamy and perfectly spiced, this hits the spot every time.
Spencer Village Food Hall
Neil Perry once said that Spencer Village Food Hall did the best authentic Malaysian and Singaporean hawker food in Perth and we’d tend to agree. The laksa here is definitely some of the most authentic in Perth and even if you don’t live close by it’s worth the trip!
Cafe 55 is dishing out the best laksa in Freo for sure. If you haven’t been here yet put it on your laksa bucket list right now and thank us later. This one tends to be pretty mild so if you like it spicy make sure you let them know.
Malaysian Hawker At Cambridge International Forum Food Court
Malaysian Hawker in the Wembley food court definitely gets a place on any list of Perth’s best laksa! These guys do a phenomenal laksa that will make you all warm and happy inside.
Sitting pretty on William Street in Northbridge, Munch Delights is dishing up authentic laksa to all the people in the know. Head here for lunch or dinner and expect a real treat for the tastebuds!
A quick word of warning, Newton Circle is crazy popular with the CBD locals! Get there early to avoid disappointment (or be prepared for a long wait) and get your hands on one of the best laksas in Perth for a very reasonable price. No wonder it’s so popular!
Noodle Forum makes their noodles fresh every single day and the quality is outstanding. Their laksa is nice and spicy and filled with juicy Exmouth prawns, Mount Barker chicken and delicious tofu which has absorbed all of that laksa goodness. This one is not to be missed!
Tak Chee House
Tak Chee is an unassuming little Northbridge restaurant that sure knows how to make laksa. Perfectly coconut-y and spicy and loaded with all the usual suspects, this will warm you up instantly!
While it’s on the pricier side, if you’re after some fine dining laksa, Long Chim is the place to go. Everything the crew at Long Chim do is outstanding and the laksa is no exception. Take your pick from prawn and fish dumpling, bean curd or beef laksa and enjoy.
PappaRich in Northbridge often has queues out the door but if you don’t mind a little wait the laksa here is a worthy reward!
Ahhh Goreng Goreng how we love you so. The good ol’ number 9—udon laksa with veg and shitake mushrooms—is the perfect dinner option when you’re craving some good soupy goodness.
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Noodle Inn | Image credit: Nancy Hanna