This homely restaurant, tucked away on the second-floor of a nondescript building in Hatchobori, is one the best Malaysian restaurants in Tokyo. For one, its menu is extensive, offering more than the bog-standard iconic dishes from this multicultural Southeast Asian nation, such as nasi lemak (coconut rice with sambal and chicken rendang; rendang is a sort of dry curry), satay (barbecued meat on a stick), chicken rice, roti canai (Malaysian-Indian flat bread, usually served with curry) and laksa.
Aside from the aforementioned one-dish meals, you can also order individual dishes to share, from assam (tamarind) fish curry and chi kut teh (chicken in herbal broth; prior reservation required) to grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf and stir-fried water spinach with belacan (shrimp paste). The restaurant manages to replicate the big, punchy (and spicy) flavours of Malaysian cuisine, and the food here has a humble, home-cooked quality to it. Best of all, it’s halal.
The lunch menu (weekdays only for the time being) offers really good value, where you get to enjoy classic Malaysian dishes such as Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak, laksa, nasi goreng (fried rice) and more from just ¥800 – drinks included.