The best laksa in Perth

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Are you a laksa lemak lover or an asam aficionado?

However you prefer it, here’s some of the best Perth laksa spots to hit up:

Let’s Eat

Let’s Eat has earned themselves plenty of enthusiastic fans with their succulent, jam-packed bánh mì – but if you can look past the star power of their iconic sandwich, you’ll be well rewarded with their out-of-this-world laksa. (Level up with crispy chicken if you enjoy deliciousness.)

Perth's best laksa Let's Eat Lunch Bar West Perth

3/79 Colin Street, West Perth


We can absolutely acknowledge that including something that’s not, technically, laksa this far up a list proclaiming the best laksa in Perth… Well, it’s controversial. But if you’re looking for the spicy, coconutty, comfort of a big bowl of noodle soup, you can’t go past Soi29’s (or Soi56, depending on who you ask) incredible khao soi. (Which, to be fair to us, is on their menu as “Thai curry laksa”.)

Hidden away in the Central160 food court, the Thai takeaway joint is perhaps our favourite lunch in the city – and in spite of our hesitation to create even longer lines, we can’t deny the magnetic pull of not just their slow cooked beef khao soi, but their unparalleled crispy chicken and rice. Truly the salve to any bad day at the office!

Perth's best laksa, Soi29 khao soi Thai curry laksa, Perth CBD affordable lunch

13/160 St Georges Terrace, Perth

The Red Chair

What seems at first to be a pretty run-of-the-mill, unassuming lunch bar is actually home to some of the best laksa in Perth. Available from 10:30 until 2:30 on weekdays and 2pm on Saturdays, the Red Chair’s laksa is rich, creamy and full of flavour – as well as generously loaded up with your choice of filling. It’s so generous that we might have been known to take half home for dinner… Now that’s a bargain.

Crossways Centre, 2/180-184 Rokeby Road

D’Big Mama

Situated in one of our favourite food destinations, Coventry Village, you’ll find D’Big Mama. Serving up homestyle Malaysian cuisine, homemade noodles are their specialty – and are made even more delicious when paired with their comforting curry laksa.

Coventry Village, 243-253 Walter Road West, Morley

My Bayon

Cambodian fusion restaurant My Bayon combines a blend of South East Asian flavours with recipes passed down through generations. Inspired by over 18 years in Darwin’s markets and a unique family recipe, their famous and well-loved laksa is available with your choice of filling. This bowl is worth its weight in gold!

313 William Street, Northbridge

Ya Kwang

Thornlie’s Spencer Village is a must-visit destination for foodie fiends of Perth. This suburban food court attracts legions of diners every week with its selection of authentic and delicious vendors, particularly when it comes to Singaporean and Malaysian hawker cuisine. One of these hawkers, Ya Kwang, is serving up some next-level laksa that’s so authentic, you’ll practically be transported to the streets of Singapore.

Ya Kwang Laksa Perth

Spencer Village Food Court, 200 Spencer Road, Thornlie


Named after the Sarawak capital Kuching, it’s only fitting that KCH’s star dish is Sarawak laksa. Hearty yet delicate, this giant bowl combines the best of both worlds: the coconut milk creaminess of curry laksa, with the sour tamarind flavour of asam laksa. Make sure to book ahead, they’ve been around for a couple of years now and still this pocket of a restaurant fills up quick!

Unit 41/10 Angove Street, North Perth

Tui Cafe

With over 20 years of experience, it’s no wonder that Tui Cafe has won so many hearts in the heart of West Perth – and now that they’ve moved to new digs in Welshpool, we’re sure the same will apply there. This family-run cafe offers a variety of South Asian dishes made to order, including a curry laksa that’ll knock your socks off.

64 Dowd Street, Welshpool

High on 55

Set amongst the historic West End, High on 55 is a must-visit if you’re in the Freo area. This bustling cafe is popular with the lunchtime crowd, and for good reason. Offering a mix of both Vietnamese and Nyonya lunch options, their Penang laksa is the star of the show, with a flavourful, creamy coconut soup made to your preferred level of heat – helpful for us chilli wimps!

High on 55 Laksa Perth

55 High Street, Fremantle

Pho 447 Asian Kitchen

After relocating from Dao Vien in Northbridge, Floreat’s teeny-tiny Pho 447 still packs a punch. We’ve professed our love for them when talking about our favourite Vietnamese spots, but much like High on 55, we’re drawn to them time and time again for their laksa. Packed with chicken and noodles, this curry laksa is the business. Be prepared to fight the locals for a table, or plan to get it takeaway.

1/447 Cambridge Street, Floreat

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Goreng Goreng

Sometimes, you just want what you want – and that’s when we feel extra thankful for eateries like Goreng Goreng, who really go out of their way to cater to everyone’s preferences and proclivities. Their laksa is ace as-is, with udon and your choice of chicken or seafood, but if you prefer different noodles? No worries! An extra side of noodles or meat? Sure thing! We don’t expect it everywhere we go, but we appreciate it when it’s on offer.

Goreng Goreng

75 Walcott Street, Mount Lawley

Hong Kei

While mostly beloved for their traditional, sticky-sweet char siu pork, Hong Kei’s laksa – available in both curry and assam – is certainly a show-stopper. Much like the popular char siu dishes that bring the crowds, the Penang asam laksa balances its savoury heat with that satisfyingly sour note that distinguishes it from the curry version.

189 High Road, Willetton

Header image credit: KCH