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268-270 Portobello Road, North Kensington, London, W10 5TY

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268-270 Portobello Road
North Kensington
W10 5TY
+44 (0)20 8960 5169
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4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Makan

4.0 out of 5 19 October 2013
by Haruka M.

I like this restaurant, not for a cafe. I had Mee Goren(Noodle) It is thin noddle and its fried. a little bit spicy but not too much for me. I love to go again definitely!!!!more

3.0 out of 5 18 April 2011
by Daisy-may B.

Not sure if I quite get it? My noodle soup was okay, my mum's sizzling noodle dish looked... okay. The atmosphere was rubbish, I felt like I was eating outside...

I'm giving it 3 stars because I think maybe I should have chosen from the pre-cooked items, the chicken and the curry puffs looked pretty good and the teh tarik was delicious. Also, I don't think I could ever 2 star a Malaysian...more

4.0 out of 5 21 February 2011
by Britt X.

My go-to to-go lunch spot! If I'm really hungry, their mixed platters are perfect! For about a fiver, you can get a serious meal instantly and it's some of the best food (Malaysian) in the 'hood. You can be healthy here or totally indulge.

I typically take away my food here, but you can also have a quick dine-in meal and walk away totally satisfied. The place is not trying too hard, but...more

5.0 out of 5 2 December 2009
by Laura N.

Question: Is there anything better than amazing Malaysian food?

Answer: Yes. Amazing Malaysian food for under a fiver.

I won't name names, but seems that London restaurateurs have a penchant for taking classically cheap cheap cheap street food and poshing it out in some fancy warehouse space with expensive market trend analyzed decor and painfully overplayed menus. Let's be real -- you're...more

5.0 out of 5 10 November 2008
by Zoe H.

I LOVE LOVE Makan- after a day strolling through Portobello market there's nothing better than sitting down to a tasty plate of Malaysian cooking.

For only £4.95 choose two dishes with either rice or noodles- the spicy red chicken and chilli chickpeas are my favourites. There is also great selection of starters- chicken puffs, crab claws, samosas and spicy crackers.

Makan is a no frills...more