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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 17 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

5.0 out of 5 2 March 2011
by Robin J.

My favourite take away in 'The 'Bello'. Yes, they do use magic boxes to re-heat the food but nevertheless Makan is still the daddy!

With my lady being a veggie and me a carnivore, we usually sample just about everything on offer which is 9 times out of 10 spot on.

Everywhere has an occasional blip, which in their case is if it's late and food is running low and may be a little dry but wow,...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