This Malaysian Food Favorite Has Opened A New Location In LES

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

Kopitiam, the popular Malaysian restaurant has returned this week to the Lower East Side in a bigger and better location.

The original Kopitiam, once housed at a tiny hole in the wall on Canal Street, opened in October of 2015. This week, the long awaited new location has opened. The menu, which once focused on small Malaysian snacks, small plates and deserts has been modified to emphasize sweet treats.

The decor of the new locale is also worth the trip to this special “new” restaurant. According to Eater, the owners had a “DIY Pinterest” approach to building the restaurant. Many of the trinkets and decor come directly from Malaysia.



The restaurant aims to be comfy. The owners have developed an all-day menu of snacks, small plates, and sweets. Everything on the menu is $12 or less, with options at $5 or less. The menu emphasizes simplicity and tradition and apparently, most of the recipes are family recipes.


Location: 151 East Broadway between Rutgers and Pike Streets.

Hours:  Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Price: $


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