Layang Layang

★★★☆☆
  • 1480 S De Anza Blvd

    San Jose, CA 95129

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  • 408-777-8897

About Layang Layang

Hours
Tue-Thu: 11am-9:30pm, Sun: 11am-9:30pm, Sat: 11am-10pm

Food

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Food is good but their service was very very bad.Very rude. satisfactory because the food was good.Will not go there again

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★★★☆☆

Food is good but their service was very very bad.Very rude. satisfactory because the food was good.Will not go there again

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This place has very good food. I love the coconut rice. All their dishes are outstanding. The only downside is the prices. Its like paying for two or three meals but only getting one. If your not hurting in the money department i'd come here to try it out.

4
★★★★☆

This place has very good food. I love the coconut rice. All their dishes are outstanding. The only downside is the prices. Its like paying for two or three meals but only getting one. If your not hurting in the money department i'd come here to try it out.

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I try to come here as much as I can when I am home in Cupertino. Although the restaurant itself is rather small, and the dishes are somewhat overpriced, it's still one of my favorite restaurants. My favorite dishes are the roti and the gado gado. I haven't found another restaurant that has dishes like these. I wish I had a recipe of the curry they use for the roti because it's one of the best I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys asian cuisine or just wants to try something new.

4
★★★★☆

I try to come here as much as I can when I am home in Cupertino. Although the restaurant itself is rather small, and the dishes are somewhat overpriced, it's still one of my favorite restaurants. My favorite dishes are the roti and the gado gado. I haven't found another restaurant that has dishes like these. I wish I had a recipe of the curry they use for the roti because it's one of the best I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys asian cuisine or just wants to try something new.

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I had been going to this restaurant ever since it opened, and for the first couple years, the food had been excellent. However, I went about a month ago with a friend, and to our disappointment, the food and service was bad. I simply thought that maybe they were having an off night since all my previous experiences were good. So, last night, I returned with a friend from out of town. That was a mistake! Not only was the service bad (i.e. the waiter poured cold water into our hot tea cups; the waitress looked annoyed that we walked in half an hour before closing; the waitstaff started sweeping the floor and putting chairs up while 4 tables of people were still having dinner), but we both became very ill from what we ate. Once we returned home, we both had gastric distress. I'll save you all the gory details, but I was praising the porcelain god. It was absolutely horrible. Until last night, it had been 25 years since this has happened to me due to food from a restaurant, and considering that I've eaten in my fair share of dumps, dives and holes-in-the-wall (including those in 3rd world countries), this restaurant accomplished quite a feat. I have never written a bad review of a restaurant before, but I felt that I really needed to warn people.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had been going to this restaurant ever since it opened, and for the first couple years, the food had been excellent. However, I went about a month ago with a friend, and to our disappointment, the food and service was bad. I simply thought that maybe they were having an off night since all my previous experiences were good. So, last night, I returned with a friend from out of town. That was a mistake! Not only was the service bad (i.e. the waiter poured cold water into our hot tea cups; the waitress looked annoyed that we walked in half an hour before closing; the waitstaff started sweeping the floor and putting chairs up while 4 tables of people were still having dinner), but we both became very ill from what we ate. Once we returned home, we both had gastric distress. I'll save you all the gory details, but I was praising the porcelain god. It was absolutely horrible. Until last night, it had been 25 years since this has happened to me due to food from a restaurant, and considering that I've eaten in my fair share of dumps, dives and holes-in-the-wall (including those in 3rd world countries), this restaurant accomplished quite a feat. I have never written a bad review of a restaurant before, but I felt that I really needed to warn people.

Cons: Bad Food, Bad Service

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This place is overrated. Although I'm not Malaysian but the food here sure looked and tasted like Chinese food, not to mention the place is run by Chinese (mandarin) folks. Upon sitting down, 2 min later the waiter popped up asking if we were ready to order and of course not, since we were just on the 2nd page of the menu. Another 2 min later, another waiter appeared to ask if we ready to order again and to shoo him away, we ordered the Roti appetizer.

Finally, we figured out what we wanted and ordered:
- Sarael Prawn
- Princess tofu
- Kangkung (Ong Choi)
- Mango Chicken
- Pineapple Fried Rice

In less than 5 min after we ordered, all our dishes arrived. Just seemed a lil odd to me that they can whip up all those dishes that fast when the restaurant was also full house. The pineapple fried rice wasn't very warm and nothing really piping hot so makes me wonder if all the food is pre-cooked like those fast food joints at the mall and they just scoop up the food into the dish.

As for the taste of the food, OMG...the Mango Chicken was the worst - too much red sauce that it looked and tasted like sweet-n-sour chicken. Princess tofu (a recommended dish on their menu) is like your typical chinese dish, some stir-fry seafood with lots of oyster sauce and decorated with pieces of fried tofu. The pineapple fried rice had no wok-flavor whatsover and kinda bland. The prawn dish was ok...some shrimp paste flavor but nothing rich in flavor. The only decent and probably most authentic dish was the ong choi but then again how hard is it to stir-fry some veggies with pre-made shrimp paste?!

1
★★☆☆☆

This place is overrated. Although I'm not Malaysian but the food here sure looked and tasted like Chinese food, not to mention the place is run by Chinese (mandarin) folks. Upon sitting down, 2 min later the waiter popped up asking if we were ready to order and of course not, since we were just on the 2nd page of the menu. Another 2 min later, another waiter appeared to ask if we ready to order again and to shoo him away, we ordered the Roti appetizer.

Finally, we figured out what we wanted and ordered:
- Sarael Prawn
- Princess tofu
- Kangkung (Ong Choi)
- Mango Chicken
- Pineapple Fried Rice

In less than 5 min after we ordered, all our dishes arrived. Just seemed a lil odd to me that they can whip up all those dishes that fast when the restaurant was also full house. The pineapple fried rice wasn't very warm and nothing really piping hot so makes me wonder if all the food is pre-cooked like those fast food joints at the mall and they just scoop up the food into the dish.

As for the taste of the food, OMG...the Mango Chicken was the worst - too much red sauce that it looked and tasted like sweet-n-sour chicken. Princess tofu (a recommended dish on their menu) is like your typical chinese dish, some stir-fry seafood with lots of oyster sauce and decorated with pieces of fried tofu. The pineapple fried rice had no wok-flavor whatsover and kinda bland. The prawn dish was ok...some shrimp paste flavor but nothing rich in flavor. The only decent and probably most authentic dish was the ong choi but then again how hard is it to stir-fry some veggies with pre-made shrimp paste?!

Pros: moderate prices

Cons: mediocre food

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We had the most horrible experience ever at a restaurant . We were 4 adults and 2 small 7 month babies . We went there , ordered food . Food was ok . So far so good . Then came the check . They had added $ 10 to the $ 68 bill as gratuity for a party of six or more . I went and asked about what service did they provide for 2 7 month old babies and they said "we gave them high chairs" . I refused to pay the forced gratuity charge of $ 10 .They sent 4 people to my table and tried strong arm tactics but I stood my ground . Then they took off the charge and I paid the amount of $ 68 ( with a $ 0 tip ) . Then they came and fought with me about why I had not written a tip ( imagine the nerve ) and told me to never come to their restaurant again . I am writing this because i don't want anyone else to go through this nightmare again . Please be careful and avoid this restaurant .

1
★☆☆☆☆

We had the most horrible experience ever at a restaurant . We were 4 adults and 2 small 7 month babies . We went there , ordered food . Food was ok . So far so good . Then came the check . They had added $ 10 to the $ 68 bill as gratuity for a party of six or more . I went and asked about what service did they provide for 2 7 month old babies and they said "we gave them high chairs" . I refused to pay the forced gratuity charge of $ 10 .They sent 4 people to my table and tried strong arm tactics but I stood my ground . Then they took off the charge and I paid the amount of $ 68 ( with a $ 0 tip ) . Then they came and fought with me about why I had not written a tip ( imagine the nerve ) and told me to never come to their restaurant again . I am writing this because i don't want anyone else to go through this nightmare again . Please be careful and avoid this restaurant .

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We had the most horrible experience ever at a restaurant . We were 4 adults and 2 small 7 month babies . We went there , ordered food . Food was ok . So far so good . Then came the check . They had added $ 10 to the $ 68 bill as gratuity for a party of six or more . I went and asked about what service did they provide for 2 7 month old babies and they said "we gave them high chairs" . I refused to pay the forced gratuity charge of $ 10 .They sent 4 people to my table and tried strong arm tactics but I stood my ground . Then they took off the charge and I paid the amount of $ 68 ( with a $ 0 tip ) . Then they came and fought with me about why I had not written a tip ( imagine the nerve ) and told me to never come to their restaurant again . I am writing this because i don't want anyone else to go through this nightmare again . Please be careful and avoid this restaurant .

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★☆☆☆☆

We had the most horrible experience ever at a restaurant . We were 4 adults and 2 small 7 month babies . We went there , ordered food . Food was ok . So far so good . Then came the check . They had added $ 10 to the $ 68 bill as gratuity for a party of six or more . I went and asked about what service did they provide for 2 7 month old babies and they said "we gave them high chairs" . I refused to pay the forced gratuity charge of $ 10 .They sent 4 people to my table and tried strong arm tactics but I stood my ground . Then they took off the charge and I paid the amount of $ 68 ( with a $ 0 tip ) . Then they came and fought with me about why I had not written a tip ( imagine the nerve ) and told me to never come to their restaurant again . I am writing this because i don't want anyone else to go through this nightmare again . Please be careful and avoid this restaurant .

Pros: food

Cons: service ambience parking space

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It's a small restaurant and every time that I've gone, it's been crowded. The food there is good. It is a bit on the pricey side (compared to other Asian restaurants).

4
★★★★☆

It's a small restaurant and every time that I've gone, it's been crowded. The food there is good. It is a bit on the pricey side (compared to other Asian restaurants).

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I went to Layang last night. Small restaurant but easily parking. The food is ok, service is friendly. Price is reasonable. We paid 30 bucks for 2 people with an apertizer, a beef dish, a vegatable, and dessert . Recomended

2
★★★★☆

I went to Layang last night. Small restaurant but easily parking. The food is ok, service is friendly. Price is reasonable. We paid 30 bucks for 2 people with an apertizer, a beef dish, a vegatable, and dessert . Recomended

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We recently found out about Layang Layang and has already become a frequent customer. They have an extensive menu with food from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thai, and China. We loved their Roti pankcake and their noddle dishes. The price is reasonable. Just make sure you get there before 11:30am for lunch and 6:00pm for dinner. They get very crowded on the weekends.

4
★★★★☆

We recently found out about Layang Layang and has already become a frequent customer. They have an extensive menu with food from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thai, and China. We loved their Roti pankcake and their noddle dishes. The price is reasonable. Just make sure you get there before 11:30am for lunch and 6:00pm for dinner. They get very crowded on the weekends.

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One of my favorite restaurants -- huge menu (over 100 items) all made quickly. Very good food. The fresh coconut drink is fun and tasty, also had a very good lychee drink (with fresh lychee).

The parking is pretty bad (only choice is the residential street) and you can expect to wait during main dinner rush. They take reservations for larger parties which has worked well when going out to lunch with coworkers.

The restaurant is small inside and don't expect overly quiet dining. If you're unfortunate enough to get seated in the back area, you may find that the bathroom door hits your chair as people make their way to it :-)

PROS: Great tasting food
CONS: Small, can have long line during peak hours

4
★★★★☆

One of my favorite restaurants -- huge menu (over 100 items) all made quickly. Very good food. The fresh coconut drink is fun and tasty, also had a very good lychee drink (with fresh lychee).

The parking is pretty bad (only choice is the residential street) and you can expect to wait during main dinner rush. They take reservations for larger parties which has worked well when going out to lunch with coworkers.

The restaurant is small inside and don't expect overly quiet dining. If you're unfortunate enough to get seated in the back area, you may find that the bathroom door hits your chair as people make their way to it :-)

PROS: Great tasting food
CONS: Small, can have long line during peak hours

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Being a Malaysian, I might be a bit more picky. I think Layang-layang is good at several dishes but not all of them. For roti canai, I don't think it can wrong any Malaysian restaurant. Satay is so-so, a bit too oily. Indian Mee Goreng (dissapointment), Char Kueh Teow is pretty good, but I think Penang Village at Coleman is better in this dish. Bak kut teh is just okay, but I have yet to find any good bak kut teh around Bay area. Dish I always order, the princess tofu and the chow-fun (flat rice noodles).

Other dishes such as curry beef, ikan asam, baked fish, I will avoid, they are not tasty.

Vegetable dishes, kangkung and okra can't go really wrong with belacan and dried shrimps in any restaurant.

For dessert, cendol, kaya pancake are good. Ice kacang is too big but still good.

2
★★★★☆

Being a Malaysian, I might be a bit more picky. I think Layang-layang is good at several dishes but not all of them. For roti canai, I don't think it can wrong any Malaysian restaurant. Satay is so-so, a bit too oily. Indian Mee Goreng (dissapointment), Char Kueh Teow is pretty good, but I think Penang Village at Coleman is better in this dish. Bak kut teh is just okay, but I have yet to find any good bak kut teh around Bay area. Dish I always order, the princess tofu and the chow-fun (flat rice noodles).

Other dishes such as curry beef, ikan asam, baked fish, I will avoid, they are not tasty.

Vegetable dishes, kangkung and okra can't go really wrong with belacan and dried shrimps in any restaurant.

For dessert, cendol, kaya pancake are good. Ice kacang is too big but still good.

Cons: No reservation on Fri

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One of my work colleagues suggested this place to me. Decent food, a little on the pricey side though. Service is good and they have some awesome desserts.

4
★★★★☆

One of my work colleagues suggested this place to me. Decent food, a little on the pricey side though. Service is good and they have some awesome desserts.

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We got coupon and tried this place. The food is great, the best. My boyfriend requested very, very, spicy and it was served really spicy and the chef made a special sauce on the side to add. When we returned the following week, he requested a little cut-down with the pepper and no need of the side sauce. And this man eats fresh, raw jalapeno and thai peppers.

2
★★★★★

We got coupon and tried this place. The food is great, the best. My boyfriend requested very, very, spicy and it was served really spicy and the chef made a special sauce on the side to add. When we returned the following week, he requested a little cut-down with the pepper and no need of the side sauce. And this man eats fresh, raw jalapeno and thai peppers.

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This is a very small scale asian style restaurant. They basically serve Malaysian fusion style dishes. If you are looking for tastes that are exactly close to your hometown style, this is not the place for it. But overall it is exceptable. Prices are slightly overpriced because of the small serving dishes. Limited parking space.

3
★★★☆☆

This is a very small scale asian style restaurant. They basically serve Malaysian fusion style dishes. If you are looking for tastes that are exactly close to your hometown style, this is not the place for it. But overall it is exceptable. Prices are slightly overpriced because of the small serving dishes. Limited parking space.

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Excellent food (especially the roti canai). The service is VERY VERY slow, so go only
when you have an extra hour to waste, else take the food home. The service is
not so good either. I wish their portion size was slightly bigger.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Excellent food (especially the roti canai). The service is VERY VERY slow, so go only
when you have an extra hour to waste, else take the food home. The service is
not so good either. I wish their portion size was slightly bigger.

Pros: prices, food taste

Cons: parking, service speed

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This place has the best Malaysian food in the area, but you must make sure you don't get seated next to the bathroom. The first time I went here we were seated next to the bathroom, the second time (we returned because of the food, especially the chicken satay!), we didn't and were glad that they removed the seating next to the bathroom. But the food here was awesome, the Roti Parata and Roti Canai were both absolutely awesome. The Chicken Satay was the best compared to any of the Thai or Malay places around.

2
★★★★★

This place has the best Malaysian food in the area, but you must make sure you don't get seated next to the bathroom. The first time I went here we were seated next to the bathroom, the second time (we returned because of the food, especially the chicken satay!), we didn't and were glad that they removed the seating next to the bathroom. But the food here was awesome, the Roti Parata and Roti Canai were both absolutely awesome. The Chicken Satay was the best compared to any of the Thai or Malay places around.

Pros: Awesome Food, Easy Parking

Cons: Crowded

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If I didn't have an entertainment book coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free entry, I probably wouldn't step foot in Layand Layang. For one thing, the food is overpriced there, and the dishes are not athentic. Service is excellent though. Parking is plentiful in their own parking lot. The decor is stylish and looks posh.

3
★★★☆☆

If I didn't have an entertainment book coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free entry, I probably wouldn't step foot in Layand Layang. For one thing, the food is overpriced there, and the dishes are not athentic. Service is excellent though. Parking is plentiful in their own parking lot. The decor is stylish and looks posh.

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Don't let this small size resturant fool you, this is one of the best resturant I have been too.

It is great for party, or friend's get together.

The food is great, different than traditional Chinese food, or American food.

If you don't know what to order, look around, or ask the waiter, they are friendly and will gladly help you out.

PROS: great food
CONS: a little pricey, but still great for that special occasion.

5
★★★★★

Don't let this small size resturant fool you, this is one of the best resturant I have been too.

It is great for party, or friend's get together.

The food is great, different than traditional Chinese food, or American food.

If you don't know what to order, look around, or ask the waiter, they are friendly and will gladly help you out.

PROS: great food
CONS: a little pricey, but still great for that special occasion.

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It's a small restaurant providing a very good food and service, if you are looking for good malaysian food, i highly recommended!!!!
I think there are try to expend there restaurant in the bay area, check out their web @ www.LayangLayang.us

2
★★★★☆

It's a small restaurant providing a very good food and service, if you are looking for good malaysian food, i highly recommended!!!!
I think there are try to expend there restaurant in the bay area, check out their web @ www.LayangLayang.us

Pros: good food, good service

Cons: wait too long

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This is an most authantic malaysian restaurant in the bay area, stop with banana ......series!!

2
★★★★★

This is an most authantic malaysian restaurant in the bay area, stop with banana ......series!!

 

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