KL Food Galore: You Haven't Tasted KL Without Checking Out These 19 Eateries!

By Shamilka Rasheed | 19, Feb, 2019
KL Food Galore: You Haven't Tasted KL Without Checking Out These 19 Eateries!

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Malaysia is famous for its scrumptious local cuisine as well as international restaurants, which makes it quite easy to find some great spots. If you have any doubts about where to eat in Kuala Lumpur, we have listed out some fantastic places that range from hawker stalls to food trucks, without forgetting popular restaurants too. So simply take your pick from the spots listed below!

Malaysian Cuisine

1. Village Park Nasi Lemak

Credit: Village Park Restaurant on Facebook

This eatery is owned by a Chinese Muslim couple and is very famous for their nasi lemak ayam goreng. The succulent fried chicken is the best part of this dish which is excellent when paired with the fragrant coconut rice.

The restaurant was chosen as the winner for the Best Ayam Goreng by Blogger’s Choice in 2011 and at the Time Out KL Food Awards 2014. The restaurant is a local favorite for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur that travelers to the city also enjoy.

Address: No. 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 6.30AM to 7.30PM (Mon-Fri)
                            6.30AM to 6PM (Sat & Sun)
Contact: +60 3-7710 7860
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2. Sate Kajang Haji Samuri

Credit: Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri

Are you craving some satay? Drop by this Muslim-owned restaurant to get your fix of delectable marinated meat paired with some fine peanut sauce and ketupat. This restaurant had its humble beginnings in 1992 and is a top favorite for satay with several branches operating in Malaysia today.
Sate Kajang Haji Samuri has been among favorite food places in KL for a very long time and is bound to run into huge crowds – but it’s worth the wait and you won’t be disappointed.

Address: Lot 7G & Lot 7LG, Jalan Melati Utama 4, Taman Melati Utama, 53100 Kuala Lumpur 
               
Various Locations
Operating hours:
 11:00AM to 12AM (Mon-Sun)
                            3:00PM to 12AM (Fridays)
Website

3. Nasi Kandar Pelita

Nasi Kandar Pelita is another Muslim-owned dining spot that is famous for its fusion of Indian and Malaysian cuisine, where some of the famous dishes include nasi kandar. While the kuah campur is a favorite as well.
Nasi Kandar Pelita started out small in 1995 but rose in popularity because of their famous nasi kandar, and now there are more branches located throughout Kuala Lumpur today.

Address: No. 149 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
               
Various Locations
Operating hours:
 24 hours daily
Website

4. Nasi Lemak Ong

Credit: Nasi Lemak Ong Malaysiaon Facebook

This outlet which is famous for its own version of nasi lemak, which is actually nasi kandar is located at the Pavilion Shopping Mall. The original stall has been around for over 20 years in Alor Star, and the locals in the area refer to nasi kandar as nasi Lemak which is the reason for this mild confusion.
The founder, Ong Tee Kea who hails from China gained his expertise from an Indian Muslim chef and the dishes here boasts of the wonderful fusion of Chinese, Indian and Malay flavors. From spicy curries with fragrant rice and even unique charcoal-infused roti canai - you will certainly enjoy the menu here.

Address: Lot 8.105 Level 8 Pavilion Shopping Centre Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
(Pavilion Shopping Mall - 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang)
Operating hours:
 10AM to 10PM (Daily)
Contact: 
+60 3-2110 3499
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Street Food

5. Mansion Tea Stall

Formerly known as Al Amnah, the Mansion Tea Stall is famous for its teh tarik which is considered as the national drink of Malaysia. It’s even better when you pair your drink with their Roti Banjir Special which is served with gravy, soft boiled eggs, dhal, and spicy sambal.

This stall has been one of the go-to places for teh tarik and roti, which is great if you are wondering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur for a late dinner.

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
 24 hours daily

6. Cendol Durian Runtuh

Credit: Cendol Durian Runtuh CowKit on Facebook

While the durian is renowned for its pungent odor, durian cendol is a very popular dessert in Malaysia that you should try at least once. If you need to beat the heat with a durian cendol, pay a visit to the ever-popular Durian Runtuh which serves up one of the best versions of this dessert.
Due to the popularity of the stall, you might encounter a long line, however, it’s certainly worth the wait for a big bowl of the cool dessert.

Address: No. 57, Lorong Raja Bot, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:
 2PM to 3AM (Daily)
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7. Babarittos Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining

Credit: Babarittos Delight on Facebook

The Muslim-owned Babarittos food truck was started by Aircraft Engineering graduate, Muhammad Hafiy whose father played an important role in the kitchen as well.

You can head down to Babarittos at TAPAK Urban Street Dining which serves up delights such as burritos, quesadillas, and nachos which will leave you wanting more. Both the beef and buttermilk chicken burritos are the favorites you cannot miss, but it won’t hurt to check out the other flavors as well. They serve up some pretty great pasta and burgers if you are in the mood too.

Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
 5PM to 1AM (Tue-Sat)
                             5PM to 12AM (Sunday)
                            (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: +60 16-682 4877
Facebook

8. FirstOrder Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining

Credit: First Order

The FirstOrder food truck who is famous for their Milky Mango drink should be your next stop if you want to cool down after a long day. Every drink on the menu is mango-based, the food truck was started in 2015 by the founder Kamal; who thought of creating a business around his favorite fruit.
You can catch FirstOrder at TAPAK Urban Street Dining, and do try the refreshing Mystic Mango shake which is another favorite.

Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Jalan Ampang 
               Various Locations
Operating hours:
 6PM to 12AM (Daily)
Website | Facebook | Instagram

9. Borak Time Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining

Credit: Borak Time on Facebook

Wondering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur and get a hot fresh meal? The Borak Time food truck has just what you need. Their most popular dishes are definitely the Nasi Lemak Kukus with Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken.
Doesn’t that sound delicious? They also served up some awesome Grilled Lamb as well as Bangers and Mash which is great if you want to deviate a bit from the local fare.

Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:
 6PM to 12AM (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)
                            6PM to 1AM (Friday)
                            6PM to 1.30AM (Saturday)
                             (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Contact: 
+60 13-257 2054
Facebook

Indian Fine Dining

10. Betel Leaf

For Indian cuisine fans who are looking for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur: the Betel Leaf restaurant is dedicated to serving up delectable Chettinad cuisine with all those exotic flavors. This fine dining restaurant has been part of the food scene since 2009, and has a very pleasant ambiance and boasts of an extensive menu.

Take your pick from the aromatic biryanis, spicy curries, thalis and so much more when you decided to dine at Betel Leaf - some favorites include the mutton biryani and deep-fried cauliflower. Do note that the restaurant is not Halal certified, but dishes are only prepared with Halal ingredients.

Address: 77A, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
 11AM to 11PM (Daily)
Contact: 
+6012 3992312 / +603 20325932
Website

Korean Fried Chicken

11. KyoChon

Credit: KyoChon

Korean fried chicken is known for unique flavors, but finding Halal options might not be so easy. You don’t have to worry about Halal food at Kyochon - all the chicken is sourced from JAKIM Halal certified Halal suppliers, and there are several outlets located throughout Kuala Lumpur as well.

The star items on the menu are crispy, succulent chicken with Kyochon’s own unique flavors such as Soy Garlic, Red Pepper, Honey and there are rice batter options as well. Additionally, Kyochon focuses on bringing a fresh, quality and preservative-free chicken to their customers - and it certainly pays off.

Address: Lot 1.54, Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur 
               Various Locations
Operating hours:
 10AM to 10PM (Daily)
Contact: 
 +6017-283 3707 / +6012-611 9435
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Japanese Shabu Shabu

12. Suki-ya

Credit: Suki-Ya, KL on Facebook

At Suki-ya, you can enjoy the famous shabu shabu which is a healthy combination of fresh veggies, thinly sliced beef and more. The restaurant features four tantalizing soup bases to choose from and a nice range of appetizers as well.

Even though alcoholic drinks are served at the restaurant, no alcohol is used in food preparation and the meat suppliers are JAKIM Halal certified. Suki-ya has been around since 2003 and is based on the Japanese shabu shabu spots which promote a comfortable and cozy setting.

Address: Suki-Ya @ Tokyo Street Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Lot No. : 6.24.04, Level 6 
               Various Locations
Operating hours:
 11:30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)
Contact: 
+603 2141 4272
Website | Facebook

Halal Dim Sum

13. Dolly Dim Sum

Credit: @dollydimsum on Instagram

Dolly Dim Sum is another great spot for Halal dim sum that is completely pork-free, with pretty delectable menu options too. This nice dim sum spot aims to create a modern concept of the Chinese tea house and give their customers a unique experience. Dolly Dim Sum has it all - from Siew Mai and Har Gao dumplings in bamboo baskets to egg tarts, as well as a nice range of drinks to go with your meal.

Address: Lot G9 Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Opposite KLCC)
               Various Locations
Operating hours: 
11AM to 10PM (Daily)
Contact: 
03-2181-3830
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Seafood Heaven

14. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant

Credit: Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant on Facebook

This Muslim-owned restaurant’s specialty involves a nice little fusion of Chinese and Thai cuisine with a menu that boasts of variety. The best dishes you cannot miss include sotong (deep fried squid), as well as the Thai Style chicken.
This is one of the best Halal food spots to visit if you get the craving for seafood or for those savory Asian flavors, and it has been around for over 30 years as well.

Address: Lot 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kg. Sg. Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Operating hours:
 12PM to 2:30PM | 6:30PM to 10PM (Daily)
Contact: 
+60 3-7727 3153
Facebook

15. Shell Out - Publika

Credit: Shell Out on Facebook

The Shell Out at the Publika mall is a Muslim-owned restaurant that features Cajun style seafood which is quite unforgettable once you try it. Founded by a husband and wife team, Shell Out is must visit for seafood lovers who are looking for fresh, delicious food with great flavor.

You can choose from crabs to clams and prawns, or even octopus and select the cooking style, sauces, and spice level. There are some great combo deals to choose which is great for a large group or even you prefer sampling a bit of everything.

Address:
 A2-G2-1, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
               Various Locations
Operating hours:
 10AM to 10PM (Daily)
Contact: 
+6016-3054616
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Western and Fusion Cuisine

16. Chili’s

Credit: Chili's Malaysia on Facebook

Known best for serving up Tex-Mex food, you can taste your share of burgers, wraps, nachos and so much more from their mouth-watering menu. Popular items on the menu include their Chicken enchiladas and fajitas, but do give the Classic Ribeye steak or the Classic Club Sandwich a try too.

Even though Chili’s is not Halal certified and serves alcohol, they do have a Halal kitchen so you can still enjoy Halal meals here. We advise readers to consume at your discretion.

Address: Lot 346B, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
               
Various Locations
Operating hours:
 11AM to 11PM (Sun-Thu)
                             11AM to 12AM (Fri & Sat)
Contact: 
03 2164 1400
Website | Facebook | Instagram

17. My Burger Lab

Credit: myBurgerLab on Facebook

Want to try something unique? My Burger Lab specializes in a little range of burgers with charcoal infused buns, and you can even create your own burger with the delicious options on offer. With burger delights such as the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang and the In-N-Out Tribute, you will be back for more.

The restaurant was founded by Ren Yi, Chang Ming, and Wee Kiat who initially had no professional culinary experience, but gained their expertise through part-time jobs in the food industry. My Burger Lab uses only Halal ingredients, so you can dine here with no worries.

Address: No.8, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
               Various Locations
Operating hours: 5PM to 10.15PM (Mon-Fri)
                             11AM to 4PM | 5PM to 10.15PM (Sat & Sun)
Website | Facebook | Instagram

18. Kay’s Steak & Lobsters

Credit: Kay’s Steak & Lobster on Facebook

If a hearty dinner or lunch is what you are after, Kay’s Steak and Lobsters might be that perfect dining spot. You can enjoy a range of juicy steaks - from Angus Ribeye to Sirloin with a side of mashed potatoes and a sauce of your choice, while seafood fans can opt for their famous Lobster Thermidor as well.

Founded by a husband and wife team, the restaurant features an extensive menu and has been a favorite for western cuisine for a while. Additionally, you can easily reach the restaurant within a 35-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Address: 12A, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6b, Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 5PM to 10PM (Tue-Fri)
                            1PM to 10PM (Sat & Sun)
                            Closed on Mondays
Contact: 
03-5887 1081
Website | Facebook | Instagram

19. Cor Blimey British Fish and Chips (Damansara Uptown)

Credit: Cor Blimey Damansara Uptown on Facebook

Cor Blimey’s founder Adam Joseph Hanrahan who was raised in Hampshire, United Kingdom, started the restaurant to share his favorite British meal - fish, and chips, with Malaysia which is his second home. This is one of the best spots for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur, and for authentic British fish and chips.
Of course, you must try their Signature Fish and Chips where you get to choose the type of fish, batter, and sides or add-ons. With platters, burgers and other British staples such as Bangers and Mash, this is an ideal outlet for a casual night out.

Address: No 33 Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
               Various Locations
Operating hours: 5PM to 10PM (Tue-Thu)
                            12PM to 10PM (Fri-Sun)
Contact: 
+60 37733 8358
Website | Facebook | Instagram

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