Restaurants

Malaysian in Kota Bharu

Restoran Capital

For our favourite breakfast, get here before 9am when the excellent nasi kerabu (blue rice with coconut, fish and spices) often sells out. Nutty rice combines with a variety of subtle Kelantanese curries, and option…
Market in Kota Bharu

Night Market

The most popular spot for the best Malay food in town is KB’s night market. Specialties include ayam percik (marinated chicken on bamboo skewers) and nasi kerabu (blue rice with coconut, fish and spices), squid-on-a…
Indian in Kota Bharu

Shan Sri Dewi Restaurant

As popular with locals as it is with tourists, this is a great place for an authentic banana-leaf curry and a mango lassi. They also serve a terrific roti canai (flaky flatbread served with curry) in the morning and…
Chinese in Kota Bharu

Westlake Eating House

Don’t let the plain decor fool you. Westlake Eating House serves some of the tastiest Chinese fare in Eastern Malaysia. Dig into the likes of braised pork ribs, roast duck, fish in spicy sauce and stir-fried vegetab…
International in Kota Bharu

Sun Two

The welcome is friendly and food delicious at this brightly decorated place that has been in business since 1946. Sample Chinese, Malay and popular Western-style food such as chicken chop and fish and chips.
Cafe in Kota Bharu

Muhibah Bakery & Cafe

This lovely bakery also has great cakes, iced desserts and doughnuts as well as decent coffee. Stop by for a green tea frappe and a chocolate and cashew doughnut for a mid-afternoon treat.
Chinese in Kota Bharu

Medan Selera Kebun Sultan Food Court

This Chinatown food court, which opens late in a town that closes early, offers dishes like claypot chicken rice and kway teow (rice-flour noodles), as well ice-cold beers.
Cafe in Kota Bharu

Kedai Kopi White House

For a classic local experience, pop into this old-school Chinese coffee shop for a tea or coffee while you’re exploring Kota Bharu’s museum precinct. The ambience is straight from decades past, and a lazy brunch of …
Chinese in Kota Bharu

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons is packed nightly with locals enjoying seafood dishes like claypot prawn and dry cuttlefish with mango salad. The house specialty, deep fried soft-shell crab, should only set you back about RM40 for…
Food Hall in Kota Bharu

KB Mall Food Court

There’s a food court serving international fast food (burgers, fried chicken) inside KB Mall. The mall is south of central KB, on the corner of Jln Hamzah and Jln Sultan Ibrahim.