Eating

  • Nadodi Superb Southern Indian degustation menus not to be missed.
  • Rebung Seemingly endless buffet of traditional Malaysian dishes.
  • Jalan Alor KL's premier eats street has something for everyone.
  • Isabel Southeast Asian charmer in a beautifully designed space.
  • Chocha Foodstore Delicious modern Asian cooking plus a tea sommelier.

By Budget

  • Glutton Street Pudu street of hawker stalls that comes alive in the evening.
  • Kin Kin Bare-bones joint serving KL's best chilli pan mee.
  • Tugu Cafe Amazing fish-head curry and fried free-range chicken.

By Budget: $$

Beta KL Imaginative reworking of Malay dishes, swoon-worthy interior design.

Southern Rock Seafood Go-to spot in Bangsar for fish and seafood.

Botanica + Co Covers all the culinary bases well including Malay food, pizza and salads.

Eat X Dignity Dining on the Malay and Western dishes here helps support a charity school for disadvantaged kids.

By Budget: $$$

Sushi Hinata Exquisite sushi prepared by expert Japanese chefs.

Cilantro Serves an eclectic range of Japanese-French-inspired dishes.

Nadodi Pamper yourself with a meal to remember at this Southern Indian and Sri Lankan restaurant.

by Cuisine

Malaysian & Peranakan

  • Sambal Hijau Authentic Malay cooking with more than 50 dishes to try.
  • Limapulo Homestyle authentic Peranakan food, amazing laksa.
  • Enak KL Classy restaurant serving traditional cuisine.
  • Baba Low's 486 No-frills Peranakan that tastes totally authentic.
  • Bijan Malay cuisine with fine-dining flair in a relaxed atmosphere.

Chinese

  • Yun House Heavenly dim sum at luxury hotel overlooking KLCC park.
  • Sek Yuen Pudu landmark with dishes made in a wood-fired kitchen.
  • Yut Kee Classic Hainanese kopitiam known also for its Western-style dishes.
  • Restoran TKS Feel the heat at this Sichuanese joint on Jln Alor.

Indian & Sri Lankan

International & Fusion

  • Merchant's Lane Tasty mash-up of Eastern and Western dishes.
  • Mr Chew's Chino Latino Bar Gorgeous penthouse restaurant and bar with fun finger-food menu.
  • Geographer Fine mix of both local and international dishes in Chinatown.
  • Nutmeg Great cakes, bagels and other global cuisine specials such as Scandinavian cured fish.

French

  • Yeast Bistronomy Brilliant bistro-bakery in Bangsar Baru.
  • French Feast Comforting cassoulet and other French bistro–style dishes in Bukit Bintang.
  • Brasserie Fritz Not exclusively French but certainly in the tradition of grand Parisian brasseries.

Italian

  • Strato Tasty pasta and pizza high up the Norman Foster–designed Troika building.
  • Nerovivo Classy Italian eatery in a bungalow close to Changkat Bukit Bintang.
  • Proof Gourmet pizzas paired with a decent selection of wines.

Hawker

Japanese

  • Sushi Hinata Sublime sushi, sashimi and other haute-Japanese creations.
  • Santouka Rich pork-broth ramen noodles in Pavilion KL.
  • Kaiju Japanese dishes such as ramen but with a spicy Thai twist.

Vegetarian

Bakery & Patisserie

  • Bunn Choon Purveyers of KL's best egg tarts.
  • Jaslyn Cakes Tiny shop in Bangsar selling a delectable range of sweet treats.
  • Tommy Le Baker Top-grade sourdough bread, pastries, sandwiches and quiches.

Market Food

Local Breakfast

Afternoon Tea

Of the Chain Gang

Food Courts

  • Malaysia Boleh! All the foodie hits of Malaysia in an eye-catchingly designed space.
  • Lot 10 Hutong Some of the city's top hawker operations in one central location.
  • Food Republic Superb array of dining options in bowels of Pavilion KL.