Restaurants

Top Choice Hawker in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Jalan Alor

KL's biggest collection of roadside restaurants sprawls along Jln Alor, just north of Jln Bukit Bintang. From around 5pm till late every evening, the street transforms into a continuous open-air restaurant, with hun…
Top Choice Malaysian in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Rebung

Occupying the top level of a multistorey car park overlooking the Botanical Garden, flamboyant celebrity chef Ismail's restaurant Rebung is one of KL's best. The seemingly endless buffet spread is splendid, with all…
Top Choice Hawker in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Bangsar Sunday Market

This weekly market, though mostly for fresh produce, is also a fine hawker food-grazing zone. Stalls sell satay and a variety of noodles including asam laksa (laksa with a prawn paste and tamarind-flavoured gravy), …
Top Choice Seafood in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Southern Rock Seafood

The fishmonger to some of KL's top restaurants has opened its own operation and it's a corker. The fish and seafood – in particular the wide range of oysters – is top quality, simply prepared to allow the flavours t…
Top Choice Chinese in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kin Kin

This bare-bones shop is famous throughout the city for its chilli pan mee (board noodles). These 'dry' noodles, topped with a soft-boiled egg, minced pork, ikan bilis (small, deep-fried anchovies), fried onion and a…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Restoran Yarl

This simple restaurant in Brickfields serves tasty Tamil dishes from northern Sri Lanka. Help yourself from clay pots of spicy mutton, chicken and fish peratal (dry curry), squid curry, aubergine sothi (mild curry w…
Top Choice Indian in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Lawanya Food Corner

Don't be put off by the low-key appearance of this simple joint with a few ramshackle tables lined up against a lime green wall under a sheet of corrugated iron. The same family has been preparing delicious curries …
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuala Lumpur

Zaini Satay

Mohamed Zaini comes from a long line of satay-stall owners – his grandfather was known as the 'King of Satay' in the 1960s – and these days KLites regularly make the trip to Ampang to satisfy their craving for the b…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuala Lumpur

Sambal Hijau

One of the best places in the greater KL area to sample authentic Malay cuisine, served in the traditional buffet style. At lunchtime more than 50 dishes are laid out to choose from, including ikan bakar (barbecued …
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Madras Lane Hawkers

Enter beside the Guandi Temple to find this alley of hawker stalls. It’s best visited for breakfast or lunch, with standout operators including the one offering 10 types of yong tau fu (vegetables stuffed with tofu …