Restaurants

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 is one of KL's best. The seemingly endless buffet spread is splendid, with all kinds …
Top Choice Southeast Asian in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Isabel

Isabel is pure charm and a great addition to KL's dining scene. Both in terms of its menu and contemporary tropical decor, the restaurant provides a sophisticated twist on local classics, with dishes from across the…
Top Choice South Indian in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Nadodi

The recipes and ingredients of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka are the foundation for the sensational tasting menus served at Nadodi (which means nomad). We highly recommend the vegetarian option – 12 courses may s…
Top Choice Hawker in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Jalan Alor

KL's biggest collection of roadside restaurants and street food vendors sprawls along Jln Alor, just north of Jln Bukit Bintang. While a few restaurants and stalls are open during the day, most open for business in …
Top Choice International in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Eat X Dignity

Baraka Obama visited this worthy project run by Dignity, a Malaysian foundation providing education for the poor and refugees. Students gain work experience at this attractive cafe which serves excellent renditions …
Top Choice Asian in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Chocha Foodstore

Behind the raw concrete and timber facade of the old Mah Lian Hotel is this restaurant and teashop with a plant-filled courtyard and the original hotel tiles. Chocha's 'tea sommelier' serves an extensive selection o…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Madras Lane Hawkers

This hidden-away alley of hawker stalls is best visited for breakfast or lunch. Among its stand-out operators is one offering 10 types of yong tau fu (vegetables stuffed with tofu and a fish and pork paste). The bak…
Top Choice Malaysian in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Limapulo

Its tag line is 'baba can cook', the baba being genial Uncle John who is often to be found greeting guests at this atmospheric and justly popular restaurant. The Nonya-style cooking is very homely, with dishes such …
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Restoran Yarl

Discover the spicy and delicious cuisine of northern Sri Lanka at Yarl. Help yourself from clay pots of spicy mutton, chicken and fish peratal (dry curry), squid curry, aubergine sothi (mild curry with coconut milk)…
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 …