Top Choice Malaysian in Bukit Bintang & KLCC


One of KL’s best Malaysian restaurants, Bijan offers skilfully cooked traditional dishes in a sophisticated dining room that spills out into a tropical garden. Must-try dishes include rendang daging (dry beef curry …
Top Choice Malaysian in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar


Occupying the top level of a multistorey car park overlooking the Botanical Gardens, flamboyant celebrity chef Ismail's restaurant Rebung is one of KL's best. The seemingly endless buffet spread is splendid, with al…
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 Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL


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 a…
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 …
Malaysian in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Old China Café

Housed in an old guild hall of a laundry association, this long-running restaurant continues to not only conjure retro charm but also serve good-value Peranakan food. Try the beef rendang, the succulent Nonya fried …
Malaysian in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Capital Café

Since it opened in 1956, this truly Malaysian cafe has had Chinese, Malays and Indians all working together, cooking up excellent renditions of Malay classics such as mee goreng, rojak (salad doused in a peanut-sauc…
Malaysian in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

D’Istana Jalamas Café

A good eating option in the Titiwangsa area, this cafe at Istana Budaya, the national theatre, offers an appealing serve-yourself buffet of Malay and mamak favourites such as fish-head curry, as well as salads, snac…
Malaysian in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Little Penang Kafé

At peak meal times expect a long line outside this mall joint serving authentic food from Penang, including specialities such as curry mee (spicy soup noodles with prawns).
Malaysian in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Precious Old China

Run by the owners of Old China Café, this restaurant inside Central Market has an upscale, Shanghai-1930s look, with lacquered chairs and pricey porcelain on display, and serves similar, excellent Southeast Asian an…