Must-see restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

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    The family who run this stall in a parking lot across the road from KL Sentral use giant woks to fry up tasty Indian snacks such as lentil vadai (fritters…

  • A
    Al-Amar Express

    This glass-encased street-side restaurant is a great place for people-watching, manakeesh (a Lebanese-style pizza freshly made from scratch and oven baked…

  • T
    Thean Hou Temple Food Court

    The small food court on the ground floor of the Thean Hou Temple serves simple Chinese rice and noodle dishes as well as other snacks and drinks.

  • S

    The restaurant's relaxed, leafy setting is lovely, but the quality of the Indonesian, Malaysian and Western dishes served here can be hit and miss. The…

  • L
    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…

  • N
    National Museum Cafe

    The no-frills cafeteria at the National Museum serves simple local meals of noodles, soup and rice along with tea, coffee and snacks.

  • T
    Tang City

    Set back from the open-air tables on the main drag of Jln Hang Lekir, this food court serves a good variety of inexpensive Chinese, Indian and Malay…

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    Hong Ngek

    This long-running Hokkien restaurant serves expertly made fried bee hoon (vermicelli noodles), ginger duck rice and succulent pork ribs stewed in Guinness.

  • B
    Brickfields Pisang Goreng

    Offers banana fritters so tasty that they can get away with charging a bit more for them than other vendors. The stall also sells curry puffs (RM1.60).

  • Y

    This well-regarded Japanese restaurant specialises in platters of fresh sashimi served on crushed ice. Also serves a range of good-value sets.

  • M
    Mei Keng Fatt Seafood Restaurant

    This long-running seafood restaurant, famous for its chilli crab, is great for group dining, but check the prices before ordering.

  • S
    Sahara Tent

    A long-established Middle Eastern restaurant serving good-value meaty kebabs, couscous and Turkish coffee.