Restaurants

Top Choice International in George Town

China House

You can't really say you've been to George Town unless you've stepped inside China House. This block-wide amalgamation of shophouses is home to a variety of dining, drinking and shopping options. It all starts splen…
Top Choice Hawker in George Town

Lg Baru (New Lane) Hawker Stalls

Ask locals where their favourite hawker stalls are, and they’ll generally mention this night-time street extravaganza. Just about everything's available here, but we like the stall serving char koay kak (a wok-fried…
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 Malaysian in Petaling Jaya & Shah Alam

Dewakan

Darren Teoh heads a team of exciting young chefs at this innovative restaurant based at the KDU University College in Shah Alam. It's worth making the journey out here to taste the impeccably presented fine-dining d…
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 Malaysian in Melaka City

Nancy's Kitchen

The mouth-watering meals stirred up in this Peranakan (Nonya) restaurant are revered in Melaka and Nancy's Kitchen lives up to the hype. Local diners crowd this small restaurant, especially at weekends, their bellie…
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…