Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Kuching

The Junk

Filled to the brim with antiques, this is the middle of a complex of restaurants and bars – each with different names housed in three 1920s shophouses. The Junk has a busy kitchen and the food here is very good. Pas…
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 Malaysian in Kuching

The Dyak

This elegant restaurant is the first to treat Dayak home cooking as true cuisine. The chef, classically trained in a Western style, uses traditional recipes, many of them Iban (a few are Kelabit, Kayan or Bidayuh), …
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 Indian in Kota Kinabalu

Mother India

The enticing aromas lead you into this beautifully decorated restaurant accented with ochre and golden tones, pendant lighting and carved screens. With attentive staff, sparkling white china and linen napkins, Mothe…
Top Choice Chinese in Ipoh

Lim Ko Pi

From its colourful tiles to the secluded inner dining chambers, this relaxing cafe has a strong whiff of Ipoh's glory days. Breakfasts are excellent value (from RM5 for eggs, toast and white coffee), while lunches i…
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 Peranakan (Nonya) cuisine stirred up in Nancy's Kitchen lives up to local hype. Service can be curt, and a wait is inevitable at weekends, but it's worth it for the juicy pork fried with bean curd…