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 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 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 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 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 …
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 Malaysian in Klang & Pelabuhan Klang

Yap Kee

This banana-leaf restaurant in an old shophouse two blocks to the right as you come out of the station usually has just a couple of choices available. But go with what's on offer and you won't regret it; the expert …
Top Choice Malaysian in Little India & Kampong Glam

Zam Zam

These guys have been here since 1908, so they know what they're doing. Tenure hasn't bred complacency, though – the touts still try to herd customers in off the street, while frenetic chefs inside whip up delicious …
Top Choice Malaysian in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Bijan

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 Melaka City

Bulldog

Specialising in Peranakan cuisine, Bulldog is a contemporary, monochrome-decorated space that serves its excellent food with a spicy edge that's very appealing. Don't miss the chilli-paste-slavered aubergine or the …