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Kuala Lumpur Food Guide

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital and has a lot of amazing food to explore and you can get most types of cuisine. Popular areas are Jalan Alor (at night only), Chinatown and Little India (Brickfields).

Below is some of the best food in Kuala Lumpur...

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Updated: 8th September, 2017
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Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Banana leaf rice. Very very popular and definitely delicious but it's not particularly easy to get to."

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Vishal Food & Catering

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Amazing banana leaf. It cost RM13 for a huge serving and a large iced tea ("teh o ais kosong")."

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Shin Kee Beef Noodles Specialist

CHINESE STREET FOOD

"Beef noodles, either in a soup or ‘dry’. Very cheap, quick and delicious!"

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Betel Leaf

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Great Indian restaurant. I went a couple of times."

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ABC & Cendol @ Brickfields

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"It's a little stall outside the 7-Eleven. During one visit to KL, I tried visiting multiple times but it was always closed, I think they must have been on holiday."

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Restoran Santa

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Chapati House. Really great chicken curry with 2 chapatis, a daal and iced tea for RM7."

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Wong Ah Wah

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"W.a.W. is famous for it's chicken wings but I also really enjoyed their roasted aubergine/eggplant veggie dish."

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Goreng Pisang stall

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Busy street stall with delicious fried banana at RM1.30 each. Yum!"

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Lakshmi Vilas Restaurant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Had a pretty good banana leaf here. Lots of flavours!"

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Chapati House Restoran Santa

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"I'm guessing it's related to the other Restoran Santa. It's down in a basement down a small road."

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Mansion Tea Stall

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Famous for their 'Roti Canai Special' which comes with half-cooked eggs which won’t be to everyone’s taste but the 2nd time I asked for "roti banjir" to have it without the eggs. The special and an iced tea came to RM4.40 (75p); the version without the eggs was RM2.50, also with an iced tea."

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Sithique Nasi Kandar

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT
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Taj Garden Restaurant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Good (but slightly more expensive) Indian restaurant in Brickfields. Nice setting."

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Restoran Jai Hind

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"It always seems to be busy. I had the chapati which was alright but Restoran Santa is much better."

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FS Nasi Kandar Corner

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Tasty nasi kandar where I got to add my own sauce from the various trays. Yum!"

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Soong Kee's Beef Ball Noodles

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

"Popular beef noodles with a beef ball soup. RM7 for small."

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Sulaiman's Famous Cendol

MALAYSIAN DESSERT

"Popular cendol stall. I thought it was alright."

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RSMY KL Naan

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Cheese naan was tasty but tandoori chicken was pretty rubbish (but big)."

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Restoran Kader

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Tasty banana leaf but not the best I've had. Went back a 2nd time and thought it was pretty boring."

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Heli Lounge Bar

MALAYSIAN BAR

"Drinking with a view of the city from a rooftop helipad. A bit pricy but worth it for one or two drinks."

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Restoran Muar

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Apparently they have "Home Cooked Cuisine" but I only ever had their tasty and cheap cendol."

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Sangeetha Resturant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"I had naan with a small paneer butter masala (RM12). Really tasty and a burnt flavour in a good way."

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Bakti Woodlands Vegetarian Food Cafe

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Recommended by TimeOut. They suggest having the thalis (especially the madras one) which are only served at lunch, but I thought it was average and the chapati was very dry."

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Restoran Nasi Kandar Ibramsha

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Popular on Foursquare for Roti Canai and Nasi Kandar. I had the nasi kandar which was fine."

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Meng Kee

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT

"Busy Chinese restaurant on Jalan Alor. The menu is huge."

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Anjappar Indian Chettinad Restaurant

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Popular Indian restaurant."

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The Ganga Café

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Recommended by Timeout."

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Line Clear Nasi Kandar

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Newly opened in 2016, it's a branch of the famous Penang nasi kandar restaurant which is one of my favourites in the world. Give it a go if you're unlucky enough not to also be visiting Penang!"

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Anjappar Indian Chettinad Restaurant

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Comes recommended by a food tour. Part of a chain."

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Restoran Sin Kee

MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Apparently the "mun fan" and "chicken chop" are amazing. I haven't been yet as there was a 20 minute wait when I tried."

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