Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place for gastronomic exploration, with so many different cuisines presented here. The most popular and traditional Malaysian cuisine is nonya. The variety of restaurants in Kuala Lumpur is amazing! We have selected some of the best places to eat and have listed them below.
Sri Ayutthaya is one of the best Thai restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Although the menu is filled with dishes flavored with strong and fiery Asian herbs and spices, less adventurous diners can opt for milder versions of these dishes.
Sri Ayutthaya’s menu includes dishes that are rarely found outside of Thailand. This is the most traditional Thai food, so be prepared for a savory meal as most dishes include chili peppers.
Address: 3 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara
Phone: +603 2094 2333
The Ming Room
Ming Room is a gourmet Cantonese restaurant located in the prestigious Bangsar Mall. The menu features classic dishes with modern touches. The restaurant is located just 15 minutes from the city center.
Address: 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Center, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Elite restaurant Tamarind is the only restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, where culinary masterpieces are created by a three-time Michelin-winner. Outwardly, the place does not seem premium: wooden furniture, thatched roof, no-frills in design – classic Asian style. However, it is worth making an order and trying any dish in order to understand: you are truly a masterpiece of Malay cuisine, and that there is something more hidden behind the external simplicity. By the way, getting here is not so easy – book a table in advance.
Address: Jalan 1 Taman T.A.R. 68000 Ampang, Selangor
The restaurant’s menu includes international and classic Malay cuisine with a modern twist, plus a rich wine list. Beta KL owns its own farm, the chefs cook only from organic products. The interior is rich in bamboo, while greens and blacks emphasize the sophisticated Asian style. Guests who have been here often say that this is the best local restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.
Address: Unit 3 & 3A, Lot, Retail, 163 No. 10, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marini’s on 57
The only popular view restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, which will allow you to see the Petronas Towers as close as possible. Marini’s on 57 is within arm’s reach of the city’s main attraction. This is the tallest restaurant, lounge and one of the best rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur – located on the 57th floor. Marini’s on 57 | Rooftop Bar, Italian Restaurant & Whiskey Lounge (as the official name sounds) is a rich alcoholic menu and a luxurious Italian restaurant. However, Asian and international dishes are also excellently prepared here.
Address: 57 Menara 3 Petronas Persiaran, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Skillet at 163
Skillet at 163’s innovative restaurant is regularly featured on Kuala Lumpur’s best list and has received international awards. The innovative cuisine of the institution can hardly be attributed to any particular direction. Familiar dishes from unusual or new masterpieces from familiar ingredients – the chef creates real gastronomic wonders here. Interesting presentation and incredible flavors of dishes, a pleasant atmosphere of the establishment and excellent service – this premium restaurant is worth visiting at least for this.
Address: Unit 1, Lot 163, Retail, No. 10, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Traditional cuisine with high culinary performance is a feature of the modern exclusive Nadodi KL restaurant. It offers gastronomic masterpieces with a sense of respect for the Malay classics and incredible new technologies. Asian-style molecular cuisine is really fun. Nadodi is by far the best restaurant in Kuala Lumpur working in this direction.
Address: Lot 183, 1st Floor Jalan Mayang, Off, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia