Who's on this trip?
I'm soon heading to Kuala Lumpur and am mostly interested in food. I'm usually like lower-budget restaurants, cafes, street stalls, and family-run eateries. If you know any finer restaurants that are worth spending for, please suggest them. I have been to KL once already for a couple days. Feel free to throw in some quirky or lesser-visited sights to visit if you think I might have missed them the first time around.
Trip Plan Details
- Jalan Alor Hawker Street16-90 Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiarecommended Jalan Alor Hawker StreetThere's no shortage of decent restaurants in the Malaysian capital, but like so many other Asian cities, there's also this terrific cluster of places offering really good and inexpensive street food. ... read moreFar more atmospheric.Recommended for:
- Petaling StreetPetaling Street, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysiarecommended Petaling StreetGreat food court with typical malay dishes! this prawn mee was delicious!.Comment.9 months ago. Reportana rita bras
There are several food courts along the street and nearby streets ( Tang street food court had great food)!
- Betel Leaf77a Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiarecommended Betel LeafThis restaurant is very close to where I work, hence my colleagues and I often lunch here to satiate our Indian food craving. Betel Leaf serves fantastic South and North Indian cuisine. The restaurant ... read moreis air-conditioned and has plenty of tables. Slightly pricey than the other Indian restaurants around that area but it is definitely worth the money! My personal recommendations would be the chicken masala/butter chicken masala, briyani (rice), Gobi Manchurian (deep-fried cauliflower with a special gravy), chapati, garlic naan etc. In fact, these are the staples we order here. If you are looking for good Indian food in Kuala Lumpur, Betel Leaf should be on top of your list.Recommended for:.Comment.10 months ago. Report
- Sri Ganesa Restaurant5 Jalan Pudu Lamarecommended Sri Ganesa RestaurantGreat, cheap, authentic Tamil (South Indian) food in the heart of KL. Some of the best dosa in town. Right around the corner from Pudu Hostel.Recommended for:
- Kampung BaruKampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiarecommended Kampung BaruKampung Baru is a neighborhood in KL that really surprised me--we walked through it starting from the Chow Kit monorail station, after seeing the market right there. Once you wander out of the market, ... read moreyou're in this low-rise neighborhood that almost feels like a village--people have chickens in their yards and everything. But in the background, the Petronas Towers are right there. I really felt like I'd seen a totally different side of the city. We left the neighborhood via the Kampung Baru metro station.Zora O'Neill
Neat area we explored, with a big market--and a good excuse to take the monorail.
recommended Vishal Food & CateringIn Brickfields, the neighborhood right next to KL's main station, there are a ton of south Indian restaurants, specializing in food from Chennai. I can't say this is the "best" because I didn't eat at ... read moreothers, but I loved the meal I had here. Everything is served on a big banana leaf--the waiter lays it down, then brings around bowls of various lentils, rice, fish curries, etc. and ladles each bit out on your leaf. It's a beautiful old-fashioned, high-ceiling room, with big long tables, and lots of families eating. Everything was so deliciously spiced!Zora O'Neill
I wasn't in KL very long, so only sampled a few spots, but I really loved this!
- Red Box PlusPavilion Kuala Lumpur 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiarecommended Red Box PlusIf you've ever seen 'Lost in Translation' and remember the scenes where Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansen are singing karaoke in Tokyo, then you'll understand what the Red Box Plus is all about - ... read moreprivate karaoke rooms where the only people you have to worry about making yourself look like a fool are your friends. For a set price per person (RM 22 for the lunch session, 11:00am - 14:59pm; RM 32 per person for the merry hours of 15:00 - 17:59; RM 65 for the regular hour session of 18:00 - 23:59 and RM 45 for the nightingale session 0000 till late) you'll get a main course set + semi buffet and free flow soft drinks for the lunch hours, 2 free drinks for the merry hours (add RM 35 for the dinner buffet) and 1 drink + a dinner buffet for the regular hours. The nightingale price includes one drink and all sessions include all the karaoke you can belt out on flat screen TV's. It's just like being in 'Lost in Translation' minus Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansen.