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Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur's endless dining possibilities suit every budget, from the sizzling satay sold by street vendors to top-notch Pan-European à la carte fare. Seafood and rice dishes dominate local menus in a city where restaurants serve food from dawn until late. One of the oldest in the city, the Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant in Bangsar is a celebrated gourmet eatery while contemporary diners Shook! and Kampachi are much acclaimed city-wide.

Menara Tower Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Kuanhoong
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Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant

Catch of the day

One of the oldest establishments in Bangsar, this restaurant is famous for its extensive fresh seafood menu. Choose from the simple dining room, the alfresco tables or the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. Specialities at Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant include Chinese, clay-pot and seafood recipes. Baked crab in butter sauce is the delicious signature dish.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-2.30pm; 6pm-10.30pm

Address

One Bangsar, 63 Jalan Ara, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur 59100

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2282 2555

Transport

Taxi

Website

One Bangsar Website

Menara Tower Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Kuanhoong
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Menara Tower Restaurant

Sky-high dining

At 282 metres high, the city's only revolving restaurant offers diners a different perspective that lasts an hour and a half. These ever-changing panoramic views from its central location accompany a buffet menu of beef rendang (curry), satay and oriental seafood served with a huge spread of salad.



Opening Hours

Daily 10am-11pm

Address

2, Jalan Punchak, Kuala Lumpur 50250

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2145 1833

Transport

Taxi

Website

Menara Tower Website

Top Hat, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Li Peng Cheok
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Top Hat

Colonial chic

Housed in a 1930s bungalow along Kuala Lumpur's Jalan Stonor, Top Hat gives diners a taste of elegant colonialism with teak antiques and silk drapery. Order delicately-crafted local cuisine from a revolving menu and nibble on their signature 'top hat' appetisers - thin crispy flour shells topped with shredded vegetables and chilli sauce.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-12am

Address

3, Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur 50450

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2142 8611

Transport

Raja Chulan monorail station

Website

Top Hat Website

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Kampachi

Award-winning Japanese

Reservations are a must at this award-winning Japanese restaurant. The Kampachi, one of Hotel Equatorial's signature restaurants, has been serving up staple Japanese dishes from Ginza for more than 25 years. This city-centre restaurant also has a wide selection of set dinners and an impressive Sunday buffet brunch.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-11pm

Address

Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2161 7777

Transport

Taxi

Website

Hotel Equatorial Website

Shook!, Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Marcus Ooi, courtesy of www.mooiness.com
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Shook!

Ultra-chic fusion cuisine

Shook! is an ultra-chic fusion restaurant is located in the basement of the Starhill Gallery Shopping Centre and is renowned for its hybrid Italian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Exposed stone walls house a glass-fronted walk-in wine cellar containing over 3,000 bottles. Expect a mellow, unpretentious ambience completed by flawless service and a pleasing bill.



Opening Hours

Daily 12.30pm-12.45am

Address

Starhill Gallery Shopping Centre, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2719 8535

Transport

Taxi

Website

Shook! Website

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Bon Ton Restaurant

Asian meets continental cuisine

Bon Ton Restaurant in the central Lot 10 mall boasts a menu that fuses international classics with Malacca Straits Chinese and Nyonya flavours - and an excellent choice of wines.



Opening Hours

Daily 11am-1am

Address

Lot 10 shopping centre, R1 and R2 Lower Ground Floor, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2142 2287

Transport

Taxi

Website

Bon Ton Restaurant Website

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Eden Village

Sarongs and seafood

Set within a recreated traditional Malay house, Eden Village is a Malay seafood restaurant in the Golden Triangle which has become more affordable over the years. Dishes include clay-pot braised shark's fin with crabmeat and lobster baked with prawns and cuttlefish noodles. Expect to be served by waiters clad in traditional kebaya dress.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm; daily 7pm-12am

Address

260, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur 50200

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2141 4027

Transport

Taxi

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Precious Old China

Arty Asian

Fitted out with the most glorious Chinese antiques and works of art, this Central Market branch of Old China is one of the most attractive restaurants in KL. Flavours and tastes from Penang and the Malay Peninsula include curried fish head, sea bass in black pepper and duck or ginseng soup.



Opening Hours

Daily 11.30am-10pm

Address

Mezzanine Floor, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur 50000

Telephone

+60 3 2072 5915

Transport

LRT Rail to Pesar Seri

Website

Precious Old China Website

Restaurant Kin Kin, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Li Peng Cheok
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Restaurant Kin Kin

Bustling noodle restaurant

High demand from hordes of local diners means shared tables are the norm in this eatery in Chow Kit. Restaurant Kin Kin serves delicious bowls of super-soft noodles, chili pan mee topped with chillies, minced pork and deep-fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies). A wait for a table is customary, so don't arrive in a hurry.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 7.30am-9pm; Sat & Sun 7.30am-4.30pm (closed last Sunday of the month)

Address

Ground Floor, 40, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1, Kuala Lumpur

Transport

Taxi

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