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Kuala Lumpur Best Indian Restaurants Guide

Posted by on May 5th, 2007
Filed Under: Food, General, Kuala Lumpur

The best Indian restaurants selection are listed alphabetically within these different categories, which serve as guidelines rather than absolute definitions of the establishments. In addition to a 5% sales tax, most restaurants add a 10% service charge.

Annalakshmi Indian Restaurant
This is a vegetarian find for those seeking a healthy alternative. The South Indian food features daal, vegetable curries, and pastries. There is an impressive non-meat menu to choose from, and Annalakshmi also offers a scrumptious buffet.

Location: 46 Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Bangsar)
Tel: 03-282-3799

Bangles Indian Restaurant
Cultural artwork and a pleasant ambience create a welcoming atmosphere at Bangles. In business since 1970, it’s recognized as Kuala Lumpur’s oldest North Indian food establishment. Try the fish tikka masala or the butter chicken.

Location: 270, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450
Tel: 03-425-24-300

Bharath’s Curry House
Located on the fourth floor of the KLCC mall, this Indian restaurant caters to an upscale and business-oriented clientele. Waiters in classic uniforms and Sultan Indian music complement the well-appointed Indian / Asian decor during the evening. Entrees include mutton-chop masala, cubed chicken marinated in spiced yogurt, and an array of desserts. The affordable menu doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice service, as the staff is friendly and diverse. Reservations recommended.

Location: Lot 426, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50088
Tel: 03-263-2631

Bilal Indian Restaurant
Reasonable prices and renowned naan bread are the cornerstones of Bilal. Also popular are the mutton curries and chicken.

Location: 33 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-238-0804

Bombay Place Indian Restaurant
Classic Northern Indian fare can be found at the Bombay Palace. Well-known in the city for its authenticity, house favorites include the tandoori and sheared leg of lamb. Serves lunch and dinner.

Location: 388 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-245-4241

d’Tandoor Indian Restaurant
A comfortable interior, which is accented with Indian artifacts and an expansive menu, are the benchmarks of d’Tandoor. The helpful staff is always on hand and eager to explain the number of entrees available. Specialties include nawratan khurma and prawn masala at reasonable prices. Reservations recommended.

Location: 63-65, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 47000 (Petaling Jaya)
Tel: 03-718-2020

Omar Khyyam Indian Restaurant
The scents and smells of North Indian food greet you at Omar Khyyam. A bit upscale with a true Pakistani feel.

Location: 5 Jalan Medan Tuanku, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-291-1016

Passage Through India
This Indian restaurant is handsomely decorated with artifacts, this restaurant offers old world charm. It maintains the tradition of serving food delicacies on a banana leaf, and its working tandoor oven greets you when you walk in the door. Entrees are spicy and flavorful. Specialties include mutton vindaloo and tandoori chicken. Reservations suggested.

Location: 4, Jalan Delima, (off Jalan Bukit Bintang), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
Tel: 03-245-0366

Saffron Indian Restaurant
Although saffron rice is on the menu, a variety of exotic and flavorful items are also mainstreams. The setting is welcoming, the owner charming, and the food at Saffron a delight. The eggplant with garam masala is sweet yet tangy, and the vegetable pakoras served with mint yogurt dip will keep you wanting more. This is authentic North Indian and Punjabi food at its best Reservations recommended.

Location: 5 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
Tel: 03-651-1375

The Taj
An Indian band with folk dancers and a handsome decor set the exquisite setting at The Taj Indian restaurant. The owners even provide a spice guide for guests who fear getting too exotic with their taste buds. Try the salmon tikka in herbs and spices or the flavorful tamater shorba (tomato soup) as an appetizer. A great value for the money. Reservations suggested.

Location: 35 Jalan Burkit Bintang, Crown Princess Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50400
Tel: 03-248-9166

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7 Responses »

  1. Hi,

    Your top three restaurants listed have closed down. Bharat curryhouse closed down 5 years ago. In its place is arguably the best indian restaurant in town called Spice of India. Spice of India currently has two outlets, one in KLCC and the other Pavilion. ( Its upmarket but the food is good.

    D’tandoor food is mainly cooked in a central kitchen and therefore you would not get fresh, authentically prepared indian food.

    Passage thru India is overly priced for a standalone restaurant.

    Bombay Palace on Jalan Tun Razak is still one of the better north indian restaurants around as well.

    Another new indian food brand that has recently been launched is Bombay Spice, this is located both in the Pavilion, level 1 , 3 shops down JCO donuts and Bombay Spice Gardens, its on the lower ground walkway, connecting Midvalley to Gardens.

    Hope i see the review here updated. Thanks.

  2. Bombay Palace and d’tandoor are nice places to visit. Passage thru India is exotic. Bharath’s is closed. Analakshmi is closed and….. The Taj is cool too. Spice Garden is good.
    My choice is The Taj and Passage thru India

    Brickfileds ( oppsite pos laju & kl sentral)

    Best South & North Indian foods in KL.

    Its famous for Panner Butter Masala, and all other north indian side dishes with fine NAAN & ALU PARATHA.

    It is also famous for FINE DOSA & IDLY VADA with 3 types of chutneys and wonderful sambar and delcious south indian items.

    chaat items like pau bajji, cutlet, VEG BURGER is also famous.

    It gives exact taste of india.

  4. Why isn’t Bombay Spice on this list? Just found out that it belongs to the same company as Spice of India. So, if you want Spice of India quality food at slightly more manageable prices, then I’d recommend Bombay Spice. I think they charge you that little bit extra for atmosphere at Spice of India although Bombay Spice isn’t too bad either. Definitely not high-falutin Upper East Side class but it feels a whole lot more authentic with the Chefs in the aquarium looking kitchen flipping dough and chopping chicken while you eat and ogle.

  5. i went bombay spice – pavilion last nite, i hv ordered chicken tikka and chicken tikka masala. when they serve…oh my god!!! the food portion were small yes small till you can’t believe! and the vege is dry…yes even dry than the pic shown above!! i hv make my complaint bout the vege and guess what?? waiter said its fresh… i asked him how long they kept? replied….1 week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…damn expensive here!!! not worth!!! better eat at tepi jalan mamak stall….shame for their boss!!!!

    To boss… pls browse internet and type in ‘bombay spice’ u shall shame on all bad and negative feedbacks….to continue your business…

  6. I also visited the bombay spice in pavillion. I will not compain much about food although not exotice but okie. but i feel it was a bit expensive for its class. 6 of us ate and bill came ot about 200 MYR which i feel is on higher end for this restaurant.

    More worrying for me was somehtgn else.. As we were eating the owner or cashier came to pick up our spoon and forks.. I wasnot sure what was happening he picked few and as i notice he put them back into the washed spoons and forks list. can you imagine he would give the same spoon and forks back wthout washing just because he assumed we did not use it 🙁

    Also we were not done with our orders and had order some more item as we orderd he came and started picking rest of the spoon and forks and i got angry at him and he said since i ate with hand he assumed i will use hand for rice also and never appologised for it. he never came back also.

    I will never eat here again

  7. The list mainly caters to expensive pricing yet small portion of food which will taste just the same in any other restaurant.
    With the influx of many foreign subcontinent workers, I have able to taste some of the best North Indian dishes here. Apart from some of the restaurant said above, tourist or locals alike should check out the above mentioned Saffron Restaurant, delicious punjabi cooking. Small, family owned restuarnt in bangsar.
    Then there is this new fantastic Pakistani restaurant in Cyberjaya called Khayam e basera. The food is simply amazing. Homey, tasty, and as authentic as it can get. The uncle who cooks there must be some chef in some hotel when he was back in Pak. I have my dinner at least twice a week there. The portion is good for two and the most expensive item (fish n chips i think) is priced at RM12. You can have a hearty, delicious meal for such a cheap price. I have tried a couple of their dishes, I still cant decide my fav because it taste just as good as the other.
    Also there is a small Pakistani stall tucked in The Mall shopping centre, next to Legend Hotel, KL. At Level 4. Lahorey serves basic pakistani food, but really tasty and cheap. 2 pieces of shahi kebab with condiments for RM3. You cant get better than tht.
    Its just a matter of taste, not the restaurant or the price. High price doesnt guarantee delicious food. Among the list above, Bombay Palace is a definite visit for highend north indian cuisine.