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Best Kuala Lumpur Chinese Restaurants

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

You will find Chinese restaurants at every turn, but particularly in Chinatown and Jl Bukit Bintang in the Golden Triangle.

The best Chinese restaurants 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.

Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant
Shark, duck, and venison – you will find an array of culinary creations at the Golden Phoenix. Located in the Hotel Equitorial and specializing in exotic seafood. Try the fried United States’s lobster with spring onion and ginger or the shark fin baked in a clay pot.
A savory, tasteful experience. Reservations recommended.

Location: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Hotel Equitorial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Golden Triangle)
Telephone: 03-261-7777

Herbal Soup House Chinese Restaurant
This quaint restaurant is adorned in marble and rosewood. The Herbal Soup House offers a fresh, healthy menu with a variety of tastes to choose from. Try the stir-fried kailan stems or spicy yet sour prawns. Soups are the specialty and are quite popular.

Location: 19 Jalan Telawi Dua, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 59100 (Bangsar)
Telephone: 03-283-3188

Kedai Makanan Yut Kee Chinese Restaurant
Hand-made noodles are one of the special touches you find at this family operated restaurant. Quick, tasteful, and hardy food is its trademark. In business for a number of years, it’s known for the spectacular wan tan mee.

Location: 35 Jalan Wnagi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: 03-298-8108

Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Located in The Regent, this restaurant serves exceptional and enticing entrées. The choices include mint sauce and prawns or broccoli with abalone and sea cucumber – both are exquisite examples of the creative menu. Lai Ching Yuen also offers live music while you dine. Reservations recommended.

Location: 126 Jalan Bukit Bintang, The Regent, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100 (Golden Triangle)
Telephone: 03-241-8000

Li Yen Chinese Restaurant
An elite epicurean experience! Dining delicacies range from steamed crab claw and braised fresh whole abalone to the double-boiled hasma with red dates. The excellent ambience has the feel of a private club, with live music generally offered. It’s great for a high-powered dinner. Reservations recommended.

Location: 168 Jalan Imbi, The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100 (Golden Triangle)
Telephone: 03-242-8000

Old China Cafe Chinese Restaurant
This is a great place for Chinese/Nyonya food. The decor is inviting, making you feel like you’re walking into an antique store and testing out the furniture. You actually can, and the food is unique! Nyonya cuisine dates back to the 15th century and is a mixture of Malay, Chinese, English, Dutch, and Portuguese flavors. It’s a combination of the culinary tastes and history of Kuala Lumpur. Entrees are flavored with spices like lemon grass, tumeric, and galanga. Try the fresh laska leaves or kway teow noodles in spicy coconut gravy.

Location: 11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Chinatown)
Telephone: 2072 5915

Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant
Here, Hong Kong chefs create the Cantonese cuisine served from the Palace’s food trolleys. Dim Sum served – porridge, steamed buns, and dumplings are plentiful, and all are flavorful and filling. Reservations recommended.

Location: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50250 (Golden Triangle)
Telephone: 03-232-2388

Shanghai Restaurant Chinese Restaurant
Pumpkin soup with rice and braised white eel are only two of the delicious entrees waiting at Shanghai Restaurant. A relatively new addition to dining choices in the city, it offers a nice blend of good Chinese cuisine.

Location: Jalan Bukit Bintang, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: 03-926-8288

The Museum Chinese Restaurant
Dine surrounded by sculptures, paintings, and historic artifacts. The Museum has basic, down-home Chinese dishes but specializes in Teochew and Cantonese cuisines. House specialties include stuffed bamboo piths with asparagus and baked spare ribs with champagne. Reservations recommended.

Location: 100 Jalan Putra, The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 40429888 ext 8006

West Lake Garden Chinese Restaurant
A warm, rose-toned decor sets the mood at the West Lake Garden, which offers a delightful dining escape complemented by the light sounds of guzheng music and great service. Specialties include pan-fried beef cubes with black pepper and the Peking duck. Reservations recommended.

Location: Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Persiarian Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 46150 (Petaling Jaya)
Telephone: 03-582-8000

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  1. Harbour Hong Kong Steamboat Restaurant in between OUG and Taman Desa has very good soup bases. They say its Hong Kong but its very Malaysian because the chilli sauce is very good. Ingredients are very fresh. (Just be careful as the owner Edward Goh is always drunk. Most of the clients are his own personal friends but as long as you don look at him and he dont come to your table, you are safe. If he come to you he may throw things. But as Joshua on Virtual Tourist says – choice is your one).

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