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Kuala Lumpur Best International Restaurants Guide

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

Central Kuala Lumpur has a surprising variety of Western restaurants and innovative places which also concentrate in Bangsar. The best International 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.

Dim candlelight is all it takes to change the mood at this classic and elegantly decorated restaurant. Located in the Ritz-Carlton, Cesar’s is everything the name association implies. Dinner specialties include the sesame salmon and the signature Cesar salad. Reservations recommended.

Location: 168 Jalan Imbi, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
Telephone: 03-242-8000

For first-rate Swiss cuisine coupled with romantic ambience, Chalet is the choice of the choice. Fondue lovers will be most pleased by Chalet’s sumptuous array of dips. Be sure to try the phenomenal grapefruit sorbet. Reservations required.

Location: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Hotel Equatorial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50250
Telephone: 03-261-7777

El Nino
Come to El Nino for first-rate Latin American fare. Seared scallops, beef fajitas, and king prawns are among the many highlights and the guacamole are fantastic. Reservations recommended.

Location: 21 Jalan Mayang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450
Telephone: 03-264-4995

The culinary prowess of French chef Vince Cahot has made FIC’s a popular spot for specialties such as beef tenderloin and roast spring chicken. Be sure to save room for the devastating white chocolate mousse. Stylish decor, private dining rooms, and a spacious banquet hall add to this memorable dining experience. There’s also a stellar lunch buffet.

Location: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50250 (Golden Triangle)
Telephone: 03-244-9667

The superb offering of Mediterranean/Spanish cuisines will keep you coming back to this restaurant. For appetizers, the paella and tapas are especially good. Seafood and poultry receive innovative treatment, as do the vegetarian options. Reservations recommended.

Location: 16 Jalan Imbi, Hotel Mellia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
Telephone: 03-242-8333

Lafitte Restaurant
Fans of French cuisine need look no further, as Lafitte is well known for its mastery of such favorites as pan-fried duck liver and fillet of red snapper. There’s a great lunch menu as well.

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

This is considered one of Malaysia’s best restaurants for good reason. Mahsuri offers an unbeatable menu of French, Anglo, Indian and Malay cuisines. Among the specialties are the Australian rack of lamb, chicken supreme, prawn mousse, and seared scallops meunière. The charming ambience is equally impressive.

Location: Taman Tasik Perdana, Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
Telephone: 03-282-1888

Out of Africa
Authentic South African cuisine and decor make for a unforgettable dining experience at this restaurant. Menu selections include ostrich carpaccio, mussels, and pumpkin soup. The African Queen dessert alone is worth the trip.

Location: 1 Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 46200 (Petaling Jaya)
Telephone: 03-755-3432

Pacific Market
Japanese-style beto box appetizers are a specialty at the Pacific Market. Excelling in presentation, the food is an epicurean experience and ordered in sets. Dinner patrons get an option of six, while lunch goers get only three. Try the teppanyaki or the king prawns. Reservations recommended.

Location: Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Pan Pacific Hotel, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia 43900
Telephone: 03-877–8005

This restaurant offers Continental cuisine at its finest. The exotic menu includes tantalizing masterpieces such as goose liver, chicken consommé, and ostrich fillet. The rack of lamb is second-to-none.

Location: 57 Jalan Tewali Tiga, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 59100 (Bangsar)
Telephone: 03-284-3699

Regent Grill
A huge variety of international favorites and often with guest chefs from around the world frequently stopping by. The superb à la carte menu boasts a wide selection of soups, pasta and risotto, seafood, poultry, and beef. Noted for its casual yet charming ambience, Regent Grill features a private dining room that’s perfect for small parties.

Location: 160 Jalan Bintang, Regent Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Golden Triangle)
Telephone: 03-241-8000

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