Kuala Lumpur Best Malay Restaurants Guide
The Best Malay 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.
Step back into the ’50’s at this bungalow-style malay restaurant. High ceilings and hardwood floors complement the traditional Malay cuisine. Fine dining at its best. The prawn and mango salad and the fish soup are a delight. Bon Ton is best known for its cheesecake, a rarity in these parts. Reservations recommended.
Location: 7 Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450 (Golden Triangle)
Located in a century old colonial building and decorated in antiques, this restaurant is an old eating favorite. Named after Kuala Lumpur’s founder, Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, it is known for its Straits Malaccan Peranakan cuisine. Try the curry Kapitan, kyiah pie tee, or sambal with spicy mango salad. Reservations suggested for this malay restaurant.
Location: 35 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450
A moderately priced and extremely busy spot, its name means a taste of the North. The cuisine is a combination of Malay and Kedah flavors, and entrees range from Thai to Indian. A regional menu favorite is the ayam percik, a hot, sour chicken dish. Rasa Utara’s consistent quality, service, and tenacious chefs have locals and tourists coming back for more. A very good malay restaurant.
Location: B5003,Basement 1,Bukit Bintang Plaza, Jalan Butik Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located at the top of one of Kuala Lumpur’s tallest towers, this restaurant is a must if dining to impress. Seri Angkasa offers a breathtaking, rotating view of the city and good food (specialties include rendang and lemang.) A nice dining alternative. Live music, separate cocktail lounge and bar on-site. Reservations recommended for lunch and necessary for dinner.
Location: Jalan Puncak, Menara KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50250 (Golden Triangle)
Sometimes it’s hard to find a chair in this 500-seat traditional Malay restaurant. An Ã la carte menu is available at lunch, but Seri Melayu is renowned for it’s extensive dinner buffet. Items include satay, rendang tek, roti canai and durian bubur. A spectacular cultural dance show is scheduled nightly just for foreign tourists. Reservations recommended.
Location: 1 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450 (Golden Triangle)
The earth-toned decor, exquisite antique touches, and relaxing music all fuse together to create a magnificent dining experience. Spices provide a mixture of cutting edge culinary tastes. From the roulade of shisomo to the grilled New Zealand beef tenderloin, dining at this very quaint restaurant is worth your time. A wine bar is also available. Reservations recommended.
Location: 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
There’s never a dull moment at this “malay restaurant” that regularly changes its creative menu. The down-home decor, wooden chairs and tables sprinkled with touches of ethnic art, are cozy, and the cuisine, an eclectic mixture of East meets West, offers an array of epicurean creations. Try the grilled salmon with saffron mushroom sauce or the laska delight. Reservations recommended.
Location: 21 Jalan Dato Muhmud (11/4), (off Jalan University), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 46200 (Petaling Jaya)
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