Fitting its proud status as an international city on the rise, restaurants in Kuala Lumpur reflect every possible trend in global cuisine. There are many delightful eateries offering delicious traditional Malay dishes plus diverse offerings from the different cultures that make up this colourful nation.
Dim sum and inexpensive noodle dishes can be bought from stalls on Petaling Street and east of centre on Jalan Alur. Little India, and in particular Jalan Masjid India, is awash with aromatic, spicy treats from the sub-continent, many still served on traditional banana leaves. And if you want to push the boat out, everything from real Argentine steaks, Spanish tapas or British bangers and mash can be found in the KL restaurants on Bukit Bintang.
Kuala Lumpur restaurants in the Golden Triangle
Bon Ton: Despite relocating to the interior of Lot 10, this KL restaurant continues to have a faithful following of happy patrons. With a mix of Asian and International flavours, dishes such as herb-encrusted lamb rack with Lyonnaise potatoes are exceptionally well produced. website: www.bontonkl.com.
Thai Somtam Seafood: For a taste of authentic Thai food you can’t go wrong with this Kuala Lumpur restaurant. Papaya salads, green curries and spicy tom ka ghai served to wooden seats at this unassuming place.
One Plus One: Delicious dim sum served steaming before your eyes is as good here as of the restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Fresh fruit juices are not expensive either and the staff are extremely courteous and attentive for somewhere so busy.
Coffee Fevre: If you have had quite enough of spice and rice then try the big buffet breakfast here for a hearty dose of egg and toast. Balcony is great for watching the world go by.
Bombay Palace: Although renown for its authentic and delicious north Indian cuisine, the Bombay Palace can also turn out a mean prawn vindaloo for fans of the spicy south. House specialities such as the whole lamb leg or anything from the tandoor keep customers coming back. website: www.bombaypalacerestaurantkl.com
El Cerdo: Pork is the name and the theme of this fantastic restaurant so if the Muslim diet is wearing a little thin head down here to sample the juiciest roast suckling pig and crispest crackling in the city. website: www.elcerdokl.com
Muar: This basic place might not be the most impressive of Kuala Lumpur restaurants but it does a great traditional seafood spread for just a handful of ringgits. Try the dried squid and dragon fish all washed down with complimentary green tea.
Gonbei San: This is amongst the most exceptional Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur with a zen-like ambience to match. Every detail is exquisitely crafted to ensure each facet of the culture and ceremony is perfect, and the kitchen matches these high standard. website:www.starhillgallery.com
Relish: A true burger joint in KL with a range of different meat and salad options to satisfy the most dedicated carnivore. website: www.relishworld.com
Estana Garden Curry House: Traditional Malay fare is served in rapid-fire manner here to hordes of ravenous businessmen on a power lunch. With fountains and smoking shisha pipes, this is a bustling and atmospheric place where you can eat your fill of terrific tandoori chicken for less than RM10.
Red Dragon: This 24hour Kuala Lumpur restaurant serves a good variety of Chinese dishes at rip-roaring pace. Definitely a great option if you need something to soak up your night on the tiles.