Best Indian Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

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Indian cuisine is a much-loved food here, as it contributes to our melting pot of culinary heritages. When you think of Indian food, you think of its glorious spices, herbs, vegetables, and most importantly - rice. This is where your favourites of briyani, fiery curries, tandoor delights, and various robust gravies step in. Resistance is futile when dealing with this amazing ethnic cuisine, especially when it represents a unique culture across the Bay of Bengal. So let’s not waste our time and go ahead with this list of best recommended Indian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur guaranteed to spice up your life!

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    Chapathi RecipesPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The mention of butter chicken might paint a general picture in your mind, but what you will find here is entirely different- in terms of looks and taste. Now, this devilishly divine dish will have your shackled to your seat with its sweet, savoury, and umami-laden flavours, making it one of their signature dishes on the menu. The rich sauce and chicken pieces that come in it make it an unparalleled dish to be eaten with rice or a serving of Naan; seriously, you might just get hooked. 

    Tips

    Parking alternatives can be found in Giant or Ikon.

    Things to expect

    Comfort food all day.

    Best with

    Garlic Naan

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM20.00

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    Chapathi Recipes View restaurant

    No. 5, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 56000 , Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Taj GardenPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Taj Garden is a casual and authentic Indian restaurant nestled in the heart of Brickfields that dishes out aromatic and flavourful cuisine using imported ingredients from India itself. Featuring an extensive menu which includes their vibrant coloured briyani that exploits the clever ensemble of vegetables, spices, and Indian herbs. For those with a higher heat tolerance, the fiery Mutton Varuval is also a perfect option with scrumptious tender meat scented with generous sprinkles of curry leaves.
    Tips

    You can make a reservation through their website.

    Things to expect

    Authentic North Indian cuisine and other fusion dishes.

    Best with

    Crab Soup, Briyani, Mutton Varuval

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Taj Garden View restaurant

    5 Anexxe Leopad, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322606489

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    As you take the turn to Jaipur Mahal, you will immediately sense the restaurant’s presence. Located on a wide land, Jaipur provides a vast parking space for the ease of their frequent guests of both local and international. As you step foot in their luxurious yet humble restaurant, be prepared to fine dine with the utmost authentic Indian cuisine. Simply adorned with simple furniture, the walls of the restaurant are lovingly decorated with original paintings and frames imported from Jaipur illustrating the Indian culture while you indulge. Immerse yourself with one of Jaipur Mahal’s signature from the Vegetarian specialities, Paneer Tikka Lababdar, made of cottage cheese cooked with tomato and spices and complements well with a serving of warm rice for a true Indian taste that you have been missing out of.

    Tips

    Do not worry about parking as the restaurant provides a vast parking space for diners.

    Things to expect

    You will need to climb a flight of stairs as the restaurant is situated on the second floor.

    Best with

    Chicken Tandoori.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM60.00

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    Jaipur Mahal View restaurant

    No. 239A, Batu 2, Jalan Ipoh, 57100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0340400499

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    11:00AM—03:30PM
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    Moghul MahalHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Translated into Moghul Palace, the majestic-sounding name is definitely a peek of what’s in store here. Coming sizzling-hot off the tandoor, be prepared for some tender Chicken Tandoor and some superbly soft and flaky Fish Tikka. Pair both or either of those dishes with their divine and rich Palak Paneer and you’ll be feeling like a Moghul in this regal restaurant.
    Tips

    You can also place orders through their website.

    Things to expect

    Comfortable North Indian restaurant.

    Best with

    Gulab Jamun

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    Moghul Mahal @ Brickfields View restaurant

    153, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, 50470, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322725870

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Right in the heart of our capital, Spice of India is located in our beautiful architectural building of KLCC. Specializing in the finer art of Indian food, you can expect a whole lot of refined flavours from the regal cuisine. From tantalizing and aromatic Mutton Curry, fresh off the tandoor Kebabs, Indian desserts, to a pot of Briyani Rice that will thrill your olfactory senses; you name it. The extensive and lavishing menu will have your eyes wondering all around, but not to worry as no matter what dish you’ve picked, there’s no regret.  

    Tips

    Go ahead and ask for recommendations.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Northern and Southern Indian cuisine.

    Best with

    Gulab Jamun, Indian Ice Cream

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM60.00

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    Spice of India View restaurant

    Level 4 Suria Klcc, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, , 50088, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321649221

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    11:30AM—10:00PM
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    Fierce Curry House has been drawing the crowds by dishing out some extremely aromatic and exquisite briyani rice. The “fiercely” spiced rice in this Indian restaurant is served in a metal pot with a ring of pastry sealing it to prevent moisture lost. It also comes in choices of mutton, chicken, or their famous lobsters; you’re definitely in for a wheel of flavours.
    Tips

    Lobster dishes might need to be reserved a day in advance.

    Things to expect

    Delicious biryani rice and curries.

    Best with

    Mutton Biryani, Lobster Tandoori

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    FierceR Curry House View restaurant

    No.16, Jalan Kemuja (Bangsar Utama, 59000, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    0197701945

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    10:30AM—10:30PM
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    The Ganga CaféPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This hidden gem in Bangsar has some of the most delicious array of healthy Indian dishes. Spices are everything here as it’s heavily found in their choices of dhal, jeera rice, briyani rice, chapatti, masala, and even their juices. Your palate will definitely be bombarded with various flavours from spicy to sweet notes from the exotic menu; all on a single plate!
    Tips

    A brunch buffet is available every Sunday.

    Things to expect

    Preservative-free, healthy vegetarian Indian food.

    Best with

    Pranic Juice, Mango Lassi

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    The Ganga Cafe View restaurant

    19, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0322842119

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    08:30AM—09:30PM
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    Vishalatchi Food CateringHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    It will be a huge disappointment if you’re in KL and have not been to this place. Vishalatchi specialises in South Indian cuisine and has garnered a huge reputation for it. Although famed for their appetising banana leaf rice, the Mutton Briyani here is not to be overlooked. Filled with an eruption of fragrant spices from the rice, ladles of mellow beetroot curry, and tender mutton chunks, you can savour this delight even when blindfolded.
    Tips

    Parking can be a tad bit tough here.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Chettinad cuisine.

    Best with

    Mutton Briyani, Banana Leaf Rice

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Vishalatchi Food Catering View restaurant

    No. 18, Jalan Scott, Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322744755

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    07:30AM—10:45PM
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    Betel LeafHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Despite being burrowed in a vicinity that has no shortage of Indian food, Betel Leaf has been winning over loyalty all the time. If you’re looking for a cosy and air-conditioned dining space and Chettinad-style culinary creations, Betel Leaf is the place to be! Upon stepping in, the alluring aroma of spices and sights of colourful dishes being chomped down by patrons offer a dead giveaway that you’re in for a genuine Indian gastronomy ride. The menu is pretty extensive and flavourful but ones that call out to you are their billowy naans, briyanis, Chicken Tikka Masala, range of Tandoori goodness, set meals with comprising puddles of vegetables and curries, and vibrant Indian sweets that entice you for a happy ending. 

    Tips

    Check out their set meals

    Things to expect

    A little upscale ambience and less chaotic

    Best with

    Madras Filter Coffee

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Betel leaf View restaurant

    77A/79A, Lebuh Ampang, 50100 , Kuala Lumpur
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    0320325932

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Passage Thru’ IndiaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    With an encouraging name, you know they are absolutely serious about their dishes that deliver on all accounts. Enter the restaurant in open-mouthed wonder, adorning the vibrant portraits, artistic ornaments and tapestries that teleport you to India on the dot. Done taking in the beauty, time to satiate your stomach with zestful flavours. Wrap your lips around delectable Tandoori grubs, meats and seafood that are dressed to kill with aromatic spices and masalas, vegetarian and non-vegetarian set meals and tame down the heat with their homemade lassies. To cut short, every item on the menu is a real treat for all senses. 

    Tips

    Check out their Facebook for latest updates

    Things to expect

    A famous spot for events and celebrations

    Best with

    Lassi

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    Passage Thru India @ Jalan Delima View restaurant

    4, Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
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    03-21450366

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    11:30AM—02:45PM
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    06:30PM—10:45PM
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    Sham's Cooked With Love

    Passionate Chef Shamini has taken home-cooked Indian food to a whole new level by inviting guests over to dine at her own house. Expect unpretentious welcoming, cosy atmosphere and the main attraction - impressive spread (predominantly vegetarian) of Indian dishes that justifies the name her venture. Aside from being healthier servings, they are never skimp on the spices and herbs that would satisfy the pickiest eater out there. Chow down to your heart's content as the prices are pretty pocket-friendly and do store some room for desserts.

    Tips

    They also provide cooking classes on Sundays and Vegetarian lunchbox food deliveries.

    Things to expect

    Clean and neat atmosphere with pleasant service

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Sham's Cooked With Love View restaurant

    Jalan Dutamas Raya,, 51200, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0175399759

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    This bustling restaurant has been a household name among the locals for decades. With a massive and impressive spread of vegetables, meats and seafood lined up as a welcoming reward, one could hardly contain their excitement any longer. The main appeal is gracing up the banana leaf with as many dishes as possible since the prices are pretty reasonable. Dishes that deserve a special mention are their boneless mutton gravy, resoundingly crispy fried bitter gourds, chicken briyani, fried fish cutlet and sambal fish, to name a few. If rice isn’t your jam, opt for thosais or fried noodles that are equally praiseworthy. 

    Tips

    Don't stick to one curry, mishmash and enjoy

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd making up a communal ambience

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM15.00

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    Sri Nirwana Maju View restaurant

    No.43, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    This famed and fabled eatery is among the stalwarts in Brickfields. The food here is absolutely gratifying as the kitchen revolves around sizzling spices and fresh ingredients. You might need to splurge a little more but the gorgeous grubs and dining space is worth each and every penny. Dishes are served in copper utensils and the photo-worthy ambience sets the South Indian mood. Think lip-smacking dishes like Prawn Pakoras, melt-in-the-mouth meats that are liberally shrouded with luscious gravies, assorted briyanis and warm naans with grilled meats. Dig deeper into the menu and wrap up your meal with assorted Indian sweets and aromatic coffees or teas. Bring over a voracious appetite and return with a bigger smile!

    Tips

    Call for reservations if you're heading in with a large group

    Things to expect

    Upscale dining atmosphere

    Best with

    Masala tea

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    GEM Restaurant @ Brickfields View restaurant

    126, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322601373

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    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    Bawah Pokok Indian Rice

    As per the name, expect a humble Indian family-run eatery tucked beneath a huge tree that has been winning the locals over for more than 20 years. As soon as 7am, regulars flock over for breakfast bites like puri, thosai, idly and nasi lemak. However, the anchor of attraction is during lunch hours where never-ending choices of dishes lie beckoning. From mutton dalcha to sizzling fried chicken, fish sambal to chicken perathal (stir-fried with spices), the balance of savoury and spiciness is spot-on. So there is no reason not to stack up your steaming rice with numerous dishes as the prices are easy on the wallet. Finish off with a glass of teh tarik to pep up the knotting aftertaste on your tongue. 

    Tips

    On Saturdays, they have chicken briyani and on Wednesdays, vegetable briyani

    Things to expect

    Never-ending queue during peak hours

    Best with

    Teh tarik

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Bawah Pokok Indian Rice View restaurant

    Jalan Akar, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50460, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Saravanaa Bhavan

    This insanely popular vegetarian restaurant has been making a name all over the world. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s always a smart move to wear stretchy pants over as you’ll be spoilt with a myriad of authentic Indian goodies. Either you kick start your day with assorted thosais and vadais, or chomp down lunch meals with the debris of fresh vegetables or dig in  piping hot a la carte dishes like Mushroom Rogan Josh, Paneer Tikka Masala, Cauliflower Manchurian and many more – everything here ranks high in authenticity and savoury. If you miraculously have space, be sure to sink your teeth in their deep-fried dough snacks too.

    Tips

    Parking maybe a trouble during peak hours therefore get in a little early

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM20.00

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    Saravanaa Bhavan View restaurant

    52, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322871228

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    08:30AM—11:00PM
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    Santa Chapati HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Calling all chapatti fans over! This humble-looking restaurant has captured the hearts of locals with fresh, fluffy and most importantly delicious flatbreads. The best part is pairing it up with a host of meats like fried chicken, chicken curry and varuval (a thicker concoction of spices) and mutton curry. If meats aren't up your alley, fret not, their dhal curry, chick pea and potato masala as well as shredded cabbage offer great flavours too. However, the real talking point has to be the chapatti, it’s just the perfect vehicle to mop the gravies clean. Also, remember to wrap up your meal with their special tea, ideal to awake the aftertaste of the spices.  


    Tips

    Curd Vadai

    Things to expect

    Huge crowd during lunch hours

    Best with

    tea

    Price

    RM1.70 to RM10.00

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    Santa Chapati House View restaurant

    No. 11 Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, 50100, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0192699771

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    06:30AM—06:30PM
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    Placed in a busy city at Brickfields situated between a fine dining and casual restaurant, this restaurant will give you a calm and cosy ambience along with delectable authentic Northern Indian, Southern Indian, Jain and Buddhist delicacies. Mr Naan and Mrs Idly has set a whole new standard of Indian cuisine among local folks. Everything they served here are simply delightful and healthy – original Badam Milk, Dosai, Biryani dishes, Tandoori, Naan, and so much more. You would be blown away by the extensive selections of menu items. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy a little short ‘trip’ to India.

    Tips

    Buffer is available during lunch Simply ambiance

    Things to expect

    Tough to find parking

    Best with

    Badam milk Jelebi

    Price

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    Mr Naan & Mrs Idly View restaurant

    196, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50470, Brickfields , Kuala Lumpur
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    Placed in between a casual and a fine dining restaurant, you will expect a cozy set up and some refined dishes served right before your sights. WTF Restaurant has taken that expectations and delivered with some of their mighty fine cuisine claims to have the best North Indian cruise in town and many will preach to that notion. What's great here is that the array of various dishes is all pretty remarkable and the restaurant arguably tops the charts of North Indian restaurants in Bangsar. Also, the dish here packs a punch without being spicy and thus, creating the perfect condiment for your dish  

    Tips

    Delicious vegetarian cuisine Reservation available Delivery available

    Things to expect

    Tough to find parking

    Best with

    Sizzler Pav Bhaji Desserts of choice

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    What Tasty Food (WTF) View restaurant

    98, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59000, Bangsar , Kuala Lumpur
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    0192617070

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