Best Nasi Lemak in KL

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Is there anyone who isn't a fan of the Nasi Lemak? Either cocooned in banana leaf or served steaming hot on a plate, a good serving of Nasi Lemak is always there to help you kick start your day. No matter which meal of the day, the national dish of Malaysia seems to be the best match anytime in order to satiate your tingling appetite. Lip-smacking sambal ladled onto coconut-infused rice and jazzed up with assorted sides such as fried chicken, fried anchovies, eggs, slices of cucumbers and more; there's just no getting enough of it. Afraid of bumping into mediocre ones? Fret not! We, the FoodAdvisor.my team, are here to curate only the finest for your taste buds. Ready? Set? Let's go! (P/S: You're about to drool helplessly!)

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    Nasi Lemak TanglinPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Nasi Lemak Tanglin has become a Nasi Lemak Icon in KL. If you’re craving for a nasi lemak you might wanna try queuing up for theirs! With a large variety of lauk (gravy) such as chicken rendang, sambal sotong and even paru! (beef lung), you're certainly in for a feast that is easy on your wallet. Their sambal sotong recipe is different with ground peanuts giving it an unusual yet satisfying taste. The rice is steamed ‘ceroi’ style which means that it is able to soak up more of the sambal for a mouth full of flavour. Delicious!

    Tips

    Go as early as possible to avoid the queue (queue moves quickly though). Food Court seats are limited.

    Things to expect

    Kind of hot and hosts a number of flies.

    Best with

    Go with their Sambal Limpa (Beef Liver)

    Price

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    Nasi Lemak Tanglin View restaurant

    Gerai No. 6, Kompleks Makan Tanglin, Jalan Cendrasari, 50480, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322843366

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    07:00AM—12:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    04:30PM—09:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—12:00PM
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    Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor

    This simple and spacious eatery is a well-loved destination for the locals to pamper their belly with one of the best nasi lemaks in town. A recent facelift got the name shortened to “Nasi Lemak Wanjo” but rest assured they have never failed to see a brisk business and setting a benchmark on how an exemplary nasi lemak should be. Sheer spread of sides is satisfying but the fried chicken and sambal sotong deserve more attention. However, the main draw here is the lip-smacking sambal which has perfect dose of heat and sweetness with smatterings of anchovies. Once you've massaged them into the coconut rice and placed it in your mouth, you'll be carried away with the clean hit of flavours. 

    Tips

    Don't be deterred by the long queue, it moves fast

    Things to expect

    Mouthwatering varieties and pleasant service

    Best with

    Milo Ice

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor View restaurant

    8, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kampung Baru, 50300, Kuala Lumpur
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    0123953884

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    04:00PM—01:00AM
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    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    Nasi Lemak CT Garden is a small outlet famous for their nasi lemak bungkus. These little delights unravel into delicious meals which can be accompanied by a myriad of side dishes, therefore be sure of pacing back and forth as everything looks too good to be missed out. Since the dish is sealed inside with banana leaf, the alluring fragrance hits your nostrils upon opening the bundle. All in all, it’s a great nasi lemak to bring along with you on trips or picnics where you need that little sambal kick to get your day started.

    Tips

    Self service.

    Things to expect

    We saw someone eat more than 5 packs!! Wanna see how many packs you can stuff in your belly? The stall located in a somewhat run down building with a lack of lighting.

    Best with

    Otak-Otak and rendang daging.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Nasi Lemak Ct Garden View restaurant

    Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, Kampung Baru, 50300, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    Nasi Lemak @ Restoran Sepetang (non-halal)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Restoran Sepetang which is Non-Halal serves a distinct style of Nyonya nasi lemak that habitually draws a huge crowd, especially during morning hours. The rice is fragrant with delicious thick curry and sambal poured over which gives a great taste when mixed in your mouth. The pork is also succulent and juicy and overall the nasi lemak lived up to the reputation. Since it’s so good, it runs out pretty fast, so ignore the snooze button and get over early. The great flavours and easy on the wallet price tags make it really worthy. 

    Tips

    You might wanna try the Chee Cheong Fun located outside and Pan Mee too.

    Things to expect

    Finishes early as it is selling fast!

    Best with

    Luncheon meat and wild boar meat curry.

    Price

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    Nasi Lemak @ Restoran Sepetang (non-halal) View restaurant

    54, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur
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    This famous Jalan Abdullah Nasi Lemak is done in a self-service style, so if you would like that extra sambal, peanuts or ikan bilis, feel free to plonk more on your plate anytime. The rice is fragrant with an intense coconut aroma and a fantastic savoury sambal sauce which wasn't overpoweringly spicy. The sambal sotong was in perfect harmony with their sambal and will melt in your mouth with every spoonful! During peak hours, just remind yourself, good things come to those who wait. To take advantage of the aftertaste on your palate, end your meal with a glass of teh tarik

    Tips

    Self service. Pick any plate of rice and start to be creative!

    Things to expect

    You might need to wait awhile for them to replenish the dishes if finished and the owner Uncle is funny and speaks good English!

    Best with

    Beef rendang, perut manis and fried egg.

    Price

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    R.A. Nasi Lemak View restaurant

    15, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru, 50300, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    01123523462

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    Brilliant Nasi Lemak House

    A renowned nasi lemak joint that lives up to its name. With numerous branches sprouting all over the state in a short spell, one would not ask for a greater testimony. The fragrant rice is steamed to perfection with coconut milk, lemongrass and pandan leaves, while all other sides are made using only using natural ingredients. What set them apart are their sambals, which is the real reason for their rise to fame – ordinary sambal, sweet-sour prawn sambal and tear-jerking spicy squid sambal. If you’re reluctant to settle with shrimps as we usually bump into petite ones, fret not, as it’s big and fresh here. Selection of sides like pork rendang, Nyonya curry chicken, sambal stuffed squid, and fried chicken rounds up a helluva of nasi lemak feast! 

    Tips

    Free Wifi

    Things to expect

    Assorted local delights in a charming space

    Best with

    Milo Ice

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM10.00

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    Brilliant Nasi Lemak House @ KL View restaurant

    10, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 , Kuala Lumpur
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    0379726896

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    Nasi Lemak @ Hilton Corner

    Early birds rejoice! This hidden gem, tucked deep inside Wisma Genting food court is no stranger to the nasi lemak scene in Kuala Lumpur. The never-ending crowd and captivating sights of sides and gravies are certainly a pull. One would sense a challenge here, as everything looks pretty delicious and apart from the regular sambal, the best way to enjoy the steamed coconut rice is ladling them with mixed curries. Yes, you read that right, and it might sound a little peculiar yet does pack a punch. Sides-wise, their succulent squid sambal, fried chicken and fish are worth sinking your teeth in.

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    Things to expect

    Crowded and noisy ambience

    Best with

    Kopi O

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    Nasi Lemak @ Hilton Corner View restaurant

    10, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, , 50050, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    Nasi Lemak Pak Hasan

    For many years, all walks of life have pledged their allegiance to this old-school eatery which churns out nasi lemak that is nothing short of succulence and authenticity. Expect a communal ambience, patrons grinning all the way while chomping down to their heart’s content. If you’re a fan of squid, their chilli sotong is one not to be missed. With a big uptick on flavour and texture, it definitely works wonders with the steamed coconut rice. Another winning point here is the affordability. A perfect antidote for Mondays blues!

    Tips

    Roti Canai is another best seller here

    Things to expect

    Unassuming atmosphere with teeming crowd

    Best with

    Milo Ice

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    45, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Bandar Wawasan, 50300 , Kuala Lumpur
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    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    Located in Bukit Jalil, this humble stall offers nasi lemak for only RM1!! However, they are normally called for events instead of just having a place to eat. Mosques, cafes, night markets and many more, you will be able to find them there. You could also call them to see where is their next destination. However, stocks are limited because there are only so many that they can carry. Each packet comes with a generous amount of rice and sambal with anchovies, sliced cucumbers and full-boiled egg on the side. It's nothing fancy, but for one buck, it sure is worth the money. 

    Tips

    Reservations by events.

    Things to expect

    Cheap and awesome nasi lemak.

    Best with

    Teh ais!

    Price

    RM1.00

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    Nasi Lemak Ummi Rm1 Je View restaurant

    D-11-11, PPR Pinggiran Bukit Jalil, Bukit Jalil, 58000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    Prepped fresh every morning, R.A Nasi Lemak is KL's hot spot for simple but amazing nasi lemak. Located in a small hut, this restaurant dishes out plates of nasi lemak as fast as, if not faster than fast food chains. Each plate comes with a piece of banana leave topped with coconut infused fluffy white rice, the eseentials such as anchovies, cucumber, full-boiled eggs and, their amazingly sweet and spicy sambal. Customers can also choose from a wide variety of add-ons such as sambal squid, curry chicken or mutton rendang. The price is also fairly reasonable, so don't worry so much about it. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A humble stall.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik or Teh Ais.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM8.00

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    R.A Nasi Lemak View restaurant

    73, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50300, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    Restoran Al-Bakarth has been a really popular place for shisha. Even until now, you'll find at least 40% of the tables with a bong on the side, smoking away in ecstasy. Apart from their really popular cheese naan and tandoori, their nasi lemak too deserves a bit of credit. They have the basic nasi lemak, which like many others, comes with coconut oil infused white rice, sambal, anchovies, cucumber and a full-boiled egg. You can kick it up a notch by adding tandoori chicken or even their crispy fried chicken. It's a simple dish, but somehow works great with their shisha - or when you are hungry.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A mamak with awesome shisha.

    Best with

    Teh O Ais Limau LARGE!

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM8.00

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    Restoran Al-bakarth View restaurant

    24;;26, Jalan Lebuh Ampang, Bukit Jalil, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    Ann Nasi Lemak (non-halal)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Haven't had enough of delicious pork curries? You’re not short of luck for sure! At Ann’s nasi lemak, customers queue up to try their signature “pork skin curry” nasi lemak. Slightly different than other porky nasi lemaks, Ann’s version will definitely leave a satisfied feeling in your tummy when you leave the shop. The real standout got to be the curry that ties together the whole dish with subtle savouriness. Paired with their sambal kerang and dry sambal with curry, this is a nasi lemak every pork lover should give a try!

    Tips

    Look out for a uncle wearing Red t-shirt and order the famous Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea.

    Things to expect

    Open and closes very early. Not for the late zombies.

    Best with

    Pork Skin Curry .

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    Ann Nasi Lemak View restaurant

    Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang), Jalan Melati, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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