Best Restaurants in KL

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Fancy dining is not everyone’s cup of tea but for those of you who live to eat and don’t mind paying a little more for good food, then this list is for you. It’s a great selection of places to visit for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and proposals (if you’re one to propose with a ring in a glass of champagne… or something like that). Compiled below is a list of the best restaurants based on service, food quality and ambience.

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    The Lankan CrabsPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Vegetarian 3558887a3b6cba0a056731a75a58da9ed8fc37fa9c1b050a22dec8240b1e6643

    The Lankan Crabs began their humble journey of serving up authentic Sri Lankan crab recipes in March 2020, establishing themselves on the now bustling street of Jalan Kemuja, and in the heart of Bangsar.

    With no doubt, they have amassed a loyal following of enthusiastic patrons comprised of true foodies, seafood and crab dish aficionados. This is by virtue of their speciality dishes - live Indonesian mud (mangrove) crabs that are sourced daily, and stored in their filtered aquariums for the freshest of giant, fleshy crabs upon each order.

    Tips

    Make sure to try their best seller - the Negombo Crab Curry

    Things to expect

    Rich flavors and fresh seafood

    Best with

    Add on their Paal Appam with Brown Sugar and Sri Lankan Milk Tea!

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM200.00

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    The Lankan Crabs View restaurant

    4, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    03-22010128

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Grella'sHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Located amidst the hustle and bustle of Wangsa Maju's commercial hub, this particular Western gourmet restaurant has satisfied many eager and hungry mouths that have ventured into its premises. Serving mainly dishes hailing from the Western culinary scene, no other Western joint in the vicinity of their neighbourhood can top their dedication in providing the best of Western food, Halal-style. One exemplary dish to best portray that dedication comes in the form of their wondrous mixed grill platter, dubbed the Optimus Mixed Grill (O.M.G. for short). Catchy name? Wait til you see what is on the plate. True to their calling in terms of serving Halal food, no pork is served but in the absence of pork, the chefs in Grella's made use of succulent lamb, tender chicken and juicy steaks for the platter instead. Marinated using their own special concoction of herbs and spices, the grilled proteins are nothing short of perfection, as they emerge aromatically from the grill. Accompanied by savoury chicken sausages, delightful eggs, fluffy potato mash, crinkle-cut fries and a serving of refreshing salad, along with a dash of brown sauce, this legendary platter of sweet, decadent meat will leave you reminiscing for more.

    Tips

    Reservations are recommended, as the place can be packed during dinner hours.

    Things to expect

    Portions of the food are nothing short of huge.

    Best with

    Grella's very own homemade mushroom soup.

    Price

    RM52.90

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    Grellas @ Wangsa Maju View restaurant

    19-G, Jalan Wangsa Delima 12, Wangsa Link , 53300, Kuala Lumpur
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    016-2474555

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:30PM
    Friday
    02:30PM—10:30PM
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    NobuPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Established as a maestro in Japanese fine dining, Nobu has over thirty branches worldwide. The brand was started by veteran actor Robert De Niro along with chef Nobuyuku Matsuhisa and Hollywood producer Meir Teper. Nobu KL, first in Southeast Asia, is located at a high altitude on the 56th floor of Petronas Tower 3. Being that high up, you can expect some magnificent view of the city skyline. That and the exquisite array of dishes will surely double your gratification following an experience of dine-in here. Among their signature dishes are Rock Shrimp Tempura, Toro Tartar with Caviar, White Fish Tiradito, and Black Cod Miso. To ensure that you savour your every bite to the max, you may ask the staff for some tips on how to enjoy your meals better.
    Tips

    Dress code: Smart casual - strictly enforced.

    Things to expect

    Disallowance of children under the age of 12 to enter except during weekends and public holidays.

    Best with

    The Toro Tartar is a must-try (RM80++)

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM100.00

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    Nobu View restaurant

    Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321645084

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—02:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    01:00PM—04:00PM
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    Cilantro Restaurant & Wine BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Cilantro serves French cuisine with Japanese influence and is one of the most popular high-end dining in KL. They’ve opened their doors to celebrities and royalty and with a clientele like that, I’m pretty sure they won’t serve anything less than the best. The staff here are on top of their game and you can be sure to expect the best kind of service imaginable. They offer a three and four course meal for those who want to enjoy appetisers and desserts as well. Cilantro only uses the freshest of ingredients, which means the menu occasionally changes according to what is in season.
    Tips

    Cilantro offers private dining for special events for up to 12 guests.

    Things to expect

    Customers are not charged a corkage fee for wine and champagne, but a minimum fee of RM25 nett per person is required for the service and glassware provided. For hard liquor however, corkage is RM150 nett per bottle. Also, meals are served in dainty portions.

    Best with

    Tartare of Hon Maguro with Egg Mollet and Wasabi Toast.

    Price

    RM150.00 to RM200.00

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    Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar View restaurant

    Micasa All Suite Hotel, 368B Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 55000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321798082

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
    Friday
    12:00PM—02:00PM
    Friday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    SitkaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Stika, located along Jalan Batai, is very promising when it comes to food ingenuity. Using only fresh local ingredients, their modern methods and approaches are what makes their dishes truly a delight to look at and of course- taste. If you're an adventurous kind and one's who curiosity is easily piqued, they are big in their test kitchen- a limited dining session which promises new ideas, creations, and exquisite flavours. Brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee? Sitka is one place you would want to keep on that list.

    Tips

    Park inside to avoid summons.

    Things to expect

    A cozy and comfortable place to start off the day.

    Best with

    Chilli Beef Porridge, Desserts

    Price

    RM18.00 to RM100.00

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    Sitka View restaurant

    8-5, Jalan Batai, 50490, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320111117

    Closed Now
    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    El CerdoNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    El Cerdo is a restaurant that is vibrant and full of character. They specialise in home-cooked pork flavours from all over the world. ‘El Cerdo’ means "pork" in Spanish, and is located right in the heart of KL in Changkat Bukit Bintang. This place is a pork galore from the menus, to the images on the wall, and even a large pig at the entrance. You will know what’s in store before you even make your order. The staff are friendly and hospitable, all ready to provide you with good recommendations. Ever popular at El Cerdo is the Cochinillo Al Estilo Segoviano (Roasted Suckling Pig) served on a wooden chopping board. Like how they do it in Spain, the piglets are butterflied and roasted until the skin becomes well browned and crusty with moist and tender flesh underneath.
    Tips

    Pre-book your Roasted Sucking Pig beforehand to avoid any disappointments.

    Things to expect

    Expect sounds of plates breaking. The Cochinillo Al Estilo Segoviano is served on a wooden chopping board. It is a Spanish tradition to knock the board 3 times with the plate, chop the pig into 3 parts, then make a wish before breaking the plate into a wooden pail for good luck.

    Best with

    Cochinillo Al Estilo Segoviano (Roasted Suckling Pig)

    Price

    RM60.00 to RM100.00

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    El Cerdo View restaurant

    43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321450511

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Friday, Saturday
    06:00PM—11:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Tamarind HillNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tamarind Hill is part of the Tamarind Restaurant Group - a contemporary and luxurious fine dining restaurant group in Malaysia.​ ​The Tamarind Restaurant Group believes in dining experiences that take you away from the city. From the design, location, interior and overall ambience, they ensure this philosophy is consistent in all their restaurants. With modern Asian decor, fine tribal influences, and an extravagant outdoor wine room surrounded by ponds and nature, one can expect a tranquil dining experience. The food is exquisite; with the use of flavourful and very fresh ingredients, Chef Wanthana brings out the best of Thai Cuisine.
    Tips

    Parking is complimentary​. Upon arrival​, you’ll be attended by the car jockey​ who will ​park the car for you.

    Things to expect

    Expect ​contemporary Thai cuisine with Burmese and Siamese influences. Essentially, they serve fusion dishes with a modern twist to it.

    Best with

    Stuffed Mandarin Oranges (in an appetiser platter), Sea Bass, Deep Fried Shrimp, Kaffir Lime Rice, Siamese Banana Fritters, Sweet Black Sticky Rice

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM80.00

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    Tamarind Hill View restaurant

    19A, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50300, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321483200

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    Every day
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    PrimePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    You simply got to give PRIME at Le Meridien a try if you are a steak lover. ​Aim for the Wagyu prime rib steak as it is highly recommended. They have a detailed list on the different types of steak available and their food quality is very high. Besides an interesting choice of steak knives for you to choose from, PRIME has a quaint and dazzling ambience. They provide complimentary fresh bakes with butter to start your meal which are crispy on the outside with a soft core. In summary, they have amazing starters, delectable desserts, impeccable service and fine wine. No reason not to visit them, really.
    Tips

    Ask for a table that faces the garden or park as those are the best spots in the restaurant.

    Things to expect

    As with others that are listed here, this place is on the pricier side.

    Best with

    Wagyu Prime Rib, served with Idaho steak fries potato, wild forest mushroom fricassee and light black summer truffle jus.

    Price

    RM100.00 to RM150.00

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    Prime View restaurant

    Level 5, Le Meridien, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322637555

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    Every day
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Every day
    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Skillet at 163Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Skillet at 163 is a casual fine-dining restaurant located in the heat of Kuala Lumpur. This modern and edgy looking restaurant, with streaks of yellow and black has more to offer than just the gorgeous looking decor. The food here too is absolutely phenomenal; items such as the wild mushroom penne, pan-seared Norwegian Salmon, Lobster Cappuccino and of course, desserts as well are divine. Gourgeous presentation, heavenly flavours and an unmatched price point - what is there not to love? 

    Tips

    Lunch and dinner menu available. Free wifi and water.

    Things to expect

    A modern looking, casual fine-dining place.

    Best with

    Dinner menu's selction.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM180.00

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    Skillet at 163 View restaurant

    163 Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, 58100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321812426

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    Every day
    12:00AM—03:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Lafite - Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you are craving to get your hands on some great French food, you are in luck. Lafite is a fancy French restaurant located within the premises of the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur that has just what it takes to satisfy your fancy taste buds.

    Their menu offers customers with a wide range of luxurious and decadent food such as the Short Rib, White Meat Lobster Thermidor, Veal Tenderloin Blanchette, and several other desserts that you can try to end your meal with some final fancy touches. 

    To top that off, they also have some of the finest wines for those who want just a little extra for a drink to go with their meals. Be cautious though as the price ranges from RM350 per pax. 


    Tips

    Better have some cash ready to spend!

    Things to expect

    Luxurious ambience with a choice of classic French dishes and excellent collection of wines.

    Best with

    Price

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    Lafite - Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur View restaurant

    11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    +603-20743900

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    07:00PM—10:30PM
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    Proof Pizza + Wine Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    You can never go wrong with a little bit of pizza in your daily diet, right? If you believe so and are craving for a slice, head over to Proof Pizza + Wine that is located in Bangsar. 

    They serve their pizzas with only fresh ingredients so that customers will have the pizza of their day and carry on with their routine smiling, happy and satisfied. The price of each pizza here vary but are definitely affordable and reasonable. 

    You can choose to dine downstairs if you are with a bunch of friends, otherwise you can head to the loft upstairs if you only have a select few with you. Nonetheless, the place will not be changing the great taste of the pizzas, so get ready to be amazed. 

    Tips

    Try to get there using public transport as it will be very busy on the streets

    Things to expect

    Great food, conducive environment good service

    Best with

    Their paired wines

    Price

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    Proof Pizza + Wine View restaurant

    29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100, Kuala Lumpur
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    +603-27883613

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    Wednesday, Thursday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
    Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:15PM—03:00PM
    Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    D'Cengkih

    Most people will be able to relate to this dilemma - being homesick. Missing the food and maybe places you used to hang out at. Suddenly you are in the city and then that craving just kicks in but you can't go back under certain circumstance.

    In this case, if you are from Johor and is suffering the said problem, fret not. This is your lucky article as there is a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that serves authentic Johor cuisine. This place is called D'Cengkih. 

    They specialise in Laksa Johor, Mee Rebus, Nasi Ambang and Nasi Briyani. But don't worry - this is not it. They also offer customers other dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Soto Nasi and Lemping in the morning.

    So if you are hungry, homesick for good food, then make haste and drop by this place. The exterior of it may make this place look not much but don't let it fool you. The dishes actually pack a punch so do not miss it! 

    Tips

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    Price

    RM1.00 to RM10.00

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    D'cengkih View restaurant

    6, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000, Kuala Lumpur
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    Closed Now
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—06:30PM
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    Atas Restaurant

    Located in RuMa Hotel and Residences, Atas Restaurant specializes in serving Malay cuisines. Atas refers to ‘above’ where the level of this restaurant is at. It also refers to ‘high-class’ which represents the idea of the restaurant. This modern looking restaurant aims to serve guests with Malaysian experience, through its interior and the meal they serve. 

    Tips

    Smart Casual dress code

    Things to expect

    Closed on Mondays

    Best with

    Malay cuisines

    Price

    RM14.00 to RM725.00

    Atas Restaurant View restaurant

    7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    03-27780888

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:30PM—10:30PM
    Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    DC Restaurant

    Named after the initials of Chef Darren Chin, DC Restaurant is located in TTDI Kuala Lumpur. DC serves meal such as Australian King fish, Scottish diver scallops, Irish duck, Japanese wagyu and many more that will make your mouth water! They also offer a variety choices of wine menu. The ground floor is where Le Comptoir is located, where guests can enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, while La Salle is DC restaurant’s main dining room, located on the first floor, where guests will have their main course.  

    Tips

    Housed in a 3-storey building built in the 1970s

    Things to expect

    Pork-free

    Best with

    Cocktails

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

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    DC Restaurant View restaurant

    44, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377310502

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00PM—12:00AM
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    Manja KL

    Manja KL aims to bring back some of the old Malayan flavours. Manja KL’s interior is designed nicely with some vintage touches. Their food consists of appetizers, main courses, desserts and large plates for sharing. They also provide vegetarian and gluten-free options. Guests can begin with the mocktails before they dig in to the main courses. Some of their main courses are such as laksa leaf portobello, grilled sancho chicken, smoked fish & herb rice and many more!

    Tips

    Vintage interior

    Things to expect

    Limited parking

    Best with

    Manja Cooler mocktail

    Price

    RM18.00 to RM50.00

    Manja KL View restaurant

    6, Lorong Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    012-3737063

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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