Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Restaurants in Kuala LumpurExpats moving to Kuala Lumpur will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options. From the deliciously cheap street food that lines every street corner, to more upscale fine-dining, the city has something to meet every budget and taste.

Kuala Lumpur is made up of a wide variety of cultures, contributing flavours and sundry styles of cooking to every meal. Expats craving the familiar tastes of home should be able to find something to satisfy and please the palate. 

Below are some of the top restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

Recommended restaurants in Kuala Lumpur​

Din Tai Fung
Address: 6 Pavilion, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100
Expats who are prepared to wait for a table at this Chinese/Taiwanese Michelin Star restaurant will not be disappointed. The establishment is recognised for its consistency in taste, having grown into a local institution since its beginnings in 1972 as a steamed dumpling and noodle restaurant. It has expanded its presence across Southeast Asia as well as to Australia and the United States.

El Cerdo
Address: 43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200
Finding pork in Malaysia is quite rare. Therefore, expats will be pleased to know that El Cerdo is a Spanish restaurant specialising in pork dishes. Taking influence from Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean, some of the restaurant's most favoured dishes are the pork knuckle and the Spanish paella.

Address: 50 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200
As the self-proclaimed best Asian restaurant in Changkat Bukit Bintang, the restaurant and cocktail bar serves up Thai, Malay and Chinese dishes in an ambient setting. It offers crispy duck noodles, dim sum, beef brisket and other delights in an interior decorated with old artefacts in a style reminiscent of a bygone era.

The Steakhouse Restaurant
Address: 48 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200
For the best steak in town, the Steakhouse Restaurant's no-frills approach to delicious cooking guarantees satisfied customers every time. WIth imported beef from Australia, customers can enjoy the finest cuts when choosing from grain-fed or Black Angus cattle.


Address: 368, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 55000
Cilantro is a restaurant and wine bar which exudes class and sophistication. combining French and Japanese cuisine. With a refined menu of fine dining excellence, guests will enjoy dishes such as braised unagi with foie gras, wagyu tartare, lobster with summer truffles, and warm chocolate with Bentong ginger ice-cream.

Bijan Restaurant
Address: 3 Jalan Ceylon 50200
While living in Kuala Lumpur, it would be a mistake not to try some of the local cuisine. Bijan Restaurant specialises in Malay cuisine, crafting a fusion of old traditions and modern innovations. The atmosphere is one of style and colour, leaving behind the bustling markets of street food and instead refining the flavours and presentation to an extremely high standard.

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