Rated as one of the best Indian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Bakti Woodlands near Masjid Jamek offers a variety of both North and South Indian food. Featuring a vegetarian and Halal menu, customers can choose between set meals, uttapam, thali and naan. But the biggest highlight is the low price for the large portions.
Soong Kee's Beef Ball Noodle
Serving their signature Beef Ball noodles, Soong Kee’s offers a delicious traditional meal. Anyone with a taste for noodle soup will appreciate Soong Kee’s whose secret recipe has been passed down generations. With a funky yellow exterior and regulars claiming to have enjoyed the noodles here for decades, this Chinese restaurant along Petaling Street is worth checking out.
Visitors looking for an authentic dining experience can check out Devi’s Corner banana leaf restaurant. Customers order a selection of food served on a large banana leaf instead of a plate. The delicious South Indian meal comes at a reasonable price tag while offering an insight into the local culture. And to get the most out of the experience, why not discard the spoon and fork and use the fingers. Just remember to eat with the right hand!
Restoran Husen Café
Located in Brickfields next door to several budget-friendly hotels, Restoran Husen Café provides Indian food at rock-bottom prices. Expect the usual modest style of a Malaysian Nasi Kandar with options ranging from self-service, roti, fried rice and nasi lemak. With an English menu and being open 24 hours, there’s little wonder why this often rates as one of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for budget travellers.
Restoran Yap Hup Kee
The red-painted shophouse near Chan Sow Lin Metro Station ranks among the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for Hakka food. With both an indoor air-conditioned and outdoor seating area, Yap Hup Keep has a selection of food to suit all tastes at affordable prices. Check out the Yong Tau Foo selection, traditional Hakka noodle soups and vegetarian mock duck.
This Arabic-style restaurant in Bukit Bintang opened its doors in 2011 and became one of the capital’s top spots for Middle Eastern cuisine. Maroush, along Jalan Bukit Bintang, fills its expensive menu with grilled meats and kebabs and gives very generous portions. Customers also like the atmosphere and excellent quality of service.
Kwan Swee Lian has served food since 1977 and now cooks up the best of Malaysian food from nasi lemak to Chinese-style noodles. Fusing different flavours and Malaysian cuisines along with street food, the connoisseur or curious tourist will have an intriguing dining experience at Madan Kwan’s.
For a Western-style restaurant in Bukit Bintang, The Ship along Jalan Sultan Ismail will satisfy the palate for steak and seafood. With an exterior resembling a ship’s hull and a nautical-themed interior, dining here offers an unusual culinary experience. According to the restaurant, they serve the best steak in Malaysia.
Nagasari Curry House
Nagasari serves up a mixture of northern and southern Indian dishes including self-service options and an extensive menu. But the real highlight is the banana leaf rice, which is served on a large leaf rather than a plate. Dining here will give tourists an insight into the Malaysian Indian culinary experience.
Lot 10 Hutong Food Court
Malaysians love food courts. Lot 10 Hutong, in Bukit Bintang, features several Chinese vendors serving various types of noodles, dumplings and other delicious meals in the basement of the Lot 10 Shopping Centre. Expect a large choice of meals straight from the hawkers at low prices. Hokkien Mee is highly recommended.