Kuala Lumpur –10 Restaurants to dine and enjoy

Sometimes you want a change from local cuisine. Here are a few of the best in the not too expensive category.

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1. Albion


Address: 31, Jalan Berangan, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Open: Noon to Midnight, closed Mondays

Style: Modern British.  This restaurant has won much popular acclaim.  Albion won the 2010 Best Independent restaurant award in the Time Out KL awards.  They even have a Sunday roast menu – on Sundays of course.  Close to Bukit Bintang and the Istana hotel

Nearest Public Transport:  Bukit Bintang & Raja Chulan Monorail stations are both equidistant from the restaurant. __________________________________________



Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur

Open: Open daily, 6pm-12midnight

Style: Elegant French.  This restaurant is known for it’s atmospheric decoration.  Candles and French ambience.  The menu is modern French but reflecting traditional influences
Nearest Public Transport: Huang Tuah, 500m Ampang Line

Nero Vivo


Address: 3a Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Open: 12pm-3pm & 5.45pm-11.30pm (Daily)/ 5.45pm-11pm (SUN)

Style: This is a spot for authentic high quality Italian food.   While the decor is sleek and sophisticated with bold artwork it is based on a traditional Italian trattoria.  The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.  There is an extensive wine menu and many are imported directly from Italy.

Nearest Public Transport: Monorail Raja Chulan, 500m

El Cerdo

Address: 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200

Open: Daily for Lunch & Dinner (closed between 3pm – 6.30pm) On Saturdays, El Cerdo is open for dinner only.

Style: If you like pork – this is the place for you.  Offerings in a shared half suckling pig between two people, glazed ribs, Ham Knuckle “Berliner Eisbein”.  Of course there are options for non-pork eating companions.  Winner of the 2009 Time Out Best European restaurant.

Nearest Public Transport: Monorail, Bukit Bintang/Raja Chulan


www.equatorial.com  part of the Equatorial Hotel
Address: Hotel Equatorial KL, 27 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50540 Kuala Lumpur

Open: Daily 18:00 – 22:30

Style: Swiss.  If you want a more formal option this is a good choice.  With award winning food based on seasonal produce.  There is a n extensive wine cellar with over 500 labels.  Continental panache. 

Nearest Public Transport: Monorail, Raja Chulan

Gobo Lounge and Grill part of Traders Hotel

Address:  Traders Hotel, 50088 Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Open: Daily, 11am-1am, 11.30am-2pm, 6.30pm-11pm
Style International.  It is also gaining the reputation as the place to go for the best steak in town.  The restaurant describes itself as “ The stylish elegance at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill is ideal for intimate dinners and special celebrations. Framed by views of the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers, guests can savour cuisine uniquely prepared by our Jr Sous Chef, Melvin Brandon Chong. In addition to serving the best steak in town, Gobo Upstairs offers an imaginative cocktail list and an expansive wine selection.”

Nearest Public Transport: KLCC (Kelana Jaya Line)

The Apartment


Address: 1st Floor, Suria KLCC (facing the lake) 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Style  Modern and quirky.  From Time Out KL …Decor means you can can eat in the bedroom, the library or even the shower.  The Apartment was voted Best Fusion / Contemporary Restaurant, and shortlisted in the Best Burger food category of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2009 . It was also shortlisted in the Best Continental Restaurant category in 2010.

Nearest Public Transport: KLCC

Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower


Address: TH02, Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Style   Buffet.  While they describe themselves as tastefully decorated, it is the views this revolving restaurant provide that draws the diners.  Situated on top of the Menara KL Tower they are open daily offering a buffet for brunch, lunch and dinner, with an afternoon tea service in between. It is known for good quality Malay-Chinese food.

Nearest Public Transport: KLCC



Address: Feast Floor Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Open: daily, 12noon-1am

Style   Modern and quirky. Shook! has four show kitchens where diners can see their meals being prepared.  A mix of Japanese, Chinese, Italian and western, each with it’s own specialised kitchen.  There is live background music to enhance the experience and the space has been professionally designed by Super Potato of Japan. 

Nearest Public Transport: Monorail Bukit Bintang Station



Address: 15 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Open:  Daily, 5pm-12midnight

Style Italian.  Ciccio has established itself as one of the leading Italian venues in KL.  Food is fresh and plentiful and prices moderate.  The ambience and service is warm, welcoming and friendly.
Nearest Public Transport: Monorail Bukit Bintang Station

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