If you’re ever wondering where to get your lunch or dinner fix, we’ve got you covered! Check out this list of our TOP 5 Restaurants or Cafes To Try in Klang Valley. Get ready for some massive drool action !
1. Al-Halabi Gourmet Restaurant (Dining Loft @ Pavillion)
Al-Halabi is situated at the Dining Loft @ Pavillion, in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant’s interior radiates cosiness and comfort. Its dim lights, inviting façade and stylish settings of an ‘outdoor’ patio are perfect for dinners with your family, a romantic dinner for two, or maybe even just a casual hangout spot with your friends, with its Shisha services.
Al-Halabi has been around since the early 2016 and it’s quickly made a name for itself with it’s authenticity of Syrian and Lebanese Cuisine.
I was recently introduced to this restaurant by Ili Sulaiman herself and I’ve converted ! I’ve brought my friends here, and they all seem to have enjoyed the food just as much as I did. This has officially become my favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. Hands down! Some of my personal favorite picks would have to be their Hummus (OF COURSE!), Lamb Kash Kash and their Fetush Al-Halabi Salad. Their extensive array of dishes will definitely get you drooling !
Opening Hours : Saturday – Thursday ( 10AM – 2AM)
Average Price : Approx. RM120 for 2 people
Note : Halal
Location : L7.01.06, Level 7, Pavillion KL 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100 View Map
2. Greyhound Cafe, Bukit Bintang
Malaysia’s first offshoot of Thailand’s Greyhound Cafe is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, bringing one of Bangkok’s best-known F&B Brands to Malaysia. This restaurant’s chic and modern design always catches the eye of many. Not only are they visually pleasing to the eyes, their food are also really good !
Some of their best dishes include their famous Fried Mini Chicken Wings, Salmon Sashimi, Stir Fried Spaghetti with Thai Anchovies & the Northern Thai Khao Soi. Many rave about their chicken wings for its succulent, juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside wings that bursts with flavor. If you’re looking for good Thai Food, be sure to check this place out !
Opening Hours : Sunday – Thursday ( 11AM – 11PM ) & Friday – Saturday (11AM – 12AM)
Average Price : Approx. RM100 for 2 people
Note : Pork Free
Location : 101, Bukit Bintang Street, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur View Map
3. BARAT @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar
Barat is a Vegetarian Mediterranean Restaurant located along Lorong Kurau in Bangsar. This is definitely a place to try whether you’re a herbivore or not. Barat is blessed with an intelligent chef, Lingesh, who weaves both the fascinating & the familiar into his repertoire.
Barat is intentionally economical, belying its look as an upmarket venue – this is a beautiful establishment with compelling flourishes. But its cuisine leans in a different direction (the clue rests in the name Barat), looking to the Mediterranean for inspiration.
The Degustation Menu carries a variety of hearty pastas in moderate proportions, such as the Mushroom Zucchini Aglio Olio and a Creamy Pistachio Carbonara.
Make sure to check this place out if you’re looking to try something new. With it’s minimalist, cozy atmosphere and delicious food, its definitely a must try !
Opening Hours : Monday – Sunday (11:30AM – 2:30PM & 6:30PM – 12AM)
Price Range : Approx. RM100 for 2 people
Notes : Pork Free, Vegetarian
Location : 19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, Bangsar, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. View Map
4. Grub By Ahong
This one’s a little different from the rest. Grub By Ahong isn’t the usual “sit down, order from waiter and wait for food to arrive” kind of restaurant. To keep the prices low, Ahong Yeang(Owner & Chef of Grub By Ahong) came up with a system of ordering your food by pencil and paper as well as self-serviced drinks you pick up at the counter where you also find cutleries, plates and glasses.
Grub serves a selection of Western dishes at very reasonable prices. The restaurant itself is minimalist but comfortable, with a few tables and open kitchen at the ground floor, and more seating upstairs. Some of his best dishes are such as their Wagyu Ribeye Steak, Local Seafood Bouillabaisse, and Steak & Chips.
Grub is almost always crowded and their food runs out fast, so be sure to make a reservation and be there early so you don’t miss out the good stuff!
Opening Hours : Tuesday -Thursday ( 6:00PM – 10:45PM ) Friday – Sunday ( 12PM – 2PM & 6PM – 10:45PM)
Price Range : Approx. RM80 for 2 people
Notes : Pork Free
Location : 608, Jalan 17/10 Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya, 46400, Selangor View Map
5. Sambal Hijau Restaurant, Sungai Penchala
Now this place does not need any introduction. Located right next to a mosque just after entering Kampung Sungai Penchala, Sambal Hijau has been well known for their Malay and Minang style dishes. Good luck trying to choose from over 50 types of dishes. Crazy, I know! This place is always packed, so make sure you get there early!
Sambal Hijau is best known for their grilled fish a.k.a Ikan Bakar! Served with a side of their super spicy, but oh so good sambal hijau and kuah asam. Crowds go crazy whenever they’re there, because there’s so many to choose from! One thing’s for sure you can’t go wrong with their Ikan Tempoyak and Daging Salai. So good!
Opening Hours : Monday – Saturday (7:30AM – 2AM) & Sunday (7:30AM – 12 AM)
Price Range : Approx. RM 40 for 2 people
Notes : HalalAddress : 2990, Jalan Sungai Penchala, Kampung Sugai Penchala, 6000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. View Map
So that’s it for our list at the moment. Now we’re off to try more cafe’s and restaurants just for you ! Let us know where you’d like us to try, and we just might check it out.