5 Must-Try Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur With Different Cuisines

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is known as a food mecca in Asia that has made foodies from all over the world swarm to it. It is a true food paradise, where you can find amazing dishes in the most unsuspecting street side stalls run by Ah Gao and in fancy restaurants manned by famous chefs. The huge variety of cuisines in Kuala Lumpur also adds to their status as a foodie’s heaven.  

Taking into account the different types of cuisines, we have compiled the 5 Must Try Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur With Different Cuisines that will make locals and tourists say ‘Baik la’!

  1. Modern Indian Cuisine @ Gin Rik Sha
  2. Thailand Food With A Twist @ Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine
  3. Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine @ Aliyaa Island Restaurant and Bar
  4. Traditional Chinese Delights @ Ms Wong Bao & Tea
  5. Sharing is Caring (Western-Fusion) @ Vin’s Restaurant and Bar KL

1. Modern Indian Cuisine @ Gin Rik Sha

Gin Rik Sha - modern Indian cuisine

A spice food haven, Gin Rik Sha is fast becoming a food institution in the Bukit Damansara neighbourhood. Serving traditional Indian cuisine with a modern twist, their cosy interior and airy outdoor space has made it a popular space for a relaxing meal.

amazing bombay masala salmon

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Feast on their decadent but succulent dishes such as the Bombay Masala Salmon. Once again, if you are a spice lover, this will be right up your alley. They also have plenty of vegetarian options. After a sumptuous meal, indulge in their wide variety of cocktails crafted by an in-house mixologist to round up a perfect evening. 

As an event space, Gin Rik Sha has been host to many birthday parties or corporate gatherings.  Discover more!

Address: 37, Ground Floor, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1,, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capacity: 20 - 60 pax

2. Thailand Food With A Twist @ Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

great thailand cuisine restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a Thai food revolution. With more than 20 years of experience, Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine is in the business of re-innovating traditional Thailand cuisine while retaining their authentic taste. Their unique Thailand dishes have inspired plenty of online reviews and made returning customers out of many.

steaming seabass at manow sauce at one of the top restaurants in kuala lumpur

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You absolutely have to try one of the chef’s specialties, the steamed sea bass in manow (lime) sauce. The spices complement nicely with the manow sauce without any of them overpowering the dish. Coupled with the freshness of the fish, it is a savoury dish that will have you appreciating every bite.  

sharing platter at Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

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The Rattanakosin Platter is ideal for a group of six as you get to experience all of the different delights that will have your group squabbling over their favourites. For their delicious and diverse offerings alongside a picturesque outdoor setting, this classy restaurant wins a spot in our list of best wedding venues in Kuala Lumpur. Find out more about this amazing venue here! 

Address: 5, Jalan U Thant, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capacity: 300 - 400 pax

3. Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine @ Aliyaa Restaurant & Bar

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Aliyaa Restaurant and Bar is a two-storey restaurant in Bukit Damansara that offers fine dining Sri Lankan cuisine. This two-floor restaurant provides a quiet and refined ambience for you to have a wonderful dining experience. To taste authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, you need ingredients from Sri Lanka which is what they mainly use.  

Sambal Sauce set

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For a proper introduction to Sri Lankan cuisine, try out their Sri Lankan Sambal Set which has four different types of Sambal. If you can’t take spice, try out their delightful Seeni Sambal. Dip your pol roti, string hoppers, appam or even rice into the sambal and leave your taste buds tingling with an explosion of flavours. 

The combination of an elegant interior coupled with great food makes this an awesome event space. Discover more about this space here! 

Address: Plaza damansara, 48G&M, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capacity: 10 - 120 pax

4. Traditional Chinese Cuisine @ Ms Wong Bao and Tea 

traditional Chinese cuisine restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

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You won’t go wong with Ms Wong Bao & Tea. It’s a guaran-tea… Okay, I’ll wrap the puns up now.
Ms Wong Bao & Tea’s tagline, 喝个茶吃个包 (eat a bao, drink some tea), is all about taking a much-needed escape from the hectic life that we have all thrown ourselves into. A bao reminds us of simpler times while we could all take some time to appreciate their carefully curated tea. 

filling bao at Ms Wong Bao & Tea Kuala Lumpur

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The baos are all handmade to keep the traditional recipe alive with some creative modifications to suit our modern taste. Furthermore, it washes down nicely with their aromatic tea, making it a perfect afternoon tea break with friends. If you ever feel like having a simple but yet delicious meal, try out Ms Wong Bao & Tea. Discover more!

Address: Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capacity: 50 -  200 pax

5. Sharing is Caring (Western-Fusion) @ Vin’s Restaurant and Bar KL

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One of the biggest turn-offs when it comes to food is when the food is served cold (unless it’s sashimi). You won’t experience that at Vin’s Restaurant and Bar KL as they rely on a’la minute cooking – they prepare to order. A popular hotspot in the TTDI, this neighbourhood restaurant serves up flavourful food that are all made with organic and sustainable ingredients.

delicious sharing platter @ vin's restaurant and bar KL

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Their medley of tasteful appetisers from their sharing platters has made this venue popular as a hang-out spot. Driven by some refreshing beer, this classy restaurant is a wonderful spot delivering great food and drinks. Discover more!

Address: 6, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capacity: 20 - 100 pax

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If you are looking for a restaurant to host a corporate dinner or a wedding banquet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia look no further! These restaurants serve as great event spaces that ensure great food and better vibes for a memorable celebration. Otherwise, get inspired with our list of best event spaces or find your own dream event space from our homepage!

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