Jalan P Ramlee Restaurants
Best places to eat in Jalan P Ramlee
Bringing the heat to the city’s dining landscape, Jalan P Ramlee restaurants range from themed destination eateries and rooftop stunners, to award winning fine diners, and trendy thematic bistros. Highly rated by diners as Kuala Lumpur’s best neighbourhood for food, you will find some of the biggest names in KL’s culinary scene within the Jalan P Ramlee area.
Listed on our guide of the best places to eat in Jalan P Ramlee, you will find restaurants offering a variety of cuisine from traditional western and local food, to European and exotic ethnic fare. The icing on the cake is the fact that this street is just around the corner from Suria KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers, making it easily accessible to travellers as the KLCC light rail transit (LRT) train station is just nearby. Catering to a variety of taste and budget preferences, this ever-increasing selection of innovative and interesting eateries are some of the top dining room picks in the city.
With a kitchen that produces some of the most inexpensive yet exciting cooking in town, Acme Bar & Coffee is a destination restaurant popular as a neighbourhood breakfast bar during the day, while at night it functions as an ambitious dining room. The award winning bistro is set on the ground floor of the glamorous Troika Sky Dining along Jalan Binjai.
It looks like a smart New York style loft with clean steel lines, plush cushions and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, with a menu that leans towards classic western food, though it is always tasty and fun. Diners will find that some dishes incorporate Asian flavour such as the RM28 aglio olio spaghetti, with the interesting addition of sambal (spicy shrimp paste) to add a dash of spiciness. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 24:00; Friday 11:00 – 01:00; Saturday 09:30 – 01:00; Sunday 09:30 – 24:00
- Address: G1, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2162 2288
Bistro de Paris
Offering French fine dining experience, Bistro de Paris’ menu is filled with traditional French offerings from steak frites to crème brulé. Equipped with both air-conditioned and al fresco dining areas, the bistro comprises two storeys of French delights.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: 18-1 Jalan P. Ramlee
- Tel: (603) 2141 8005
- Cuisine: French
Bunga Emas restaurant is a fine dining Malay eatery in The Royale Chulan Hotel KL with a decidedly regal air that is perfect for diners looking for something extra special. Expect expertly-crafted, haute cuisine, silver service, attractive surrounds and the chance to mix with some of Kuala Lumpur’s elite.
Conveniently situated just one km from Pavilion KL, along Jalan Conlay, the kitchen team headed by chef Khairul puts out beautiful looking plates of food that deliver on the taste front and do not shy away from spicy flavours. Opened in 2009, its interior design is old fashioned, with framed lithographs, paintings and low subtle wall lighting that blend in beautifully with pale green carpeting, ornate woodwork cornices and stunning chandeliers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30; 19:00 – 22:30
- Address: The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5, Jalan Conlay
- Tel: +603 2688 9688
The rooftop Cedar on 15 restaurant hasn’t caused many waves on Kuala Lumpur’s foodie scene and it is a mystery as to why it hasn’t. Its attractions are plentiful: it has a fantastic location on the 15th floor of Impiana KLCC Hotel (just opposite Suria KLCC), food is sumptuous and not overpriced, the ambiance refined and relaxed, and the interior design posh, with attention to detail evident. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00
- Address: 13 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2147 1111
Chinoz on the Park
Chinoz on the Park is a trendy fusion restaurant in Suria KLCC, beloved for its location which affords diners some of the most up-close views of the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers and KLCC Park. In fact, if the weather is fine, grab a seat on the outdoor veranda as the unhampered views of the rich foliage is certainly magnificent. Set on the ground floor of the mall, mere steps away from the KLCC LRT station, its interior design is modern and trendy and you will discover a full house come rain or shine - a testament to the kitchen's talent.
Though it may seem impossible, Chinoz on the Park's all encompassing menu manages to distract from the views - expect standouts like the salmon avocado maki and carbonara pasta to capture your attention. A popular after-work drink spot for the office crowd, it is open from 08:00 - 24:00 daily.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 24:00
- Address: Ground floor, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2166 8277
Serving authentic dim sum in a colourful setting, Dolly Dim Sum KL is a contemporary all-day eatery located within Avenue K Shopping Centre (opposite Suria KLCC).A popular breakfast amongst the local Chinese community, dim sum is a collection of three to four bite-sized portions of Cantonese delicacies placed on small saucers, kept hot in bamboo baskets. Served ala carte via a push-cart tray, diners can then choose their orders while still seated at their table. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
- MRT: KLCC
- Address: Lot G9, Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156, JalanAmpang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 21813830
About one km from Suria KLCC, along a labyrinth of streets beside Fraser Place, is the over-the-top Emporium Grand Cafe and Lounge. A surprising find in central Kuala Lumpur, this lavish restaurant and bar resembles a secret gentleman’s club. Head through its small set of wooden doors and you are greeted with a scene full of Victorian splendour – think elaborate chandeliers, ornate gold frieze work, velvet wallpaper, Persian rugs and plush furniture that set a thoroughly opulent scene. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 01:00 Monday - Saturday
- Address: Lot 163 YNH Fraser Place, Ground Floor, No. 10, Jalan Perak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2166 1166 or +603 2170 6666 or +6012 678 4638
Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Bistro
Offering quality and affordability, Hakka Republic is defined by its striking Chinoiserie interior and critically-acclaimed specialties. Its wine list is said to be one of the best in the city with a variety of labels from different regions.
- Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 01:00;
Saturday 17:00 – 02:00 (kitchen opens at 19:00 and last orders at 22:00);
Sunday 11:30 – 15:30 & 17:00 – 01:00
- Address: Lot 2.05, Level 2, Menara Hap Seng (Formerly MUI Plaza), 1-3 Jalan P. Ramlee
- Tel: (603) 2078 8908
- Cuisine: Chinese
If you’re a fan of good, old-fashioned steaks, look no further than Maredo’s Steakhouse. Located within Crown Regency Hotel, the steaks here are juicy and fresh – none of the frozen, chewy variety you tend to find elsewhere.
- Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 01:00
Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 02:00
Sunday 17:00 – 00:00.
- Address: Ground Floor, Crown Regency Hotel & Service Apartments, 12 Jalan P. Ramlee.
- Tel: (603) 21628268
- Cuisine: Argentinian, Steaks
Marini's on 57
Perfect for a surprising night of Italian sophistication, Marini’s on 57 is a restaurant on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, with a menu of carefully chosen yet accomplished dishes. Comprising a restaurant, bar and lounge, a private elevator leads up to this posh, elegant space, with paintings by Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione hanging on the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof providing great views of KL.
Upping the ante on KL’s most posh dining area, though portions are small, each dish has unforgettable taste – expect food with terrific texture and heavy on flavour. Drinks-wise, the bar has an extensive selection of wines, but there are also great cocktails and champagnes. Background music of haunting, soul-searching smooth jazz, dance tunes and techno beats, accompany diners during their meal, but it plays softly so conversations can be had easily.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late Bar; 19:00 – late Restaurant; 15:00 – late Lounge
- Location: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2161 2880 or +603 2161 4880
There aren't many non-Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that serve duck. Actually, there are almost none, so when we heard a duck-specialty halal restaurant popping up in KLCC, our interest was piqued. Melur and Thyme is a rebranded restaurant, formerly known as Duck & Such, and while duck is still the main ingredient on the menu, there are also non-duck dishes for those who aren’t inclined that way. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
- Address: GO3H-I Level Ground, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2181 8001
Nobu Kuala Lumpur is a Michelin-starred titan in the world of sushi, sashimi and tempura. The world famous restaurant, co-owned by American actor Robert De Niro, first started out in 1994 in New York. It went on to win critical acclaim for its glorious dishes that were classically comforting yet creative, and chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his partners went on take the world by storm, opening more than 29 franchises over the globe.
Set to open in early September 2014, Nobu Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s first branch with dramatic 360 degree views of the KL city skyline, and its kitchen is helmed by head chef Philip Leong, brought in from Nobu Berkeley St. Born in Ipoh, Perak, Leong has worked with Nobu since 2005, starting out as a commis (basic chef) and working his way up the ladder to become the person in charge of the Kuala Lumpur kitchen. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +60 3 2144 2200 ext 5811
Nyonya Colours is a restaurant that impresses us time and time again. Easily found in malls all around the city, this chain eatery’s simple yet pleasing design scheme (dark wood stools with hand-painted flower motifs, marble-topped tables and hardwood floors) is just one of its many highlights. The fact that food served is consistently great tasting only adds to its appeal – specialising in local favourites, it has a comfortingly ‘homemade’ taste to it. We love its reasonable prices – a plate of nasi lemak with rendang chicken is only RM9.80, while sweet savouries go for as low as RM0.80. Head here if you would like to sample local food in air-conditioned comfort and if you are keen on keeping a firm hold on those purse strings while doing so.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: K21, Level 2, Suria KLCC (and multiple locations around the city)
Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine
Everything is a work of art here in Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine – from ambience and décor, right down to taste and presentation of food. Even a seemingly-simple dish becomes a notable work of art here, dressed up prettily with a variety of tasty garnishings.
- Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 23:00
Sunday 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Ground Floor, TA1 Tower, 22 Jalan P. Ramlee
- Tel: (603) 2166 4263
- Cuisine: Japanese
Passion Road Secret Garden
Passion Road Secret Garden restaurant along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng in Kuala Lumpur is a pretty quirky, lifestyle café that has caught the attention of locals for its stunning surrounds. Housed in a beautifully-preserved colonial heritage mansion, its setting is reminiscent of The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, with dense greenery of gorgeous flowering plants that encompass the venue. It is a favourite wedding function site, with an indoor and outdoor seating space, but also serves as a weekday lunch option.
Just a ten-minute walk from the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Passion Road Secret Garden is open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00. Though menu prices are almost-unbelievably reasonable, the kitchen does not compromise on the quality of lunch offerings. The menu changes every day and there are only two options, the RM10 or RM15 set meal; whichever you choose, the food is - without a doubt - sure to be tasty.
- Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday only
(Closed on Sun and public holidays)
11.00am – 6.00pm (last call: 5.15pm)
- Address: No.16, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
- Tel: +603 2166 7111
When you’re in Kuala Lumpur for the first time, it’s almost criminal not to indulge in local delicacies and watch colourful traditional dances. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre, Songket Restaurant Kuala Lumpur provides both culinary and cultural delights that will keep you entertained throughout the evening.
This high-end Malay restaurant is set in a traditional-looking bungalow with intricate wooden furnishings, warm lighting, and lots of framed songket (metallic hand-woven fabrics) decorating its walls. Diners can opt for the open indoor section with a well-stocked bar or its partially-shaded patio that overlooks a garden fitted with a small fountain and plenty of greenery, both of which offer the possibility of al fresco dining. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 - 15:00& 18:00 - 23:00, Saturday & Sunday 17:00 - 23:00
- Address: 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 21613331
Tanzini Upper Deck restaurant certainly has a magical feel to it, whether that is because of its location on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel in Kuala Lumpur along Jalan Tun Razak, provides diners with gorgeous views of the twinkling city centre, or the mirrored ceiling that conveys a supreme sense of space and, frankly, a slight case of vertigo.
It could also be down to the restaurant’s sumptuous interior design – think, nouveau fairy light chandeliers, polished golden wood floors, heavy gold brocade ceiling-to-floor curtains, plush burnt orange carpeting and burnished gold upholstered furniture. Whatever the case, it all contributes to create a restaurant that is unquestionably perfect for a romantic night out. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 – 22:30 Monday – Saturday
- Address: Level 29, GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Tel: +603 2168 1899
The Grand Modesto's
Introducing a unique concept of trendy dining, chill-out lounge and clubbing venue under one roof, The Grand Modesto’s took the city by storm, quickly becoming a favourite venue among those who are not just hungry for food, but also hungry for the perfect place to chill out in.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 12:00 – 03:00
- Address: Lot 924 & 926, Jalan P. Ramlee.
- Tel: (603) 2713 2333
- Cuisine: Italian
We are almost tempted to let the food do the talking at Thirty8 Restaurant KL, an award-winning dining room, wine bar and lounge combo in the five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel KL. The kitchen is headed by executive chef Tommy Franssila from Sweden, and diners can expect a menu starring market focused, classic Chinese, Japanese and western cuisine, all of which feature a flawless symphony of flavours.
Taking its name from its location on the hotel’s 38th floor, the restaurant is wrapped within large windows which offer spectacular 360 degree views of the Kuala Lumpur city centre, including the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Upscale yet inviting, polished yet unpretentious, there is no underlying interior design theme at Thirty8 restaurant, allowing the food to take focus, with neatly-aproned staff members who keep the place going like a finely-oiled machine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 38, 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2182 1234
Troika Sky Dining can be described in one word - impressive. Kuala Lumpur locals are becoming spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining restaurants with a view, but this venue certainly stands out from the pack. Set in Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC, it comprises two dining venues and a bar: fusion-focused Cantaloupe, Italian bistro Strato and Claret wine bar.
Popular with young, trendy urbanites, from the outside The Troika blends in with the rest of the city’s industrial skyline, looking like just any other concrete, steel and glass structure. However, inside each of the building’s dining and drinking venues is an entirely different experience with low-key yet stylish design schemes that allow the views to take centre stage. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)
- Address: Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 KL
- Tel: +603 2162 0886
Zenzero restaurant is a casually elegant Italian eatery in St. Mary’s Place along Jalan Tengah that offers a dining experience of the finest quality. A current hot topic in Kuala Lumpur’s foodie scene, it is located within a one km radius of several iconic city attractions such as the PETRONAS Twin Tower, Menara KL and Pavilion KL. Inside, it is dressed up in an unpretentious, simple style with crisp white tablecloths, pendant lighting and modern artwork.
Food-wise, the extensive menu is a fusion of Italian food with Mediterranean influences, but it is their pasta dishes, bathed in richly flavoured sauces, which truly stand out. Our favourite is the velvety ravioli stuffed with savoury Piedmontese beef – at RM28 this is a dish worth writing home about. A wonderful option for those wanting to have an Italian food awakening, Zenzero is an ideal meeting place in downtown KL.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:30 and 18:30 - 22:30 Sunday - Friday; 18:30 - 22:30 Saturday
- Address: A-09, St Mary's Place, 1 Jalan Tengah, KL City Centre
- Tel: +603 2022 3883