Jalan Sultan Ismail Restaurants
Best places to eat in Jalan Sultan Ismail
Jalan Sultan Ismail serves as an important gateway into the heart of Kuala Lumpur, hosting a particularly large number of grand eateries with lots of innovative flair. Located halfway between Menara KL and Suria KLCC, expect to find award winning fine diners, trendy bistros, and rooftop lounges among the list of noteworthy Jalan Sultan Ismail restaurants.
What makes the best places to eat in Jalan Sultan Ismail stand out is the fact that their kitchen teams put out inspired, creative food menus that consistently surprise and impress both locals and tourists. What’s more, though the location and food certainly helps them top KL’s list of best dining rooms, top drawer service and unique décor help keep the competition at bay. Wherever you choose to dine, Jalan Sultan Ismail restaurants really will make eating out a special occasion.
Restaurants in Jalan Sultan Ismail
About one km from the Petronas Twin Towers and little out of the public eye, Celestial Court restaurant is a long-time local favourite in the city’s dining scene. Set in the five-star Sheraton Imperial Hotel, it serves halal (pork-free) Cantonese food and its spacious and majestic surrounds are one of its greatest draws, with a palatial pagoda-style entryway, velvet upholstered chairs and plush red carpeting. Distinguished uniformed staff provide exquisite service and the old school menu features comforting traditional recipes with interesting twists.
More than just food, the kitchen constantly pushes the boundaries and everything on the menu works, but our favourite is the honey-spiced roasted rack of lamb with sweet bean in Mongolian sauce and sautéed sea tiger prawns with minced garlic and shallots in homemade chilli sauce.
- Highlights: Having brunch at Celestial Court
- Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30;
Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2717 9988
Dynasty restaurant in Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is a standout ambassador for non-halal Cantonese Chinese food in the city, and consistently popular. Something of a neighbourhood icon, in our opinion it is in the running for best roast suckling pig in the entire city.
Located along Jalan Ipoh, Dynasty Restaurant is a recommended dining place among a sea of restaurants in the city centre, and although the wait for a table can be long, the speedy service and dishes like succulent siu mai (minced pork dumplings) and chee cheong fun (rice noodle roll with shrimp and barbeque pork) speak for themselves. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Ipoh (corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang)
- Tel: +603 2162 2233
- Train: Bukit Nanas monorail station (190m from Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel)
Essence is an all-day restaurant within Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, serving a la carte fare and extensive buffet spreads of local and international delights. Situated on the first floor, the interior is visually stunning, with opulent hues of red and orange, dark wooden furnishings, plush cushioned seats, maroon carpeted floors, off-white tiles, high ceilings, and plenty of natural light coming through a glass roof.
To complement its posh and vibrant backdrop, Essence’s colourful array of culinary offerings is presented in an extensive 100-metre buffet spread. Guests are spoilt for choice as over 150 food options from Malaysia, India, China, Thailand, Europe, and Mexico are served here. There are also nine live cooking stations for made-to-order items such as pancakes, waffles, grilled seafood, and burgers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – 10:30; 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2717 9933
Never one to shirk on decadence, Heli Lounge Bar KL wows us in so many ways. A helicopter pad turned aeronautically-themed rooftop bar, its lower levels are home to a lounge restaurant which cleverly marries home-sweet-home familiarity with delightfully unpretentious luxurious surrounds. The food menu that leans towards classic western and while to this eatery feels like a party most nights, the food is certainly down-to-earth and comforting, with favourites like the grilled chicken, topped with sautéed mushroom sauce, priced at just RM30.90. Diners will find that local, seasonal bounty finds its way into dishes sometimes, adding extra depths of flavour to certain food menu items. The restaurant’s little-known status will make you feel like you are part of the super elite when you visit. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00 Monday – Wednesday; 18:00 – 02:00 Thursday; 18:00 – 03:00 Friday & Saturday
- Address: 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
- Tel: +603 2110 5034 or +6012 317 0925
One of Kuala Lumpur’s best French fine-dining restaurants to date, La Vie En Rose is an intimate and classy restaurant overlooking the Bukit Nanas forest reserve that is great for a romantic date. During the weekends it gets busy but management still manages to keep things relaxed, making it seem a lot like a popular French bistro (especially at the bar area). Set in a converted mid-20th century bungalow along Jalan Raja Chulan it looks Parisian industrial chic with buffed concrete floors, white brick walls, chandeliers and white-tablecloth-covered tables. The restaurant’s open concept layout contributes to its breezy atmosphere and fun and flirty mood. Its location is very handy as there is a small road that links it to Changkat Bukit Bintang – the city’s premier dining and nightlife spot. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30 Tuesday – Sunday
- Address: 39 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2078 3883
Mojo is a restaurant, bistro and sports bar housed in an 80-year-old pre-war building in Asian Heritage Row. Situated opposite Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, the two-storey establishment offers a diverse selection of international and local cuisine, ranging from Italian, German and Spanish to Japanese, Malaysian and Thai fare. The restaurant’s friendly staff and laidback ambiance makes it a suitable place for romantic dinners and social gatherings.
Decor-wise, Mojo Restaurant & Bar Kuala Lumpur is a kitschy combination of retro portraits of American pop icons adorning the maroon-hued walls, comfy black and white seats, glittering chandeliers, and unobtrusive music playing in the background. During weekends, diners are treated to regular live performances by foreign and local acts, as well as DJs spinning R&B and retro tunes. Sports fans can also watch live sporting events shown via satellite TV, or play a round of pool and darts upstairs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 01:00, Friday 11:00 – 03:00, Saturday 17:00 – 03:00
- Address: 52 Jalan Doraisamy, Asian Heritage Row
- Tel: +603 2697 7999
Offering an exceptional fine-dining experience, Villa Danieli is made up to resemble a rustic yet charming country villa with gloriously intimate and romantic interior. Its tasty bread basket provides the perfect opening to its delightful signature dishes, all made and baked on-site the old-fashioned way in an open stone oven. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30 (no lunch on weekends)
- Address: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail
- Tel: (603) 2717 9922
- Cuisine: Italian