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Kuala Lumpur 10 Best Restaurants 2017

Best places to eat in Kuala Lumpur this year

Our list of the 10 Best Kuala Lumpur Restaurants in 2017 encompasses chic dining rooms with award-winning cuisine, and efficient service teams in the kitchen and on the floor. Seriously next-level stuff, below you will find a list of the current hot picks in the city’s culinary scene.

The clear intention of the players at these restaurants is to dazzle diners by putting out menus that will live long in the memory. On the cutting edge of culinary innovation, these dining rooms are leading the pack in KL’s dining scene; take a look at our choice of the best places to eat in Kuala Lumpur this year and pick your special place for tonight.

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An exclusive Italian ristorante on the 57th floor of PETRONAS Tower 3 (adjacent to Suria KLCC), Marini’s on 57 is a fine dining Kuala Lumpur restaurant offering gorgeous, up-close views of the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers through its floor-to-ceiling windows and glass roof. Comprising a restaurant, bar and lounge, its décor is elegant and restrained, and the kitchen offers a menu of haute Italian cuisine, with standout dishes such as spaghetti with botargo (mullet roe) and almonds. Read More...

Offering two fine dining restaurants (fusion-focused Cantaloupe and Italian bistro Strato), the impressive Troika Sky Dining unquestionably stands out from the pack. Set on the 23rd floor of Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC, it goes without saying that the cloud-skimming views here are something else entirely. However, the food is what helped put it on our list of Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Restaurants 2014 – Cantaloupe serves award-winning French, Italian, Greek and Spanish food, while Strato has an assertive and adventurous menu of high end pizzas and pastas. Read More...

An unbeatable dining room, wine bar and lounge on the 38th floor of Kuala Lumpur’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Thirty8 KL is a market focused temptation to local and visiting gourmet enthusiasts. Offering a diverse menu of Chinese and Thai seafood, Japanese sushi and sashimi and steaks, the elegant eatery is clearly one of the city’s best restaurants. Everything on the menu is excellent but we are fans of the flawless symphony of fresh sushi and sashimi. Upscale yet inviting, polished yet unpretentious, large wraparound windows offer spectacular views of the prominent PETRONAS Twin Towers. Read More...

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Enak Restaurant KL Bukit Bintang
Enak KL

Specialising in spicy Malay food, Enak Restaurant KL is one of the city’s most famous high-end Malay restaurants. Sitting unpretentiously on the lower ground floor of Starhill Gallery mall, the restaurant’s décor is elaborate with Balinese-style tables, candlelight and polished antique brassware. Relying heavily on age-old family recipes, the food at this halal (pork-free) restaurant has such a rich, home-made flavour to it and while the spice levels are just perfect for locals, diners can also request that the kitchen tone down the chilli factor to appease mellower taste buds. Read More...

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Prego KL Bukit Bintang

Set within The Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Prego KL is an uptown homage to classic Italian cuisine. The two-storey restaurant’s menu provides multiple opportunities for a memorable meal, best experienced when shared between two or more. Décor-wise the dining space features a lot of old world charm, while the kitchen offers sophisticated takes on Italian comfort food favourites. For example, risotto with a velvety sauce of wild mushrooms and parmesan cheese, and delicate ravioli filled with tender chicken chunks, sitting on a bed of rich mushroom cream sauce. Read More...

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Celestial Court KL Jalan Sultan Ismail

Offering innovative, halal Cantonese food, Celestial Court KL – set in Sheraton Imperial Hotel KL – ticks all the right boxes with a spacious venue of majestic elegance, presenting sweeping views of the nightclubs along Asian Heritage Row just opposite. When it comes to the food, the kitchen crew have truly blown the competition out of the water, with signature dishes such as honey-spiced roasted rack of lamb with sweet beans in Mongolian sauce, and sautéed sea tiger prawns with minced garlic and shallots. Read More...

Marble 8 on 56 is hailed as a haven for affluent steak-lovers, offering the finest cuts of Wagyu and Angus beef in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Set within a five-minute walk from the KLCC LRT station, this steakhouse shares a space with Nobu Kuala Lumpur, offering a combination of a fine-dining eatery and stylish bar. Patrons can opt for the elegant indoor dining area, which is fitted with polished wooden flooring, unobtrusive instrumental music, plush leather sofas, and a massive tree as the centrepiece. However, we highly recommend reserving a table by the floor-to-ceiling window, where you can enjoy a night view of the Petronas Twin Towers and KL city skyline. Read More...

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A Michelin-starred titan in the world of sushi, sashimi and tempura, Nobu is a Japanese restaurant known all over the world for its unique food that blends Asian and South American (specifically Peruvian) flavours. There are more than 29 franchises over the globe, and Nobu KL is Southeast Asia’s first branch. Set just one floor below Marini’s on 57 in Menara PETRONAS 3, the halal Nobu KL offers 360 degree KL skyline views, including up-close sights of the PETRONAS Twin Towers. Read More...

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Prime KL KL Sentral

A welcome treat for carnivores, Prime KL is an excellent steakhouse in Le Meridien Hotel that has been a consistent winner with numerous local food awards. The menu is full of hearty and generously portioned offerings, making it a favourite haunt with families. While their steaks deserve star billing, the menu at Prime KL does not just encompass halal-certified beef – there are also classic western dishes such as seared sea scallops, Caesar salad, clam chowder and more. Read More...

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El Cerdo Restaurant Changkat Bukit Bintang

When you are in the mood to put some pork on your fork, El Cerdo Restaurant kitchen’s offerings are seriously next-level stuff – whether it is slow cooked, roasted with crispy crackling, or sliced and served on a sandwich with a side of chips. Carefully crafted porcine-centric dishes are charitably portioned, and classics are given inventive porky interpretations, such as baked macaroni with deep fried ham bits – a dish that sparkles anew with clarity of flavour. Décor-wise, expect a masculine space that speaks to the city dweller with humorous accents such as door handles with Mona Lisa-piggy graphics. Read More...

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