Changkat Bukit Bintang Restaurants
Best places to eat in Changkat Bukit Bintang
Changkat Bukit Bintang restaurants are some of the most popular in the Kuala Lumpur city centre and no matter the venue diners will be treated to a high-level culinary experience. A tree-shaded street with pre-war, colonial shop houses that were refurbished and turned into commercial spaces, oftentimes these eateries double as some of the city’s finest nightclubs. You will find unique themed restaurants, split level bistros and even award winning fine diners, making a meal here ideal for almost any sort of situation – be it a romantic dinner or weekend high tea.
Conventional or contemporary, classic or quirky, expect to find innovative, inspired cuisine as distinctive as the city itself, put out by the passionate kitchen teams of the best places to eat in Changkat Bukit Bintang. Also if you are dining here after dark, be sure to grab a table outdoors where possible – the lively scene of clubbers enjoying the night out is sure to make a meal here even more worthwhile. Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang, if you are looking for the best places to eat in Changkat Bukit Bintang, read on to find out more…
Restaurants in Changkat Bukit Bintang
Baan 26 is hard to miss. Its bright yellow exterior stands out amidst the row of converted colonial buildings lining Changkat Bukit Bintang. Once you step inside and sit down for a meal, you will find that Baan 26’s offerings are also hard to resist. Meaning ‘House of 26’ in Thai, Baan 26 will have you coming back for more in no time. Having been around for two years, this restaurant-cum-pub specialises in wholesome, unpretentious Thai cuisine which is as authentic in taste as in presentation. Read More...
- Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 15:00 (lunch), 18:00 - 00:30;
Sunday & Public Holidays 15:00 – 00:30.
- Address: 26 Changkat Bukit Bintang 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
- Tel: +603 2142 8878
Bijan Bar & Restaurant is perhaps one of Kuala Lumpur’s best-kept secrets. An award-winning restaurant opened in 2003, it was listed as one of the Malaysia Tatler’s 2011 Best Restaurants in Malaysia and was also the fully-deserving winner of Time Out KL’s Food Awards Best Malay Restaurant in 2009. Serving high-end Malay cuisine, the food served here is halal and only the best ingredients are used. The décor is a fusion of traditional and contemporary with verdant surroundings and an intimate kampung-style setting. The restaurant is divided into indoor and outdoor dining areas, with the kitchen headed up by Chef Zulkifli Razali. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 10:30 Monday – Saturday; 16:30 – 22:30 Sunday
- Address: No. 3, Jalan Ceylon 50200 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2031 3575 or +603 2031 6568
Malaysia’s first restaurant in total darkness, Dining In The Dark is a unique experience that lets you discover food in a whole new way – without seeing it. A restaurant where sounds and smell come to life, all in all Dining In The Dark is a pretty surreal experience. Located above Ten on Changkat and The Whisky Bar (along Changkat Bukit Bintang road), besides shifting the focus from the décor of the restaurant to the food, it also forces us to pay closer attention to conversations both at our table and around us. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 – late Tuesday – Sunday
- Address: 44A & 46A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL
- Tel: +603 2110 0431
Drift Dining and Bar is a stylish establishment in Kuala Lumpur city centre that’s well-patronised for its diverse cuisine as well as extensive cocktail and wine list. Hailed as a modern Australian eatery, Drift is the brainchild of Robert Gilliland with the help of Donna Freeman, Ric Patterson, and Chef Angus Harrison, all of whom have made their mark in Sydney’s dining scene. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 17:00 - late
- Address: Ground Floor Bidara Condo, 38, Jalan Bedara, Off Jalan Nagasari
- Tel: +603 21102079, +6019 2936430
Joining the ranks of Changkat Bukit Bintangn neighbourhood classics, El Cerdo KL forgoes flamboyant interior design for hearty, generously-portioned food. Its definitively porcine-centric menu selections are done well, whether it is slow cooked, roasted with crispy crackling, or sliced and served on a sandwich with a side of chips.
Ensuring just the right amount of fat and flesh, the kitchen does our favourite meat hearty justice, and though it might sound hard to do diners should save tummy space for decent revisions of classic desserts. Set lunches are priced at RM48, but considering the fact that portions are generous and can be shared between two, we think it is well worth it. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30; 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: 43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2145 0511
- Cuisine: Pork-based
Feeka Coffee Roasters
Feeka Coffee Roasters is a cool café situated beside the No Black Tie jazz club. It serves hearty breakfasts, homemade desserts, not to mention quality and aromatic coffee in Jalan Mesui, Changkat Bukit Bintang. Adopting a minimalistic concept, the spacious cafe is beautifully decorated with mismatched furnishings, small potted plants, hanging light bulbs and wooden elements. Highly recommended is the award-winning El Salvador (RM18), one of Feeka’s AeroPressed specialty coffee brews. Marvellously rich with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste, it’s a great drink to kick-start the day ahead. Perfect for weekend brunches, the Feeka omelette (RM16) is a tantalising combination of sautéed mushroom with herbs, sautéed cauliflower, tomato jam, and wild cheddar that complements the cheese-filled omelette very well.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 23:00
- Address: 19, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2110 4599
Flam’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
Flam’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, situated in the middle of bustling Changkat Bukit Bintang, is well-patronised for its cosy interior, friendly service, and delicious Italian and French fare, particularly its signature tarte flambé dish. Resembling a flattened pizza with chewier dough that’s topped with delectable cream cheese as its base, diners can choose from a wide range of toppings. Try the Chicken Flam, a spicy combination of tender marinated grilled chicken, seasoned tomato salsa with generous amounts of cheese, sour cream, and chillies. Happy hour promos are offered until 21:00 daily where diners can get a tower of Carlsberg at RM78 and Asahi at RM118.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 - 03:00
- Address: 37 & 39 Changkat Bukit Bintang
- Tel: +603 21458222
- Cuisine: Italian & French
Fuzio Bar & Ristorante
Fuzio Bar & Ristorante is a two-storey restaurant in Jalan Berangan that has some authentic Italian cuisine in a classy setting. Invoking a fine-dining environment, Fuzio Bar & Ristorante is decorated with oak furnishings, warm lighting, and neutral earth tones. Pastas and pizzas are heavily featured on its menu, along with main courses of grilled lamb rack, baked cod fish, and beef tenderloin; but the restaurant also serves a noteworthy dish of grilled rabbit and rabbit ragout. Cocktails, mocktails, whisky and various liquors are served for fun-filled gatherings with friends while a wine cellar boasting French labels pairs well with meat dishes.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 17:00 – 01:00
- Address: 29, Jalan Berangan, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2110 0303
J&P Magic House Bar & Restaurant along Jalan Berangan offers an exciting magic-dining experience in Changkat Bukit Bintang. Fronted by award-winning magicians from Japan, the establishment hosts daily magic shows that take place at 21:00, 23:00, and 01:00 intervals. Guests have the option of paying a RM50 cover charge or enjoying a five-course dinner and two drinks at RM188, while the RM88 option covers two drinks and a meal. J&P Magic House Bar & Restaurant offers an extensive array of Italian delicacies such as seafood risotto, grilled barramundi with baked tomato, and braised lamb shank. A selection of cocktails and wines are available by bottle or glass. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 19:00 - 03:00
- Address: 19, Jalan Berangan, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2110 0221
A breakout Asian dining room, Lima Blas Nyonya Restaurant has an almost-clandestine location along Jalan Mesui in Changkat Bukit Bintang, which makes a meal here feel like a truly special experience. Serving Peranakan-inspired food, it could easily be mistaken for a true blue Malaccan antique shop house, with eclectic junk shop style interior design.
However, while it is all too easy to focus on the quirky décor, it is the stunning food which really does take centre stage. Distinctly sweet and rich in flavour, dishes are sometimes spicy, but never overpoweringly so, which makes it a great place to visit for foreigners who dislike chilli-infused food. Topping it all off to make this such a great restaurant to visit is the fact that with lunch sets priced at RM9.90, a meal here is certainly affordable, helping it to reach cult favourite status in the KL dining scene. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 - 23:00
- Address: 15, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2110 1289
Opium KL is a cool concept bar and restaurant that offers a wide array of Oriental delights with a twist such as Phoenix Dumpling, Fern Leaf Salad, Crispy Duck Noodles, Wagyu Beef Rendang, and the signature Beef Brisket & Tendon Stew just to name a few. Inspired by the Opium regimes of the east, Opium KL has an elegant 1930s vibe with age-old artefacts adorning the entire establishment, including an opium bed in the Rose Room, opium pipes and huge Chinese wine pots displayed vividly in the Communal area.
Formerly called Werner’s on Changkat, the outlet also boasts an extensive beverage menu with uniquely-named signature cocktails such as Peking Man (vodka, puer tea, longan, lime juice, egg white, and orange bitters), Shanghailander (whisky, peated puree, black tea syrup, lemon juice, and egg white), and Forbidden City (rum, grand Marnier, lime juice, orange juice, and five-spiced syrup). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday & Sunday 16:00 – 01:00 Friday & Saturday 16:00 – 02:00
- Address: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 21425670
PAMPAS Grill & Bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang is an award-winning restobar that’s well-patronised for its authentic Argentinean fare and extensive wine list. Practically unique alongside Kuala Lumpur’s bevy of busy nightclubs and lively Irish pubs, this two-storey establishment exudes a sophisticated yet casual ambience, making it an ideal venue for intimate dinners and family get-togethers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 00:00
- Address: 24, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2148 5548
Pinchos Tapas Bar KL is a brightly coloured, rustic and charming restaurant that has a way with locals, offering a menu of modern Iberian cuisine that emphasises home-grown flavours. A masculine space, the Spanish-style bistro along Changkat Bukit Bintang might sound primarily like a nightlife haunt, but that could not be farther from the truth.
The perfect place for a casual dinner, with first-rate food selections that push the boundaries and execute it flawlessly, salsa music adds an electrifying edge to the otherwise laid-back atmosphere. Diners can expect a menu of garlic-infused dishes with presentation as sharp as its excellent flavours, with native wine to wash it all down, and prices that start at just RM25, ensuring that you are in for a treat. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 02:30 Tuesday – Sunday
- Address: 18 Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL
- Tel: +603 2145 8482
Table 23 Kuala Lumpur
Table 23 Kuala Lumpur is a quaint bar and restaurant in Jalan Mesui, a modest yet vibrant alternative to the often overcrowded Changkat Bukit Bintang. The restaurant exudes a rustic theme with its exposed brick walls, unpolished wooden tables, hanging filament light bulbs, and a spacious al fresco dining area. Serving Asian cuisine by day and Western delicacies by night, Table 23’s must-try dish is its beef cheek served with bacon, potatoes parmentier, cherry tomatoes and zucchini. Perfectly tender yet full of flavour, it is a sinfully meaty dish that pairs well with a glass of wine.
- Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 – 01:00, Saturday 16:00 – 01:00
- Address: 23, Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2857 1051
The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar
The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar is a stylish mid-to-high end establishment that serves decidedly authentic fish and chips (complete with newspaper wrappings) in Changkat Bukit Bintang. Adorned with dark wooden furniture, warm lighting and chalkboard menus on the walls, diners can enjoy their meal in a laidback setting in The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar. With an extensive menu priced between RM20 and RM50, the restaurant offers a wide selection of fish such as dory, parrot fish, barramundi, grouper, and salmon served with homemade tartar sauce. This restaurant also serves savoury pies with mushy peas, grilled sausages, fish cakes, and curry sauce, as well as a ‘chirpy big breakfast’ set (RM28) that’s only served on Sundays.
- Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 01:00, Friday 08:30 - 03:00, Saturday 10:00 am - 03:00, Sunday 10:00 - 01:00
- Address: 28 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2142 7021
- Cuisine: English Fish & Chips
Twenty.one Kitchen + Bar
A popular after-dark haunt amongst the young and trendy crowds, Twenty.one Kitchen + Bar is a restaurant that transforms into a throbbing party venue at night, particularly during weekends. Opened in 2007, the main dining area downstairs serves mouth-watering dishes in a quieter atmosphere but the best place to enjoy the delicious food is at the outdoor lounge. Serving tantalising western and fusion delights, we highly recommend the braised wagyu beef burger (RM38) with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, rosemary crusted chips and gherkin aioli, wild mushroom risotto (RM34) with parmesan wafer, and pan fried salmon R(RM38) served on a potato croquette, tomato, asparagus and caper butter sauce.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 12:00 – 03:00
- Address: 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2142 0021
Yoko’s Restaurant & Bar
Offering great ambience and a uniquely-contemporary décor, Yoko’s Restaurant & Bar serves fine Japanese fusion cuisine in a relaxed setting. It also features live indie performances every Fridays and Saturdays.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 17:00 – 02:00; Sunday & Public Holiday 15:00 – 23:00
- Address: 36 Changkat Bukit Bintang
- Tel: (603) 2144 3378
- Cuisine: Japanese