Petaling Jaya Restaurants & Dining

What to Eat and Where to Eat in Petaling Jaya

Eating is one of Malaysia’s favourite pastimes, and Petaling Jaya is one of the favourite hunting grounds for foodies nationwide. With an abundance of excellent eateries all over the place, this city is often dubbed ‘Foodies Haven’ by food enthusiasts.

All types of food, in all types of establishments can be found here. From 24-hour mamak stalls to posh bistros, these places prove to be the heart and soul of the city. Weekends are usually the most packed days of the week, when thousands would come out for a good time over good food and good company.


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More Restaurants in Petaling Jaya

Bistro à Table

Located about 20 minutes away from the city centre, in Petaling Jaya, Bistro à Table is a small and homely classic French bistro that is busy no matter what day of the week you visit. The tasty food is what makes a trip here supremely worthwhile. Food served is primarily modern French but the kitchen uses local ingredients to keep dishes affordable. Read More...

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:00 Tuesday – Thursday; 18:00 – 24:00 Friday & Saturday; 18:00 – 23:00 Sunday
Address: 6 Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7931 2831

Burger Junkyard

Burger diners are common in and around Kuala Lumpur these days, with trailblazers such as MyBurgerLab in Seapark, Fatboys Burger Bar in Publika and Burgertory in Subang Jaya taking up the lion’s share of media attention. Joining their ranks is newcomer Burger Junkyard in Kota Damansara – a gourmet burger bar worth investigating for its hearty, inventive meat sandwiches. A tip of the hat to New York, they have a rocking formula: humongous, hearty American sliders in cool junkyard-chic interiors with a whole lot of hipster flair: think walls replete with graffiti murals, oversized naked bulbs and overturned wooden crates acting as chairs. Read More...

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00 Monday – Saturday
Address: 16, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Strand, Kota Damansara
Tel: +603 6143 4305

Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice Restaurant

Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice restaurant offers the best claypot chicken rice in the Klang Valley – some even say in KL. What’s unique about the pot rice here is the addition of sliced onions to the dish, which gives it a tangy taste and crunchy texture. Plus, instead of the usual gas burners, the restaurant uses charcoal fire stoves – the slow and even heat really makes the rice more flavourful. A Malaysian version of comfort food, claypot rice is a dinner dish of rice sprinkled with sweet, dark soy sauce, topped with chicken, ham yui (salted fish), Chinese sausage and scallions. Located in Damansara Jaya, Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice used to be a hawker stall in a coffee shop just down the road and when business got really good, it upgraded to its own restaurant. Read More...

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30; 17:00 – 23:00 (closed Wednesdays)
Location: Petaling Jaya, Klang Valley
Address: No 80, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, PJ.
Tel: +6017 871 7739

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant

Describing Cantonese dim sum is oftentimes hard – largely because instead of a single central dish, you get a variety of bite-sized dishes. Most of the time these steamed and fried dumplings, rolls and paus are found in atmospheric Chinese coffee shops but sometimes you’ll come across a good, high-end eatery specialising in it. Making time for a leisurely lunch one weekday afternoon, we head to Di Wei Chinese Restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang, choosing a total of 13 dishes from its menu of dumplings and rolls. Service is prompt and the restaurant is a comfortable spot for families. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: 1st Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya
Tel: +603 5565 1268 or +603 5565 1388

Espressolab in Solaris Dutamas

Amongst the modern and sleek cafes that Kuala Lumpur has been practically overflowing with recently, Espressolab in Solaris Dutamas really stands out from the rest. Not because it is much better looking than any of its competitors, but precisely because it is not. The cafe’s minimalist look – with just a counter, preparation area and seats to enjoy your cuppa – focuses guests’ attention on their coffee, and well, when it all comes down to it, who comes to a coffee shop expecting world-class decor anyway? Nevertheless, Espressolab is one serious establishment for all things coffee, and it is slowly becoming KL-lites’ favourite joint for a caffeine fix. Read More...

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
Address: D1-G4-6, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6211 0662

Fatty Crab Restaurant, Taman Megah

Fatty Crab Restaurant, Taman Megah

Located in Taman Megah, Fatty Crab Restaurant is a popular hang-out place for its good food and ambience. While its ‘main’ outlet is in Taman Megah, Fatty Crab Restaurant can also be found in Seri Kembangan, The Mines and Pandan Indah.

Just like its name suggests, succulent crabs are its specialty, and these come in many mouth-watering forms from plain, steamed crabs to Sweet & Sour Crabs. Even though the menu is not as extensive as most seafood restaurants, Fatty Crab Restaurant’s signature offerings are often more than enough to keep people coming back for more.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 17:30 – 23:30
Address: No 2, Jln SS 24/13 , Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya
Tel: (603) 7804 5758
Cuisine: Chinese Seafood

Ichiro Sushi Bar

For a taste of some of the freshest sushi in town, head on over to Ichiro Sushi Bar in One Utama shopping centre. Situated on the top floor in Isetan, Ichiro is just one of the Japanese-themed food joints in a cluster, aptly-named ‘EAT Paradise’, and it certainly evokes an atmosphere of The Land of The Rising Sun with its compact seating arrangement and four Japanese chefs chattering among themselves while preparing meals. Ichiro Sushi Bar is open from 11:00 to 22:00 so it offers a convenient all-day dining option for when that sushi craving strikes but this restaurant is not recommended for larger parties as tables can only seat four people, with other seating around the preparation bar, mimicking the traditional sushi bars found all around Japan. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
Address: Eat Paradise, 2nd Floor, Isetan One Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 77265899

Marche Movenpick, Mutiara Damansara

Introducing a new and unique eating concept in Malaysia, Marche Movenpick is fast becoming one of the country’s most popular dining outlets. Situated in The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, it is characterised by a few statues of colourful cows outside and a cool, ‘marketplace’ atmosphere inside.

Within, food stations offering all types of fresh cuisine from local to western, all prepared before your eyes hawker-style, lend a market-like appearance to the place. Patrons will each be given a ‘passport’ at the entrance, which they will carry around with them to get stamped as they order their food from these stations. Upon exit, the stamped passports are then surrendered to the cashier, who will then calculate the cost of the meals based on the stamps collected.

Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 – 22:00
Address: The Curve Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya 47800, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 7727 8461
Cuisine: American, Asian, Bakery, Barbecue, French, Swedish, Dutch, Wine Bar

Pelita Nasi Kandar, SS2

Pelita Nasi Kandar

Originating from Penang, Pelita Nasi Kandar is a famous mamak chain in Malaysia.
Starting from a humble beginning of occupying a small stall in a corner coffee shop in Perai, the popularity of its offerings had enabled it to expand into a number of restaurants bearing the same name all over the country.

This 24-hour restaurant also has a large, wide-screen television for the entertainment of its patrons. During major international sports seasons such as the World Cup and Euro Championships, the place is packed full with people trying to catch a piece of the action over cheap, good food and excellent community ambience.

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours.
Address: 1-21 Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 7874 9072
Cuisine: India

Satay Kajang Haji Samuri Restaurant, Damansara Uptown

Satay Kajang Haji Samuri

Originating from the town of Kajang, hence the name ‘Satay Kajang’, Satay Kajang Haji Samuri Restaurant in Damansara Uptown is probably the best place to sample Malaysia’s No. 1 dish.

Succulent pieces of beef or chicken skewed on thin bamboo sticks are charcoal-grilled over open fire, releasing an aroma that is quite out-of-this-world as the satay sticks are cooking. People have been known to come from far just to get a taste of the infamous Satay Kajang at this restaurant.

Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 - 0:00 (except Fridays 15:00 onward)
Address: No. 79, Jalan 21/37, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya
Tel: (603) 7710 5318
Cuisine: Malay

Saint’s Bar & Kitchen

Located at the The Strand in Kota Damansara, Saint’s is roughly 22km from the Kuala Lumpur city centre. It’s an easy-to-find establishment – occupying a corner lot on the Red Carpet Boulevard and it will soon be in the shadow of a mega shopping mall. However, you won’t have to endure unsightly construction while eating here – the soon-to-be-constructed mall’s oversized colourful signage blocks any view of the ongoing work. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
Address: No. 26 – G Red Carpet Boulevard Encorp Strand, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara, PJU5, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: (6016) 2075 298

Serai

If you’re ever in the neighbourhood of Subang Jaya, and hankering for local cuisine, Serai should be at the top of your list. Located in Empire Shopping Gallery, the restaurant might appear rather small from the entrance, but it’s cozy and inviting ambience certainly makes up the lack of space. The décor is classy and simple – white walls and furniture with potted plants thrown in for good measure, and together with the warm lighting, it sets the perfect mood for a great meal. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Address: LG37, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 5611 3200

Tenshi no Cafe

Mixing the manga and Cosplay subculture and serving it up with food and drinks, a visit to Tenshi no Cafe is bound to be a pretty offbeat but fun experience. Located in e@Curve in Mutiara Damansara, this cafe mixes humour in with food, making it stand out among the sea of food outlets in KL. Aimed squarely at anime fans, it is not the decor nor the food and drinks which make Tenshi no Cafe stand out – it’s the waiters and waitresses that make you sit up and take notice. The themed cafe is staffed with ‘maids’ (young girls in pink and white French maid outfits) and ‘butlers’ (guys in tuxedo-like attire) who are supposed to act as servants to customers, making you feel like you have stepped into a comic book. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:30
Address: LG18, North Side, e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7732 9813

The Lobsterman

The Lobsterman is one of the few restaurants in KL that specialises in lobsters. Set in the quiet residential SS2 area, it is a cosy restaurant that is really popular for its inexpensive set lunches. It may not feature fine dining frills but meals here qualify as delicious and affordable feasts. The Lobsterman restaurant was founded by Hong Kong native, Bruce Ma, who has more than ten years of experience as a chef. Comfortable and casual, the interior of The Lobsterman restaurant is thoroughly unpretentious with stone and wood furnishings and fixtures contrasting beautifully with a vivid green ceiling. A large tank filled with live lobsters of various sizes lines the wall at the far end of the dining area. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 lunch; 17:30 – 22:30 dinner
Address: No. 53, Jalan SS 2/30, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7877 6772

Village Park Restaurant

Village Park Restaurant is a nasi lemak powerhouse in Damansara Utama. Operated by a Chinese-Muslim husband and wife team, locals will tell you that this is where they come for their nasi lemak fix; be prepared for a big lunch crowd if you arrive after 12:30. There is also nasi dagang and noodles offered. The yellow-hued rice, cooked with margarine, coconut milk and ginger, is fluffy in texture and the rich flavour strikes a good balance with the tender and flavourful spicy rendang chicken and ikan bilis sambal (anchovies chilli paste). Read More...

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 20:00 Monday – Saturday; 07:00 – 18:00 Sunday
Address: 5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama
Tel: +603 7710 7860

Whisk Espresso Bar and Cake Shop

Whisk Espresso Bar and Cake Shop is the place for comfort food – serving great coffee and delectable homemade cakes in a quaint setting. Wooden stools, dimmed warm lighting and bare white brick walls make up the casual and modest interior, but don’t let that fool you; this cafe is far from quiet. Whisk is almost always busy, entertaining guests from all around Klang Valley who flock their tiny cafe for a cuppa or a slice of their heavenly cakes. Read More...

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 22:00; Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 22:30; Sunday 10:00 – 22:00
Address: LG03A, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 7722 1020

Wondermilk

Wondermilk is a whimsical, artsy little cafe in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, popular among the locals for its adorable cupcakes, light snacks, great coffee, and its own brand of flavoured milk (hence the name). Founded by a group of art enthusiasts, the cafe clearly shows off their background and talent. It is intricately decorated, with little trinkets and knick-knacks such as potted plants, mismatched furniture, scribbled blackboards and ceramic art animals. The overall vibe is warm and cosy, with indie bands playing in the background and friendly counter staff members greeting you as you walk in. Read More...

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
Location: Damansara Uptown
Address: 41, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 7725 8930

Yuen Buffet Steamboat

Yuen Buffet Steamboat

Yuen Buffet Steamboat restaurant is set opposite Sunway Pyramid in Mentari Plaza, Bandar Sunway. About 30 minutes from KL, it offers really cheap steamboat selections but it is not just the prices that make this restaurant so popular – it’s also the staggering variety of vegetables and meat dishes available. The un-cooked ‘dishes’ are prepared (cut, chopped etc) beforehand at Yuen Steamboat and patrons ‘cook’ their own food in the huge boiling bowl of soup in the centre of the table: this ensures that vegetables remain nice and crunchy and the meat dishes such as prawns, scallops, clams and oysters maintain their juicy flavour. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:00
Address: 32A-1, Jalan PJS 8/6, Mentari Plaza, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 5637 5825 or +6016 208 6678

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