Burger joints in Kuala Lumpur are no longer limited to fast-food outlets such as McDonalds’ and Burger King, but have evolved into numerous home-grown establishments with tantalising burger creations. By expertly infusing the US’ quintessential comfort food with local and international flavours, these burger joints are often packed with burger aficionados, late-night urban drinkers looking for a tasty feed, as well as travellers to Kuala Lumpur who just miss the taste of a good burger. From sinful pork burgers with crunchy pork lard to juicy chicken patties sandwiched between unique jet black bamboo buns, here are our 10 favourite places for juicy burgers in Kuala Lumpur.
Burgertory, located in Subang Jaya’s Section 15, is a home-grown eatery that serves delightfully handmade pork, beef and vegetarian burgers from 18:00 onwards. Picking a favourite is a bit of a daunting task, but Burgertory's sinful array of pork burgers are definitely the main draw here. Highly recommended are The Swine Bacon and Cheese burger. Priced at RM16, its thick 100% premium pork patty is close to perfection in terms of juiciness and taste, whilst the two strips of bacon and the melted slice of cheddar cheese intensify both the flavour and the calorie count. If you’re game for a sinful treat, attempt the Burgertory Treasure (RM13), which boasts a thick pork patty infused with crunchy pork lard croutons and melted cheddar cheese. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: 8A, 1st Floor, Jalan SS15/4D, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +603 5611 9991
MyBurgerLab at Petaling Jaya
The award-winning Myburgerlab, a home-grown burger bar, established in 2012, is a definite contender for the best burger bars in Kuala Lumpur. Attracting a diverse clientele of burger aficionados and late-night urban drinkers, a long queue starts forming as soon as it opens, but we promise you that it is worth the wait. Highly recommended is A Beautiful Mess (RM18), which consists of a homemade beef patty, fried Portobello mushrooms, a sunny side-up egg and melted mozzarella cheese sandwiched between two fluffy black bamboo charcoal buns. While thinner than most burger joints in KL, the patty is expertly prepared so that it’s both well-textured with a melt-in-your-mouth juiciness, resulting in a satisfyingly flavourful ensemble.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 17:00 – 22:15
- Address: 14, Jalan 21/22, SeaPark, Petaling Jaya
Fat Boy’s Burger Bar at Avenue K
Fat Boy’s Burger Bar at Avenue K is well-known for its quirky and inventive burger combos that are massive in portions and tantalising in taste. One of the most popular choices is the Bleu Peppercorn (RM18), a juicy beef patty encrusted in black pepper, topped with crispy onion rings and homemade blue cheese dressing, all sandwiched between two fluffy sesame seed buns. Fat Boy’s Burger Bar also encourages diners to be creative with their own customisable burger. Firstly, they are offered a choice of white sesame, whole wheat or honey oat bun, followed by chicken, beef or pork patty and a wide variety of add-ons, ranging from bacon and guacamole to sautéed shitake mushrooms and grilled bananas. Lastly, diners can complete their burger creation with an array of sauces such as wasabi mayonnaise and peanut butter.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
- Address: L3-8, Level 3, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang
- Tel: +603 2181 2559
Ramly Burger Stalls
Ramly Burger Stalls are understated roadside burger stalls that serve some of the tastiest and cheapest burgers in KL. This well-loved brand has been filling the empty tummies of locals since 1979 and these stalls can be found in pretty much everywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Prepared on the spot, prices range between RM1.60 and RM4 with satisfyingly generous portions – perfect for snacking after a late night out. In addition to the conventional beef and chicken burgers, the stalls also offer the Ramly Burger Special (RM2.90), a must-try snack where the patty is first prepared with margarine, onions, cabbage, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and Maggie seasoning before it’s wrapped in a thin layer of omelette egg.
- Opening Hours: Hours: Daily 20:00 – 02:00
- Address: Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya (in front of 7-11 Convenience Store)
KGB Killer Gourmet Burgers Bangsar
KGB Killer Gourmet Burgers, a pork-free burger joint in Bangsar, offers a satisfying range of diner and gourmet burgers made with homemade chicken, beef, and vegetarian patties. Open daily during lunchtime and dinner only on weekends, this burger joint is well-patronised for its signature burgers such as Truffle’d Swiss Mushroom (RM20.90) and KGB Spiked (RM15.90), both made with 100% Australian grass-fed beef patties.
The former is our top pick thanks to its tantalising ensemble of homemade beef patty, sautéed Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and herbed ranch with the fragrant truffle oil enhancing the flavours of each ingredient.
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Thursday 17:00 – 22:30, Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 22:30
- Address: 23, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2201 1220
The Daily Grind Gourmet Burgers
The Daily Grind Gourmet Burgers, situated within Bangsar Village 1 Shopping Centre, serves tantalising beef, chicken, and fish burgers, all of which are made from scratch to ensure its distinctive taste and quality. With an interior that resembles a classic American diner, the establishment prides itself in producing its own sauces, patties, and pickles without using artificial flavours and preservatives. We love the Lamburgerni (RM28) which comes with quality lamb patty topped with tomato sauce, pesto and grilled vegetables and a side of French fries. The Daily Grind Gourmet Burgers also offers burger-of-the-month promos where diners can enjoy unique burger creations that are served with a side of salad and French fries for RM38.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: LG8 Lower Ground, Bangsar Village 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Bar
- Tel: +603 2287 6708
Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar at Ampang Waterfront
Another local burger franchise in KL, Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar pays homage to Ramly Burger with its roadside locales and humble-looking stalls that serve up a great range of grilled chicken, beef, lamb and turkey burgers for hungry locals and travellers from 18:00 onwards. Prices are slightly higher compared to Ramly, but you can add as many patties as you wish at Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar. Our favourite is the double Cheesy Baconizer (RM19.50), a classic combination of cheese and beef bacon that stands out with its peppery and tangy beef patty while the cheese-coated beef bacon remains crispy with every bite.
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 02:00
- Address: 46, Jalan AFW 3, Ampang Waterfront, Ampang
- Tel: +6017 325 0244
Burger Junkyard, true to its name, is a gourmet burger bar in Kota Damansara with cool junkyard-chic interiors that’s well-patronised for its hearty, inventive meaty sandwiches with quirky names to match. A pork-free burger joint in Kota Damansara, a definite must-try is the Beef In Blankets (RM18.90), where diners sink their teeth in a generously thick beef patty wrapped in several layers of salty, moist bacon strips, with crunchy raw onions, luscious tomatoes and the restaurant’s signature three-cheese sauce covering it. Perfect for those who love garlic, try the Vampire Slayer (RM18.90) which boasts pungent yet invigorating flavours thanks to its combination of beef patty with garlic croutons, and garlic roasted tomatoes, topped with garlic butter and garlic confit sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
- Address: 16, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Strand, Kota Damansara
- Tel: +603 6143 4305
The Bee at Publika KL is a lively neighbourhood hangout that’s known for hosting live band performances as well as its inventive fusion delicacies and range of coffee offerings. A favourite here is the signature homemade Bee Burger (RM25); it is a thick, juicy slice of beef topped with generous amounts of crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, pickled cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes, drizzled with aioli and sandwiched between lightly toasted burger buns. Served with loads of French fries, we love how the size of the burger is just right for those with smaller appetites. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 00:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 01:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
- Address: 32B Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 6201 8577
S.Wine at Publika Shopping Gallery
S.Wine at Publika, tucked away inside Ben's Independent Grocer, serves up western and Asian fare with a heavy emphasis on porcine delicacies that range from continental pork salads to juicy pork burgers. S.Wine at Publika is in our list of the best burgers in Kuala Lumpur not only for its tantalising menu, but for its decent price and prompt service. We highly recommend its BBQ chorizo cheeseburger with bacon (RM26). Sandwiched between two fluffy brioche burger buns, the pork patty and chorizo are moist with generous amounts of piping hot BBQ sauce and melted cheese while the applewood smoked bacon is deliciously crunchy without a trace of greasy aftertaste.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 22:00
- Address: Level UG1, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 6209 1716