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UR Kuala Lumpur
by LUXE City Guides

  • Acme Bar & Coffee, Kuala Lumpur
    Cafes & Coffeeshops

    Gotham called and they want their style back! This chic industrial beauty is just perf for a lazy lunch, a hot cuppa, or crafty snifter, or float in for the ace weekend brunch.

    19 The Troika, Persiaran KLCC
  • Ashley’s by Living Food, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Health-conscious honeys pack into this simple, plant-speckled stable for clean eats, all-day brekkie plus great vegetarian and vegan options. Treat yourself to one of the guilt-free desserts.

  • Babe, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    KL's first Michy-starred pan-man Jeff Ramsay makes quite the entrance with precision, fusion 'Japas' - aka edible art. Save yourself for the juicy and self-proclaimed 'best' lambchop.

    11/F, Work @ Clearwater Jalan Changkat Semantan
  • Bijan, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    This lowlit, commodious charmer with a semi-outdoor deck is perfect for soaking up flavour-packed plates such as duck rendang and opor rusuk (beef in aromatic gravy). Big portions, top drops and 'tails. A must.

  • Cantaloupe, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Hotshot chef Chris Bauer's degustation darling headlines the glittering 3-tiered triumvirate Sky Dining concept with inventive French plates, surreal city vistas and chic clientele. Just don't look down!

    19 23A, Tower B, The Troika, Persiaran KLCC
  • Cilantro, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    The style set smoulders against the moody, charcoal n' glass backdrop to revered stove jockey Takashi Kimura's show-stopping, Franco-Japanese mouthfuls. Ace wine list too.

    368 MiCasa All Suite Hotel, Jalan Tun Razak
  • Common Grind @ The Row, Kuala Lumpur
    Cafes & Coffeeshops

    Relaxed, laptop-friendly hang with A-grade Joe and almond salted caramel crepes. Plus sun-dappled outdoor patio spilling out onto buzzy Jalan Doraisamy.

    42 Jalan Doraisamy
  • Devi’s Corner, Kuala Lumpur
    Street Eats

    Don't expect anything in the way of decor – foodies flock to this Mamak mama for simple yet soulful portions of palate-popping tandoori chicken and buttery naan.

    14 Jalan Telawi 4
  • Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Bringing Noma flair to contempo fare via locally-sourced ingredients including jungle fern, jackfruit and pomelo, presented in a Picasso-like fashion. Worth the 40-min schlep.

    U1/14 KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie, Jalan Kontraktor
  • DR.Inc, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Buzzy nabe shophouse with lots of sup-ortunity. Nab a seat on the leafy patio for scrummy Asian-tinged plates and coffee; grab home-baked goodies to-go, start a' sippin' at on-site Coley, or shop for knick-knacks at Nala Designs upstairs.

  • Drift Dining & Bar, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    This super chilled, semi-alfresco nook is beloved by expats and still the bees-knees for casj group grazing. Sit on the breezy deck, or opt for beers, bites n' banter at the chef's table.

  • Feeka, Kuala Lumpur
    Cafes & Coffeeshops

    Stripped-back minimalista in prime posi with neat sun-dappled terrace. It's the kickin' house blends, top-notch service and all-day brekkie plates n' pastries that'll have you lingering for longer.

  • Fuego, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Searing, flame-licked meats speak to the fiery moniker, while innovative tapas for sharing and five flaves of guac zing against the cityscape backdrop. Book ahead for a prime semi-alfresco perch on the vibey balcony.

    19 23A, Tower B, The Troika, Persiaran KLCC
  • Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur
    Street Eats

    Pack a moist towelette and brave the durian pong for a gutsy foray into KL street dining. Our picks: Wong Ah Wah at #1 roasts ring-a-ding wings; Meng Kee at #13 flips a grilled flounder, and mop yer plate Sino at #81 Dragon View.

    Jalan Alor
  • Jaslyn Cakes, Kuala Lumpur
    Cafes & Coffeeshops

    Fluffy, buttery, creamy – and you will be too if you’re not careful. This twee teahouse is best known for its diet-derailing desserts, but the cute vintage tea merch is also worth a peek. Nab a table at the back, or grab your goodies to-go.

  • Just Heavenly
    Cafes & Coffeeshops

    Indulge your sugar craving with dinky cupcakes from this bitty mall stall specialising in decadent butter classics, plus semolina-tinged sugee cake, sticky date and cheesecake. Sweet.

    285 2/F, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof
  • Lai Po Heen, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Lunching ladies go loco for bitesize tidbits including dim sum and other Canto classics at this elegant chinoiserie and polished gold deco sanctuary. Request a table by the open kitchen.

    Mandarin Oriental Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
  • Limapulo, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Retro, antique decor adorns the diner, while the even older recipes live on. Uncle John's Baba-Nyonya cooking is an ode to his Malaccan roots. Perch on the prime people-watching porch.

  • Lot 10 Hutong, Kuala Lumpur
    Street Eats

    Dive in fork first at this food hall where many hawkers have been in the biz for 3-3 generations. Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan all mingle under one roof, plus pumping aircon for quicksticks heat relief.

    LG/F, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50 Bukit Bintang
  • Marini's on 57, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Is that a Petronas Tower or are you just happy to see me? These trad Italian portions will melt your AmEx, but it's well worth it for the full sensory spectacle, including pant-dropping city scopes. Frock up.

    57/F, Menara 3 Petronas 57/F, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC
  • Nadodi
    Glam Restaurants

    Quixotic cocktails accompany an equally theatrical multi-course degustation journey at this molecular Indian fine-diner. Locally grown ingreds, presented like artworks on the plate, are rivalled only by the elegant slate-grey decor, sinuous light installations, and striking photography lining the marble-ous walls.

  • Nathalie's Gourmet Studio, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Blah decor, da bomb Gallic plates. KL's French community flock to this little nabe fave for all manner of traditional delicacies plus regular chef-led classes. Take-home one (or five) of Nathalie's sweet coconut and cassis-violette macarons.

    Unit A4-1-5, Solaris Dutamas A4-01-5, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1
  • Old China, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Step back in time at this shab-fab fest of sepia photos, antique tabletops, Sino-mixed plates and dim sum in pulsating Chinatown... and reemerge with a quivering waistband.

  • Precious Old China, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Old China's sister supper looks to preserve the namesake's 'precious' and sadly diminishing cultural heritage via nostalgic do-up, auspicious motifs and trad eats. Service can be patchy.

  • Prime, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Wrap your trap around top Oz and US-imported beef cuts, best enjoyed from a frow seat by the kitchen in the sleek, 10-seat private dining room. Pair with an impressive selection of global drops.

    2 Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral
  • Sage, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    French elegance marries Nippon finesse for innovative dishes created from locally-sourced produce. Paired beautifully with one of 300+ fine vinos. Opt for the degustation menu.

    6/F, The Gardens Residences The Gardens Residences, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
  • Sek Yuen, Kuala Lumpur
    Street Eats

    This no-frills local fave kicked open its doors in 1948 and to this day cooks old-school Cantonese cuisine with siu heng wine and loadsa garlic over a wood fire. Put dibs on the delish duck.

    315 Jalan Pudu
  • Southern Rock Seafood Kitchen, Kuala Lumpur
    Relaxed Restaurants

    Settle in for flip-fresh maritime morsels and succulent bivalves on the alfrisky patio. Plenty of communal options for larger groups, including mega seafood sharing portions, plus nifty gourmet shop for take-home goodies.

  • Sri Nirwana Maju, Kuala Lumpur
    Street Eats

    You’ll need to wrestle a few Malaysian grannies to the ground for a table at this rave-busy South Indian curry house, or expect to stand in line. Don't miss their beloved banana leaf rice and cooling lassi.

    43 Jalan Telawi 3
  • Strato, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Don't be fooled by the swank, sky-high salon, this joint plates up some of the city's best Nonna-approved, rustic-y helpings of pasta n' pizza. The vantages from the floor-to-ceiling windows aren't too shabby either.

    19 23A, Tower B, The Troika, Persiaran KLCC
  • Sushi Hinata, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Nab a front-row seat for a slice of the omakase action at Chef Oritsuki's hinoki wood counter. Bitty parcels are a feast for the eyes and the palate, with fish flown in fresh from Tsukiji. Hai!

  • Tamarind Springs, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Nab a canopy-level perch on the airy verandah of this tropical villa just 20 mins out of town firing Thai, Lao and Burmese delights amid lush, jungley environs. Perfect for a romantic, candlelit affair.

    Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak
  • Way Modern Chinois, Kuala Lumpur
    Smart Casual Restaurants

    Real-deal foodies love the refined and perfectly executed experimental dishes, but you can still get your standard carb-fix with steamy dumplings and plenty of Sino staples.

    G-1, Work @ Clearwater Work @ Clearwater, Changkat Semantan
  • Yut Kee, Kuala Lumpur
    Street Eats

    The Lee family’s trad kitchen has found a new home to replace its crumbling old residence. Situ'd just around the corner from the original, it still heaves at lunchtime with off-duty suits and locals jostling for chicken chop and roti babi.

    1 Jalan Kamunting, off Jalan Dang Wangi
  • {X} Coffee, Kuala Lumpur
    Cafes & Coffeeshops

    Top-notch bean brewer getting steamy in the hushed, bookish corner of a Japanese concept mall. Speciality blends include Maruyama coffee from Japan, teamed nicely with a cute lavender Earl Grey mille-feuille. Lazat!

    50 3/F, Isetan The Japan Store, Jalan Sultan Ismail
    +60 32147777

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