Best Family Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

One of the main advantages of being Malaysian is that there are all types of foods you can try. Whether it is western or Chinese, Malay or Indian, fine dining or hawker stalls, these places are available with all types of menu items.

Kuala Lumpur the food haven

Anyone who has visited Kuala Lumpur will tell you that this is where you will find all types of foods under one roof. If you know where to go and where to look, you can enjoy just about anything.

Burgers and Steaks

If you are looking for the more westernized type of burgers and fries type of food, fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King are everywhere. However, for something more luxurious or if you like steaks, you could choose:

  • TGI Fridays
  • Chilly’s
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Tony Romas
  • Maison Francaise KL
  • Ril’s Bangsar
  • The Steakhouse

Of late, you will find many new places that offer great burgers which are generally local start-ups. Check out the likes of:

  • Ramly Burger
  • KGB Killer Gourmet Burger
  • Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar
  • Burgetory
  • MyBurgerLab
  • Fat Boy’s Burger Bar

Children-friendly places

Children-friendly restaurants are typically places you go where you can enjoy a meal while the kids get to play around in a designated area. Some restaurants like TGI Fridays offer ‘Kids eat for free’ meals. Among those that will be great for the kids include:

  • Marmalade Bangsar Village
  • Rimba and Rusa
  • Antipodean
  • Dear Azalea
  • Fit For 2
  • Wicket Pancake Parlour
  • Good Friends Restaurant and Café

Pizza, pasta and Italian

When it comes to pizza, the usual names like Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza would spring to mind. However, if you like something more specialized and restaurant-based, the following outlets might be of your interest.

  • Mikey’s Original New York Pizza
  • Pizza Cottage
  • Estalia by Brava
  • Ciccio Bar Pizzeria
  • Pizza Plus

Oriental and Chinese

Chinese food comes in many varying types. From the fine dining type to the coffee-shop type of restaurants, you will find a lot of these places in shopping malls, commercial areas and as stand-alone outlets. Pricing in Chinese restaurants could range from low to high depending on what you order. In most seafood restaurants, customers tend to like to order fish, prawns and even lobsters.

  • Din Tai Fung
  • Wong Ah Wah Jalan Alor
  • Opium KL
  • Old China Café
  • Restoran Oversea
  • Hakka Restaurant

Banana leaf cuisine

The Banana Leaf cuisine is associated with Indian food. If you visit any restaurant that serves Indian food, chances are you will be able to experience the banana leaf meal too.

  • Devi’s Corner
  • Aunty Manju’s
  • Nagasari Curry House
  • Sri Nirwana Maju
  • Jaipur Curry House
  • Annalakshmi

Malay food and others

There are a lot of Malay food offered around Kuala Lumpur. If you like the traditional recipe of spices used in this cuisine, you will surely have an enjoyable meal in every possible way. For this, you should check out places like:

  • Bijan Bar and Restaurant
  • Enak Kuala Lumpur
  • Songket Restaurant
  • The 39 Restaurant
  • Rebung

Fine dining restaurants

Fine dining restaurants are usually housed in stand-alone outlets and in hotels. These outlets are usually not very children-friendly and as such, some might not even allow children. Prices are obviously higher than any other places you will dine in but it is the experience that you will appreciate. If you are looking for a luxurious place to dine, the following might be of your interest:

  • Tamarind Springs Kuala Lumpur
  • Marini’s on 57
  • Cantaloupe at Troika
  • Nobu KL
  • Thirty8 KL
  • Cuisine Gourmet By Nathalie

Hawker centre and stalls

Dining at hawker centres and stalls would be the highlight for anyone coming to Kuala Lumpur for food. Some say that you have not seen KL until you have tried the hawker foods. This is because find dining is quite common in any city you might visit. Chinese and Malay restaurants are quite common across the country. But the hawker centers are the places that give the city its identity. Depending what you are looking for, you will never be able to finish every type of food in these places.

  • Lot 10 Hutong Food Court
  • Jalan Alor
  • Petaling Street/ Chinatown
  • SS2 Selera Malam
  • Pasar Malam
  • Bazaar Ramadhan
  • Pudu Wai Sek Kai
  • Jalan Imbi Market


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