15 Best Restaurants in Malaysia

Malaysia is a wonderful and vibrant city that has a lot to offer visitors, whether it’s cultural experiences, historic places, pristine beaches or wonderful cuisines. There is a wide array of cuisines from all over the world that have found their way into Malaysia, there are some great spots for local cuisines, as well as great places for International cuisines. If you are finding yourself in Malaysia on a holiday below are some of the best restaurants throughout Malaysia that are worthy of a stop.

1. Manja – Kuala Lumpur manja - kaula lamour malaysia

Old world colonial luxury is what best describes Manja. They have a vast array of local and international dishes with their own modern twists. They also have a large selection of local fruit cocktails and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Their cuisine is considered International, Caucasian, Vegetarian Friendly with gluten free and vegan options. It is also good for large groups, families or romantic occasions.

2. Dining in the Dark – Kuala Lumpur dine in the dark KL - Malaysia

This is a restaurant in total darkness. It is a new sensory experience. Dining in the Dark is also the first of its kind in Malaysia. The restaurant is thoughtfully designed and carefully prepared with a surprise menu that is fit for fine dining with the courses being: starter, soup, main, dessert. There are varying flavours that give you palate a wonderful experience. The restaurant features dinner and late night meals with cuisines that is International and Asian with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options. It is the best for romantic and special occasions.

3. Naughty Nuri’s Life Centre – Kuala Lumpur naughty nuri malaysia

There is a terrace, garden and indoor seating . You get a “shake, shake, shake” dance with any martini order. There is funky and fun decor with naughty piggies everywhere. They serve lunch, dinner and pre-club launch meals, along with bruch. The cuisines is Barbecue, Asian, Fusion and Grill. It is the best for the bar scene, local cuisine, special occasions and large groups.

4. The Steakhouse – Kuala Lumpur steakhouse malaysia

This 40-seater steak joint along Changkat Bukit Bintang has beef that is imported from Australia and you have the option between the aged black angus and the grain fed beef. You then have the option to choose from five different cuts (medallion, tenderloin, rib-eye, t-bone and striploin) and then you get to choose your sauce and style of potato. They offer lunch, dinner and late night meals. The cuisine is steakhouse with gluten free options. It is best for romantic occasions, large groups, business meetings and special occasions.

5. Kebaya – George TownKebaya - George Town

It is the dining room of the Seven Terraces and is open to hotel guests.  And the public. They have refined a menu of classic Indo and Straits Chinese Nyonya dishes using French cooking techniques to produce surprising twists on these dishes. They have a four course menu that includes an entree, main course, vegetables and dessert that is served Chinese style which allows guests to share dishes and offer dinner and late night meals. It is best for large groups, business meetings, families and special occasions.

6. Jawi House Cafe and Gallery – George TownJawi House Cafe and Gallery - George Town

This restaurant aims to promote Jawi Peranakan Heritage and Cuisine to the world. They serve authentic nasi lemuni and bamieh. There cafe was built in the 1880s, the ambience makes you feel a part of history. They also offer made in house desserts and freshly brewed coffee. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. There cuisine is Asian and Malaysian with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options. Perfect for local cuisine, families and large groups.

7. Long Beach – Batu Ferringhi BeachLong Beach - Batu Ferringhi Beach

It is a collection of street stalls that surround the sitting area. The restaurant is outside and it offers a variety of cuisines. It offers dinner and late night meals. And is great for large groups, kids and families and if you are on the lookout for local cuisine.

8. Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar – Jalan Jaya Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar - Jalan Jaya

This restaurant was established in 1999 and offers traditional French regional cuisine. It has cheerful bistro decor and has an adjoining wine bar with an extensive wine list with a large selection of cocktails. It offers dinner and late night meals. And is excellent for large groups, special occasions, the bar scene and families.

9. Olive at the Bay – Jalan Camar olive the bay

This restaurant uses the finest blend of authentic Indian spices that create traditional Northern Indian cuisines. The ingredients are freshly prepared and the aromatic spices are imported from India. Also has a modern and contemporary bar that serves beer, cocktails, mock-tails and liquor. They serve brunch, lunch dinner and drinks,. They are best for large groups and families.

10. The Daily Fix – Melaka The Daily Fix - Melaka

It is located just inside a batik/souvenir shop on Jonker Street that has a menu that includes pancakes, sandwiches, espresso and local coffee. It serves brunch, breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a great place for families with children.

11. The Baboon House – Melaka The Baboon House - Melaka

Having a multitude of purposes, the Baboon house is an art gallery that provides opportunities to artists, and also creates a better dining experience that gives customers the best in art, food, and services. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cuisine is fusion and is suitable for large groups and families with children.

12. Straits Affair- Melaka straits affair

This is a first Peranakan Patisserie and tea room by an 8th generation Baba. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks. The cuisine is Asian and Malaysian with vegetarian options. It’s great for families with children.

13. Pia’s the Padi – Langkawi Pia’s the Padi

This restaurant has beautiful panoramic view with a lavish valley view and sunsets. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their cuisine is Indian, Asian, Malaysian and Fusion with vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. It’s great for large groups, families and special occasions.

14. The Whisky Bar – Kuala Lumpur the whiskey bar Malaysia

They currently have over 400 labels from all around the world. It have everything from the rarest single malts to the exquisite blends to all time favorites. They welcome all whisky connoisseurs, serve dinner and late night meals and drinks. Their cuisine is European with vegetarian options. It is best to come here for romantic and special occasions.

15. Quivo – Kuala Lumpur Quivo - Kuala Lumpur

This is an al fresco restaurant with has a Mediterranean flair to it. The cuisine is Italian, Mediterranean and European with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. They serve brunch, lunch dinner and late night meals and is a great place to come for business meetings, with large groups and families.

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