Best Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, The Yum List Food Awards 2013, Malaysia

The Yum List has had another very fortunate year filled with travel, spa and divine food experiences. Again we have had the chance to sample more than our tummies need and humbly bow down to our graceful hosts, passionate chefs, inventive mixologists and all of the energetic people in the food and beverage industry that work so hard to get delicious food to the table, making experiences not only about taste, but about ambience, service and overall experience. So in honour to these people we present…

Drum roll please….

The Yum List Food Awards for Best Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur 2013!

Best Afternoon Tea – Miss Ellie Tea House

best afternoon tea
Miss Ellie Tea House

Best Palate Cleanser Turned Dessert – Chocolate Chili at Grill 582 

Best dessert 2013
Chocolate Chili – Grill 582

Best Supermarket Cafe – Jaya Grocer, The Intermark 

Jaya Grocer, The Intermark
Fresco – Jaya Grocer

Best French Bistro Style Food – Yeast Bistronomy, Bangsar

Yeast Bistronomy

Best Dessert Menu – Nosh, Bangsar

Nosh Bangsar, best desserts KL
Nosh, Bangsar

Restaurant with the Best View – Marini’s on 57

best restaurants in KL 2013
Marini’s on 57

Wine Bar with the Best View – Thirty8 Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

best wine bar
Thirty8 Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Best Outdoor Patio and Most Original Function – Outdoor Patio and Silent Disco at Acme Bar and Coffee

best patio, best event
Acme Bar and Coffee

Best Pork Dish – Pork Sweet Belly Ante Kitchen and Bar

best pork dish
Ante Kitchen and Bar

Best Home Dining Experience – Plate Culture with Kelly Siew

best home dining
Plate Culture with Kelly Siew

Best Value Hotel Restaurant – Graze, the Hilton

best hotel restaurant
Graze, the Hilton

Coolest Bar Vibe – Pisco Bar

best bar
Pisco Bar

Best Hand Picked Boutique Wine Selection – Vintry

best wine

Best Pre Dinner Bread – Guinness Beer Bread at Beast

best bread

Most Decadent Wining and Dining Experience – Genting Club

best restaurant malaysia
 Genting Club

Best Healthy Breakfast – Quinoa Parfaits at The Daily Habit

best healthy restaurant
The Daily Habit

Best Steak – Tasmanian Tenderloin at Cedar on 15, Impania KLCC Hotel

best steak
Cedar on 15

Best Fusion Dish – Foie Gras Satay, Cantaloupe, Troika Sky Dining

best fusion dish
Foie Gras Satay, Cantaloupe, Troika Sky Dining

Best Rooftop Bar with a View – SkyBar, Traders Hotel

best bar 2013
SkyBar, Traders Hotel

Most Fun Hotel Promotion – Middle Eastern Promotion with Live Music and Belly Dancing from Egypt, Cesar’s, Ritz Carlton

best restaurant experience 2013
Cesar’s, Ritz Carlton

Most Original Cocktail Presentation – Birthday Drink at Mai Bar, Aloft

most original cocktail
Mai Bar, Aloft

Most Original Moon Cake – Gummy Bear Moon Cake at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

most original moon cake
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Best Vegetarian – WTF, What Tasty Food, Bangsar

best vegetarian

Best European Style Bread – Yeast

best bread

Best Restaurant Ambience – Hit and Mrs.

best ambience
Hit and Mrs. 

Best Breakfast Dish – French Toast with Caramelized Banana, Bacon and Wild Honey with Passion Fruit – BreadFruits

best breakfast

Most Glamorous Food Experience – Filming of Reality Bites TV Show at Elegantology with Celebrity Chefs…

best tv show
Filming of Reality Bites – Martell Paired Dinner at Elegantology

Most Unique Buffet – Venezuelan Gastronomy Festival – Eccucino Prince Hotel

most unique buffet
Venezuelan Gastronomy Festival, Eccucino

Best Spanish Food – OHLA Tapas and Cocktails

best spanish food in KL
OHLA Tapas and Cocktails

Best Lamb Dish – Gobo Upstairs

best lamb dish in KL
Gobo Upstairs

Best Value and Not So Common Food Concept – Restaurant Nepal

best value restaurant in KL
Restaurant Nepal

Best Nachos – La Boca Cafe, KL Life Centre

Best Grill – Chambers Bar and Grill, Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

hilton kl, best grill
Chambers Bar and Grill

Most Decadent Teppanyaki Set – Iketeru, Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

best japanese

Funkiest Buffet Restaurant Design – Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

best buffet

Best Western Comfort Food – Colonial Cafe, Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

comfort food, majestic kl
Colonial Cafe

Best Seafood Soup – Pietro, Risorante Italiano, Damansara Endah

best italian
Pietro, Risorante Italiano

Best Italian Buffet – Senja, Saujana Hotel

bubbly buffet, saujana hotel
Senja Italian Restaurant

Creamiest Yoghurt – Ai Yogurt

best yoghurt
Ai Yoghurt

Prettiest Dim Sum – Chef Ken’s Creations at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Hotel

best dim sum
Celestial Court

Best Malay Fine Dining, Enak KL

best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Best Malay Fine Dining, Enak KL

Best Mexican, La Mexicana

best restaurants kl
Best Mexican, La Mexicana

Best Middle Eastern Sweets, Damas Sweets

best desserts in kl
Best Syrian Sweets, Damas Sweets

Most Unexpectedly Delicious Hidden Gem – Mulberry Restaurant and Bar

best restaurants in kl
Mulberry Restaurant and Bar

Most Fun Bubbly Brunch – Prego, Westin Kuala Lumpur

best restaurants
Prego, Westin Kuala Lumpur

Best Value Brunch – Mediteca

best brunch
Mediteca, Fraser’s Place

Most Mouthwatering Crepes – Le Creperie de Caroline

best french in kl
Le Creperie de Caroline

Best Gift! – Personalized Cocktails by Cocktail Solutions

cocktail solutions
Personalized The Yum List Cocktail

Best Christmas Takeaway Menu – Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club

 Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club
 Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club
Our stomaches are only soooo big… so while we do try a LOT of restaurants each year, we’re always on the lookout for more. Please share with us your absolute favourite places to dine in Kuala Lumpur. We’re listening!
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  1. What a fantastic list of places! Thanks for searching, taststing, and posting! Love that Pisco Bar is the coolest vibe bar. Liam has performed there twice!

  2. Where is the Malaysian food?? MW

    • Kelly Siew, Ante, Cantaloupe, Acme, Sky Bar, InterCon, WTF, Vasco's, Celestial Court, Enak KL – all above – these spots all have great local dishes. If you're talking street food however, that's another story and Malaysia has a whole host of bloggers that know WAY more than I do… so I leave the street food lists to those experts.

  3. Awesome list. Congrats to my blogger-friend, Kelly, for making the list.

    Happy New Year, 2014, all the best for an awesome year ahead. Cheers!

  4. Thank you for the feature! 😀

  5. LOVE YOUR LIST!!!!! They are all undeniably worth the awards!

  6. What an absolutely fabulous collection of restaurants and food! Looking forward immensely to what you can bring us in 2014!

  7. I just bookmarked this post since i'm totally using it for my upcoming visit of KL for next march….
    hopefully i can manage the time to review those smacking delicious restaurant!
    Wish you a happy new year and God blessed you all the way then!!!

  8. Happy New Year!
    What a year you had in 2013!

  9. Have you tried the seafood soup (Di Mare) at d'italiane kitchen ? I find it to die for …

  10. Thanks for considering us, hope to be best of best in 2014 as well

  11. Interesting list, lots of places to try out.

    Although after looking through the menu at Mulberry, I wonder how it can be hailed as the Most Unexpectedly Delicious Hidden Gem.

    • Hi XO, We tried Mulberry's Christmas menu and found it beautifully presented, well balanced and delicious. We weren't expecting such high quality food in that location. It's in a building right at the very end of Jalan Ampang. I suppose there are a few office blocks around there, but it's not an area we usually visit. 😉

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  13. Monica! Your pictures are so good! Love, love, love!

  14. Awesome list of delicious food , thanks for sharing with us, Delhi city guide

  15. out of all these restaurants which ones are halal?

    • Hi Ethica, I don't recall now which ones are halal or not. I believe that many of them are pork-free but might not have Halal certification. For example Miss Ellie Tea House does not serve pork nor alcohol but I don't know if they have a Halal certificate. That's a good question though. I'm going to try to remember to add that in future posts. Warm regards, Monica

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