Best Restaurants (and Bars) in Kuala Lumpur 2015

2015 has been another year deserving much gratitude especially for all of the wonderful food and beverage, chefs and restauranteurs have shared with The Yum List team. Of the places we’ve visited in Kuala Lumpur this year here’s our pick of The Best Restaurants and Bars in Kuala Lumpur for 2015. Click on the title links for maps, prices and full details.

Best Spanish – Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar

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Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar

Best Contemporary Cuisine – Skillet @163

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Best Wine Paired Menus – Stoked KL

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Stoked KL

Best Modern Australian – Drift Dining and Bar

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Drift Dining and Bar

Best Value for Money – La Cafe Memoire

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La Cafe Memoire

Best for Pork – Ante Kitchen and Bar

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Ante Kitchen and Bar

Best for Boutique Spirit Cocktails – 44 Bar

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44 Bar

Best Indian – Khushi Spice

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Khushi Spice

Best Steaks – Cedar on 15

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Cedar on 15

Best Elegant Dining – Tanzini

GTower Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Favourite Bubbly Brunch – The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

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The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Most Fun Bubbly Brunch – Prego

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Prego, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Best Value for Money Thai – My Elephant

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My Elephant

Japanese with the Best Views – Nobu

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Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Best Contemporary Japanese – Aka Chochin

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Aka Chochin Izakaya

Best Mexican – La Mexicana

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La Mexicana

Best Cafe for Specialty Coffee – BEAM

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Best Child Friendly Cafe with Good Coffee – RGB Coffee at The Bean Hive

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RGB and The Bean Hive

Best All Round Cafe – Fahrenheit 600

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Fahrenheit 600, Publika

Best Italian – Portofino

Italian Restaurant and Bar

Best Pakistani – Trilogy

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Trilogy KL

Best for Iraqi Cuisine – Samad Al Iraqi Restaurant

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Samad Al Iraqi Restaurant

Best Sri Lankan – A Li Yaa

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A Li Yaa

Best Healthy Restaurant  – Ashley’s by Living Food

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Ashley’s By Living Food

Best Western Vegetarian – Organica Lifestyle

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Organica Lifestyle

Best Local Vegetarian – The Origin

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The Origin

Best Artisan Chocolates – The Chocolate Concierge

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Chocolate Concierge

Most Fun Gourmet Mix and Mingle – Sips and Bites, Bottega Mediterranea

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Bottega Mediterranea

Best Cocktail Bar – Rils’ Bar

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Ril’s Bar, Bangsar

Best Salad Bar – Simply Green

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Simply Green Salad Bar

Best Bakery – Kenny Hills Bakers

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Kenny Hills Bakers

Best Bar for Craft Beer – The Great Beer Bar

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The Great Beer Bar

Most Unique Dining Experience – Dining in the Dark

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Dining in the Dark


What are your favourite restaurants and bars in Kuala Lumpur? Where do you think we should visit in 2016? Leave a comment below.


  1. Prawns look like to die for! I would KIV that best Indian place, would love to give it a go. I love Indian.

  2. Definitely a feast for the eyes as well as the palate!

  3. What a great list to wrap up the year! Happy New Year everyone 🙂

  4. Thanks for your round-up of best restaurants….some I’ve tried…..and some I hope to try in the future! 🙂

  5. My goodness, so many places to choose from.
    Was thinking which one would I choose.

  6. Certainly a fine selection of “eateries”.
    I think “Ante Kitchen and Bar” with that lovely Pork
    would suit me fine.
    El Colin Cordobes
    PS: Which bar / restaurant makes the best “mud pies” or is that
    just an Aussie trait – sorry couldn’t resist your childhood
    passion, Monica – ha ha

  7. Monica, your food shots are driving me hungry! Love your new banner! Happy 2016, babe! xoxo

  8. Hard to choose…I want to go to ALL of them ;-))

  9. Dear Monica and Co,
    I am a little out of touch with my reading these days as I am not reading as much as I used to. But want to get back into it…. Right now I am over excited with the Festive Season…It’s the final countdown…only 2 hours to go… and I just wanna say, may you have a smashing new year filled with lots of delightful surprises…. And carry on spoiling us with your splendid reviews around the world!!
    Lots and lots of love from Switzerland. Happy New year 😉

  10. I am sure will go to try the best Western Vegetarian. . Tq 4 all the recomendation. .
    Best burger i will vote for burgerlab
    BTW Best mud pie izit Hard Rock still the best?

  11. Definitely! The Western Vegetarian, can’t wait to give it a try. 🙂

  12. I still have quite a few to visit!

  13. Great list

  14. So many I’ve yet to try

  15. So many places, so little stomach!

  16. Shelly Good

    There are still a lot of these that I haven’t visited.

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