As we know Indians are everywhere, so are the Indian restaurants. Almost every country in the world has at least one restaurant which serves Indian cuisine. This is not shocking, as Indian cuisine has garnered appreciation worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is no different, it is home to some fine restaurants featuring south and north Indian cuisines. In this article, we bring you the 7 best Indian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur which you must visit if you are looking for Indian food in the city.
It’s a family restaurant at Bangsar’s Lorong Maarof, with Kerala cuisine as its specialty. They are true to the south Indian cuisine as they prepare south Indian dishes with coconut oil. It is owned by siblings named Anusha and Dharran Kandaiah, who have their roots in South India (Tamil Nadu). They hired chefs from Kerala so that their food has that authentic taste of Kerala. The owners have also brought in some Indo-Chinese food on the menu, like Gobi Manchurian, Chilli Paneer, etc.
Location: No. 8, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
If you are looking for a great north Indian restaurant with a very affordable Indian buffet, then you should definitely visit Royal Darbar. It has an expansive menu consisting of popular, traditional and contemporary north Indian dishes (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) like Mutton Rogan Josh, Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Lababdar, etc. There are some few south Indian dishes on their menu too, like Chicken Varuval, Rava Dosa, Medu Vada, etc. You should also try their Biryani and Mango Lassi, which is a crowd favorite.
Location: Opposite CIMB Bank, Wisma Motor, 339, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Surprised by the name? What Tasty Food (WTF) is another vegetarian restaurant located in Bangsar Park. The restaurant is a brainchild of three partners and has a very interesting story behind its foundation. The owners wanted to show the world, the deliciousness of vegetarian food. They brainstormed their wide variety of menu that includes North Indian to Indian Street Food, from Malaysian specialties to Indo-Chinese dishes and a touch of Western food too. The best part it’s all vegetarian. Their Chaats, Pav Bhaji, Paneer Butter Masala, White Sauce Pasta, Rasmalai, Sandwich, Hara Bhara Kabab are popular among people.
Location: 98, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Quite a unique name if you ask us! Mr Naan & Mrs Idly is a pure vegetarian restaurant located in the busy street of Bricksfield. Their tagline “its always a good time for some Idly and Naan” brings out the essence of their restaurant perfectly. The menu is a mélange of North and South Indian cuisines to satiate your hunger pangs. Apart from that you can find many food “sets” on their menu that look absolutely delectable. The Pizza Dosa, Indian Sweets, Pav Bhaji, Jal-jeera, Naan, Masala Dosa, Palak Paneer are popular here.
Location: 192, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Flour is the place you are looking for if you want to enjoy the flavors of North India. Its menu features a range of flour staples like chapatti, kulcha, and its signature puri. Also, a variety of curries like the sweet Makhni chicken or the spicy Rogan Josh. It has a classic dish named Lasoni Gosht which you should definitely try, although it would be better if you order it with a larger group.
Location: Plaza Damansara, 71, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
You will get the Indian feel as soon as you enter this restaurant. As you walk in, you will see buffet counters with old brick-and-concrete cooking stoves along with old pots and pans from India. This restaurant at Bukit Bintang Street is famous for its North Indian food which attracts the fans of Indian cuisine in Kuala Lumpur.
Location: Bukit Bintang Street, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Qureshis are a family of chefs who have been in the royal kitchens of Nawabs of Awadh for 10 generations. Their menu consists of a wide range of curries, biryanis and an array of reincarnated classics. Their two popular dishes are Hyderabadi Nihari and Dal Qureshi.
Location: Ground Floor, East Wing, TPC Kuala Lumpur, No 10, Jalan 1/70D Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.