10 Best Nasi Lemak in KL & Petaling Jaya To Try

Looking for the best nasi lemak in KL and Petaling Jaya? We have 10 for you to try! If you love spicy, you should really try this dish when you’re in Malaysia! In today’s blog, we featured 10 best nasi lemak in KL & PJ for adventurers.


Top 10 Nasi Lemak in KL & PJ

Being listed as one of the Top 10 Healthiest International Breakfast by TIME MagazineNasi Lemak has always been the pride of Malaysia. Aromatic rice infused with coconut milk and pandan leaves, accompanied by deep-fried anchovies, hard-boiled eggs and sliced cucumbers, not forgetting the spicy sambal giving it that extra zing… All define the scrumptious beauty of our Nasi Lemak. In this post, we’ve curated a list of the Top 10 Nasi Lemak you can find in KL & PJ.

Nasi Lemak lovers, you won’t wanna miss this.

1. Village Park Restaurant

When it comes to this staple food of ours, most of the locals will unanimously agree that the Village Park Restaurant serves the best Nasi Lemak: a savoury rendition of the Terengganu-style coconut rice paired with hot sambal and crispy fried chicken. This allows the restaurant to not just be patronized by locals, but by tourists from nook and corner of the world as well.

Credits: Time Out

Address: 5 Jalan Ss 21/37 | Damansara UtamaPetaling Jaya 47400, Malaysia
Operating hour: Monday- Saturday (7.00am-7.30pm); Sunday (7.00am-6.00pm)

2. Nasi Lemak Tanglin

Well known for their sambal which is mildly spicy yet characterized by a touch of sweetness. At this stall, timing is everything. After the dishes are ferried out, you’ll only have wee two or three hours to partake at the serving counter as they are often sold out in a blink of an eye! Don’t wanna dash your own hopes? Head there early and join the queue!

Credits: Food And Feast
Address: Tang Lin Jalan CenderasariKuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Operating Hour: Monday-Saturday (8.00am-1.00am); Sunday (8.00am-12.00am)

3. Nasi Lemak Wanjor

Having that villagey feel and ambience, Nasi Lemak Wanjor has held out way longer than many other average outposts in downtown KL. Operating since 1963, this stall never fails to satisfy their fans with their legendary Nasi Lemak: Fluffy rice with a faint hint of pandan smell embedded, accompanied by their sweetish sambal… Trust me, it’s truly fantastic.

Address: 8 Jalan Raja Muda Musa | Kampung BaruKuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 6am-12pm, 4pm-1am daily

4. Nasi Lemak Peel Road

New Chinese Nasi Lemak stalls have sprung up over the past few years. Chinese Nasi Lemak aye? Yup! You’ve heard it right. And, this is the stall which sells one of the best Chinese Nasi Lemak! For those planning for a visit there, try their wild-boar curry out! It’s is definitely a stunner.

Address: 88, Jalan Peel, Maluri, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 2.30pm – 8.30pm, closed on Thursday & Friday

5. Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa

Smacked just right in front of a LRT station in a residential area, this Nasi Lemak stall is often swarmed by a throng of patrons, especially during lunch hours. Despite its achievements over the years, it’s great that Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa has managed to maintain its standards which first attracted its regulars.


Address: No. 4 Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia

Operating Hour: 6.00pm-12.00pm (the next day)

6. Empire Nasi Lemak

A new Nasi Lemak Kukus stall in SS15! At other addresses, it dated back to 2008. Their signature side dishes, including their ayam goreng berempah, daging rendang and sambal paru are what attracted patrons to join the super long queue! But after all, good things are worth the wait.


Address:Gerai No 10, Pasar Moden SS15, Jalan SS 15/8A, 47610 Subang Jaya

Operating Hour: 6pm-12am (Closed on Sunday)

7. Nasi Lemak Yatie

Located in Medan Selera 223, locals often call it the “red stall”. Their customers often buy in bulk as their Nasi Lemak is pretty cheap, selling at RM1.60 only per bungkus. It used to cost only RM1 back then in the 2000s, guess inflation is the real culprit.

Credits: HungryGoWhere

Address: Medan Selera 223, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating Hour: 6.30pm-4.30am

8. Suri Nasi Lemak Panas

For those who can’t palate very spicy food, this one’s for you! Located in the same food court as Nasi Lemak Yatie, we call this the “blue stall”. Their sambal is sweeter and more watery compared to the red stall, which offers a drier and spicier sambal version.  And this explains why both stalls have their own fanbase over the years.


Address: Medan Selera 223, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 24 hours daily

9. Nasi Lemak Telur Bungkus Warung Bunian

For those moaning over the shrinking egg portion we have in our Nasi Lemak recently, this is the place which thankfully didn’t follow the trend of downsizing! Located in Kajang, this stall definitely took the phrase “go big, or go home” seriously. They sell unique egg-wrapped Nasi Lemak, something egg-cellent you’d salivate over!

Credits: Lobak Merah

Address: 80A, Jalan Jamaludin, Kampung Sungai Merab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Operating Hour: Monday-Saturday (7.00am-2.00pm); Sunday (7.00am-10.30am)

10. Nasi Lemak Bumbung

Occupying an entire alley in the food hub of Seapark, this stall usually comes alive at night. Unlike the mediocre Nasi Lemak fried chicken, they serve fried chicken which is coated with a variety of Indian spices, making it the star of their show.


Address: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300, Petaling Jaya
Operating Hour: Monday – Saturday (5.30pm– 4am); Sunday (5.30am –12.00am)

List: Best Nasi Lemak in KL & PJ 2018

There are many other delicious Nasi Lemak restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comment below.

We hope today’s article “top nasi lemak in KL & PJ guide” treated you well. If we missed out any good ones, feel free to suggest them to us too!

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