This post is all about food near KL Sentral.
You’re busy wasting a hell of a time figuring out where to eat and we get it! Take the stress out of your precious break from the office with our guide to the best places to dine- in, take away or grab something real quick near KL Sentral. From café fare and sandwiches to chicken rice, biryani and pork noodles, we’ve got you covered. You have 10 options, break a leg!
10 KL Sentral Food You Should Try
Read on to find out what to eat near KL Sentral!
#1 Teh Tarik Place (Nu Sentral)
Coming back to the homeland and hoping for your taste buds to reincarnate through Malaysian authentic street food without the hassle of hunting down quite literally? Teh Tarik Place does the perfect justice with their crispy hand-tossed Roti Canai, spicy Nasi Lemak, inspiring Nasi Goreng Kampung (Anchovies fried rice) and the option to get Teh Tarik BIG! Not small, skip medium, THE BIG IS ONE THE ONLY WAY TO GO!
Address: 110, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
#2 GwaKu (Q Sentral)
Known to have built a reputation among the worker within the vicinity, Gwaku serves a good crowd during their lunch specials that change daily. Expect dishes such as roast leg of chicken with potatoes, carrots, and peas; Ayam Masak Merah, begedil, acar nanas-timun, and rice; and more. Not to disappoint the travelers during supper, they bring out the best of Malaysian cuisine through kuih such as bingka ubi, lepat pisang, pulut panggang, talam seri muka and so much more. Sound foreigsn? Gotta try to know!
Address: Q Sentral, Level 12, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 7.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed On Saturday & Sunday.
Phone: 012-384 0683
#3 BUILT Custom Burgers (Nu Sentral)
Introducing BUILT Custom Burgers, a more flexible and on-the-go styled restaurant that serves the same quality, customizable burgers and burgers-in-a-bowl made famous at The Counter. The concept of BUILT is to allow guests to get in and out quickly while watching the team build their respective burger creations along the queue.
Basically a boujee subway! Here’s the drill: choose a patty, cheese, sauce, toppings, bun, and sides and they’ll whip it up for you. If you’re health-conscious, they can also turn your burger into a salad. For sides, choose from shoestring or sweet potato fries, crispy onion strings and more.
Address: 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 03-2859 7177
#4 Pork Noodle @ Money’s Corner (Brickfields)
Tucked away on Jalan Vivekananda, Money’s Corner and its select food court fare will come through for a penny-pinching meal and their Pork Soup Noodle is a light yet hearty breakfast choice which boasts plenty of minced pork, mixed innards and the cloudy, comfort-giving broth that elevates a delicate sweetness. While you’re at it, be sure to leave some space for the Kopitiam’s famous Moorthy’s Banana Leaf rice for lunch that will get your eyes teary and joyous in the celebration of spices!
#5 Briyani @ Sami’s Corner (Brickfields)
No article of ours isn’t complete without featuring Briyani in it and for RM8 without a queue will get you a chicken biryani with an egg, and iced sirap- not too shabby we’d reckon. Look out for this warung tucked between a dingy bar and a budget hotel. Seats are limited so bringing your own Tupperware to pack your food is a good idea. There’s also sup kambing, mixed rice, and other options. Complete your lunch with cut fruits from the stall operating next to Sami’s.
Address: 194, Jalan Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 019-380 9402
It’s only right to stop by at Quartet’s for their sandwich before transiting to your next destination. Encompassed of cleanliness, friendliness with an assuring quality of deliverance, Quartet has their coffee with an aim to wake the neighbors up and freshly made on the go healthy grubs ready to go when you’re in a hurry!
Amongst the fresh bakes served are Grilled Chicken Pesto (Best Seller) Bombay, Beef Salami, Mozacado, Tempala and Grilled Cheese Mushroom Sandwiches! Enough said, time to get in and get messy!
#7 Warisan Ayam Nasi Kukus (Nu Sentral)
An East Coast specialty, the nasi kukus is popular for its simple combination of fluffy steamed rice grains paired with gulai and fried chicken. Nestled within Nu Central of Kuala Lumpur, this particular cafe has garnered quite the reputation in dishing their rendition of the authentic Malay nasi kukus.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Brickfields where traditional Malay food is rather scarce, Warisan Cafe ensured that local food aficionados can get their piece of authentic nasi kukus action right smack in the middle of the cityscape.
There are not just one or two types of rice but five variants in total –regular steamed rice, brown rice, pandan rice, santan rice (think nasi lemak), and last but not least rice infused with the essence of morning glory.
All fragrant and fluffy yet retaining a distinct flavor of their own, the different rice will spice up your meals in their own accord with the chicken thighs marinated with 14 spices and deep fried to perfection offering a tenderous meat with burst of flavor! It’s a thumbs up for us!
Address: NU Sentral, Lot LG 17, No. 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 03-2276 6039
#8 Singh’s Chapathi House
If you’re willing to wander around downtown, Singh Chapathi offers one of the softest, fluffiest Chapathi’s in town. In fact, they’re so good and proud, this joint is named after their star of the show. While Indian makes up for one of the big three ethnic groups in Malaysia, when it comes to Indian food, the Northern variety is definitely one of the least represented and Singh’s Chapathi house makes up for the underrated exposure to this beautiful side of Indian cuisine.
Check the list off here with their aloo gobi(potato masala), baingan bharta (brinjal masala) and Palak Paneer (Cottage cheese with spinach) best dipped heavily by the chapati for an ultimate explosion of flavors!
#9 Pisang Goreng @ Banana Fritters (Brickfields)
Crispy, crunchy, moist and chewy. These are some of the traits that we love about our Pisang Goreng. Believe it or not, a good Pisang Goreng can come in several forms. The most common of course is done by those roadside-stalls. If you’re anywhere near this sweet snack, there ain’t any excuse to not give it a try!
What makes their banana fritters so deliciously addictive is the freshness of the bananas. Every perfect bite marries sweet flavor with just the right amount of crunch. Their bananas are usually fully ripe and peeled, battered and fried right on the spot upon order, hence guaranteeing hot, golden brown banana fritters in your hands.
Address: 21, 19, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 12 PM to 5 PM. Opens daily.
Phone: 012-617 2511