Bukit Bintang certainly needs no introduction. Famed as “the heartbeat of Kuala Lumpur,” Bukit Bintang isn’t just a shopping and entertainment hub – it’s a gastronomic haven that beckons food enthusiasts from all over the world. From lively dining experiences to sizzling street food stalls, Bukit Bintang pulses with an extraordinary array of culinary treasures that are just waiting to be devoured. Read on to discover our top 15 must-try spots for all your future food hunting trips from day till night!
16 Best Food Spots In Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
1. Super Boring Club
We’re starting off our Bukit Bintang food hunt with some incredibly satisfying barbecue at Super Boring Club! Offering Korean-Japanese fusion fare, this barbecue and izakaya inspired restaurant is definitely far from boring. Decked with lots of bright pink neon lights, eye-catching Japanese game themed mural art and cosy seatings, enliven your night with some of their Deep Fried Octopus Tapas, Boring Fries, Awesome Beef Tataki, Super BBQ Combo, Kimchi Seafood Hot Pot and end your meal sipping delightful mocktails.
Super Boring Club
Address: 15, Jln Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (12 – 2.30 pm, 6 – 10 pm), Saturday and Sunday (1 – 10 pm)
Status: Pork free but serves alcohol
2. Palillos Yakitori Bar
Palillos Yakitori Bar is Bukit Bintang’s best-kept hidden gem! Tucked away deep within Changkat’s district of free-spirited bars, it has become a well loved spot to relish Japanese comfort cuisine made with a Spanish twist in the guise of barbecued yakitori skewers, sashimi and chilly artisan beers. An early made-in-advance reservation is strongly recommended as it tends to get quite packed here after sunset. Let’s get comfortably lost in the city amidst a starry night, holding yakitori sticks in our hands.
Palillos Yakitori Bar
Address: 23, Jln Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday (5 – 11.30 pm), Closed on Sundays
3. El Cerdo
Light up your friend gatherings, group dinners and birthday celebrations at El Cerdo in Changkat! Specialising in Spanish porcine delights, we recommended spicing up your special occasion with the signature Cochinillo Al Estilo Segoviano (Roasted Suckling Pig), Mountain Paella, Guinness Iberico Ribs paired with a few glasses of their Fruity Red Sangria and White Wine Pear Sangria. It’s bound to be exciting as there’s even a fun added element of shattering plates after you cut into the Roasted Suckling Pig dish as a sign for good luck. Smash it up and make every bite absolutely porkilicious. P.S: There’s even a free complimentary slice of cake waiting here for you if it’s your birthday, woo hoo!
Address: 43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday (5.30 pm – 12 am), Sunday (12 – 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm – 12 am)
4. TANYU @ Pavilion KL
Making its way from Shenzhen, TANYU has finally landed its flagship outlet in Malaysia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Famous for their Chongqing Grilled Fish with Fresh Green Pepper, TANYU incorporates diverse cooking methods and has eight wide ranging grilled fish flavours such as mala, savoury, sourish spicy, garlic flair and more to suit to all types of taste buds, especially for even the most picky eaters. Dive in and get your seafood game on foodies!
TANYU @ Pavilion KL
Address: Lot 7.01.02, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11.30 am – 10 pm)
5. The Tokyo Restaurant. @ Lot 10
Here’s a viral classic Champion for all you dessert lovers out there! If you still haven’t tried The Tokyo Restaurant’s extremely creamy 6th Avenue Basque Burnt Cheesecake, you’re clearly missing out. With a rich melt in your mouth texture, indulgent chilled temperature and an impressive silky smooth side offering of house-made whipped cream, it’s perfection in every forkful. We love their Yuri Matcha Cheesecake just as much too hehe! Make sure to try some of their hot meals and cocktails while you’re there for a truly timeless Instagrammable Tokyo experience.
The Tokyo Restaurant. @ Lot 10
Address: Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Center, 50, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am – 11 pm)
Status: Halal-certified but serves alcohol
6. Mongolia BBQ
Craving for some Mongolian BBQ? We’ve got just the place for you and it’s none other than the highly popular Mongolia BBQ at Jalan Alor! Treat yourself to their one-of-a-kind grilled broccoli, chicken, cheese sausages and mushroom skewers. Crowd favourites like the nasi goreng Mongolia, fried noodles and juicy chicken wings will also be calling your name!
Address: 53, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (5 pm – 2 am)
Link (s): Facebook
7. Damascus BBQ Bukit Bintang
We claim full responsibility for our huge obsession with Damascus BBQ! As a viral hit, this Syrian restaurant tempts appetites with their flavourful chicken, beef garlic infused shawarma and hot meals that comes with generous meaty portions as well. Don’t forget to fire it up with some extra sauces and melted cheese for your shawarma to really pop with flavour. It truly lives up to the hype!
Damascus BBQ Bukit Bintang
Address: 111, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (8 am – 4 am)
Status: Pork free
8. Friend Fries
Situated in the heart of Bukit Bintang’s entertainment district and with a perpetually long line of hungry diners up front, you definitely wouldn’t miss this TikTok famous Friend Fries stall! With over 14 types of diverse toppings and sauces like garlic, chilli, cheese, ketchup, barbeque, mustard, Mexican to even Nutella, come for the Gram but stay for the zing of flavour. These Amsterdam inspired thick-cut fries that come in small, medium and large sizes will have you getting your makan mode on! No matter the size, we guarantee that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amount of fries that you’ll be getting here, plus it’s also open from 8 am to 4 am everyday. Keep your friends close and your fries closer!
Address: Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (8 am – 4 am)
Link (s): Instagram
9. Nasi Kahwin Hari Hari
Operating since 2019, Nasi Kahwin Hari Hari is a humble yet iconic spot for lip-smackingly delicious Nasi Hujan Panas. As a heart-warming traditional Malay style dish that is usually served during kenduris (weddings), make sure to check out their Ayam Madu Dua, Ayam Rose Terangkat, Kambing Pasamah and Daging Masak Hitam. There’s a free-flow of rose cordial here too! Salam makan!
Nasi Kahwin Hari Hari
Address: Lorong Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10.30 am – 10 pm)
10. Restoran Nasi Ayam Hainan Chee Meng
Countless scores of positive raving reviews allows Restoran Nasi Ayam Chee Meng to speak for itself. Brought to life in the early 1960s, this legendary spot is now a city-wide chain of acclaimed chicken rice branches. So, if you’re looking for a tasty halal-certified chicken rice spot, Restoran Nasi Ayam Chee Meng is indeed a must-visit. It has even been awarded with the prestigious MICHELIN Bib Gourmand for “good quality and value cooking” this year! It’s come a long way indeed.
Restoran Nasi Ayam Hainan Chee Meng
Address: 50, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (11 am – 8.30 pm), Saturday & Sunday (11 am – 9.30 pm)
11. Kunafa Crisp
Widely adored by many, Kunafa Crisp will be your new favourite spot for a quick dessert fix. Kunafa is a popular Middle Eastern dessert that is usually made with spun kataifi pastry and soaked in a layer of sugar-based syrup called attar. With that said, Kunafa Crisp definitely stands out from the crowd for serving one of the most delightfully cheesy kunafas in town. They even have pistachio ice cream and authentic Turkish Coffee that is prepped with a long-handled cezve and brewed to perfection using hot sand.
Address: 44-2G, Bangunan Bintang, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am – 3 am)
12. Wagyu Kushi Skewer @ Don Don Donki Lot 10
Trust us, you’ll totally smell this from a mile away! Follow your nose to Don Don Donki for some aromatic, juicy and tender grilled wagyu skewers that are even Halal-certified. Prepare your taste buds for this deliciously mouthwatering wagyu all rounder. With such an impactful smell and taste, it’s certainly viral for being so tempting and will grab your attention in droves. You’ll be singing “Don Don Don Donki!” ~
Wagyu Kushi Skewer @ Don Don Donki Lot 10
Address: GF Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10 am – 2 am)
Status: Halal-certified A5 wagyu skewer
13. TAI ER @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Famed for their signature soupy Suan Cai Yu (Sauerkraut Fish), TAI ER was first established in 2015 and has over 400 outlets now in China. Come on over to Pavilion KL to experience a heart-warming meal in its flagship Malaysia branch. Served in diverse sizes ranging from classic individual portions to gigantic platters known as ‘The Feaster’, their Suan Cai Yu spicy mala soup is always loaded with dried chillies, Sichuan peppercorns, filleted tilapia, sauerkraut and toppings of decadent chrysanthemum petals for extra flair.
TAI ER @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Address: Lot 6.12.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall, 168, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11.30 am – 9 pm)
14. 32 Parfait Ice Cream
Hailing all the way from the hip streets of Myeongdong in South Korea, 32 Parfait Ice Cream stands tall right in front of Lot 10 Shopping Mall’s entrance. Rising to popularity for its Insta-worthy 32 cm tall handheld ice cream that is three times taller than regular ice cream, 32 Parfait will definitely satisfy all your ice cream cravings. We guarantee that you’ll feel like you’re flying on a holiday to Korea as you bite into their best-selling dual Vanillachoc, Yogurtblue and Strawmango ice cream flavours (cue happy dance). Priced at RM 16 for such a massively huge amount, it’s a real steal!
32 Parfait Ice Cream
Address: G12-1, Ground Floor, Lot 10, Jln Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (12 – 11 pm)
Status: Pork free
15. Restoran Mon Chinese Beef Roti
Send this Insta-famous spot to your besties now! It’s time for your food-hunting to pop with fresh flavours from Restoran Mon Chinese Beef Roti’s absolutely delicious chicken and beef roti. The Halal Sichuan Mala Hotpot and Spicy Beef Noodles here are worth a try too.
Restoran Mon Chinese Beef Roti
Address: 82, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (8.30 am – 12 am)
Link (s): Website
16. Zaitoun Food
We’re ending our list on a sweet dessert high at Zaitoun Food! As a viral favourite among Malaysians for their interesting spaghetti ice cream, Turkish delights and bite-sized desserts, it’s certainly a must-visit spot. We recommend trying out their special Chocolate-Vanilla Spaghetti Ice Cream, Rose & Coconut Turkish Delights, Baklava and Cheese Kunafa desserts that will have you soaring up to cloud nine.
Address: Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am – 2 am)
Link (s): Instagram
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