Top 10 Best Penang Food Spots In KL & PJ (2024 Guide)

Penang has always been the undisputed Champion for delicious and heart-warming street food in Malaysia. As a foodie’s paradise, most Malaysians living near Penang would even travel all the way to the island for a weekend street food trip. Lucky for you, we’ve found 10 best Penang food spots in KL and PJ that taste exactly like its establishment in Penang! So, save yourself that long 4 hour drive and head on to these legendary Penang food spots whenever your curry mee, nasi kandar or char kuey teow cravings creep in.


10 Best Penang Food Places In KL & PJ

1. Restoran Penang Corner 

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We’re transporting to Penang with our first bite at Restoran Penang Corner in KL! As its name suggests, there’s a wide range of local favourites all reminiscent of Penang food. You MUST definitely try the authentic Penang White Curry Mee, Fried Char Kuey Teow, Assam Laksa, Rojak, Lobak and Popiah here. Cool down with some refreshing Cendol and Ais Kacang that will seal the deal with a taste of Penang.  

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Restoran Penang Corner 

Address: Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (8 am – 3 pm), Closed on Mondays 

Status: Non-halal

2. Restoran Lim Mee Yoke

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Craving for some Penang Prawn Mee? Send your taste buds on a holiday to Penang with Restoran Lim Mee Yoke’s spot-on rendition of flavourful prawn mee that tastes exactly like the ones in Penang. Every spoonful of their fragrant prawn infused broth will have you in pure satisfaction. Cravings satisfied!   

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Restoran Lim Mee Yoke

Address: 14, Jalan SS 2/10, Taman Bahagia, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 


Operating Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday (9 am – 4 pm), Thursday (9 am – 3.30 pm), Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays & Sundays 

Status: Non-halal 

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3. Robert’s Penang Char Kuey Teow

“Hello Uncle Robert, one Char Kuey Teow please!” Highly popular for over 20 years as a legendary spot with viral wok hei fried Penang Char Kuey Teow and Roast Pork, Robert’s Penang Char Kuey Teow is certainly not to be missed. He is even fondly known as the ‘dancing uncle’ from the energetic way that he cooks!  


Robert’s Penang Char Kuey Teow

Address: 1082, Jalan 17/29, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (7.30 am – 2.30 pm), Closed on Tuesdays & Fridays  

Status: Non-halal

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4. Nasi Kandar Saddam 

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As a crowd-favourite spot, there’s nothing we love more than Saddam’s deliciously surr Nasi Kandar! Get ready to re-ignite your appetite with their irresistible Nasi Kandar Ayam Madu that even comes with additional choices of Lamb Curry, Sambal Chicken, Curry Fish Head, Telur Sotong and lots more. It’s most definitely Penang-certified!

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Nasi Kandar Saddam 

Address: 58, Jalan Segambut Pusat, Taman Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (8 am – 12 am)

Status: Muslim-owned  

Link (s): Facebook | Instagram

5. Ai Jiak Penang Food 

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Offering tempting Nyonya delights from Penang, Ai Jiak will become your go-to makan spot for meals that feel like a trip to George Town. We highly recommend giving the Penang Style Otak Otak, Asam Laksa, Pork Pongteh, Lobak Prawn Fritters, Belacan Fried Chicken and Bubur Cha Cha a taste.   

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Ai Jiak Penang Food 

Address: 11, Jalan 21/12, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (11.45 am – 3 pm, 5.30 – 9 pm), Closed on Mondays 

Status: Non-halal

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6. Ah Niu Penang Authentic Food Restaurant 

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Still feeling hungry for more? We’re making our way to Ah Niu Penang Authentic Food Restaurant next! Their crave-worthy Wanton Noodles with Char Siew, Penang White Curry Mee, Oyster Noodles, Hokkien Mee, Char Hor Fun, Butter Milk Mantis Prawn Rice and loads more will have you spoilt for choice. 

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Ah Niu Penang Authentic Food Restaurant 

Address: 81, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11.30 am – 9 pm)

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

7. Nasi Kandar Cargas 

Let’s spice things up with more iconic nasi kandar! Hailing from Bayan Lepas in Penang, we highly recommend pairing up your feast with Nasi Kandar Cargas’s signature Curry Stingray, Sambal Coconut Chicken, Gulai Ikan Masin, Fried Chicken and Sambal Belacan. Sedapnya!

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Nasi Kandar Cargas 

Address: 14, Ground Floor, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (7 am – 12 am), Closed on Fridays 

Status: Muslim-owned

Link (s): Facebook | Instagram

8. Nasi Kandar Penang Road 

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Wait a sec, it’s not what you’re thinking! Bet you thought that it’s more nasi kandar… Well, contrary to what its name implies, Nasi Kandar Penang Road is actually our top recommendation for Fried Chicken Nasi Lemak and Garlic Cheese Naan. Serving a diverse range of mamak style food until late at night, their Roti Canai, Maggi Goreng Double, Chicken Tikka Tandoori and Teh Tarik are also not to be missed whenever you’re in the mood for a trip to Penang. 

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Nasi Kandar Penang Road 

Address: Jalan PJU 1a/4a, 47310 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday & Friday (7 am – 3 am), Thursday & Saturday (7 am – 12 am), Open 24 Hours on Sundays

Status: Muslim-owned  

Link (s): Facebook | Instagram

9. Rojak & Cendol Din Maju 

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Raise your plates and bowls up high! It’s time for some genuine Penang-level Rojak and Cendol from Din Maju in Ampang. This roadside stall is where you should go for tasty Banana Leaf Char Kuey Teow too. Don’t be shy, come on and join the hype! 

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Rojak & Cendol Din Maju 

Address: 1/67B, Off, Jln Ulu Klang, Ampang Hilir, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 12 – 7 pm

Status: Muslim-owned

Link (s): Facebook | Instagram

10. Kapitan Tandoori House TTDI 

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As a famous eatery among Penangites, Kapitan Tandoori House has now found a home in TTDI! With over 50 mouth-watering dishes, make sure to tuck into their Claypot Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Murtabak, Beef Ribs Briyani, Chicken Cheese Kebab and Butter Garlic Naan that will all teleport you to Chulia Street. There’s definitely an exciting taste of Penang here for everyone.     

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Kapitan Tandoori House TTDI 

Address: 50, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10.30 am – 11.30 pm)

Status: Muslim-owned 

Link (s): Instagram

A Taste Of Penang Is Only A Stone’s Throw Away!

We hope this list of Penang food in KL and PJ can bring joy, comfort and satisfaction to your taste buds. So, whether you’re a Penangite that’s feeling homesick or simply a KLite missing the delightful flavours of Penang, it’s time to get excited as a taste of Penang is calling for you right here in the heart of KL and PJ!

READ MORE: 12 Food You MUST Try In Ampang KL & Selangor (2024 Guide)



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