Kuala Lumpur is a haven for foodies with many types of cuisines on offer. In this bustling metropolis, we’re spoilt with so much choice that it boggles the mind!
Fret not, Kuala Lumpur also has many classy air-conditioned food courts that allow you to choose whatever your heart desires. Dine in or simply grab a bite at these food courts and carry on with your shopping spree.
Selera Street @ Sunway Putra Mall
Selera Street in Sunway Putra Mall is a contemporary version of the food court that was formerly known as Medan Hang Tuah. The kampung style décor on the walls and floor bring you down memory lane as you walk along the corridors which make perfect places for photos.
Selera Street allows diners to taste various cuisines offered by restaurants like Malaysian food from Narenj, Go Nek Mok’s, Lorong Seratus Tahun. Visitors also have the opportunity to dig into foreign cuisines such as Thai at Boat Noodle and AriThai, Japanese at Ramen & Curry Sakura and Korean at Myeong Dong Topokki.
WHERE Level 4, Sunway Putra Mall, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
TEL +603 2786 9300
NEXT Food Garden @ Plaza Low Yat
NEXT Food Garden is a relatively new addition to Malaysia’s largest IT lifestyle Mall – Plaza Low Yat. Here you can get a quick fix of Malaysian favourites such as nasi lemak, char kuey teow, and rice dishes. There are also plenty of options to try from stalls that serve Vietnamese, Thai and Western food.
The food court is on a smaller scale with 11 stalls, but it does not disappoint with spacious seating and a relaxed ambience. Satisfy that appetite of yours before you continue shopping for the gadgets you need!
WHERE LG-030, Lower Ground Floor, Plaza Low Yat, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
TEL +6017 550 0062
Lot 10 Hu Tong @ Lot 10 Shopping Centre
If you’d like to explore Malaysia’s must-try delicacies in one place, Lot 10 Hu Tong is the food court you should add to your list. It offers more than 30 hand-picked local eateries and heritage brands all under one roof, with some that have endured for generations.
Each stall is distinguished by its all-time favourite, like the beef noodles from Soong Kee, wanton noodles from Ho Weng Kee and Kim Lian Kee’s signature Hokkien mee. The food court has even been visited by big names like designer Jimmy Choo and Hong Kong celebrity Wong Tze Wah.
Photo credit: facebook.com/lot10hutong
Food Republic @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
With eateries at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur being on the pricier side, Food Republic located on Level 1 of the mall is a more budget-friendly option. You get to pick from more than 30 vendors here that offer local and other cuisines like Japanese, Thai, Korean and Western.
The food court is one of the most popular places to eat among shoppers and working individuals around Bukit Bintang, especially during weekends. Whether you’re up for a hearty meal or just a light one, you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of a softly lit dining area.
Photo credit: facebook.com/FoodRepublicMY
WHERE Lot.1.41.00-1.51.00 & P1.13.00-P1.20.00, Level 1, Pavilion KL, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
TEL +603 2142 8006
Signatures Food Court @ Suria KLCC
Signatures Food Court is the bigger one out of the two food halls in Suria KLCC, with a window seating area that overlooks KLCC park. With a variety of food offered at reasonable prices, Signatures Food Court is a favourite among shoppers and tourists.
The food court, of course, houses plenty of local dishes like nasi kandar, Ipoh noodles, wanton mee and more. There are also Western vendors that serve dishes such as pasta, pizza, burgers, sandwiches. Vegetarians can also enjoy Indian cuisine offered by global brand Saravana Bhavan or something less savoury from Simple Life.
WHERE Level 2, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
TEL +603 2382 2828
Food Junction @ Avenue K Shopping Mall
Food Junction started out in Singapore in 1993 and has three outlets in Malaysia now. Not far from Suria KLCC, Food Junction at Avenue K is a concept-driven food court, providing its diners a modern dining experience with contemporary design and lush green ornaments that create a calming environment.
Here you’ll find all sorts of delights ranging from chicken rice and Penang must-have dishes to nasi kandar and Japanese teppanyaki. There are also stations offering drinks, juices and dessert to quench your thirst and curb your sweet tooth.
Photo credit: foodjunction.com
WHERE 2-6B & 8-10, Level 2, Avenue K Shopping Mall, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
TEL +603 2181 2979
Quizinn Foodcourt by RASA @ Nu Sentral
If you’re a frequent commuter on the Kelana Jaya LRT line, get off the KL Sentral station and head over to Quizinn Foodcourt in Nu Sentral whether you’re looking for a quick and fulfilling meal or just something light to snack on.
Local dishes like nasi lemak with fried chicken and yong tau foo are just a few from the extensive menus here. Alternatively, you can try some Western offerings like chicken chop and pasta or a nutritious Japanese bento set. Salads, sandwiches, popiah and kuih are perfect for light bites in between meals.
Photo credit: facebook.com/Quizinn-By-Rasa-743451352383146
WHERE Lot 3.14, Level 3, Nu Sentral, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Kuala Lumpur
TEL +603 2276 5775
EAT Food Village @ Publika Shopping Gallery
A unique Chinese-themed food court, EAT Food Village is decorated with Chinese paintings, calligraphy and furniture that add a vintage touch to the space. Explore the 11 kiosks and seven small restaurants which will bring you on a Malaysian Chinese hawker food journey, serving dishes from some of the most well-known local food joints.
Dishes such as Kin Kin’s chilli pan mee, bak kut teh from Yeoh’s Bak Kut Teh, Sentul Ah Yap’s Hokkien mee and Penang curry noodles from Lorong Seratus Tahun are the crowd favourites in this food court.
WHERE Level UG1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
TEL +603 6207 9426
Isetan Eat Paradise @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Other than the Food Republic food court, fans of Japanese cuisine should definitely swing by Isetan Eat Paradise in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. From sushi and ramen to tonkatsu and Japanese barbeque, there’s just about any type of Japanese dish you can think of here.
Although there isn’t a common dining area like common food courts, each restaurant is segregated from each other, you’ll have a good selection to choose from in one place. Some of the more favoured ones are Menya Musashi which serves ramen, Tonkatsu by Ma Maison, Ichiro Sushi Bar and Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant.
Photo credit: facebook.com/MyTonkatsu
WHERE 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
TEL 03 7710 8118
Taste of Asia Food Court @ Berjaya Times Square
Located in the West Zone of Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, Taste of Asia is where you’ll find some of the most sought-after Malaysian flavours like chicken rice, mee goreng, curry noodles, dim sum and lots more. There are also stalls offering light snacks like bread and cakes that are perfect for tea time.
Other stalls offering Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Indonesian, Singaporean and Western cuisines are also crowd favourites, attracting those who are up for trying different cuisines under one roof. You can also have an icy-cold cheeky dessert or drinks to cool down on a warm day.
Photo credit: facebook.com/Berjaya-Times-Square-Taste-of-Asia-Food-Court-167696456603791