Indian cuisine is famous for being full of flavor from the many spices and ingredients used in it and for being very hearty and delicious as well. Due to the love Malaysians have for it, Indian food is very easy to come by in Kuala Lumpur especially in Bangsar and Little India (Brickfields). Without further ado let us bring you the best 15 restaurants in KL where you can enjoy good Indian food.
1. Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
What can be more Indian than banana leaf rice?! Serving you one of the best and affordable banana leaf rice is Restoran Nirwana Maju which is located in Bangsar. This restaurant is well know for being very busy during lunch and dinner times that patrons have to que to get a table. A banana leaf rice dish usually consists of fragrant rice, curry of you choice (fish curry, mutton curry or dhall), rasam, pickle, 3 types of vegetable, salted chilli and of course, Papadom. You also order side dishes like mutton varuval, fried fish and many more.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 1:30
Address: 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2287 8445
2. Passage thru India
Serving you basically everything Indian would be the Passage Thru India. Located in Bukit Bintang, this restaurant offers really good Indian food accompanied by soft Indian music, and a plenty of Indian decor which is a sight to behold. This lively place offers a huge rage of food originating from different parts of India. Upon your arrival you will be served papadoms and mint chutney which is free and a staple there. Some of their famous flavor packed dishes would be their various naans, chicken tandoori, Murgh Butter Tikka Masala and many more.
Opening Hour: Open everyday 11:30 – 14:45 & 18:30 – 22:30
Address: Bukit Bintang Street, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2145 0366
3. Fierce Curry House
Can choose what to eat between Biryani or Banana leaf rice ? Get the best of both worlds, Bir-Nana at Fierce Curry House. Fierce Curry house makes a statement by serving Birnana, a combination of 5 vegetable dishes of the day, rasam, curry of your choice, raita, achar, papadom, kesari and Biryani or you choice. Fierce Curry House has been satisfying their customers craving for Biryani with only the best of the best, their Biryani is cooked dhum style where the rice absorbs all the delicious flavors of spices in a sealed metal bowl. It is opened when the customer is ready to eat. The also serve a variety of other Indian dishes and drinks as well.
Opening Hours: Open everyday 12:00 – 22:00
Address: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 019-770 1945
4. The Ganga Cafe
Ganga Cafe is well known for serving wholesome vegan, gluten- free food that tastes very good. This cafe specializes in Maharashtrian vegetarian food which is very decadent and rich. They serve dishes that are made from the freshest of ingredients which has no added MSG, additives or preservatives as they are very keen on serving healthy meals. But this doesn’t spare the food from being rich in flavor and very decadent. This makes the cafe a popular choice among the health conscious folks. Some of their signature dishes would be Ganga Aloo Chat, Palak Paneer, Pav Bhaji and so on.
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 22:00, Sunday 10:00 – 15:00
Address:19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5. WTF What Tasty Food Restaurant
Curious why they named the restaurant as such? We thought so! WTF restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant in Bangsar whom are aimed to break the stereotype we have of Indian restaurant and mesmerize us with their own twist on the traditional Indian food. They have an impressive selection of dishes to try out from and whats better? All their dishes are free of MSG and preservatives which makes it a very healthy choice.
Operating Hours: Open everyday 11:30 – 23:00
Address:98, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
6. Idli Only Cafe
Idli Only Cafe is a cafe in Bangsar dedicated to only serve Idli. Idli is a savoury South Indian rice & lentil cake dish which is a staple breakfast dish among Indians. Idli only serves many variations of this dish and let us just assure you you wouldn’t run out of choices of Idlis to taste from. Some of the variations of Idli they have apart from the plain steamed Idli and Rava Idli is, Butter Podi Idli, Manchurian Idli, Idli Upma and many more. They also have 30 kinds of chutney to choose as well.
Operating Hours: 8:30 – 20:30
Address: 15, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
7. Jai Hind Restaurant
Serving power packed North Indian food would be the Jai Hind which is located in Masjid Jamek. This restaurant is known for making authentic dishes in the most traditional methods possible. This shop spans over 3 shop lots and has been serving their loyal customers staple North Indian dishes like naan, tandoori chicken, prata and other delectables. Wash all that good food down with cooling lassi and don’t forget to tapau some of their freshly made kulfis (desert).
Operating Hours: Open everyday 8:00 – 20:30
Address: 13, Jalan Melayu, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2692 0041
8. Indian Kitchen
Sounds like a very cliché name for a restaurant but there is nothing cliche about their food. Located in the busy streets of Bangsar, Indian Kitchen has a somewhat incredible and highly reputed selection of rotis for you to try out. You would be surprised to see the number of healthy ingredients that are used to make their rotis and other dishes. They also have many lip smacking toppings and side dishes for you to choose from to accompany your rotis.
Operating Hours: 8:30 – 23:00
Address: 64, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
9. Betel Leaf
Betel Leaf Restaurant is another reputable restaurant serving authentic Chettinad cuisine in Leboh Ampang. They have an extensive menu of dishes which you can enjoy in a comfortable air conditioned environment which has a very good ambience. Their food focuses of the richness of spicess which is what Chettinad cuisines are all about. They serve both vegetarian and non- vegetarian food as well. While your there don’t forget to try their huge choice of tantalizing Indian sweets and deserts.
Operating Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Address: 77A, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
10. Saravana Bhavan
Saravana Bhavan is a chain of vegetarian restaurant originating from Indian and has a branch in Bangsar. Don’t be fooled by the fact the restaurant is a franchise as they serve some darn good food there. They have an impressive array of dishes for you to try out from. If confused on what to try dont worry, as the trusty waiter can suggest you what’s good there. They also provide meals that come in sets with your choice of poori, chapati or rice with curries. Their sweet treats and drink are all so very irresistible.
Operating Hours: 8:30 – 23:00
Address: 52, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur