The one meal that can make ANYONE grin, burp and rub their tummy with satisfaction is probably Indian food. Be it South Indian food or North Indian food, your mouth will start watering at the mere sight and thought of it. Here are some of the best Indian restaurants in town.
1. Chat Masala
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Just a stone’s throw from KL Sentral, Chat Masala offers a wide range of South and North Indian cuisines such as Chicken 65, Kolapuri Mutton, Panner Makani and Palak Paneer, just to name a few. Besides having excellent service, the food is also reasonably priced; all the more reasons to drop by this restaurant! Do note that they only serve vegetarian food and dishes, but that doesn’t matter because the food here is made to perfection.
No – 259 – G, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Hours: Thursday – Tuesday: 7:30am – 11:30pm, Wednesday: 3:30pm – 11:30pm
2. GEM Restaurant
Their menu focuses mainly on meaty kebabs from the tandoor and spices from South India. Among their specialties are the fish molee and rich curries which originate from the Chettinad, Andhra Pradesh and Malabar coast which are surely to tickle your taste buds. The meat they serve, be it chicken or mutton, is succulent and tantalising which will leave you craving for more. Also, the spinach goat cheese curry is a must try here! GEM is considered as an Indian fine dining restaurant so the prices might be a little steep.
Address: 124, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Hours: Daily 11.30am – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 10.30pm
3. Sri Ananda Bahwan
They have over half a dozen branches all over Malaysia, and their branch in KL is right behind the Bangsar LRT Station. They serve banana leaf rice, naan, tandoori, thosai, roti… you name it, they have it. In short, the choices they have here will keep you wanting to come back for more. Their curries have the right amount of spice and the meat is cooked in such a way we can savour the tenderness. The best part, they are wallet-friendly too.
Address: No.26, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, Bangsar Utama
Hours: 9.00am – 10.30pm
4. Chola Kitchen
Chola Kitchen is the place to go to for fantastic briyani! They have chicken devil briyani, prawn briyani, mutton briyani and many more; although only a certain type is serve on each day. End your meal with their Masala Tea, and you will be highly satisfied. Although it is an eatery of modest size, it has a nice ambiance.
Address: 33, Jalan Mahogani 5, Bandar Botanic, Klang
Hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm
5. Ganga Café
If you feel like taking a break from meat and eggs, then Ganga Café is the place to be in. They serve vegetarian Gujurati food that is not only MSG-free, but also uses vegetables from their own farm and top quality ghee! From dudhi chana, to chickpea dhoklas and hara bhara kabab, their sumptuous vegetarian food is to die for. We’ve no idea what those means but we know one thing is for sure – they’re delicious!
Address: 19 Lorong Kurau, Off Jalan Riong, Bangsar Pertama
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 8:30am – 9:30 pm, Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm
6. Sri Nirwana Maju
*Photo credits to Sharmelan Raj
Tables are hard to come by in this restaurant and having to wait to be seated is a norm here. Its rightly so, as they serve among the best banana leaf rice in town and is pretty much well known among the locals and expats alike. Their side dishes such as the deep fried chilli chicken are top notch and the fried bitter gourd is addictive – which nobody can resist. The lassies are really refreshing too and goes very well with the banana leaf meal. Although it is a little pricey here, their excellent service and amazing food certainly does make up for it.
Address: 43 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar
Hours: 10.00am – 1.30am
7. Kanna Curry House
With over three decades of experience in serving banana leaf rice, you can only expect the best from them (though they have replaced the actual leaf with just a green paper now). Their choice of food ranges from marinated seafood to mutton curry, fried squid, fish cutlets, deep fried chicken and an assortment of vegetable dishes. The best part is, you’ll get to flood your rice with their complementary ‘kari ketam’ (crab curry) which taste heavenly. The only word we can describe them is PERFECT! The price here is a little pricey though which is almost as similar to Sri Nirwana Maju.
Address: 29 Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya
Hours: 7.00am – 10.00pm
8. Naga’s Restaurant
Famed for their briyani rice, Naga’s tops most Indian restaurants in terms of affordability. This self-serving restaurant serves foods ranging from South Indian Chettinad, North Indian to local delicacies. With their very own compound for parking, dining here is convenient and easy; allowing you to spend time on more important things – their food. The environment here is calm and very well ventilated which makes it a great spot to catch up with family or friends over good food. What’s even better is that they’re open 24 hours a day!
Address: 3339, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Hours: 24 hours daily
Source: World of Buzz