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PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 235 Jalan Tun Razak, KL (Tel: 03-2145 0366) and a branch in Medan Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2094 4366). Business hours: 11.30am-2.45pm, 6:30pm-11pm, daily. Halal. Try the Cocktail Basket of six mini-naan breads with chutneys and condiments, PTI Masala Prawns, Murgh Tikka Butter, Mutton Rogan Ghost, Kashgar Kebab and Navratna Kurma.
AUTHENTIC CAPATHI HUT, Lot 635 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, KL. Business hours: 10.30am-11pm (except for the second and fourth Monday, the restaurant opens at 5pm). This is where you can get one of the best chapatis around. Located in a somewhat secluded area and sandwiched in between two condominiums along Jalan Scott in Brickfields, the restaurant still boasts a regular customer profile who seek their variety of flatbreads and vegetarian dishes.
WARUNG LEKO, LB-1, First Floor, The Curve Link 2, The Curve (opposite of Dragon I), Mutiara Damansara. (Tel: 03-7733 1322). Business hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm, daily. Warong Leko is located in The Curve and known to locals to have authentic Surabaya “penyet” dishes. It is the first Warong Leko in Malaysia and it has 46 restaurants in Indonesia.
G-TOWER KL RAKUZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, LG 05-06, G Tower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. (Tel: 03- 2161 4800). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm, daily. Pork-free. Contemporary décor but authentic food. Extensive menu with raw, steamed, grilled and broiled items. KURIYA, T2, 3rd floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre 285 Jalan Maarof, Taman Bukit Bandaraya KL. (Tel: 03-2093 9242). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. Kuriya offers Japanese fine dining experience with a wide range of special and authentic dishes. The menu also features seasonal ingredients air-flown from various parts of Japan and seafood flown in from Tokyo and Kyushu fish markets once a week.
TARBUSH RESTAURANT, LG16, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (Tel: 03-2144 6393). Business hours: 11am to 1am. The restaurant serves recipes by managing director Mohyddin Al Halabi. A must-try is the Grilled Arayes - minced lamb with vegetables, onions, Tarbush spice, tomatoes and spread on pita bread. There are also sweet delicacies like Mahalabia, Riz Bil Halil and Ma’Moul Bi Fustouq to name a few.
VICTORIA STATION, 11-17 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2093 8833) with sister restaurants in Ampang (03-4257 3388), PJ (03-7955 8988) & USJ (03-5637 3388). Business hours: noon-midnight, daily. Halal. Still a popular haunt for steaks. Other offerings are Deep Sea Prawns with Teriyaki Sauce, Charbroiled New Zealand Fillet Steak and Grilled Cajun Salmon.
CHARMS CAFÉ, Lot S206, 2nd Floor, Promenade 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7722 2206). Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. The Spicy Gizzie, Rojak, Fried Carrot Cake and Mayo Dip come highly recommended alongside local delights like Lamb Charmer and Charms Laksa.
FRANGIPANI RESTAURANT, 25 Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2144 3001). Business hours: Restaurant (Tues-Sun, 7.30pm-10.30pm); Bar (Tues-Thurs & Sun, 6pm-1am); (Fri & Sat, 6pm-3am). Pork-free. Fine dining with a contemporary touch. Menu here changes every three months but classics like Warm Tea Smoked Salmon or Pan Roasted Duck Confit are retained.
RESTORAN SERI MELAYU, 1 Jalan Conlay, KL (Tel: 03-2145 1833). Business hours: noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm. Sat - dinner only.Closed on Sunday. Halal. Serves traditional Malay cuisine buffet-style. There is a live cooking station with the Sudut Warisan featuring Malaysian BBQ Special for dinner (6.30pm-10pm) only. The restaurant, which exudes Malay rustic charm, features live cultural performances between 8.30pm and 9.15pm nightly.
SALOMA THEATRE RESTAURANT, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MTC), 139 Jalan Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-2161 0122). Business hours: 11am-11pm; dinner with cultural show (7.30pm-10.30pm). Showtime (8.30pm-9.30pm). Halal. For a touch of filmdom, some dishes have been named after evergreen Malaysian movies. Specials are Air Jando Pulang, Sup Tulang, and Daging Dendeng.
O’BRIENS, The Curve, Lot G79 Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (Tel: 03-7727 2181). Business hours: 8am-11pm, daily. Part of a worldwide chain specialising in Irish sandwiches and gourmet coffees. Features the ‘made-to-order’ concept where customers put-together their own sandwiches.
ECOGREEN ORGANIC CAFÉ, Unit G3, Bangunan Bakti Siti Hasmah, 6 Changkat Abang Haji Openg & 125, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (Tel: 03-7729 2789). Business hours: Mon to Sun (10am-6pm/Bangunan Bakti) & (10am-10pm/Aminuddin Baki). Halal. Serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. No MSG, no artificial preservatives or colouring in the food. The cafe uses only organic and natural ingredients. n To submit food listings and food-related queries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03-79671388 ext 1322.
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