Aside from its popular nightlife scene in the bustling streets of Changkat, Bukit Bintang is famously home to a range of the best and most creative restaurants. So if you’re looking for unique and refined dining experiences, this city is where it’s at!
Here are the top 5 best restaurants in Bukit Bintang you might want to add to your foodie list:
1. Bijan Bar & Restaurant
Named ‘Best Malay Restaurant’ in 2004 by Tourism Malaysia, Bijan Bar & Restaurant is a hidden gem in a serene, secluded area in the city. They offer one of the finest Malay cuisines with original recipes passed down from previous generations; completed with a cosy and lush ambience.
You can opt to dine indoors, where the interiors are adorned with natural materials, like bamboo and wood, and lovely batik wall hangings. You can also dine al fresco on the wooden patio outside, which is lined with banana trees. It is a great place to whisk your beau out on a date, especially in the evenings when the dim lights give off a romantic atmosphere.
Address: No.3, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Contact Information: 03-2031 3575
2. Five Sen5es @ The Westin
Situated in The Westin KL, Five Sen5es is one of the best restaurants to go to for delectable dim sum in Bukit Bintang. Their pork-free menu is filled with brilliant dishes of modern Cantonese cuisine as well, prepared by some of the best chefs.
Its timber furniture, wooden floors and local artwork pay tribute to some 19th-century Asian influences, providing a sense of authenticity while you enjoy delicious dishes and sweet treats.
Address: Level 1, The Westin KL, 199, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7am-10.30am/12pm-2.30pm/6pm-10pm
3. Jogoya Buffet @ Starhill Gallery
As long as we’re going through Asian cuisines, let’s not forget about Jogoya! Located in Starhill Gallery, Jogoya is the largest buffet restaurant in Malaysia and is mostly Japanese. However, their highly skilled chefs prepare different cuisines as well, such as Chinese, Malaysian Western. There are VIP rooms and private seats available if you wish to have a little privacy while you dine.
Address: LG 05 Lower Ground Floor, The, 181, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 03-2141 1666
VCR is a charming hipster-esque cafe near Bukit Bintang perfect for brunch lovers and coffee enthusiasts. It was remodelled from a corner-lot building and is hard to miss with its all-black exterior and rustic fixtures. They serve a satiating range of coffee, brewed using unique blends like Coffex and Artisan beans.
They also offer scrumptious brunch foods and pastries, from avocado mushroom toasts to waffles to homemade cakes. Vegetarian options are also available, so you can bring your plant-based friends!
Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 8:30am to 11:00pm
Tuesday – 8:30am to 11:00pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – Closed
Friday – Closed
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Contact Information: 03-2110 2330
5. Dining In The Dark KL
Experience a unique dining experience at this upscale restaurant nestled in the heart of Changkat Bukit Bintang. Dining in the Dark, KL changes their menu every season, making it a mystery for diners.
When you arrive, enjoy a cocktail in the waiting area before you are blindfolded to be taken into the pitch-black dining hall, where all your senses (except sight, of course) will be put to the test. Don’t worry, as there are experienced staff—most of whom are visually impaired—there to lead you. The full menu will only be revealed at the end of your meal, keeping the element of surprise.
Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tuesday – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Thursday – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Sunday – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Contact Information: 012-305 2011
If you’re looking for cheaper alternatives, you can also head down to Bukit Bintang’s hawker food lane like Jalan Alor or Hutong at Lot 10 Shopping Centre for some hearty local delicacies. Either way, your bellies are sure to be filled, and your taste buds satisfied.