In Malaysia, one of the most prominent types of food is, without a doubt, Chinese food. Although we often group all cuisines that have a seemingly Chinese inspired seasoning under the umbrella term—Chinese food, there are variations even within Chinese foods depending on which Chinese province it is from. With that said due to how versatile Chinese food is, many Malaysians have incorporated their own twist to the traditional dishes, modifying it to cater to local palates, which is how the Chinese food that we love and enjoy had come about. With each Chinese restaurants having its unique recipe and seasoning, you can never encounter two Chinese restaurants with the exact same flavour—the possibility of how Chinese being boundless. Even in PJ itself, you would be able to find a variety of notable Chinese restaurants that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Read on to find out some of the best Chinese restaurants PJ has got to offer!
1. Restaurant New Peng Wah
If you love having a variety and a homey ambience, Restaurant New Peng Wah is where you want to be. Located next to Atria Mall in Damansara Jaya, Restoran New Peng Wah is the lineage to the classic Restoran Peng Wah. This restaurant is best known for its wide array of home-cooked Chinese cuisines that will make your mouth water.
Although the presentation of the food here isn’t the best, its flavours are top-notch and are always packed by dinner time. A must-try dish in New Peng Wah is their signature fried pork which boasts a perfect combination of crispy and juicy. Having a casual set-up with air-conditioning, you would be able to enjoy a comfortable dining experience at New Peng Wah where the cuisines are reasonably priced to boot!
Address: 15&17, Jalan SS 22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:30am to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 03-7727 5288
2. Goon Wah Restaurant
Initially famous for their XO Fish Head Noodle, Goon Wah Restaurant has now expanded its menu, incorporating unique new recipes that revolve around the idea of cooking in a claypot. Although having a small interior, you can spot Goon Wah Restaurant easily with their additional ‘alfresco’ dining at the 5-foot-walkway.
Don’t be fooled by its small interior though, as this restaurant serves cuisines in generous portions that are sure to satisfy your appetite. Other than, of course, their signature Claypot Fish Head Noodles, some other must-tries from this restaurant would include the Guinness Stout Chicken Wings and the Braised Pork Belly with Yam. As this restaurant is popular among locals, it could get packed near dinner time. Therefore, if you’re planning to have dinner at Goon Wah Restaurant, you should make a reservation beforehand.
Address: G13, Jalan 3/115c, Taman Kuchai Jaya, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Tuesday – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Wednesday – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Thursday – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Friday – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday – Closed
Contact Information: 012-297 7284
Yue is situated in Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, and they’re one of the pricier options for Chinese cuisine. However, their expensive menu is justified when you realize we’re talking about the 2nd highest-ranking restaurant in Travel Advisor’s prestigious system. Out of 1461 restaurants in Petaling Jaya, Yue scores impressively with overwhelming five-star ratings and lands itself in the Top 2. They were also awarded the 2021 Travellers’ Choice award for their feats.
Yue is designed with artistic imagery in mind. When you look out their windows, you’ll find a panoramic view of the city that you’ll feel like you’re in the center of Petaling Jaya’s bustle. A suitable location for one of the best Chinese restaurants you could ever find! Their menu items are also highly approved, offering a repertoire of classic Chinese dishes and innovative creations from their personal chefs. You’ll find the beauty of Chinese food when it’s tastefully combined with Yue’s artistic grace.
Address: Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact Information: 03-7622 8888
4. New Paris Restaurant
Although this restaurant does not have as glamorous of an appearance as its name suggests, you can easily spot this huge restaurant with its impressive size that spans more than two shop lots long. Even with such ample space, it’s not enough to contain the number of customers that visit this restaurant—bumps and destroying of plates being a common sight in this restaurant, especially at dinner time.
Though this restaurant does not serve any unique dishes, it boasts a line-up of Malaysian favourite Chinese cuisines that are delicious yet reasonably priced. Some of their customer favourites that you have to try would be their Belacan prawn and Steamed Fish (Garoupa). As mentioned earlier, this restaurant can often get packed during dinner time. Therefore, if you don’t want to end up seating outside the road or to have no table at all, it is recommended for you to make an early reservation.
Address: No. 62, 64, 66, Jalan SS 2/72, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 2:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 03-7955 9180
5. Green View Restaurant
Operating since 1993, Green View Restaurant has been around for a good couple of years, being a favourite go-to among locals even until today. Known to serve delectable prawn and crab dishes, this famous shop has been serving thousands and thousands of satisfied customers. Among their impressive line-up of seafood, one cuisine stands out the most, which is their signature dish—Sang Har Mee (freshwater prawn noodles).
If you are a seafood lover, this restaurant would be your heaven, serving a variety of seafood dishes that range from huge savoury crabs to other ocean goodness. Best of all, their meals are served at an affordable price, which wouldn’t put a hole on your wallet. So, bring along your family and friends to Green View Restaurant for an exquisite dining experience along with a cosy ambience.
Address: No.8, Jln 19/3, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Monday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 016-312 3523
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