Ipoh Restaurants: 10 Food-Worthy Restaurants in 2022

Ipoh Restaurants
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Ipoh is the capital city of Perak, home to the famous white coffee and heritor of elegance in its colonial architecture and stunning street murals. The most memorable attraction, of course, is the tasty local and continental fare. Chinese tourists often flock to Ipoh for this reason, and this reason only—food! Although the selections are sometimes limited, rest assured that you’re getting the best quality from the many Ipoh restaurants that are happy to serve you. 

Visiting Ipoh? Don’t sweat! Well, actually, sweating is guaranteed thanks to Malaysia’s blazing heat, but we’ve got your back. Like your sweat! Here are some of the best restaurants in Ipoh to dine.

1. Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles

Speaking of the best quality from years of continuous perfecting, Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodles falls into that category with style. This restaurant’s two specialities are Hainan dry curry noodles and curry noodle soup, so those are the highly recommended dishes to try there. If you’re not a curry mee fan (which is rare), try their chee cheong fun with mushroom sauce or lo mai gai (glutinous rice), complete with a warm cup of herbal tea. 

Address: 39, Jalan Kampar, 31650 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 7:30am to 3:00pm
Wednesday – 7:30am to 3:00pm
Thursday – 7:30am to 3:00pm
Friday – 7:30am to 3:00pm
Saturday – 7:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday – 7:30am to 3:00pm

Contact Information: 05-242 1043

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/UD9LyJtN2n8NbsBg8

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2. Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant

Having a family reunion or celebration? Dine at Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant for an evening of sumptuous banquet-style Chinese delicacies. As one of the most frequented restaurants in Ipoh City, this place often hosts wedding parties and is always buzzing. Try their signature four-season platter comprising of stuffed crabs, Chinese ham, stir-fried scallops, vegetables and more. 

Address: G 57, 65, Jalan Horley, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Contact Information: 05-253 3428

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XYgqNKDjmmH3RB7dA

3. Yong Suan Coffee Shop

More of a coffee shop than a restaurant, Yong Suan is a must-visit to get your fix of Nasi Ganja. No, not marijuana-infused rice, but the extreme craving for food is what the name refers to. This place is halal-friendly, so dig into the curries, fried chicken, fish and more at this popular lunch spot in Ipoh. 

Address: 4, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Information: /

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/dL38PmXqmK1MNBLd6

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4. Tuck Kee Restaurant

This half a century-old restaurant is an old favourite among the locals, and they remain packed with large crowds to this day. Curious about the buzz? Many come to Restoran Tuck Kee just for their Yu Kong Hor! In English, this means Moonlight Hor Fun, and it’s named that way due to the glistening raw yolk on the top. Do not fret though; this dish is completely safe to consume despite the raw egg! Another popular dish is their baby octopus in soy sauce for a refreshing, lighthearted meal.

Address: 61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm
Tuesday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm
Wednesday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm
Thursday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm
Friday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm
Saturday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm
Sunday – 1:00pm to 10:45pm

Contact Information: 016-220 9361

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YRRSJysGuEvqJ8nf9

5. Kampai Restaurant

The Japanese food cravings never tire. Fortunately, Ipoh has Japanese food too. Kampai Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that serves a fresh assortment of sushi and sashimi, as well as their oh-so-addictive seaweed salad. You can also opt for their lunch sets for a more affordable but equally as excellent meal. 

Address: 5 & 7, Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Contact Information: 05-242 5388

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/wT1ERs3UzP9Syq3q6

6. Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong

Hainanese Kopitiam cuisine is a staple for many as a delicious breakfast dish to start the day. After all, who wouldn’t like to start their day with Hainanese toast and half-boiled eggs? Established in 1937, Sin Yoon Loong is said to be the best and most authentic Hainanese White Coffee shop in Ipoh. Regulars recommend that their toasted bread goes perfectly with their white coffee for a lighthearted yet delicious breakfast.

Address: 15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – 6:00am to 2:30pm
Tuesday – 6:00am to 2:30pm
Wednesday – 6:00am to 2:30pm
Thursday – 6:00am to 2:30pm
Friday – 6:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday – 6:00am to 2:30pm
Sunday – 6:00am to 2:30pm

Contact Information: 05-241 4601

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Ky4trDqpCeQcULJCA

7. Platform 9 ½ cafe 

Hidden in Concubine Lane, the iconic dark oak frames and rustic bricks mark the presence of Platform 1/2 in all its’ elegant and thematic glory. Fans of Harry Potter (or, more appropriately referred to as ‘Potterheads’) would absolutely adore Platform 1/2 because they’re entirely dedicated to the world of Harry Potter. Their signature item is none other than Harry Potter’s world-famous Butterbrew, and the best part is that it is served non-alcoholic for fans of all ages!

Address: 22, Panglima Ln, 30000 Ipoh, Perak 

Operating Hours:
Monday – 11:30am to 6:30pm
Tuesday – 11:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesday – 11:30am to 6:30pm
Thursday – 11:30am to 6:30pm
Friday – 11:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday – 11:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday – 11:30am to 6:30pm

Contact Information:

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/pgMjYQh2Pp9PJHn77 

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8. De cafe & Rest House

Operating as a cafe and a capsule hotel is Ipoh’s hidden gem, De Cafe & Rest House. For tourists, this may be the perfect recommendation for you because the location of this cafe makes it easy to commute to-and-fro places. Moreover, they also serve delicious food aside from 5-star rated accommodation! All the cakes they serve are homemade, and they often feature weekly specials so that regulars and hotel guests will never be bored with the available selections.

Address: 35, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Information: 016-737 1207 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ayyDotMKNEpwcNT96 

9. CHAKORI  

CHAKORI is a witty mixture of the letters ‘tea’ and ‘ice’ in Japanese, and it perfectly describes the speciality of this cafe. Although they also function as a cafe, their ice cream, gelato, sorbet and dessert items take the spotlight on their menu. You’ll find unique flavours never seen before, such as their burnt cheesecake gelato, which is simply mindblowing for being able to translate the flavours of solid products into icy gelato!

Address: 35, JALAN MARKET IPOH, 30000 Perak

Operating Hours:
Monday – 10:00am to 10:30pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 10:00am to 10:30pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 10:30pm
Friday – 10:00am to 11:30pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 11:30pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 11:30pm

Contact Information: 011-1332 4118 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/9AMZoXwF9LjkYa8S9 

10. Seong Man Teahouse

Looking for the oriental vintage vibe with the Chinese ceramic teapots and Chinese desserts? Seong Man Teahouse is the place to be because they’ll introduce you to their truly ‘zen’ atmosphere and desserts. They specialise in Asian desserts that aren’t exclusively Chinese, such as Steamed Red Bean Cakes, Tang Yuan, and even Agar Jelly. They also serve savoury foods, such as stews, noodles, and rice sets, for those looking for fuller meals. Whether you’re here for dessert or a meal, it’s always perfect to rejuvenate yourself with some refreshing tea after delicious food.

Address: 124, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak 

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 6:00pm

Contact Information: 012-458 6117 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ZaYv5mAGS1Zxijds9 

As you can see, Ipoh has more to offer than kaya puffs and white coffee. Heed the protests of your grumbling stomach, take a break from sightseeing by dining at some of the best restaurants in Ipoh!

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