While everyone’s well aware that Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the finest restaurants offering Asian cuisine, tourists and locals alike would do themselves a disservice if they were to ignore the many fantastic restaurants that celebrate the best of the west. If you’re looking for a taste of Europe while in the Malaysian capital, these are a pick of the best places to eat.

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Italian – Delucca
For the finest Italian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, there is perhaps nowhere better than Delucca. From authentic pizza with classic Italian toppings to delicious homemade pastas, you won’t be able to help feeling as if you are in Rome or Naples. The choice of accompanying your meal with a bottle of Italy’s finest wine ensures that whether you’re popping in for lunch or having a leisurely dinner, you’re guaranteed to leave with your taste buds crying out for more. Thankfully, with some of Italy’s favourite desserts such as panna cotta and tiramisu making an appearance on the dessert menu, you can give your tastebuds one last treat before you leave.

Spanish – Pinchos Tapas Bar
A large part of the appeal when it comes to dining at Pinchos is the fantastic atmosphere. Sharing a large selection of tapas with new and old friends while washing them down with sangria or a Spanish beer is the perfect way to end (or start) a night. From tried and tested classics such as jamón y queso (a selection of Spanish cheeses and hams) to more adventurous dishes like cerdo ibérico (grilled Spanish pork and spare ribs), there is something to tempt most palates.

British – Albion
Regarded as serving one of the best Sunday roasts in the city, the Albion is a fine restaurant to dine in any night of the week. Despite being a British restaurant, you’ll notice other European flavours sprinkled throughout the menu, such as the Greek-style salad and Norwegian smoked salmon. Anyone yearning for a traditional British pudding will be delighted to see classics such as apple crumble and sticky toffee and date puddings on the dessert menu.

French – Cilantro
Technically Cilantro could be classed as fusion cooking, as there are definitely Asian influences running throughout their dishes. You probably wouldn’t find houba miso accompanying a rack of lamb in the more traditional Fren)ch restaurants. Other dishes, such as the pigeon with foie gras, are 100% classic French, however. Either way, whether you choose a classic or contemporary dish, you won’t be disappointed by the flavour and impressive skill executed in preparing these dishes.

American – The Daily Grind
There’s nothing pretentious or showy about The Daily Grind – the menu is simply full of big and bold classic American flavours. There are an audacious number of burgers to choose from, with many of the different varieties reflecting the different cultures and cuisines that America has itself absorbed. From the ‘Chicken Chermoula Avocado Madness’ (a chicken burger that comes covered in avocado cream and jalapeño salsa) to the ‘My Big Fat Greek Burger’ (a lamb burger topped with cucumber yoghurt, served with feta salad), you won’t find a more varied selection in the city. If you’ve still got room after the generous portions, you can wash it all down with sweet delights such as the peanut butter and roasted banana pie or a gooey chocolate brownie.

Just as the western world has become more accustomed to eating Asian dishes, restaurants in Asian cities like Kuala Lumpur have embraced European influences and flavours. With such a wealth of international chefs working in the city, it’s become easier than ever to discover delicious food from every corner of the world. 





  1. ohh kuala lumpur i heard it’s a beautiful country with lots of delicious foods .. i want to try some malay food.

  2. We’ve never been to Kuala Lumpur, but in case we’ll visit, I’ll make sure to keep your list of restaurants handy so we’ll know the best places to eat while vacationing there. Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. It seems Kuala Lumpar has it all. From italian to American to French, etc. I like varieties and to taste it even if it doesn’t taste good.

  4. Thanks for sharing these food nooks… will definitely put them on my next itinerary….

  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog Jane. I think it’s wise to it western food in Malaysia. We tried eating in one of their fastfood, similar to that of Mc Do or Jollibee, but the food was not really yummy. This based anyway on my experience and personal taste.

  6. Interesting names for the restaurants. Would’ve been more tempting though if there were pictures for each of their specialties 🙂

  7. Thanks for the info sis! We’d try out all your suggestions when we get there :)) Yumyum!

  8. I know Malaysian dishes seems a little bit spicy,. Good thing na there are other Resto offering other international cuisine. I like to try out dining at Pinhos Tapas Bar. Hope may tapang kabayo doon. LOL

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Malaysian food… what are your known dishes there? 🙂 And that pizza, yum!

  10. Malaysia is similar to Philippines that are also highly influenced by the West. Good thing for travelers who are not that a fan of Malaysian dish. but, what are the Malaysia’s dish really?

    1. yes good things indeed! malaysia and singapore are actually alike. They both a mixed nationalities living here so a lot of different ot choose from Not just malay food or western foods. most malaysian dishes are spicy like nasi lemak or rendang. which not so many people are fond of eating. thx

  11. yum! I am starving and this post is tempting me to buy Pizza. There are truly great food in Malaysia.

  12. I have read that Malaysia is a great place to retire. I think they are absolutely right! Great food, great place and great cost of living.

  13. now i’m craving for a pizza, naglilihi ata ako… hahaha… hope we can taste some here in our country… hope someone take it here. Yahweh bless.

  14. Food enthusiast now have options to enjoy their missed delicacy in Kuala Lumpur aside from Asian cuisines 🙂


  15. Hubby is not a fan of Malaysian food so it’s good to know that there are plenty of Western cuisines to choose from.

    1. wow Atleast you guys have options now try some malay foods one day i m sure he’ll get used to it xx

  16. it would be better if we could have a free taste on every dish discussion here hehe.I love Italian and Spanish cuisines!

    1. Indeed! like singapore it is mix nationaties here so you can have it all too! xx

  17. I hope I can visit Malaysia soon so I can try these recommended restaurants.


  18. Dishes from other countries in the world are worth satisfying our taste buds like that delicious pizza with those equally delicious toppings.

  19. Cilantro and Albion sound interesting. Recently, I’ve been craving for British food after watching tons of episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of Brit restos here 🙁

    1. aww that not good but i am sure the few one;s there shud be darn good if ever! xx

  20. Yay! I suddenly felt like I’m hungry! Haha! Too bad KL is not in my “To-go-to list” this year but I’ll remember this when I get there by 2014 🙂

  21. I’ll remember that when I visit Kuala Lumpur again 🙂 and I’ll remember to meet up with you too! 🙂

    1. hahaha sure @twitter-14367314:disqus message me lng in advance pra bongga ang tour haha xx

  22. useful tip! thank you for sharign this post. we have yet to decide on summer holiday and we seem to be leaning on Asian countries. To see Petronas and explore further architecture feats of Malaysia is quiet tempting.

    1. yes! though malaysia have tons of mix dishes and they are open to others. Many filipinos wont love the smell of taste at first but I am sure they’ll get used to it!

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