The best hotspots in Kuala Lumpur
The world city of Kuala Lumpur. We think it is a wonderful place. Yet the opinions about this city are somewhat divided. It is indeed not Rome or Paris with romantic streets and beautiful colonial buildings, but Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer. Firstly (for me the most important) the food is GREAT !! Especially the Satay you can get better nowhere else. Secondly, the city is very diverse with China Town, little india, gigantic shopping malls, lots of jazz and trendy tents. Read more about Kuala Lumpur. If you are traveling to Kuala Lumpur soon, we have already collected the best Kuala Lumpur hotspots for you.
1. Jalan Alor Kuala Lumpur
Streetfood at its best! Tasty, affordable and diverse. You just take place on one of the many colorful chairs on the street and you can put together a delicious meal. The nice thing is that all street food stalls work together. You order delicious satay at one tent, drink at the neighbors and delicious noodles across the street. Getting up is not necessary, because the food and drinks are simply brought to your table. All you have to do is enjoy the hectic of this great street and the delicious food. We ordered about 4 dishes (1 to 2 euros per dish) and were about 10 euros with drinking. Absolutely no 1 place to eat.
2. The Heli Pad Lounge
It is a bit of a search to get there (also for taxi drivers) and it costs relatively more money than normal, but what a nice surprise this was. During the day you can go here for free, but in the evening it is always extra special. Pay attention! Because long pants and closed shoes (sneakers were allowed) are mandatory. To get access to the heli pad lounge it is mandatory to order a bottle of drink. We ordered a house wine of about 40 euros. For Malaysian concepts very expensive, but you also pay for the view. As soon as you come up, it takes a while before you realize that this is real. What is this particularly beautiful. Live music and views of the entire city. If you do not have a budget for this, just go for a day or eat something at Jalon Alor first and skip the Petronas. This is secretly much more fun. We have been sitting here all evening with a bottle of wine and as a final fireworks.
3.China Town Kuala Lumpur
The most backpackers stay in China Town. A smart move, because eating and drinking is very cheap here. We have eaten here twice, once Peking Duck and a Claypot with chicken and rice. At some tents they do not sell alcohol, but you can have a beer in the supermarket and drink on the terrace.
4. Restaurant The Kitchen Project
No matter how good the street food in Kuala Lumpur is, sometimes you just feel like something else and that can be very good and tasty at The Kitchen Project. A tip from a very sweet friend of mine. You can come here not only for lots of tasty things, but also a beautiful view of the city and YESSS a swimming pool. No unnecessary luxury in the always hot and humid KL. Even better, The Kitchen Project is located on the fifth floor of the apartment complex Lanson Place, near Bukit Bintang (so centrally located). Book an apartment here and you can roll into the pool from your bed and then enjoy a super nice breakfast. Sounds good anyway!
5. Brasserie Fritz
Chaos, crowds, heat and a lot of traffic. These are probably the first things you think about at a crossing in the middle of Bukit Bintang. Yet you find here an oasis of calm in the newly opened and super hip Brasserie Fritz (part of Wolo). As soon as you step inside you immediately forget that this restaurant is located on the busiest streets of Kuala Lumpur. It is a wonderful place to grab a moment, relax at the crowds and of course enjoy a snack and a drink. And you can do it all day and very well. From 8 o’clock in the morning you can go here for the most horrible breakfasts. From 11 am the kitchen opens with a varied menu. The restaurant consists of different sections. The building and the interior alone are worth a visit. Do it!
6. Sky Bar Traders Hotel
If you want to enjoy a delicious cocktail and a great view, then the Skybar of the Traders Hotel is the place to be. Here you will find one of the best views of the city and the best cocktails.
But breakfast lovers are also good here. I have NEVER seen something like this. Fresh sushi, Indian curry, fantastic coffee, a complete yogurt bar, desserts, cake, cake, burgers !! I just panicked a little when I walked around here. Where did I start for god’s sake. I have never had such a fantastic breakfast. Not only was the choice huge, but everything was freshly made from top quality ingredients.
7. Table 23 – Enjoying a glass of wine and good music
On the way back to our hotel we passed a small bar with very good jazz music. We decided to have a drink here. You could sit here and enjoy good music. The other bars in this street are also very nice. The street is just outside Bukit Bintang and well visited by the locals. In the street you will find a lot of live music, especially soul and jazz.
8. The Rabbit Hole – Divine brownies
At the recommendation of our hotel we went for a meal at The Rabbit Hole. A trendy tent in the street Bukit Bintang. They sell everything from noodles to hamburgers and everything is just as tasty! Especially the brownies with caramel are divine.
9. Bukit Bintang – Soccer and beer
Not my favorite place, but you have to stop by here. A busy street with lots of bars. Do you want a nice evening then you’re always good here.
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