It’s always a norm for people to greet you with the proverbial question of “have you eaten?” before anything else when you’re in KL ? Day or night, it’s always time to makan
. With that, it comes with no surprise that there are many spots around town which are still open beyond the average bedtime for most people to chow on!
Here are 11 places where you can satisfy your late-night cravings around the city of KL ?
1. Restoran Mahbub (Muslim-owned)
No late-night excursion is complete without heading out to a mamak
joint ? It’s always the main social meeting point for many locals in KL! There are plenty of such places in KL, but a few of them stand out among the rest with their signature dishes.
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If you’re in Bangsar, head over to Restoran Mahbub to get your late night fix of teh tarik
(tea with condensed milk), fried noodles and their famous biryani with ayam goreng madu
(honey fried chicken).
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The joint is also one of the few places to enjoy a special serving of nasi dalca
around KL; only available in the evening onwards roughly from 6PM.
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No.15-17, Lorong Tempinis Kiri 1, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open daily; 7AM–2AM
RM10 – 25
+60 3-2095 5382
2. Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor (Muslim-owned)
A food tour around KL is never complete without having at least one serving of nasi lemak
in the day. Soft and fluffy coconut rice, crunchy fried anchovies and roasted groundnuts, and topped off with a side of sweet and spicy sambal
– its one dish that's available almost everywhere in KL!
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Day or night, breakfast or supper – there's surely a spot around that's serving up a good plate of nasi lemak
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Head over to Kampung Baru for one of the best spots for supper around KL. A wide variety of food and dishes are available, including the tasty nasi lemak. One of their standout stalls is Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor, serving it up both for the breakfast and late-night supper crowds ?
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: Parking in Kampung Baru can be quite a hassle, but Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor is only a 5-10 minutes’ walk from the Kg Baru LRT station. Be aware of the closing time of the stations as you don't want to be stranded after having a good supper!
8, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open daily; 7AM – 12:30PM, 3PM – 12:30AM
RM5 – 20
+60 12-395 3884
3. Line Clear (Muslim-owned)
The quintessential mamak
fare, nasi kandar
has its deep historical roots to Malaysia’s past. But with all that behind, its truly a mouth-watering dish; a beautiful mess of rich curry gravy, choice of poultry or seafood served over steaming hot white rice. Surely not for the faint-hearted!
In Malaysia, nasi kandar
is a well-known dish largely popular in Penang, although not hard to find in KL. But with Line Clear opening a branch right in the middle of town, getting your authentic nasi kandar
fix just got a lot easier ?
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There's no limit to the possible permutations of side dish to go with a plate of rice – ranging from vegetable-based dishes all the way to prawn curry. If you’re unsure, just stick to the usual works of a main side dish and some veggies; but be generous with the gravy!
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Drop by Line Clear on Fridays, 9AM – 12 midnight where they have a special promotional set from RM5.30 only!
113, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open daily; 6AM – 12AM
+60 19-422 3753
4. Burger Bakar Abang Burn (Muslim-owned)
Fancy a good serving of a greasy and sloppy burger late at night? Burger Bakar Abang Burn gives the perfect respite for a hungry stomach at supper! Started off from a single humble stall, Burger Bakar Abang Burn has grown leaps and bounds into the local burger scene.
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The burgers here are no small feat either, with most servings topped with a generous amount of cheese, sauces, fried onions and beef bacons. The patties are thick and juicy, with all the goodness sandwiched between two grilled buns. Not forgetting some greens too – lettuce included! They also have some excellent sides, from the standard French fries and onion rings, to whole portion of meatballs. Take your pick!
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Burger Bakar Abang Burn has a large presence around KL – just pick from one of the branches nearest to you for a good serving of one ?
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Most open between 6PM – 12AM daily.
From RM5 – RM40 (for the multi-tier burgers!)
Check out their Facebook
for more details of the branches around KL/Selangor.
5. Dip N Dip (Halal-Certified)
As the saying goes – there is always room for dessert!
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For those with a sweet tooth, look no further! Dip N Dip, located in Bangsar is the place to go to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Everything from waffles, crepes and even strawberries are served with a generous helping of rich chocolate.
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Choose from either dark or milk chocolate for your dips to suit your liking. Chocolate-based drinks are also aplenty at this place, from the classic hot chocolate to milkshakes and even cups of mocha if you like a slight hint of coffee.
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5, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open daily; 11AM–1AM. Fridays 2:30PM – 1AM. Sundays 11AM – 12AM.
RM15 – RM50
+60 3-2201 5052
6. Murni Discovery, Bukit Jalil (Halal-certified)
If you can’t decide on what to indulge on for your late-night supper cravings, head over to Murni Discovery! The restaurant serves a multitude of dishes, ranging from local favourites like nasi goreng kampong
and roti canai
right up to western fare like fish and chips and chicken chop. You’ll be spoilt for choice ?
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Locally known as only “Murni” – the place also brings a fresh new twist to local favourites. Try out their roti Beckham,
flatbread stuffed with tuna, eggs, cheese and turkey slices topped with mayonnaise. A new take on the tried and tested roti canai ?Credit: chonglekjan on Instagram
Don’t worry if you’re not up to something new – the classics, “unmodified” version of dishes are still available for the uninitiated!
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Below are some of Murni’s branches around KL. Most of their branches are closed on Mondays, opening on other days from 12PM – 2AM. Price ranges between RM15 – RM30. More details (and other branches outside of KL) are available on their website
Murni Bukit Jalil
Address: Bukit Jalil No. 41, Jalan 16/155C, Bandar Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia
Contact/Email: +60 3-8999 1936
Address: No. A-2, Block A, Jalan Danau Lumayan 1, Pusat Danau Lumayan, Bandar Tasik Permaisuri
Cheras Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia
Address: 24, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan, Kepong Utara Kuala Lumpur 52100, Malaysia
7. Mali's Corner (Muslim-owned)
Setapak may not be a hotspot for a late-night around KL, but within it lies a secret in the form of Mali’s Corner. Step in for a plate of its famous nasi lemak ayam goreng
(nasi lemak and fried chicken) where the rice is fragrant and fluffy and the ayam goreng
fried fresh, with crispy golden brown skin and soft white flesh ?
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But after 6PM, Mali’s Corner piece de resistance is revealed – it’s famed char kuey teow finally hits the menu! It’s a late night special to a point where Mali’s second shop-lot will only take in orders for this dish. A sure sign of how busy it can get for supper ?
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The kuey teow at Mali’s is unique, where it's fried but still served with a light portion of gravy, giving it a rich and hearty feel to it. Large portion of prawns and a side of cili jeruk
(pickled chillies) rounds up every plate of their signature dish!
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If you’re here for the kuey teow (which you should!), come after 6PM as it is only served then.
9, Jalan Langkawi, Taman Teratai Mewah, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opens daily; 10AM – 4AM
RM5 – 20
: +60 12-433 8591
8. Al-Rawsha (Muslim-owned)Credit: yus_annisaa91 on Instagram
If you’re feeling a bit touristy in the middle of the night, and craving for food not
local to Malaysia – Al Rawsha may just be the place to be. The place is huge by restaurant standards, and with a façade resembling a medieval castle, you can't miss it!
It serves authentic Middle Eastern cuisine ranging from kebabs to naan, rich salads and hearty soups right down to the amazing sweet desserts. The main attraction is still the rice dishes – with either the poultry or lamb cooked together with the rice, infusing its flavour within it. The outcome is soft and tender meat, and a rice rich in flavour – both from the spices and herbs used ?
This is also a place to bring your family or friends along to satisfy your supper cravings – the portions are huge and surely meant to be shared!
: The prices may seem expensive, but do confirm with your waiter on the serving size and some of the dishes are served with flat bread to be eaten together. A single serving may be shared with up to 3 people (or 4, if you’re small eaters!)
Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opens 24 hours
RM10 – RM60
+60 3-9200 6600
9. Cendol Durian Power Kampung Baru (Muslim-owned)
Nothing beats cooling down after a long, hot and humid day with a bowl of the classic Malaysian dessert, the cendol
. Cool shaved ice, served with rich and flavourful santan
(coconut milk), gula melaka
flavoured glass jelly ?
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But come over to Kampung Baru and the humble cendol
will get a massive upgrade. Here, the cendol
is served with a generous helping of the intense smelling and tasteful King of the Fruits, the durian!
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There’s also a few variations of the cendol
. If you’re in for a heartier serving, opt for the pulut
add-on, where glutinous rice will be included with the serving. The different textures coming from the cendol, pulut
and durian makes it an absolute dessert for your supper! Come over to cool down from the nasi lemak's spicy sambal around Kampung Baru too ?
43 Jalan Raja Alang Kampung Baru 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Open daily; 3PM – 2AM
+60 14-264 4441
10. BBQ Nights (Muslim-owned)Credit: BBQ NIGHTS on Facebook
Meat lovers rejoice! Located right in the heart of KL’s nightspot, and just minutes away from the Petronas Twin Towers (by walking), lies BBQ Nights. The place serves an assortment of meats, marinated with rich spices and cooked over an open charcoal fire.
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Wrap up the night after an all meaty affair with a good round of rich lassi and milkshakes!
Wisma Rohas Perkasa, 9, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opens daily; 12PM – 2AM, Sundays; 5:30PM – 2AM
RM10 – RM70
11. Roshona Bilash Restaurant (Muslim-owned)
Looking for a comfortable, air-conditioned place to chill with your best pals while enjoying some of the most authentic of food? This restaurant is perfect for you! A reader shared this restaurant with us as one of the go-to places for the best Bengali food, and we cannot agree more ?
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Owned by a Bangladeshi Muslim, the restaurant serves a variety of food but some of their must-try dishes include their bryani and of course, the chappati! A huge plus point is how affordable the food here is, making the food really worth it.
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132 Jalan Imbi (Bukit Bintang), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
So, there you have it! 11 delicious places in KL for your late-night supper fix with your loved ones? If we missed out on any eateries, let us know in the comments below!