Whether you’re searching for vegan food or the best cuts of meat, Hartamas will not leave you disappointed. Check out these 10 best restaurants in the area, from vegan Mexican tacos to top quality Wagyu beef.
Kuala Lumpur is a culinary hub and in the upscale neighbourhood of Hartamas, you will find some of the best eats the city has to offer. Just like the country, this neighbourhood is an amalgamation of cultures. You will find almost everything under the roof here, from fusion Japanese cuisine, delicious Balinese dishes and colorful plant-based food. Here are the 10 best restaurants in the area.
Discover the wonderful flavours from Mexico (sans-meat) at Sala. With the clever use of ingredients, Sala has shown that even without meat, Mexican flavours can still shine and satisfy tastebuds. Patrons will find dishes bursting with flavour and freshness. For those looking for a slice of Malaysia, vegan local dishes are also available, including curry laksa and nasi lemak. Food here is so good that carnivores will gladly drop the meat for a meal.
Veal Tomahawk steak with onion marmalade, boletus sauce and grilled vegetables
Blue Cow Cafe & Deli brings all the meat lovers in the hood with its top quality Australian beef and lamb; local pork, ham and bacon; plus house-made patties and sausages. Indulge yourself in a meal here with its premium meat offerings – or if you’re feeling sleepy from all the meat sweats you can take your pick of meat to take home with you.
Taking inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun, Mei by Fat Spoon serves up a refreshing take on modern contemporary Japanese food. With clean lines, wood furnishings and natural sunlight, the restaurant provides an escape from the harsh bustle of the city. Mei is a relaxed place to stop by for a homey meal. You will find interesting fusion options ranging from rice bowls, pastas and onigiri to desserts and drinks.
Naughty Babe Dirty Duck is a loud declaration of love for all things porky. The menu and dishes have been honed to perfection to showcase the best of pork. For starters, the Tasting Plate opens up your appetite with olive and baby gherkins, blue cheese, camembert, parmigiana, Spanish Chorizos and Serrano Ham. A trip to Naughty won’t be complete without their signature BBQ pork ribs, which are grilled to perfection with their homemade barbecue sauce.
Naughty Nuri’s, a quirky casual Balinese cuisine specialist, has atmosphere in spades. Tucked away in a corner with warm wooden furniture and rattan decorations reminiscent of the tropical island, Naughty brings the best of pork delicacies with its focused menu. Known for the ribs, the signature BBQ spare ribs will have you licking your fingers again and again.
Steaks and Lobsters – the name says it all. With coveted premium steak cuts imported from overseas and Boston Lobsters flown in from Canada, they have drawn quite a crowd from the residents of Hartamas. Its extensive menu offers everything from grain-fed Angus sirloin, premium Wagyu ribeye, caviar lobster and garlic cheese baked lobster to tapas, salads, lamb steaks, burgers, sandwiches and pastas.
There’s the roadside Ramli burger stalls and the high-end restaurant premium meat patties, so what place does Bun’s Burger Bar have in Malaysia’s crowded F&B industry? Patties here are handmade with options like grass-fed Australian beef, local village chicken, fresh seafood and healthy plant-based patties, all sandwiched between whole wheat buns. If you’re not feeling the juicy patties, they serve beyond burgers. Patrons can also find short ribs, BBQ chicken, grilled salmon, salads, pastas, pizzas and desserts.
Eatalia is an intimate, cozy Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hartamas. There’s a sense of homeliness here, and the authentic Italian fare will hit you in all the right spots. Like all Italian restaurants, Eatalia boasts a big menu with great selections of antipasti, soup, pastas, main entrees, pizza, and of course, desserts. A quick look at the menu will have you wanting everything on it, but remember to save room for the dessert – the tiramisu is a must!
Simple and fuss-free, Uokatsu brings the best out of Japanese cuisine with ease. It’s menu, although small, has enough to satisfy sashimi and seafood lovers using high quality ingredients. They serve homey meals, with options like mentai rice (mentai topped on egg in a bowl of rice), and air-dry saba, which is more flavourful than the normal grilled saba.
Yakitori lovers will find themselves drawn to Toridoki with the aromatic smells floating through the air. Drop by during peak dining hours and you will find a slew of Japanese expats and locals chewing their way through tantalizing skewered chicken, while downing mugs of beer. The boisterous atmosphere paired with delicious good food will instantly transport you back to the drinking alleys in Tokyo.