The 10 Best Restaurants in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Gourmet mussels served on a napkin garnished with lemon slices
Gourmet mussels served on a napkin garnished with lemon slices | © bitt24 / Shutterstock
Photo of Karuna Ang
20 August 2018

Explore international flavours without having to fly far away at Kuala Lumpur’s upscale Mont Kiara neighbourhood. You can find cuisine from all over the world here, including Japanese, Korean and European at these 10 best restaurants.

Mont Kiara’s food and beverage scene has enjoyed healthy growth in recent years. With talents from across the world making Malaysia their home, you can feast on wonderful flavours from a multitude of cuisines. Here are the 10 best restaurants to check out in Mont Kiara.

The Fat Fish

Restaurant, Japanese, European, $$$
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Salmon sashimi
Salmon sashimi | © Still AB / Shutterstock

Satisfy your fresh seafood cravings at The Fat Fish, which serves up sashimi, oysters and premium cuts of fresh meat. The menu showcases a good balance of Western and Japanese dishes with options like don, temaki, and pasta. With affordable prices, The Fat Fish quickly became a favourite among locals – so do book ahead if you’re heading there during peak dining hours.

The Red Beanbag

Cafe, American, Dessert, Australian, $$$
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Sponge cake | © Bondar Yuliia / Shutterstock

The Red Beanbag is a popular cozy brunch spot tucked away from the crowds in Publika. Using beans from the reputable folks at Grand Central Premium Coffee Roasters in Australia, it’s no surprise that many come here for a good brew. The two custom Red blends – Skywalker and Kenobi, will keep you fuelled for the rest of the day. Their scrumptious brunch options such as Smokey Robinson, Smashing Avocado and Croque Monsieur, are popular among locals as well.

Two Sons Bistro

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Gourmet mussels served on a napkin garnished with lemon slices.
Gourmet mussels served on a napkin garnished with lemon slices | © bitt24 / Shutterstock

At Two Sons Bistro, once you start shelling you just can’t stop. With a love for clams and mussels, Two Sons serves up 16 different styles of these shucked bivalves. To keep things fresh, chilled New Zealand or Chilean mussels and Sabah clams are delivered every two days. For local flavours, try the nasi kerabu with ayam percik, golden salted egg yolk chicken and ayam berempah.

Porto Romano

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Bathed in sepia tones, Porto Romano brings an atmosphere of the charming European countryside to tropical Malaysia with a lovely wooden bar area, big windows and comfy furnishing. You will find yourself at home with a comforting selection of hearty Mediterranean cuisine. Food at Porto is prepared with respect and care, using only the freshest ingredients, seasonal vegetables and a generous amount of herbs.


Bar, Restaurant, European, Contemporary, $$$
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Hearty food and great drinks are up for grabs at The BAR°N | © Ruslan Mitin / Shutterstock

The BAR°N is the perfect place to let your hair down. With a stylish setting, handpicked fine wines and mouthwatering food, this place specialises in unadulterated fun. The curated old and new world wines are sourced from all over the globe, including Australia, Italy and France. Mixing in a little bit of Asian influence you will find interesting dishes here, with options like Iberico char siew with calamansi chili and roasted German white pork belly.

Tipsy Cow Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant, Italian, European, 0

This funky restaurant and pub has all the right ingredients for a great time out with friends. Tuck into a generous selection of food, including Western and Italian cuisine to Asian and local dishes. Quench your thirst with their large variety of beers, cocktails and wines while enjoying the lively beats pumping out the speakers.

La Casa

Restaurant, French, Italian, $$$
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The warm, quiet setting at La Casa makes it a comfortable place to settle in for a leisurely lunch while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. The hearty food, similarly, will instantly make you feel at home. Tuck into delectable French and Italian dishes, including duck confit, beef bourguignon and seafood paella.

Menya Kamikaze

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Japanese ramen noodles
Japanese ramen noodles | © karinrin / Shutterstock

Menya Kamikaze is a ramen oasis tucked away in the 1 Mont Kiara shopping complex. The milky broth here is slow cooked to perfection, drawing crowds from near and far for a heavenly slurp. Several broth options are available, including black garlic, curry, basil, miso, and thunder spicy. There are limited seats at this humble joint, so prepare for a crowd if you’re heading here during lunch hours.

Chitose Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant, Japanese
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Yakitori Japanese chicken barbecue
Yakitori Japanese chicken barbecue | © norikko / Shutterstock

Chitose is an elegant hideaway in Solaris Mont Kiara with dark walls, wooden furniture and warm-hued lights. Yakitori is the main highlight here, with Chef Kenshido bringing you authentic Hokkaido flavours. The yakitori, grilled the traditional way over a charcoal fire, are tender and succulent. These delightful morsels are best paired with a glass of cold beer. If you are not sure what to order from their large menu, opt for the Chef Recommended Assorted 5 Skewers.

Doma Korean Restaurant

Restaurant, Korean, $$$
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Blending the essence of Australian and Korean cuisines, Doma Korean Restaurant conjures up contemporary cooking that will have you dreaming of their food for days to come. Some favourites include the kimchi fried rice, pork belly sliders, kimchi cheese panini and most definitely, the Korean Fried Chicken. Skip the cutlery and dig into the chicken with your bare hands. The crispy thin skin and tender meat, all glazed with flavourful sauces, will have you munching it down in no time.

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