The Top 10 Restaurants in Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Hou-Mei Noodle House in Genting Highlands © カメラマン/Flickr
Hou-Mei Noodle House in Genting Highlands © カメラマン/Flickr
Photo of Lu Yin Wai
22 December 2017

One of the best ways to enjoy your trip to the Genting Highlands is to savour various cuisines amid great atmosphere, beautiful sceneries, and cool weather. Gohtong Jaya and Genting Highlands Resort have the most eateries frequently visited by travellers. Here are the best restaurants to try in Genting Highlands.

Ming Ren Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian
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The lamb dishes are Ming Ren Restaurant’s specialty and are cooked and prepared very meticulously. The aroma makes your palate itch to have a taste of it. This meal is prepared via extraordinary Cantonese cooking methods, complete with traditional spices and seasonings. This restaurant has an extensive menu of lamb delicacies, including cold dish, Braised Lamb with Radish, Lamb Kut Teh Soup, Roasted Lamb Ribs, and Lamb Ice Cream drizzled with pistachio sauce and topped with almond slices.

Hou-Mei Noodle House

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
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Slurp delicious noodles at Hou-Mei Noodle House right outside the casino at First World Plaza. Their portions are big enough to share with your friends and family. They even have monthly special dish offers. We recommend eating Curry Laksa Noodle, Beef Brisket Noodle, Assam Laksa, and Ipoh Hor Fun Noodle. If you prefer having rice, there are also porridges as well as various meat served with rice such as Hainan Chicken Rice. It’s the perfect place to have lunch after taking the cable car ride to Genting Highlands Resort.

Chuan Kie Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Vegetarian, Asian, Malaysian, Vegan, $$$
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Stop by at the Chuan Kie Restaurant in Gohtong Jaya to have lunch before heading up to Genting Highlands Resort via cable car ride. Enjoy the cool breeze while relishing Chinese delicacies. The price is reasonable for four to five dishes served in portions to a group of four people. We suggest eating Stir Fry Vegetables (eggplant, French beans, and winged beans), Wild Boar Curry, Steamed Tilapia Fish, Salted Vegetable Soup, Crispy Pork Belly, and Honey Ginger Chicken.

Hou Wan Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Malaysian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food
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Hou Wan Restaurant serves simple home-cooked Chinese dishes for you to enjoy lunch in Gohtong Jaya. The price of these tasty delicacies is affordable. Order stir-fry noodles to go with meat and vegetable dishes. Try the Dry-fried Prosperity Noodles, Steamed Frog Legs, Hokkien Mee, and Fresh Water Prawns Braised Noodles. If you plan to have seafood, ask the waiter for the price and weight of seasonal dishes. You can have meals outside the restaurants to feel Genting Highlands’ cool weather.

Good Friends Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian, Dessert
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Relish mouthwatering dim sum and Hakka cuisine in Good Friends Restaurant’s relaxing and family-friendly ambience. The restaurant is decorated with detailed Chinese elements, including the grand entrance (red doors and dragon carvings). Their dishes are suitable for people of all ages. Try their signature Hakka dishes – Home-Style Braised Streaky Pork with Preserved Vegetables, and Braised Sliced Pork with Chinese Wine in Claypot. Satisfy your dessert cravings by having Almond Bean Curd Jelly served with almond syrup and topped with longan.

Chin Swee Vegetarian Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, Vegetarian, Malaysian, Vegan, Dessert
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Chin Swee Vegetarian Restaurant is the only vegetarian restaurant in Genting Highlands. Situated on a mountain ledge, this restaurant presents a breathtaking view of the Genting Highlands’ countryside. You will be comforted with calming music and soothing weather while enjoying your meal. There are a wide array of dishes and set meals to choose from. Savour their seasonal vegetarian hotpot to keep you warm. Indulge yourself with vegetarian desserts (such as Homemade Taro Cake, Sesame Ball [Peanut], Sweet Potato Steamed Bun and Soy Milk ‘Tang Yuan’) to delight your palate.

Bubbles & Bites

Restaurant, Italian, American

Craving for some Western cuisine? Bubbles & Bites serves various pizzas and pasta dishes for you to savour in a comfy environment. Don’t forget to try their Slow-Braised Lamb Shank, and the ‘Simply Fresh’ Burger. Most of the dishes are served in small portions so you won’t feel so full after the meal. You can make your own salad with dressing at the salad bar. There is also a menu for drinks, including cocktails and sparkling wines to go well with your dish. For sweet the tooth, check out the diverse dessert menu that includes Apple Pie, Pecan Walnut Pie, Cheesecake, and Tiramisu.

Coffee Terrace

Restaurant, Chinese, Indian, Asian, Dessert
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Coffee Terrace is a buffet restaurant with a large dining area, serving a wide range of cuisines to choose from. There are four sections in the restaurant – Private Room, Lanai Bar, Nyonya Baba Corner, and Al Fresco Terrace. Choose your favourite food at the Flavours of Malaysia, Chinese, Western, Japanese, Western Asian, Dessert and Fruits Corner. You can have as many as you want until you are happily full. The restaurant is open during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Prices vary depending on the time of day.

Burger & Lobster

Restaurant, British, Malaysian, Seafood, $$$
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London’s Burger & Lobster established their first outlet in Southeast Asia at SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands. You will need to be patient with the long queue to get a table, but it is worth the wait to savour the Lobsters (from Nova Scotia, Canada), Lobster Rolls (juicy lobster meat served in toasted brioche rolls with Chilli, Original, or Seven Samurai sauce) and Burgers. Dig into their signature dish, the Chilli Lobster (only in Genting Highlands), served in a claypot with brioche, which you can dip into the spicy sauce.


Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian, American, Fast Food, Street Food
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Originally from New York, Motorino specialises in authentic Neopolitan Italian pizzas. The pizzas are freshly made and cooked in a special wood-fired oven. You can watch from afar how they make their pizzas in an open kitchen. The 12-inch pizzas (suitable for one person) have minimal toppings with a balance of soft and chewy crust, delicious sauce, and molten cheese. We suggest having the Meatball, Marinara and Del Popolo. For antipasti, have the Roasted Chicken Wings and Meatballs. End your meal with delightful desserts such as tiramisu, chocolate cake, and gelato.

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