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Places to eat in Kuala Lumpur - Top Dining Hotspots in Kuala Lumpur

A food lover's haven in Asia, Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the finest food districts and restaurants in the region. Here's a rundown of the best dining hubs in the city for true blue foodies.

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Lot 10 Hutong

Lot 10 Hutong

Tipped to be one of the Malaysian capital's top hawker food hubs Lot 10 Hutong is a one of a kind local food heartland in Kuala Lumpur. The brainchild of Dr. Francis Yeow the hawker's food hub located at the basement of a shopping complex is one of the most popular hotspots among tourists and locals alike. With stalls more than a 50 years old serving signature fare that has made them household names at home and abroad. Offering diners a plethora of cuisines and local specialties under one roof some of the must-try items at Lot 10 Hutong include Popiah and Hokkien Mee from Kim Lian Kee. Nanyang Ten Coffee Shop with its durian flavoured pastries and shaved ice offerings at Ice Room and Oriental Dessert are also sought after items.

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Enak Restaurant

Enak Restaurant

Located Bukit Bintang Enak Restaurant is the best place in Kuala Lumpur to sample Malay dishes at their best. As an exclusive and luxurious dining venue on the lower level of the Starhill Gallery Mall the candle lit Balinese inspired interiors of the restaurant also make it one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. With its signature dishes made according to traditional family recipes handed down over the generations this high end eatery is an icon in KL's dining scene.

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Jalan Alor Hawker Food Street

Jalan Alor Hawker Food Street

Conveniently located within Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur's premier shopping hub the Jalan Alor hawker food street is a cultural institution of sorts in the Malaysian capital. Littered with food stalls selling every variety of Asian delicacy conceived Jalan Alor is a special treat for Chinese food lovers. Affordable and delectable the wide variety of choices on offer makes this dining hotspot one of the city's top attractions. Frequented by locals as well as visitors the food street is abuzz with scents and aromas all night long. Some of the hot-pick items to sample at this popular food district include Meng Kee (grilled fish disher or other grilled fare including tofu) and Wong Ah Wah barbeque items as well as local fruit concoctions. Visitors based in a centrally located hotel in Kuala Lumpur such as Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral will enjoy easy access to the venue and other top eateries around the city.

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Marini's On 57

Marini's On 57

Occupying 57th floor of the iconic Petronas Towers 3 the Marini's On 57 is an Italian restaurant located in KLCC. Offering diners breathtaking views of the city from its vaulted height and full length glass windows and glass ceiling Marini's On 57 serves haute Italian fare prepared to perfection. Made up of bar as well as a lounge the spaghetti dishes at the venue are simply to die for.

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Frangipani Restaurant

Frangipani Restaurant

As the premier French diner in the city Frangipani Restaurant occupies pride of place along the Changkat Bukit Bintang area. Exuding French sophistication and class the two level diner provides classic French dishes to Malaysia visitors with a flavour that has been described as one of the finest dining experiences in KL.

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Nobu KL

Nobu KL

This Japanese restaurant is one of the handful of Michelin starred eateries in Kuala Lumpur. As a fusion restaurant that infuses South American flavours to its Asian inspired menu the eatery is the first Asian instalment in a world renowned franchise.