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Top 25 Must-Try Eateries in Petaling Jaya – 2020

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Only 20 minutes drive from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya is a foodie heaven where you can find all kinds of amazing food, ranging from local to international cuisine like Western, Vietnamese and more. Going on a food-hunting trip is surely the best thing to do here! Read on to find out the 25 best places to eat in Petaling Jaya.

1. Toast & Roast: Char Siew

Get your Char Siew craving fixed at Toast & Roast! The well-balanced meat and fat of its Char Siew makes the taste very flavourful. You can even feel the tender fat layer melts in your mouth. It also goes well with the springy Hakka Noodles served here, topped with fried onions and crispy fish flakes.

Address: 20, Jalan SS 2/72, Seksyen 19, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am – 4pm (except Tuesday)

2. Brader John Burger: Ramly Burger

Ramly Burger is the spirit of Malaysian style burger, and this stall in Damansara Uptown serves one of the best in town. The self-concocted BBQ sauce mixed with mustard and chilli powder is the soul of Brader John’s burger. It gives the burger a nice sweet and smoky flavour, which makes you drool in every bite.

Address: Next To RHB Bank, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 11pm – 4am (except Sunday)

3. Acha Curry House: Banana Leaf Rice

The Acha Curry House is often regarded as the best Banana Leaf restaurant in Klang Valley. The Crab Curry and Salted Fish Curry are their signatures, which you can hardly find at other curry house. Other dishes you should try are the Deep Fried Ikan Tenggiri, Sambal Ikan Bilis and Deep Fried Bitter Gourd. However, they only serve Banana Leaf during noon time, so make sure to visit at the right time.

Address: 271, Jalan 5/51, Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm

4. Fatty Crab Restaurant: Sweet & Sour Chilli Crab

Time for big meaty crabs! The Fatty Crab Restaurant knows the best when it comes to making sweet and sour chilli crabs. The sauce is rich but not too overwhelming, allowing you to still savour the original flavour of the crab meat. It is also the perfect dipping sauce for fried mantou buns.

Address: 2, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 5pm – 11pm (except Monday)

5. Nippori Cafe: Japanese Home-cooked Set Meal

Nippori Cafe is one of very few authentic Japanese restaurants in Klang Valley. The restaurant is run by a Japanese family living in Malaysia, serving nothing too exceptional but only real Japanese food. Everything is excellent here. Just make sure to end your meal with the Hokkaido Burnt Cheesecake!

Address: 2102 (First Floor), Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm

6. O&S Restaurant: Asam Laksa

If you are looking for a place that has all the most famous Penang hawker food, then go no further than O&S Restaurant. Asam Laksa is the most popular dish here, but you can also try the Curry Laksa, Prawn Mee and Char Kuew Teow.

Address: 39, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm

7. Nasi Lemak Bumbung: Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng

It is hard to believe how long is this narrow street lined with tables and packed with people coming for a Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng. The fried chicken is the highlight of this dish. It is very crispy and aromatic, giving a unique taste to the Nasi Lemak.

Address: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am

8. Laguna Filipino Bar & Restaurant: Boodle Fight

Experience the epic Boodle Fight at Laguna Filipino Bar & Restaurant! Boodle Fight is actually the military practice of eating a meal in Philippines. There are various of dishes placed on top of a long banana leaf-lined table, and you will be using hands only to eat.

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Address: No.14, Jalan 19/36, Seksyen 19, SS2, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 11pm (except Monday, closed at 4pm)

9. Fat Tea Macanese Food: Minchi Rice & Serradura

I guess not many people have been to a Macanese restaurant in Klang Valley, then maybe give Fat Tea Macanese Food a try. Minchi Rice is definitely a good start here. It is a significant comfort food for Macanese, just like Nasi Lemak to Malaysian. You should also try the famous Serradura, aka Sawdust Pudding, a simple yet nice Portugese style dessert made up of whipping cream and crumbled Marie biscuit.

Address: LG05, Emerald Plaza North, Jalan PJU 8/3a, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 10pm, Friday – Sunday 8am – 10.30pm

10. Zainul Nasi Kandar: Nasi Kandar

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In case you don’t know, Nasi Kandar is a popular northern Malaysian dish, which originates from Penang. Therefore, getting a good one in Klang Valley is clearly not that easy. However, Zainul Nasi Kandar has made it to the top list, known for serving authentic Penang Nasi Kandar with rich flavourful thick curry at an affordable price.

Address: Medan Selera Kompleks C, Lorong Sultan, Seksyen 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am – 4pm

11. Hasan’s Rojak & Cendol: Rojak

Stall owner Umar Sikkandarsha Hasan has been selling Rojak Mamak (Pasembur) at this location for almost 30 years. Hassan’s Rojak comes in two variants – the normal one and the one with sotong (cuttle fish). The latter is certainly more unique, which is quite similar to the Penang style Sotong Kangkung.

Address: Jalan 21/17, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00am – 4.30pm (except Friday)

12. 7th Mile Kitchen: Sarawak Laksa & Kolo Mee

The Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee at 7th Mile Kitchen may not be as good as those in Sarawak, but they are one of the best in Klang Valley. The broth of the Sarawak Laksa served here is quite thick and flavourful, which makes the dish a good one. The homemade Kolo Mee is not bad as well, and comes pretty close to the standard in Sarawak.

Address: RG 24, Pangsapuri Kelana Sentral, Jalan Bahagia, SS 6/8, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 7am – 2pm, Sunday 7.30am – 2pm

13. Chef Loh XO Fried Fish Head Noodles: Fish Head Noodles

The soup here is superb! There are basically three main types of soup base you can choose from: clear, with XO, and with XO and milk. They are all good, so it is up to your preference.

Address: 23, Jalan 20/14, Ss 21, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Monday 10am – 3pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm & 6pm – 9.30pm, Saturday – Friday 8am – 3pm & 6pm – 9.30pm

14. Hoe Fong Chicken Rice: Fried Chicken Rice

This is not a typical Chinese style Chicken Rice we normally have in Malaysia. Hoe Fong chooses to deep fry their chicken in boiling hot cooking oil rather than steaming or roasting it. This makes the chicken skin more crispy than the usual one.

Address: 23,25A, Jalan 21/17, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 8am – 4pm (except Wednesday)

15. Nasi Lemak Village Park: Nasi Lemak

Another excellent Nasi Lemak you should try in Petaling Jaya! It is so popular that even our current and former Prime Ministers and Dato’ Lee Chong Wei have dined here. Although the queue is always long here, you usually can get your food within 15 minutes.

Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 6.30am – 7.30pm, Saturday – Sunday 6.30am – 6pm

16. Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh: Bak Kut Teh

Stands out in its own way, Heng Kee offers a finely tuned taste of Bak Kut Teh between the super thick broth from Klang and the light Teochew style. It is tasty enough to keep you dig in more.

Address: 16, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 5.30pm – 11pm (except Monday)

17. Ara Vietnamese Noodles: Pho & Coffee Creme Caramel

If you are looking for no frills, but only authentic Vietnamese noodles, this is the right place. The soup for the Pho is flavourful and not greasy, everything is just nice and satisfying. Furthermore, the Vietnamese Coffee Creme Caramel here is also worth trying. The bitterness from the coffee syrup compliments surprisingly well with the sweet silky pudding.

Address: 45, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 8pm (except Monday)

18. Nasi Lemak Goreng Chef Fauzey: Nasi Lemak Goreng

Chef Fauzey improvises the Nasi Lemak by frying it with homemade Sambal, taking Malaysian’s favourite dish to the next level. It might be spicy for you, but will definitely tickle your taste buds, simply because of the irresistible power of Sambal.

Address: Jalan Sentosa 3/57, Pj Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30pm – 9.30pm (except Sunday)

19. Chuup Restaurant: (anything about) Pork

Pork lovers should never miss Chuup in the checklist of must-visit restaurants in Petaling Jaya! They offer a variety of pork dishes, such as Pork Satay, Nasi Lemak with Pork Rendang, Pork Chop and Western BBQ Grilled Pork Ribs.

Address: 40, Jalan SS 22/25, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Monday & Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 11am – 11pm

20. Restaurant Ahwa Hokkien Mee: Hokkien Mee

Restaurant Ahwa Hokkien Mee still keeps the traditional way of frying Hokkien Mee by using charcoal, which gives a rich smoky taste to the dish. The perfect cherry on top that completes this dish is the crispy pork lard.

Address: No. 66, Jalan 14/48, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 4.30pm – 1.30am

21. Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan: Nasi Dagang

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan uses only the red rice from Kelantan for its Nasi Dagang, which is the key of preserving the most authentic Kelantanese flavours. No matter how good is the gravy and side dishes, a true Kelantanese Nasi Dagang is impossible without the Kelantan red rice. It is hard to find another place in Klang Valley that serves amazing Kelantanese delights like here.

Address: 29, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 8.30am – 5pm, Thursday – Saturday 8.30am – 9pm, Sunday 8.30am – 4.30pm

22. Jackson’s Burger: Burger

Jackson’s Burger is a mobile burger stall operated by a Chinese couple for over 40 years. They make their own burger patties, not using Ramly, Oblong or Otai brands, which makes them special and loved by foodies.

Address: 152, Jalan 14/29, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Sunday – Friday 12pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 11.30am – 4.30pm

23. Nasi Kukus Ilham: Nasi Kukus

Nasi Kukus Ilham only sells one dish – Nasi Kukus, and makes it the best! It is simple yet delicious and great value because of its good taste and big portion. The fried chicken here is fresh and well-marinated, crispy at the outside and tender in the inside.

Address: No.7, Jalan PJU 7/16b, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 10pm

24. Gerai Minum Weng Kee: Cendol & Ice Kacang

Another hidden gem in Petaling Jaya! Those who have tried the Cendol and Ice Kacang here would go as far as regarding them the best in Klang Valley. The secret of these desserts is the great amount of Gula Melaka and the silky smooth and fine shaved ice.

Address: Taman Selera Makan Old Town, Jalan Othman, PJ Old Town, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 10pm

25. Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa: Sarawak Laksa

Even after two decades, Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa is still the most loved Sarawak Laksa in Klang Valley. In 2017, she has expanded her business out of Bangsar (Lucky Garden Bangsar) by opening a new branch shop at Sea Park, Petaling Jaya. The incredible flavours of its thick broth made of shallots, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, dried chillies, coriander seeds, cumin, star anise, cardomon, clove and nutmeg are simply unforgettable!

Address: 23, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Daily 8.15am – 3pm

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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