Food courts in KL
Every mall has one
What we say:
Twenty years ago KL had barely one large shopping centre, now the city is awash with them.
Food is a very important draw at these temples to consumerism, split into two distinct types, stand-alone restaurants, and food courts. Every shopping centre has at least one food court, some of the larger ones have several.
They all run on much the same principle though, that you order food from individual outlets, and sit down wherever you can find a free table. This can be somewhat of a challenge at lunchtime (12:30-13:30), and weekends. The only exception is during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, when food courts are blissfully quiet from dawn to dusk.
Food courts may not hit any great culinary heights, but for a decent value, filling meal, in relative comfort, then they are hard to beat. Among the best ones are the perpetually-mobbed Signatures in Suria KLCC; Hutong at Lot 10, which is a great introduction to traditional local favourites; and the enormous Food Republic in Pavilion KL. Easily the most stylish and unusual (the whole area is non-halal), is EAT at Publika, unfortunately one of KL's most inconvenient shopping centres to get to without your own transport.
Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang
Lower ground floor, Lot 10, 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang
Level 2, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, KLCC
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