8 Best Dining Spots in Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat's Top Dining Venues

Just a couple of blocks down the road from PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur lies Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, a neighbourhood with oodles of fine-restaurants, groovy bars and laidback cafes positioned perfectly at the heart of town. Here is the ultimate low-down on the top eats in the area, a compendium of the coolest insider recommendations by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.

1. El Cerdo Bukit Bintang

Address
43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                  
Phone Number
+60 321450511
Opening Hours
Sundays to Fridays: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm                                                                                                       
Saturdays: 6:00 pm to 10.30 pm 

El Cerdo, the first European restaurant specialising in pork recipes to open in Kuala Lumpur, is a must-visit destination for many reasons. One of them is the fact that diners get to smash a literal plate into a wooden bucket for good luck, before digging into signature dishes such as the marinated pork shoulder steak, the soft bone BBQ, and roasted ibérico ribs. Another good reason to visit is their all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet, which includes an extensive wine menu. 

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2. Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Address
3 Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                                         
Phone Number
+60 320313575
Opening Hours
4:30pm to 11:00pm daily  

For 13 years, this fine-dining joint has been serving authentic Malay cuisine with a selection of first-rate wines, earning a few accolades along the way including Tourism Malaysia’s Best Malay Restaurant award in 2004. Today, it continues to garner glowing reviews for its time-honoured recipes such as the chargrilled beef ribs, and the highly venerated chocolate durian cake. 

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3. Dining in the Dark

Address
50 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                   
Phone Number
+60 321100431
Opening Hours
6:00pm to 9:30pm daily

If you’re getting bored of plain-vanilla restaurant concepts and are up for a bit of adventure, you’ll love this place, where diners (as the name suggests) get to savour a meal in absolute darkness. It can be unnerving for those with nyctophobia, not knowing what’s in front of you (or behind you), but it will certainly heighten your sense of taste, and make for an unforgettable experience. 

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4. The Rabbit Hole

Address
16 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                               
Phone Number
+60 108993535
Opening Hours
4:00pm to 2:00am daily                                                                                                                                                      

Housed in a pre-colonial building is a three-floor restaurant and bar that promises a jolly good time with each visit. Aside from the food and drinks, just by being there to take in the atmosphere inspired by Alice in Wonderland and The Chronicles of Narnia is an experience in itself. Split into six unique rooms, The Rabbit Hole has a nature-themed al-fresco live performance area, a graffiti art bar, a Roman-themed private nightclub, a vintage-style gentleman’s club with a hidden room, a rooftop bar, and a futuristic dance club.

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5. Nerovivo

Address
3A Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                            
Phone Number
+60 320703120
Opening Hours
12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:30pm daily                                                                                                                 

Who needs a ticket to Italy when you can enjoy the country’s mouth-watering cuisine right here in Kuala Lumpur this joint well-known for their authentic Italian cuisine? Start with a staple plate of mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes, and a seafood soup in white wine, before diving into one of their fragrant wood-oven pizzas. The Italiana pizza is an aboslute must-try!  

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6. Trishna Restaurant North Indian Cuisine

Address
75 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                              
Phone Number
+60 321421575
Opening Hours
9:00am to 11.30pm daily                                                                                                             

Who needs a ticket to Italy when you can enjoy the country’s mouth-watering cuisine right here in Kuala Lumpur this joint well-known for their authentic Italian cuisine? Start with a staple plate of mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes, and a seafood soup in white wine, before diving into one of their fragrant wood-oven pizzas. The Italiana pizza is an aboslute must-try!  

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7. No Black Tie

Address
17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari50200 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                          
Phone Number
+603 2142 3737
Email reservations@noblacktie.com.my
Opening Hours
5:00pm to 1:00am daily, closed on Sundays                                                                                                            

Known locally as NBT, No Black Tie was founded in 1998 by Sarawakian pianist Evelyn Hii, and has since established itself as a KL insitution for as the place to go for Kuala Lumpur's live music scene. Indulge in their regular live performances featuring local and international musicians, while tucking in to a delectable selection of well-executed steaks and pasta dishes paired with a glass of wine. Located just a few steps from our location, this is the perfect spot to spend your evenings if you like jazz music! 

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8. Feeka Coffee Roasters

Address
19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                 
Phone Number
+60 3 2110 4599
Opening Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Fridays to Sundays: 9:00am to 11:00pm                                                                                                

A welcome change to the nightlife-centric Changkat, Feeka Coffee Roasters brings Kuala Lumpur’s café culture right to our neighbourhood, and is located just a few steps away. A charming spot amidst Jalan Mesui’s row of terraced shop houses, Feeka serves excellent handcrafted coffee roasted on site, as well as a selection of comfort food items available all day. 

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