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Authentic south Indian food places

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Malaysia is melting pot of multi cuisine from around the world. The Malaysian food are predominantly inspired by south Indian and Chinese cuisines. There are many places claiming to offer authentic south Indian food choices, however many are just run-of-the-mill type. They serve spicy and salty food, deceiving the crowd that its authentic south Indian. This guide provides simple tips on find the right places for your craving of south Indian food in KL.

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11 Places

7 City Tips

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11 Places

Day 1

Little India Brickfields

Neighbourhoods

Saravanaa Bhavan

Restaurants

Betel Leaf

Restaurants

Home Cooked Indian Food

Restaurants

Anjappar

Restaurants

Sangeetha

Restaurants

Day 2

Visaaltchi's

Restaurants

Madras Cafe

Restaurants

Day 3

Moorthy Mattai

Restaurants

Aryan Restaurant

Restaurants

Vishal Food and Catering

Restaurants

tsashi's City Tips

  • Try not to puncture banana leaf with cutlery
  • When food is server on banana leaf, ask for little water, wash and wipe the leaf clean, especially at the spine area, dust and dirt sticks the leaf easily
  • Always try to eat with your bare (right) hand, wash them properly
  • No tipping is necessary
  • Authentic Chettinad food places are limited, so ask around
  • Avoid places which is dirty but busy, somehow these places are just below average
  • Indian food? Ensure the restaurant attracts more Indians than other. They know the best places
    Day 1
  • Little India Brickfields
    Neighbourhoods
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    tsashi Says:

    Many Indian owned business around for shopping and eating.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Look out for clean places
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Not authentic 15/10/2018
    • Indian diaspora place 06/10/2018
    • Little India Brickfields
    Address:
    Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Other:
  • Saravanaa Bhavan
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Good food for breakfast & dinner (pure vegetarian)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #154 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Banana Leaf Veggies 03/10/2018
    • Siyalpa at saravanaa 17/09/2018
    • Saravanaa Bhavan
    Address:
    196, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
    Brickfields 50470
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Other:
  • Betel Leaf
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious food at great value 20/10/2018
    • Good food here. 10/10/2018
    • Betel Leaf
    Address:
    Lebuh Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2032 5932
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Home Cooked Indian Food
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1 982 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Cheap, Vegetarian-Friendly 28/04/2015
    • Authentic Indian food 23/04/2015
    • Home Cooked Indian Food
    Address:
    183, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
  • Anjappar
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1 038 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Okay restaurant 06/06/2018
    • Dissatisfied 28/04/2018
    • Anjappar
    Address:
    bangsar Village area,
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
  • Sangeetha
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Vegetarian, authentic south indian fare for all meals

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Real taste of South Indian food in Malaysia 09/10/2018
    • Tasty dosa 06/10/2018
    • Sangeetha
    Address:
    65 Lebuh Ampang
    Merdeka Square Area
    Kuala Lumpur 50100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2032 3333
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Visaaltchi's
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian, Malaysian)
    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1 917 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • POOR SERVICE & DIRTY 06/10/2018
    • Great Banana Leaf 10/09/2018
    • Visaaltchi's
    Address:
    No 18 Jalan Scott
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 12-677 1573
  • Madras Cafe
    Restaurants (Indian)
    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1 547 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Good food 02/08/2018
    • dinner at madras cafe 02/01/2018
    • Madras Cafe
    Address:
    Jalan Ipoh, sentul
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-4043 9000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 16:00
  • Day 3
  • Moorthy Mattai
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • change of management 10/04/2015
    • Indian Food 24/12/2014
    • Moorthy Mattai
    Address:
    No 78 Jln Tun Sambanthan. 50470
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2272 1744
  • Aryan Restaurant
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    North & south Indian food, fine dining environment

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1 097 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Delicious and tasty 03/12/2017
    • Tastefully flavorful 20/11/2017
    • Aryan Restaurant
    Address:
    Ground Floor, Podium Block Quality Hotel City Centre
    Jalan Raja Laut 12
    Kuala Lumpur 50350
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2691 9245
    Other:
  • Vishal Food and Catering
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian, Malaysian)
    See more photos
    tsashi Says:

    Excellent south indian food specializing in Chettinad cuisine (non-Vege)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #368 of 3 927 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Wonderful 20/10/2018
    • Top notch 13/10/2018
    • Vishal Food and Catering
    Address:
    No. 22 Jalan Scott
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2274 0502
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