When it comes to Chinese dinners, Dai Chow restaurants can’t be beaten. I mean, you get fluffy white rice with a myriad of delicious side dishes to boot! What’s not to love? So, today, we’ve come up with a list of our top eight Dai Chow places you HAVE to try in KL.
1. Restoran 9888
Despite the limited parking space available near Restoran 9888, customers still flock to their restaurant to indulge in their authentic local Chinese cuisines. They serve all the classic Chinese dishes cooked to perfection with the most explosive of flavours. The place is located on an obscure road Menara PGRM, so it might be slightly difficult to find it at first. But trust us when we say it’s worth it!
Address: Jalan Cerapu Satu, Taman Pertama, 55300 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm (Daily)
2. Chuan Kee Hakka Restaurant
Chuan Kee Hakka Restaurant is the perfect Dai Chow place if you’re looking to eat some authentic Hakka cuisine. In particular, their famous tofu dishes are a must-try! But if you’re meaning to catch a bite of their tofu, we suggest going over for lunch instead of dinner as they usually run out by then. That’s just how good their food really is!
Address: 14, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Batu 3 Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Daily)
3. Restaurant New Kai Seng Seafood
Restaurant New Kai Seng is famous among locals for their juicy and tender crabs, and deservingly so! Take a bite of their claypot coconut cream crab, and you’ll be shocked at how aromatically creamy and tender their crabs really are. Their claypot knuckles are also a fan favourite among customers, so be sure to try them out, too.
Address: Jalan Kenanga, 50, Jalan Merlimau, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 5:00 pm – 2:00 am (Daily)
4. Restoran Teak Kee
Teak Hee is a fond favourite among local neighbours due to their friendly atmosphere and lovely staff. Come here for great food with even greater company! In particular, their grilled squid and steamed chicken are mouth-wateringly good. Restoran Teak Kee is also open till late, so this is the perfect place to visit for a fulfilling Dai Chow supper when you’re hungry in the middle of the night.
Address: Meadow Park 3, 0 16 block 6, Jalan 13, Happy Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 4:30 pm – 1:00 am (Daily)
5. Restaurant Siu Siu
Renowned for their signature char siew (honey-glazed barbeque pork), you can trust Restaurant Siu Siu to provide you quality food for reasonable and affordable prices. Nestled beneath Thian Hou Temple, you won’t have to worry about parking when it comes to this place either. Just drop by and enjoy a fulfilling and hearty meal with your friends and family!
Address: Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Closed on Mondays)
6. Restoran Sun Chui Yuen
Restoran Sun Chui Yuen offers fresh and flavourful seafood served on bright red plates and yellow tablecloths. Come here for a bright atmosphere and even brighter customer service! When visiting, don’t miss out on their garlic crab, salted egg tiger prawns, and grilled fish. One bite and you’re sure to come back begging for more.
Address: 43, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200.
Operating Hours: 4:30 pm – 2:00 am (Daily)
7. Sek Yuen Restaurant
Being the oldest Chinese Dai Chow restaurant in KL, you best believe that Sek Yuen Restaurant has been serving quality food for over 70 years and then some. Come here to indulge in their fan-favourite Pei Pa Duck, beef noodles and cold plates.
Address: 315, Jalan Pudu, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm & 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Closed on Mondays)
8. Hau Kee Seafood Restaurant
Constantly packed with locals, Hua Kee Seafood Restaurant offers quality, authentic Chinese food with quick service. Here, you won’t have to worry about waiting for too long after ordering your food. Their seafood is fresh and food mouth-wateringly amazing.
Address: 12, Jalan Kaskas 2, Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am (Daily)
So, there you have it! These were our top 8 Dai Chow places to try in KL. If you enjoy Chinese cuisine, you can check out our other lists on our favourite yong tau foo places in Pj and our top dim sum places in Puchong!
But, if you’re not in the mood to head out to explore, you can always order from foodpanda instead. The foodpanda app offers a large selection of Chinese restaurants for you to choose from, and they deliver everything straight to your doorstep!