For those of you who are working in the heart of the city, here are our top 6 Masjid Jamek lunch recommendations because we know, when you’re working in a city as busy as this, you need somewhere that is easily accessible to beat the traffic.
1. Betel Leaf
Masjid Jamek is probably one of the best places to get all sorts of banana leaf rice dishes, and this place is no different.
The only difference is that at Betel Leaf you are getting a more comfortable ambience and an air-conditioned restaurant to chill from the hot sunny weather. You might have to look for seats if you go during lunch hour, but it’s definitely a good place to have your lunch at.
Location: 77A, Leboh Ampang, Masjid Jamek
Hours: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM
2. Restaurant Mandala
If you’re looking for something different other than just banana leaf rice within the Masjid Jamek vicinity then definitely check out Restaurant Mandala. They are mostly popular for their Momo, which is essentially a serving of chicken or vegetarian dumplings that are steamed before serving.
They mainly serve Nepalese cuisine, so if you’re looking for an adventure and new flavours, Restaurant Mandala will definitely be able to cater to those needs.
Location: No.18 First Floor, Jalan Medan Pasar, Masjid Jamek
Hours: 8.00 AM – 8.00 PM
3. Sangeetha Veg Restaurant
For those of you who want a good feed but prefer to only consume vegetarian products, Sangeetha Veg Restaurant would be perfect for you. Their food is mainly served on traditional Indian steel plates, and they have all sorts of Indian menu from Dosa all the way to rice with different Indian curries on the sides.
We definitely recommend you try their Dosa or Chapathi set and if you need a big feed, there’s nothing stopping you from ordering more.
Location: 65, Leboh Ampang, Masjid Jamek
Hours: 8.00 AM – 11.00 PM
4. Karaikudi Chettinadu Mess Restaurant
This isn’t just any other Banana Leaf rice shop; this is a good place to enjoy good food with good company as their menu items are definitely made for sharing.
The best part is, their price is pretty affordable for the amount of food they are offering and despite being an Indian restaurant; they still have plenty of options for the non-vegetarian consumers. Definitely, a must-try if you’re having lunch nearby.
Location: 34 & 36, Leboh Ampang, Masjid Jamek
Hours: 7.00 AM – 10.00 PM
5. Restoran ABC: Southern Indian Food
Foodies would know that different parts of India have different styles of cooking and for those of you who want to dive in into the Southern Indian cuisine, this is the place to be if you’re within the Masjid Jamek vicinity.
We definitely recommend you try their Sri Lankan rice or their Briyani Lamb and pair them up with their special coffee brew. Did we also mention that their price is really affordable?
Location: No. 1009, Jalan Masjid India
Hours: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM
6. Restoran Bunga Raya Indah
This is another great place in Masjid Jamek for a good banana leaf rice experience and South Indian cuisine. You have to go up a floor, or else you would miss it, and while it might be slightly crowded during lunch hours, it’s definitely worth the wait.
Plus while you’re waiting to be served, you can try their traditional Indian starters like Bhaji and Pakora.
Location: First Floor, old 41, Leboh Ampang, Masjid Jamek
Hours: 5.00 AM – 10.00 PM
We know that some of us can’t even leave our desk during lunch hours so for the busy-bees, why not make your lunch order using the foodpanda app instead? This way, you can continue to work while your lunch is being delivered to you.