Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) is a hidden gem that is home to many food places known mostly to locals. From old school restaurants to modern cafes, this area has many food options for one to choose from. Today, we will be listing 7 must-try food places in TTDI that you shouldn’t miss if you’re ever there!
1. Aunty Manju’s Banana Leaf Restaurant
A must-try spot in TTDI for good Indian food is Anty Manju’s. This restaurant is known to serve utterly delicious banana leaf rice within the TTDI neighbourhood. It’s unique and different compared to other restaurants, as a standard banana leaf rice in Aunty Manju’s is served with five vegetables instead of the usual three. The selections of side dishes here is comparatively wider and better, with dishes like fish, squid, chicken, prawn, mutton and crab, which are available in curry, deep-fried, masala and more. We highly recommend their fish curry, that has full of flavours and has a lovely fishy undertone to it. What’s best? They serve unlimited papadoms!
Address: 18, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 7am – 12am (Daily)
2. Frisky Goat
This eatery is a bakery café which decks up mostly European inspired dishes. Even though Frisky Goat is one of the TTDI’s most reliable stops for weekend brunches, it is worth mentioning that it is a solid bet for full-fledged lunches and dinners too.
What’s interesting is that they serve delicious salads, like the roasted pumpkin & portobello combo, and the smoked duck salad with longan & walnuts, dressed in a champagne vinaigrette. Do give it a try! If you want to save the hassle of eating out, you can also order their dishes on foodpanda here.
Address: 72, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 9:30pm; Friday – Saturday: 8am – 10:30pm
3. Pickle & Fig
The interior of the cafe captures a simple and rustic vibe, with a cement base décor over the place with wooden chairs and pallet. Pickle & Fig was meant to start up their business that specialises in healthy smoothies. Today, Pickle and Fig boast of a breakfast menu, a wide selection of pasta, crispy churros and additional options for their well-loved sandwiches. Many grew to love the rustic sandwiches which are build from quality ingredients and made fresh upon order.
Address: 26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9am – 11pm (Daily)
Mukha Café serves a good dose of Middle Eastern cuisine with their very own house blend coffee being part of the highlight as well. Here, the founder would reinvent and modify Middle Eastern cuisine to suit customers’ taste. Their popular dish includes fava bean stew – addictively creamy and aromatically steeped in spices. You can pair this beautiful dish to an order of Chianti.
Address: 15, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 12am ; Friday: 3pm – 1am ; Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 1am
Taking on the Italian and French connection. Topshelf is located in a discreet row of shops in TTDI. They offer customers a taste of classic French with a blend of Italian cuisine in an elegant and minimalist atmosphere. Even though the menu has relatively few choices, they change their dishes every quarter so that customers can try new and exciting dishes. But don’t worry as they keep some of their popular and staple dishes throughout the year.
You can check out their menu here.
Address: 61, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 4pm – 12am (Daily)
This quirky café is located in a row of shops along Lorong Datuk Sulaiman. Pronounced Thursday, the name of the café was given by the founder, Hadri, who experienced a string of significant events on that particular day of the week. The walls are decorated with artworks by local artists, giving off a relaxing atmosphere with calming background music. Here, they offer a variety of delicate multi-cuisine choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: 22, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am – 11pm (Closed on Thursday)
7. Der Backmeister
Meaning Bake Master in German, this German café serves a variety of pastries and German sausages like how the Germans would prepare. Insisting on using only natural ingredients following traditional recipes, all of the bread in Der Bakmeister is made from scratch and naturally leavened with their own sourdough starter. If you like authentic German sausages with own made bread, this is the place for you! Check out their menu here.
Address: 40, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 8am – 7pm (Closed on Monday)
There it is, a list of must-try food places in TTDI that wouldn’t let you down. You can also check out our article on popular Thai restaurants in TTDI by clicking here.
The next time you set foot in that area, you know where to go for mouth-watering dishes! However, if you’re one that prefers having your meals at home, you can order from foodpanda and have them delivered right to your doorstep.