Having been surrounded by the South China Sea, many Malaysians are no doubt seafood lovers. While there are so many seafood restaurants in the country, those restaurants do not always promise high-quality seafood. To ease your seafood hunt, we have chosen 6 best seafood eateries in Bukit Bintang. Let’s check it out!
6 Best Seafood in Bukit Bintang:
1. One Seafood Restaurant
Located in Kuala Lumpur city centre, One Seafood Restaurant does not only attract KL residents but also tourists from other states and countries. This restaurant has its menu planned and improvised by Chef Aun Chin Poh, a culinary chef who has won multiple awards in culinary arts and Chinese cuisine competitions. With 27 years of culinary and working experience in various renowned restaurants, Chef Aun Chin Poh knows exactly the ways to impress the fussy taste buds of seafood lovers.
This restaurant also goes the extra mile on ensuring the freshness of the seafood. Rarely found in many seafood restaurants, One Seafood Restaurant has inbuilt seafood tanks for customers to pick their crustaceans. Besides serving the freshest seafood, this restaurant also offers a wide array of seafood, such as multiple species of crabs, fishes, oysters, lobsters, and shrimps. Wish to know more? Check out their menu here.
Address: 118, Bukit Bintang Street, Imbi, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Daily)
2. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant
You can definitely spot Chinese and Thai influences on the seafood of this restaurant. Being certified as Halal, Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant draws customers from all around Malaysia. This place is especially crowded during peak hours and Ramadan month. With the limited parking spaces, we suggest you make bookings before dining in and arrive early during your visit. Besides having ample outdoor seating, there are also air-conditioned private rooms for minor functions, such as gatherings and parties.
We highly recommend the Deep Fried Squid which consists of chewy bite-size squids wrapped in crunchy and salty outer layers. Be sure to try out the Salted Fish Fried Rice, which is aromatic, mouth-watering, and served in a big portion.
Address: Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12pm – 2pm, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Daily)
3. Yamaguchi Fish Market
Similar to fish markets in Japan, Yamaguchi Fish Market offers an exhilarating experience for patrons who wish to dine in. Offering a wide variety of seafood such as oysters, fish, clam, and Alaskan snow crab, this place is definitely a heaven for fresh seafood lovers.
A piece of good news for those who enjoy Japanese cuisine, sashimi choices are available! High-quality seafood is bound to be fresh and sweet, so be worry-free while consuming raw seafood.
Don’t miss out on one of the most popular dishes, Live Lobster! You can have this dish prepared in various delicious ways, such as with salted egg yolk and cheese, Yee Mee, fried rice, and XO sauce. You can also opt for Egg White Steamed Lobster to savour the original taste of fresh lobsters.
Address: 16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, 6pm – 1-:30pm
4. Dancing Fish
Although Dancing Fish is not specifically a seafood restaurant, it is known for its delicious, Malay-Indo-style seafood dishes. Over the years of serving a fusion of Malaysian and Indonesian delicacies, Dancing Fish emphasizes the authenticity of the dishes and quality customer service. This brand managed to expand its branch to Singapore in 2018, which shows its success in delivering its promises.
Visit Dancing Fish for the burst of flavours stemming from fragrant spices and herbs. The signature dish is the Dancing Fish with Sambal Dabu Dabu. It consists of deep-fried fish that is caught fresh from their tanks, accompanied by traditional Indonesian sambal based on salsa sauce. The fish is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Did we mention that the platings of the dishes are insta-worthy too?
Address: Lot T120, 121 & 122 285, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm (Daily)
5. Southern Rock Seafood
Different from most seafood restaurants in KL, Southern Rock Seafood has two centres of operation. One of which is the Kitchen that cooks and serves seafood dishes, while the other is the Fishmonger section which allows customers to buy fresh seafood. Therefore, if you plan to have a seafood dinner and also purchase fresh seafood, kill two birds with one stone by visiting Southern Rock Seafood!
This restaurant is best known for its oysters, which are imported from Ireland, France, England, and Holland. Besides high-quality oysters, there are also raw or cooked salmons, scallops, lobsters, wild fishes, mussels, and clams. We highly recommend the unique Oyster Shooter that consists of fresh oysters shucked with a Bloody Mary. Another fact about this restaurant is that its owners order their desserts from social enterprises supporting persons with learning disabilities. Hence, don’t forget to finish your decent meals with delicious desserts, such as Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies and Lemon Tarts, while helping those in need. You can find out more on their website here.
Address: 32-36, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm (Daily)
6. Hai Peng Crab House
Crowned as one of the most long-standing seafood restaurants in KL, Hai Peng has served quality seafood for more than 20 years. The signature dish has to be the Sweet and Sour Crab which is served with perfectly toasted bread. The thick consistency and savoury taste of the sauce go well with the crispy and fluffy bread. This dish is also served with a generous amount of crab-based sauce, a perfect match with the toasted bread.
There are multiple choices of crab species, including the Indonesian Giant Crabs and the Local Mud Crabs. Don’t forget to try the Lala (clams) with Ginger and Chinese Wine, which is also another popular dish.
Address: Lot KS-5, Taman Evergreen, 4th Miles, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 5:30 pm – 12 am (Daily)
There you have it, the 6 best seafood places near Bukit Bintang! Need more seafood restaurants? Check out the best seafood restaurants in KL! Besides seafood restaurants, there are also multiple bars in Bukit Bintang. Click here and find out more!
However, if you prefer enjoying seafood at home, order via foodpanda and have your seafood delivered to you!