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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

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11 Places

Day 1

Little India - Kuala Lumpur

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
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    Little India - Kuala Lumpur
    Neighbourhoods
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    tsashi Says:

    Many Indian owned business around for shopping and eating.

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    • 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 #48 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Interessting 15/11/2017
    • Perfect for shopping 12/11/2017
    • Little India - Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Tun Sambanthan
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Other:
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    Saravanaa Bhavan
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Good food for breakfast & dinner (pure vegetarian)

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    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #222 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Look no further if you want vegetarian Indian food! 12/11/2017
    • Look for a better place to eat!!! 06/11/2017
    • Saravanaa Bhavan
    Address:
    196, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
    Brickfields 50470
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Other:
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    Betel Leaf
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

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

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    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great ambiance and interesting food 17/11/2017
    • Delicious South Indian Food 10/11/2017
    • 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:
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    Home Cooked Indian Food
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    tsashi Says:

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

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    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #2,664 of 3,442 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
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    Anjappar
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

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

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    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1,833 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Haven for sea food India style 09/11/2017
    • Great experience and great food 17/07/2017
    • Anjappar
    Address:
    bangsar Village area,
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
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    Sangeetha
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    Vegetarian, authentic south indian fare for all meals

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    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #103 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best bang for your buck 10/11/2017
    • excellent vegetarian south indian food 06/11/2017
    • 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
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    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 #2,538 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Hopeless. Terrible. 28/10/2017
    • Good choice 01/11/2016
    • Visaaltchi's
    Address:
    No 18 Jalan Scott
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 12-677 1573
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    Madras Cafe
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
    tsashi Says:

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

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #1,812 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Good food but bad service 21/06/2017
    • very good 18/10/2016
    • Madras Cafe
    Address:
    Jalan Ipoh, sentul
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-4043 9000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 16:00
  • Day 3
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    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
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    Aryan Restaurant
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    tsashi Says:

    North & south Indian food, fine dining environment

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    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #2,813 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Good delicious Indian food 19/06/2016
    • Just Good Food 30/12/2015
    • 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:
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    Vishal Food and Catering
    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 #285 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • True chenitad food 5star 26/10/2017
    • So good we went twice 14/10/2017
    • Vishal Food and Catering
    Address:
    No. 22 Jalan Scott
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2274 0502
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