August 5th, 2022
5 Indonesian Restaurants to Visit in KL and Selangor
If the title alone has you dreaming of your favourite Indonesian dishes, then this list was made for you. We’ve included five restaurants ranging geographically from Puchong to KL City Centre, and there’s even some in our familiar suburb of Bangsar. Whether you’re an ayam penyet fanatic, or more into their balados, check out this list of Indonesian restaurants to visit in KL and Selangor.
Bumbu Bali, Puchong
Bumbu Bali is described as a contemporary Balinese restaurant that serves up all the familiar flavours. Their menu is comprehensive, ranging from appetisers meant for sharing like the Bali Trio (BBQ wings, sate lilit, and cumi-cumi goreng), all the way to desserts like Bubuh Injin (Balinese black glutinous porridge with fresh coconut milk and banana) and Es Campur (Balinese ice blended dessert with sago, jackfruit, banana, honeydew, watermelon, and sweet shredded coconut). There’s also a sister outlet in Empire Shopping Gallery called Ole Ole Bali.
Address: Bumbu Bali, 18 & 18-1, Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Natrabu Minang, Bangsar
Located opposite Bangsar Shopping Centre, this is one for the Bangsar folks. Natrabu serves up Minang cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Guests can look forward to crowd favourites like Udang balado bersama kentang dan petai (prawn, potato, and petai sambal), Tempe terong balado cabe merah (tempeh and aubergine sambal with red chillies), and Paru goreng (deep-fried lungs). Read our review here.
Address: Natrabu Minang, 182, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Dancing Fish, Bangsar
Dancing Fish opened not too long ago in Bangsar Shopping Centre. It serves cuisine from West Java, with dishes like Chicken satay with kerabu jantung pisang, Sup akar teratai (lotus root soup), and Buntut goreng enak with sambal trio, to name a few.
Address: Dancing Fish, Lot T120, 121 & 122 285, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Waroeng Penyet, KL Sentral
How can we leave out ayam penyet when it comes to Indonesian food? Waroeng Penyet has branches in Nu Sentral, Mid Valley Megamall, The Curve, and Citta Mall, so pick the one most convenient for you. The menu comprises the standard penyet options – chicken, beef, or fish cooked in ‘penyet’ style or grilled. There are also accompaniments like soup, vegetables, and even Pete udang balado (sambal petai prawns).
Address: Waroeng Penyet, NU Sentral, L4-08, Level 4 Lot 4.08, 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Bumbu Desa, KLCC
One to check out when heading to KL, Bumbu Desa boasts over 30 varieties of Padang, Sunda, and Malay specialties. In fact, Tourism Indonesia bestowed the “Most Favourite Sundanese Restaurant” award to Bumbu Desa in 2010. Their menu includes the likes of Ayam cabai ijo, Tilapia mango, and Rendang daging as mains, and Pulut durian and Kolak biji salak as desserts. There’s also sets for four, or six to eight persons if catering for a larger group.
Address: Bumbu Desa, 201A-C, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur