Steal To Splurge: The Best Chinese Restaurants In The Klang Valley

Steal To Splurge: The Best Chinese Restaurants In The Klang Valley

Who doesn’t love a good Chinese restaurant? As the cooler, rainier months are upon us, we’ve got you covered with a wholesome list that will warm your tummy and soothe your soul. (Left: Image by @superkitchen.chillipanmee. Right: Image by @waymodernchinois.)

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We’re happy to have Chinese food any day of the year. Hotpot dinners, warm bowls of soup, noodles in take-out brown paper wrappers — what’s not to love? But there’s something about the wetter months of the year that calls for delicious comfort meals. From everyday eats to the occasional splurge, we’ve listed some of the best Chinese eateries you’ll want to hit up soon.

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1. Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee, multiple locations

There are two things we like — good food and affordable meals. Put them together, and you’ve found your way to our hearts. And trust Super Kitchen’s Chilli Pan Mee to put a smile on anyone’s face. Picture a bowl of dry pan mee (Hakka flat flour noodles) served with minced pork, crispy salty anchovies, and a runny golden poached egg to top it off.

Add as little or as much of their signature dry chilli mix to the noodles, and you’ve got yourself a dangerously delicious (and spicy) meal. Prices have gone up a little over the years, but they are still affordable with a bowl of pan mee averaging RM11 and dishes ranging from RM8 to RM18.

Address: 23 Jalan Batu Nilam 5, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1, 41200 Klang, Selangor
Contact: +603 3318 8803

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2. Lot 10 Hutong, Kuala Lumpur

If you like having a little bit of everything, head to Lot 10 Hutong, where you’ll find a selection of KL’s favourite heritage Chinese hawker stalls. Soon Kee Beef Noodles, Hon Kee’s favourite Fish Porridge, Imbi Road Pork Noodles, and Ho Weng Kee’s BBQ Pork Wonton Noodles are all served for just under RM20. You’ll also find a variety of Chinese Malaysian desserts, pastries, and beverages available daily.

Address: LG Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2782 3500

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3. Lai Fong Lala Noodles, Kuala Lumpur

No secret amongst locals, Lai Fong’s heaping bowl of gingery Lala Noodles instantly warms the belly and is the perfect meal to have on a rainy day. Although, truthfully, we’d have it every day if we could! A hot bowl of this soup will cost you RM12, while their Prawn Noodles soup, another favourite, is priced at RM20. And if you can’t decide between the two, you can get both lala and prawn noodles mixed, which will set you back RM25.

Address: 138, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 376 4928

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4. Dragon-i, multiple locations

With franchises across the Klang Valley, Dragon-i is an excellent place for families and large group gatherings. Serving up Shanghainese cuisine, a la carte dishes here average in the high 20s to 30s per person. Starters, drinks, and desserts are about RM10 to RM20 each, while main meals go from RM30 to RM60.

Address: Sunway Velocity Sales Gallery, Lot 1-29, Level 1, Lingkaran SV, Jalan Cheras, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 9770 1588

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5. Hakka Rang Restaurant, Selangor

A hidden gem in the Kota Damansara area, Hakka Rang is a small, family-style dining, cosy restaurant making delicious Hakka cuisine in town. Their Hakka Rang Noodles are a customer favourite, along with dishes such as the Steamed Grouper in Fermented Black Bean Sauce, Mango Chicken, and their Claypot Curry dishes. Expect to spend an average of RM30 to RM50 per person here.

Address: 47-1, Jalan PJU 5/11, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6018 388 8620

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Price Range: $$$

6. Way Modern Chinois, Kuala Lumpur

For a more contemporary dining experience, consider Way Modern Chinois, a modern avant-garde restaurant specialising in contemporary Chinese and Asian dishes. Walking into the eatery, you quickly realise that this won’t be your typical dinner at any ordinary Chinese restaurant.

Everything about this place, from the interiors, tableware, and soft lighting, whispers ease and comfort. The food offers familiar choices with a hint of playfulness and surprises. Cocktails average at RM40 a drink, while the wine goes up in the hundreds. Appetisers, main courses, and desserts average at RM50 per dish.

Address: G-1, Work @ Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2095 1118

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7. Oriental Pavilion, Selangor

Formerly known as The Oriental, the Oriental Pavilion is one of PJ’s most renowned Cantonese Chinese Restaurants — voted Asia’s Finest Chinese Restaurants by The Miele Guide and rated in KL’s Top 20 by CNN Travel Guide! Customer favourites include their Dim Sum, Signature Peking Duck, Charcoal Grilled Iberico Ribs, and Cod Fish with Pomelo Sauce served in a whole orange, amongst other things.

Appetisers and hors d’oeuvres range between RM15 to RM60, while soups start in the 30s and go up to RM190. Main dishes here average from RM40 to RM300, with select dishes peaking at a high of RM600+.

Address: P1-04, Level 1, Podium, PJ33, 3, Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7956 9288

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Price Range: $$$$

8. Oversea Restaurant

Located in Jalan Imbi, Oversea Restaurant is hailed as one of the best and long-standing Cantonese restaurants in KL. Having been around for over five decades, they know a thing or two about serving a good meal in high fashion. Trying their signature Roasted Peking Duck, Char Siew, and Roast Pork may require calling ahead and pre-ordering as they’re often sold out.

Private room dining is available, perfect for hosting small parties. Dining here is much pricier by local standards, so be prepared to spend RM80 to RM200 per person over dinner. Set meals are also available for up to 10 pax ranging from the high 800s to RM2000.

Address: 84-88, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: +603 2144 9911

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9. Lai Ching Yuen, Selangor

Dinner at the opulent Lai Ching Yuen is a feast for the eyes and the belly. Order their all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet priced at RM90 (RM60 for children). There’s dim sum aplenty, with over 50 dishes, including Loh Mai Kai, Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao, and Steamed Custard Bun with Egg Yolk.

Main courses, vegetables, and seafood dishes are priced between RM40 to RM100, although signature dishes like the BBQ Suckling Pig and Braised Whole Australian Abalone are priced at RM548 and RM268, respectively.

Address: P1-04, Level 1, Podium, PJ33, 3, Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7956 9288

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Price Range: $$$$$

10. Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton KL

Treat yourself to Li Yen at the Ritz, serving traditional gourmet Chiu Chow and Cantonese cuisine, BBQ specialities, and Hong Kong dim sum lunches. The dim sum menu ranges between RM25 to RM60 per portion. A la carte meals average at RM150 to RM250 per person while meat dishes go up much higher, peaking at RM670 for the Hong Kong-Style Roasted Goose. But it’s worth every penny. Yum!

Address: 168, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6018 646 8033

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Tabitha is a designer and photographer, whose idea of a good day involves spontaneous trips to the beach with her pooch. Outside of her love for all things design, she has a fondness for handwritten notes, movie nights and long drives with friends.