10 makan places in Pavilion Bukit Jalil that you probably haven’t tried

We all know and love Pavilion Bukit Bintang. The mall is filled with atas shops and a lower ground floor full of food, while outside, you’ll find bright lights, chaos, and a never-ending stream of cars— the very definition of juxtaposition. But, have you been to Pavilion Bukit Jalil?

Think of Pavilion Bukit Jalil as Bukit Bintang’s calmer sister who shares the same first name. Unlike the latter, the former isn’t nearly as busy, but this could be attributed to its sheer size.

The mall is huge, which means it’s full of hidden gems you otherwise wouldn’t find unless you stray from your usual route. Here are 10 makan places in Pavilion Bukit Jalil that you probably haven’t tried.

1. Tokyo Teppan (#2.30)

Tokyo Teppan - Storefront

Teppan refers to the metal plate used to cook, and yaki means to grill. From their name alone, it’s clear that most patrons of Tokyo Teppan dine at the restaurant for their teppanyaki. Half the joy of eating teppanyaki comes from watching the chefs, who more often than not, put on a performance while preparing the food. Tokyo Teppan is no exception from this, as customers have the opportunity to sit right in front of the grills.

Tokyo Teppan - Tray of fried rice and meat
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For a no-brainer kind of meal, opt for their teppanyaki sets that come with rice. Don’t fret if you can’t decide on just 1 protein— the Aka Set (RM49) includes striploin beef, prawns, and salmon. You can also get sets like their Striploin Beef Steak Set (RM96) and Azuma Set (RM36) with both chicken and salmon.

Tokyo Teppan serves more than just grilled meat. Here, you can find the likes of Seafood Sukiyaki (RM30) and Kitsune Udon (RM20), perfect for those who want some soup.

+603 9764 3121
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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2. Sushi Koi (#2.36)

Sushi Koi - Storefront

No food guide is complete without sushi. At Sushi Koi in Pavilion Bukit Jalil, the chefs are dedicated to serving customers the freshest ingredients to guarantee your satisfaction. The restaurant’s interior is bound to make you feel relaxed with its neutral colour scheme and spacious setting, making this a good hangout spot with friends or a date spot with a loved one.

Those looking for filling rice bowls should check out their donburi menu. They have dishes like Bara Chirashi-don (RM46) with an assortment of diced marinated sashimi, and Mapo Tofu Don (RM16.90), a bowl of rice topped with mapo tofu.

Sushi Koi - Table of food
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Sushi Koi offers a variety of maki platters to choose from. The eatery has Unagi Salmon Mentai Oshizushi (RM38) that features salmon aburi, unagi with mentai mayo sauce, and tobiko. Other than that, they serve Soft Shell Crab Unagi Maki (RM33) and Ebiten Avocado Maki (RM21).

+6010 214 7723
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
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3. Oppa Toast (#5.104)

Oppa Toast - Storefront

Toasted sandwiches are a common street food in Korea, so naturally, Malaysia had to follow suit. While you can easily find simple egg or vegetable toast along the streets of Seoul, you’ll also notice many franchises specialising in the snack—- and Oppa Toast does just that.

If you want a bite of the OG, get the Oppa Egg (RM9.80) that focuses on 1 ingredient: egg. This egg, however, is beaten to fluffy perfection and is topped with coriander and their special sauce. 

Oppa Toast - Sandwich
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Other delicious sandwich combinations served here include the Shrimp Avo Holic (RM19.80) with shrimp, avocado, egg, and pickles. Cheese lovers will enjoy their Beef Brisket Double Cheese with Garlic Bread (RM21.80), which has both cheddar and mozzarella cheese alongside pieces of beef brisket. They also have Smoked Duck Avo Holic (RM15.90) with smoked duck, avocado, scrambled egg, and teriyaki sauce.

+603 9766 7572
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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4. Dai Cha Dim (#2.38) 

Dai Cha Dim - Storefront

Can’t decide on what to eat? Dai Cha Dim is the place for you then, as they have everything you can think of. From chicken rice and wonton noodles to dim sum and porridge, this restaurant truly is the place to go for large gatherings. Following the spirit of communal meals, Dai Cha Dim offers eats that can be easily shared among diners (who are seated at the same table, of course).

Be sure to check out their selection of BBQ meats that are barbecued till the skin turns into a crispy crust, all while still maintaining the juiciness of the meat. The tender BBQ meats on offer include Hainanese Chicken (RM26-RM52), Honey Roasted Char Siu (RM36), Roasted Duck (RM28-RM56), and Roasted Chicken (RM24-RM46).

Dai Cha Dim - Variety of food
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Other dishes that are suitable for sharing are their Fried Egg with Tomato (RM16) and Braised Pork Belly with Salted Fish in Claypot (RM32). If you’re in the mood for noodles, try the Fried Hokkein Mee (RM28) or Cantonese Egg Noodles with Freshwater King Prawn (RM56)

+603 9766 5667
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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5. Burger & Taco (#1.66)

Burger & Taco - Storefront

Burger & Taco has 2 outlets: here in Pavilion Bukit Jalil, and another at Tamarind Square. The restaurant uses halal certified Australian and New Zealand beef, homemade sauces, and imported cheese to ensure the quality and freshness of their food.

Starting off with the first half of their name, Burger & Taco has a wide selection of beef, chicken, and vegetarian burgers. Looking at their menu, everyone’s bound to find something they’ll enjoy. If you order their Triple Decker (RM22), you’re guaranteed to leave the shop full and satisfied. This burger features a beef patty, egg, and a hashbrown. 

Burger & Taco - Tacos and onion rings
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Customers get to choose between 5 meat fillings for their tacos. They have Beef Tacos (RM17), Chicken Tacos (RM16), Fish Tacos (RM18), Egg Tacos (RM12), and Portobello Tacos (RM18). Their menu goes beyond what’s stated in their name too—- don’t forget to feast on their quesadillas, burritos, and nachos.

+603 8080 5080
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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6. Grandmama’s (#1.34)

Grandmamas - Storefront
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Although located in a more contemporary setting, Grandmama’s is all about evoking memories of your grandmother’s cooking through traditional Malaysian flavours. They promote their food to be dishes that are made with love, just like how grandmothers would prepare meals for their grandchildren. As of 2023, the franchise has a total of 5 outlets.

The commonality of all the food served here is that they’re all comfort dishes. Dig into savoury noodles like their Beef Kuey Teow (RM19.90), which is one of the eatery’s must-tries. For those in need of a warm bowl of rich soup, they have Fish Head Noodles (RM21.90) featuring fried fish head chunks. 

Grandmamas - Fried rice and satay
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The restaurant serves Grandmama’s Fried Rice (RM19.90), a Hakka-style wok fried rice with prawns, egg, and long beans. You can also find Fish Fillet Curry Hot Pot (RM65.90), Kam Heong White Prawns (RM48.90), and Traditional Beef Rendang (RM65.90) to pair with a steaming plate of white rice.

+603 9766 5627
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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7. D’Laksa (#1.19)

D'Laksa - Storefront

Although you and your friends may still occasionally argue about which Malaysian laksa is the best, there’s no denying that Penang’s asam laksa is the most popular type in the country. Founded by a Penangite with a passion for food, D’Laksa is set to spread the joy of asam laksa to the nation in a quick and easy way.

Their menu is simple, straightforward, and fuss-free. Fans of the dish will probably enjoy their staple Asam Laksa (RM9.90) made with chewy laksa noodles and a rich, sweet and sour fish-based soup. As always, every good bowl of laksa is topped with mint leaves, cucumber, and chunks of fish flesh. Customers can even choose to upgrade their bowl for RM2.

D'Laksa - Bowl of laksa
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If you want something a little different while still getting the full savoury experience, check out their Asam Fishball (RM6.90) or the Asam Lobster Ball (RM7.90). These 2 dishes would be a great snack or side dish to complement your bowl of laksa.

+6012 418 4363
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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8. Seniman (#4.31)

Seniman - Storefront
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Seniman in Pavilion Bukit Jalil is all about encouraging and reintroducing sharing among loved ones. They focus on dishes that can be enjoyed together, and what better way to do so than by offering comforting local delicacies? This restaurant celebrates local flavours and honours the local palate.

If you’re familiar with Malaysian kampung cuisine, you’ve probably seen food being served on a tray called the dulang or talam. At Seniman, you can experience some of that childhood nostalgia with their talam sets that are meant to feed 2. Talam Set ‘DO’ (RM62) comes with daging salai lemak cili padi, ayam kunyit palembang, sotong sambal tumis, nasi minyak pengantin, and teh tarik terbalik.

Seniman Cafe - Set meals
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Of course, you can also get individual dishes like Soto Sayam Tersandar (RM14) featuring a spiced chicken broth, and Ikan Bakar Bujang Lapok (RM52). This eatery also has a creative pizza menu, with eats like their Sambal Bilis Petai Power (RM24), Asam Pedas Lautan Gelora (RM30), and Kerutup Kambing Mak Tiri (RM26).

+6019 214 2578
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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9. Naughty Babe Dirty Duck (#3.85 & 3.115)

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck - Storefront

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck proudly claims to be the antidote for carnivores. You probably have a sense of what they’re all about based on their name alone— babi and duck. This eatery serves European fusion dishes with a focus on the aforementioned poultry. 

Sausages don’t always have to be in hotdogs or on breakfast platters; sometimes they can shine on their own. For the full NBDD experience, check out their Porky Sausage Platter (RM88) that features Hungarian, German pepper, Cumberland, and Footlong Schublig sausages. 

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck - Sakura pork shoulder
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If you’re looking for a dish to share, the restaurant is known for the NBDD BBQ Pork Ribs (RM88 for a full slab) lacquered with their homemade barbeque sauce. Other meaty dishes you can opt for are the Babe’s Ham Knuckle “Berliner Eisbein” (RM128) that’s cured in brine for a few days, or the Dirty Duck (RM48) with duck leg confit, duck egg, and bacon jam.

+603 8070 8966
Daily: 10am – 10pm
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10. SOULed OUT (#3.112 & E3.112)

SOULed OUT- Outdoor area
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To round off this list, I recommend SOULed OUT for those who want a one-stop shop that has everything under the sun. SOULed OUT first graced the Malaysian public with its presence in 1996 in Mont Kiara. Over a decade later and it’s still one of the most prominent lepak and chill spots in town.

One look at their menu and you’ll see what I mean. From local delicacies to Indian and Western fare, this restaurant is perfect for large groups who can’t decide on a single cuisine. They serve dishes like New Orleans Grilled Salmon (RM42), BBQ Short Ribs (RM75), Classic Pepperoni Pizza (RM19), and Lasagna (RM23).

SOULed OUT - Naan
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If you’re in need of dishes with strong flavours, check out their Singapore Fried Noodles (RM22), Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM32), or Kerala Style Fish in Banana Leaf (RM40).

While you’re there, don’t forget to end your meal with some sweet treats like their Naughty Nutty Brownie (RM18) and SO Jumbo Banana Split (RM26).

+6012 397 1955
Daily: 12pm – 11pm
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Pavilion Bukit Jalil

2, Persiaran Jalil 8, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 57000

Pavilion Bukit Jalil

2, Persiaran Jalil 8, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 57000

Telephone: +60380928833
Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
Telephone: +60380928833

Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
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