Top 10 Restaurants in Sunway Pyramid
I studied at Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur before I moved to Melbourne. My accommodation is so near to Sunway Pyramid that I would go there pretty frequently to satisfy my cravings. As I am a true foodie, I have to keep doing my palate and belly a favour every day. There are so many restaurants in Sunway Pyramid – it’s always a hard decision to make on where to eat. So after trying many, MANY restaurants in Sunway Pyramid, this list is my top 10 restaurants in Sunway Pyramid that you have to try!
Hotpot Kitchen 麻辣香锅
This place was not around back when I was at Sunway University. It has become my favourite after my recent trip back to KL. The restaurant’s Chinese name is far more descriptive of what the restaurant really is. It is translated into “Numbingly Spicy Fragrant Hotpot”. It might sound scary, but the good news is there are so many things there for you to choose from! Don’t worry if you can’t handle the spice that well.
In Hotpot Kitchen, you select the ingredients that you’d like to include in your dish. The vegetables cost RM3.99 per 100 gram and the meat cost RM5.99 per 100 gram. After that, select how spicy you want it to be. For a Malaysian, the level 1 is spicy enough for my palate. I could go level 2 or 3 but I don’t know if I would really enjoy it.
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰
If you haven’t known already, Din Tai Fung is a world-renowned dim sum restaurant. Some of the branches in Hong Kong and Taiwan have been awarded with 1 Michelin Star. It is well known for their soup dumplings (Xiao Long Bao 小笼包), dumplings (Jiao Zi 饺子) and also sour and spicy noodle (Suan La Mian 酸辣面).
It can get quite expensive depending on what you order. However, if you are craving for some good soup dumplings, I highly recommend it.
Hai Di Lao Hot Pot 海底捞
Hai Di Lao is another famous hotpot shop that has earned its tremendous reputation from famous branches all over the world. There are 300 of them! To suit everyone’s taste, you can choose up to 4 soup bases. In Malaysia, Hai Di Lao offers a Malaysia-exclusive Laksa soup base. I strongly recommend getting this! Besides, there’s also a soup station so you can make your own soup base!
The con about Hai Di Lao Hot Pot is the waiting time. This is one of the few restaurants in Sunway Pyramid that you must queue for due to its fame. People are willing to wait up to 2 hours for the amazing service, fresh ingredients and flavoursome soup bases. They also provide board games to ease your wait. If you are thinking about going for lunch – get your queue number in the morning!
Fong Lye Taiwanese Cuisine蓬莱台湾料理
This is my go-to when I’m too lazy to think what I want to eat. It serves Taiwanese comfort food – it doesn’t deviate that much from the flavours that I encounter when I was travelling in Taiwan. This is one of the restaurants in Sunway Pyramid that is still standing after so long. This definitely says something about the restaurant.
Get the Beef Noodle (niu rou mian 牛肉面), Sesame chicken rice vermicelli (麻油鸡面线), the sweet potato balls and the fried mushroom. They will blow your mind!
Go Noodle House 有间面馆
Go Noodle House has many branches in Malaysia and I am so happy that there’s one in Sunway Pyramid. I love pan mee, which is a specific type of flat noodle that has a slightly chewy texture to it. If you get the one with soup, your soup base can be chicken herbal or spicy. I love the chicken herbal souped pan mee because I like spicy base better with dry pan mee.
Try the beef balls here. They are incredibly juicy – it explodes in your mouth!
Hui Lau Shan 许留山
Well, this is not a restaurant but a dessert shop. It’s totally worth mentioning. I have not seen such complete dessert menu featuring mango in my whole life. I am a huge mango fan so I could stay here all the time.
To be honest, I only knew about Ippudo after I relocated to Melbourne. The Ippudo in Melbourne was amazingly delicious. The tonkotsu ramen? I can eat it every single day.
I am so glad that Ippudo has decided to join the restaurant league of Sunway Pyramid. It’s not easy to find a good bowl of ramen in Malaysia. If you are craving for one, head to Ippudo. The flavours are as close as you can get without flying to Japan!
KFC in my dictionary is not “Kentucky Fried Chicken” but “Korean Fried Chicken”. There is something magical about the fried chicken in Korea and I absolutely loved my experience in Seoul. I am so glad that Kyochon would be able to let me relive my Korean foodie travels.
It’s not too expensive. It’s RM 54 for 25 pieces of chicken (at the time of writing). I love the one with rice flour coating and the red pepper ones. They are very addictive. You’re warned. If you are too lazy to leave your bed, they offer delivery service as well!
Ole Ole Bali
I am very glad that restaurants in Sunway Pyramid are very international. Ole Ole Bali features authentic Balinese flavours with some Malaysian twist. It is one of the finer restaurants in Sunway Pyramid so think of this place for a date night rather than a casual eat out (unless you are on a completely different social status).
Expect to pay around RM50-100 per person if you are dining here. Click here for the menu.
I remember I celebrated my birthday here – yes, I am truly in love with Thai cuisine. Thai Thai is one of the other higher end restaurants in Sunway Pyramid. Please get the deep fried siakap with mango salad. The price is a little steep but it’s worth it – trust me.
Happy eating at all the restaurants in Sunway Pyramid!
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Born and raised in Malaysia, Aaron is a medical student who desperately preaches about “Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive” – well, he has a full-on blog about it. When he is free, he checks for the cheapest airfare that would get him out of Australia. Aaron indulges in local cuisine so much that he has to lose some weight before and after he goes travelling. Read more about him here!