We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sam's Kitchen

$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
234, Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
603 9281 8839
Website
Add hours for Sam's Kitchen and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Halal Certified. Excellent South Indian Banana Leaf Meal at a affordable...
Halal Certified. Excellent South Indian Banana Leaf Meal at a affordable price in a clean environment and friendly service.
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beware!!!

Not a very nice meal experience at this place. Go at your own risk. I wouldn't want to go there again.

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
maverick1st
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Not a very nice meal experience at this place. Go at your own risk. I wouldn't want to go there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

i been going there for the past 3 years but now i hardly go. The reason is the quality of food is not as good as before and i guess it is because of the change of chefs and workers. The service is really dissapointing. Hope the management will improve on these two things if they want to get good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SamJonesKl, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Komathy, Firstly, thank you for your continuous support for the past 3 years. We assure you that we will put in place the needed improvements – where needed, and we hope to make your next visit a pleasant one. Looking forward to serving you soon. Sam More 

Canakkale, Turkey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Nice place to sit and eat indian food because its was alot people on saturday because they special menu its (briyani) i also glad to watch some indian family how they eat the food,culture all!! the serve the food in banana leaf... and also they playing some india song(but i not understand) Its good happening indian restaunrant that recomemded by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
SamJonesKl, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear MarkZilson, We are glad that you enjoyed our food and hospitality. Thank you and we hope to serve you again in the near future. Sam More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is one of the few places I have eaten in the world where you can get authentic south India food. Most Indian food is associated with northern India. The service was very friendly and they were very accommodating to make the meal to my level of tolerance for spicy. If you are staying at one of the downtown hotels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

food was good and i lit scared about the cashier. look big and dark. clean good service. the price also ok

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My Father and I ate here in September and found the food average. In fact, we had a better meal at a mamak place in the Golden Triangle and didn't have to pay a taxi fare to get there, nor struggle to get a taxi back. The staff were lovely and the restaurant had a nice feel to it, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SamJonesKl, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Aleerek, Thank you for your visit and your kind feedback on our service. While, the nature and the type of cuisine served at a Mamak restaurant and a South Indian Banana Left Restaurant is different, we do appreciate your comments and we do hope to serve you better on your next visit. Yes, we are not located at the... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Last week my colleaques and I went there for lunch. All of them liked to the food. Unfortunately, when we were just about to finish our lunch, one of my colleaques found a baby cockroach crawling over his pants and a minute later another under the banana leaf. As we were about leave the restaurant we found another baby cockroach... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
SamJonesKl, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Thevein Nambiar, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad your colleagues enjoyed the food. Food Safety and Overall Hygiene has always been our prime consideration when it comes to protecting the welfare of our patrons. To create a hygienic and safe environment, we do have in place scheduled pest control exercises, done periodically within our facility. However,... More 

kl
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I suggest everyone not go this place. I dunno why the rating is higher in trip adviser. The service and food is dam bad

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
SamJonesKl, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Thinkaran, Thank you for your feedback, however, we would like to learn further on what transpired during your visit to our outlet in January. We look forward to hearing for you. Sam More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

The service was not really that good. I would definetley go back to that place as it is very cheap and the food is very good. I went with 4 of my family members and our bill was 89 RM which is way too cheap. Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
SamJonesKl, Owner at Sam's Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Osamahassan, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and we look forward to serving you again! Sam More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This place is a little basic with a simple menu, but I had a wonderful meal of mainly vegetarian dahls and curries. Price are reasonable, the location is handy - close to Bukit Bintang. And the service was fast if a little offhand at times. I will come back on my next trip to KL for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Sam's Kitchen also viewed

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
 
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
 

Been to Sam's Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234, Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: 603 9281 8839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Halal Certified. Excellent South Indian Banana Leaf Meal at a affordable price in a clean environment and friendly service.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sam's Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?