Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur: Address, Phone Number, Jalan Alor Reviews: 4/5

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A must for adventurous foodies, sample your way through this bustling road at night for fantastic street food.
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,681 contributions
Jan 2020
I always come to Jalan Alor whenever I’m in Kuala Lumpur as it’s one of the best places for the combination of nightlife, food and sampling the melting pot of the city. If you love food, Chinese or Malaysian, then you cannot visit the city without sampling the food stalls here. The only downside for me is that it can be hard work trying to find something to suit my diet. Although most of the food here is really just street food, the prices have gone up over the years to something approaching those of any restaurants around the Bukit Bintang area and even when compared to food courts in the shopping centres.
Written January 28, 2020
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Liw_9
Jakarta, Indonesia64 contributions
Jan 2020
this is Malaysia's famous street food. literally they closed one section of the road just to let the restaurant put their table in the street. every single evening til late night. the later, the more merrier. especially in the weekend.

most of the restaurant will offer Chinese food, or seafood. there are also some stall selling local cuisine, local fruits, and not to forget the infamous DURIAN (the most famous one is mo shan (sorry for misspell) variant). The durian stall located strategically at the end of each road, you can find it right there. The price, wont be that much difference between stalls. just look out for the best (read:fair) seller, so you can do some quality bargain. If you feel it not into your taste bud, then you can ask for another one. but please, be fair.

be here around 6pm till late, be prepared for traffic, and hardly find parking spot. better if you took ride share apps or public.
Written January 22, 2020
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Jacquilinder
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a TERRIFIC restaurant! My husband and I were in Kuala Lumpur the week the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic. We explained our health concerns in terms of eating in a restaurant to Lilian, the co-owner of Restoran Lim Kee. She was knowledgable, professional, and quickly took charge. She advised us to only order dishes from her menu that came directly from the stove to our table. She also instructed us to stay away from all the shellfish dishes and fresh fruit drinks. Instead, she recommended fresh fish and drinks sealed in cans that could be disinfected. The food was WONDERFUL and we had zero health issue. It was so good that we actually went back to Lilian's place for dinner the next night as well before leaving Kuala Lumpur.
Written May 31, 2020
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Z&M
Malaysia179 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
1a not of food options, diferent specialities , also food and snacks but not the kind of place where we like to be, big crowd and sellers disturbing , many restaurants are showing menus without prices.
If you want somewhere quiet that serves delicious food, go a bit further and you'll find smaller restaurant where locals eat and where food is really tasty for cheap prices. (Roy bonzer corner for example)
Written January 11, 2020
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Travel_Couple_World
67 contributions
Feb 2020
Big disappointment!! It’s a tourist trap. Every 2 seconds somebody throws a food menu literally in your face. We tried different stalls and 80% of the food tastes boring or just bad. Restaurants try to attract guests mainly with cheap beer prices... We haven’t seen many locals there. Disabled children in wheelchairs singing to loud music in the street. Prices are higher then at the food courts in the big malls. I could get on and on... only two dishes we liked: the sweat potato chips and the Putu desert (sticky coconut rice rolls) - both small stalls are located in the middle of the street.
We went to the street because of the waving reviews of many travel bloggers - we are kind of shocked, that they our experience was so different... Our recommendation: If you are in the area, go there for a desert and take a walk around, but don’t eat here for dinner!
Written February 25, 2020
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treeclimber
Garstang, UK233 contributions
Feb 2020
Having read the reviews of this street we were expecting it to be more chaotic and expensive than it actually was . We were not pestered excessively and we had very good meals twice in different restaurants for a reasonable cost .
Good lively atmosphere and well worth a visit .
Written March 25, 2020
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Hong H
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
If you into eatting in the street, this is the place for you. Lots of restaurant and food stand. Chicken wing is a must try. Fresh seafood cook in many different style. Prices are reasonable. However, keep your eyes on your wallet and children as there are many street vendor walking around trying to sale toys whom are not local.
Written January 17, 2020
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Fai T
Binan City, Philippines88 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
It’s bustling with people looking for foods, the whole street all are restaurants serving seafood and others choices.
Few stalls selling fruits/squids/corn/ mata kuching drinks and others can be found. Majority are seafood restaurants serving quite the same type of cooking with about the same price within them.
Written January 18, 2020
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Michael Pescador
Honolulu, HI292 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
No matter where you go travel, every street food market/hawkers is the place to go. Jalan Alor food market is the best. Once the sun goes down, every restaurant/hawker is out. Not much desserts but more Street food.

It's cheap to get a meal at any price. I would say you can get 4-5 plates for $15(60RM). Only went to 5 spots, so many and one just wasnt good(I'll post the one). Just slow service, food wasnt good compare to the other 4 I went.

I ate at places that had alot of people, which is the mid point of the street. One towards the end has good. Not saying that the ones where not much are there aren't good. It's a walk, and to eat and chill and people watch is good.

Stalls st the end had good lamb bbq, milk tea, fruits, small eats. I had pandan chicken, wow. Rice is rice, still amazing, to prawns, shrimp, satay, wings, salmon, crab, noodles, man you can get it all and it was all good. For the price you can't beat.

I wish the U.S. had spots like this where you can pay 15$ for what you get. Every picture is you see is the full meal, +/- a few extra satay sticks and chicken wings.

Its get hella crowded so if it's your first time there and your hungry. I suggest you hit a few lil hawkers, buy small snack and drink. Walk a bit and then pick a place mid point. Enjoy the food, watch people and walk the rest, buy fruits, milk tea drinks, shakes, alil snacks and end the night.

I thing I wish I did was just order like 8 plates and spend the $30 on myself to try everything. Enjoy the (H)eat...
Written January 30, 2020
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bigboy61455
xxx1,150 contributions
Dec 2019
Famous nighttime Street food Jalan Alor is a bit overrated and much more expensive- although it looks cheap to tourists from developed countries. I would recommend visiting Chinatown during the daytime.

Most famous and biggest place sells excellent chicken wings and good seafood. Famous durian is also more expensive at night.
Written January 15, 2020
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