Jalan Alor
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This former red-light area is now one of Kuala Lumpur’s top culinary destinations. The sidewalks are lined with seafood eateries, hawker stalls, and coffee shops serving some of Malaysia’s best hawker fare. You’ll find delicious street food like satay, BBQ chicken wings, stir-fried noodles, and also desserts. Wash it all down with some ice-cold beer or the locals’ favorite: sugarcane juice. This buzzing street draws budget travelers for its affordable prices and shutterbugs for its nostalgic vibes. Join a food tour of Kuala Lumpur, which will bring you to all the best food spots in Jalan Alor and the city. – Tripadvisor
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  • swheels_71
    Ballarat, Australia35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The joy of Asian food street scape.
    A very vibrant and bright attack on the senses. From the aroma of delightful Asian dishes to the not so pleasant waft of durian fruit. This place has you covered for any number of food choices. And the location is very central to the city, we stayed at the parkroyal and this was only a few minutes walk. Though cutting through some back lane ways did make the wife nervous. Stick to the main streets, well lit and plenty of security.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Hayden John E
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A feast of food, culture and sights
    We visited the food market twice, and ate amazing food for £50 for four adults...for everything...drinks, food, the lot. You have to be careful as fish on a stall that has been there all day you just wouldn't touch, but we had japanese one night and chicken fish and stingray another. A must visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Vaishali Limaye
    Pune, India166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Genuine Malaysian street food !
    Its food food food everywhere! Do go to this street if you want to experience genuine Malaysian street food. The smells of different south east asian cuisine, sea food, fruits drinks and just everything you can eat! Its nice to see people with friends, people with families, travellers from all over the world all enjoying the street food. You may also visit a spa which are lined up just adjoining the street.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,228 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night Market
    Very long street with hundreds of shops and restaurants both sides. This is Jalan Alor or Night Market. Mainly Chinese and having the shops in this area. You can do a good foot massage in one of many places in here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Jackie E
    Auckland, New Zealand81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining, good food
    Lots of fun. Many restaurants to choose from - all seem similar. We avoided the ones with too many tourists and looked for locals eating. Food was good, beers were in big bottles - not chilled so arrived in a big bucket of ice. Good for people watching.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • LMack26
    91 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outdoor dining experience in the city
    Jalan Alor is an outdoor food market stall area with a variety of restaurants selling Malaysian, Thai, Indian, Chinese, fresh fruit, nuts, fruit drinks, soft drinks, beer and wine. Was extremely busy when we attended and not good if you don’t like crowds. Food was ok mainly stir fried dishes, fresh seafood or meats/chicken grilled over coals. Can get Smokey depending on where you sit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 November 2023
  • eva z
    Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    No much special thing there, but must try the 小萌肉饼 Chinese Beef Roti.
    A short street with local/Chinese restaurants, fruits/juice store. Had a dinner at 黄亚华小食店,food tastes good but no customer service. Afyer dinner, ate durian at the alley opposite 黄亚华,that durian store clean and cosy. Can see most customers on the streets are tourists 😁 There's a Chinese Beef Roti at the Connor of the street, long queue from morning until night. We've queue for more than half an hour for 2 beef roti, crispy on the outside skin and tender inside and the beef filling very juicy. The rest every food you can skip but the beef roti must try.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2023
  • mumunana87
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m Malaysian, and I won’t come here if I were you.
    This place has been promoted as a must-visit hawker street for tourists. Unfortunately, the food sold here do not represent Malaysian food. When you come here, you’re going to see restaurants serving Thai food (which you can get in Bangkok), Chinese food (which you can get from China, Hong Kong or Taiwan), or Korean food (which you will get from, yes, South Korea). Just look at the red tanglung hanging, you’d think you’re in China right? So where can you get true, authentic Malaysian food? Go to Kampung Baru. It’s a modern-day village selling authentic Malaysian food. Find these food to try: Nasi Lemak, Rendang, Laksa, Bihun Sup, Asam Pedas, Satay with Kuah Kacang, Lontong, Mee Rebus, Mee Kari, Mee Goreng Mamak, Roti Canai, Nasi Ayam, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Char Koey Teow, Wantan Mee, Pan Mee, Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang. However, if you see Nasi Geprek, Ayam Penyet, Bakso, Soto - these are all Indonesian food. Better go next door (Indonesia) and try the real ones for these. Enjoy!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Alan K
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go at least once.
    Must see experience in Bukit Bintang area. Atmosphere at night especially after 8-9pm is crowded and busy. Lots of tourists and few locals, and yes expensive for Malaysia but for convenience and access it is awesome at least once if in area. For durian lovers have a number of stalls, and for convenience and high exchange rate it is very good. If you can get to SS2 or other suburban durian markets this will be cheaper but for holiday access and if not on a tight budget, go for it!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 January 2024
  • Malcolm C
    Perth, Australia252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Malaysian Street Food Experience
    Located a short walk from the Bukit Bintang monorail station, Jalan Alor is a dining experience not to be missed. The street comes alive after dark, offering an array of seafood and other dining options. Take your pick from the numerous restaurants offering seating on the street, or just browse the many market stalls. A good cheap dining alternative to the many restaurants and bars on offer. We enjoyed ourselves so much the first night we came back the next night also.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 January 2024
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,950 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Jalon Alor might feel touristy but honestly, I had one of the best meals here while in Kuala Lumpur. First, I found the area to be fascinating, so many food stalls and restaurants. It was hard to find a place but randomly I sat at a place called Restoran Sai Woo and ordered the Fried Yam Basket and loved it! The flavor was amazing, great vibes, people watching, etc... I highly recommend coming to Jalan Alor to sample food and experience this area while in Kuala Lumpur.
Written 22 June 2024
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Nene J
Perth, Australia113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
A massive array of food glorious food for anyone wanting a bite to eat.
So many restaurants making up dishes fresh to your table.
Well known for chicken wings and satay sticks...many many food stalls.
Gets busy from 7pm - 10pm
Written 18 June 2024
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Bustling street food and restaurant experience that we would say is a must do in KL just to experience the lively atmosphere. We strolled up the whole length and then just settled at a restaurant that seemed busy and weren't disappointed, the food came out super quick, was cheap and delicious.
Written 4 June 2024
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Martin Niemoller
Los Angeles, CA737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Not the photo op you thought about when you envision Kuala Lumpur, but authenticity of locals, combined with tourists! Safe, well lit, with tons of action! Highly recommend at night time if you don’t have agoraphobia and claustrophobia combined
Written 31 May 2024
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COW6Y10
London, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A must place to visit for anyone visiting KL. Walking distance from the malls at pavilion and Bejaya time square. Lots of food choices with street food and sit down options, all at an affordable price. Very touristy, but still worth a visit.
Written 26 May 2024
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fire-tower
2,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Have not visited Jalan Alor for a while so decided to pop by for dinner on a Friday night. When we arrived around 8pm, the food street was packed. There were many street stalls and restaurants, and you will be spoilt for choices. Definitely one of the places that you should try to visit.
Written 24 May 2024
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sabina_23
London, UK212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Crazy busy market full of food the whole street is full of vendors pushing menus into your faces. If your foodie then it's good for you if not there's nothing else to see
Written 3 May 2024
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Voyager43376091678
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A meal at Jalan Alor is a good option unless like me you attempt it like me on the Eid holiday when the street was packed and seats in the various restaurants hard to find. The helpings are large and do not order too much in your initial order. Tiger beer is freely available.
Written 30 April 2024
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Nomad46778064380
Mackay, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
BEWARE!
Pickpockets stole our money and bank cards from wife's backpack as we walked down the street. You will not know that it is happening until it is too late.
Written 9 April 2024
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CiderandBeer
UK192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
You must go here, the sights, smells, sounds atmosphere is amazing, makes you feel alive. We ordered so much food along with Tiger beers and the bill was so cheap. The food was piping hot and freshly cooked. It was a great night to remember in KL! Top tip download the Grab app, such a cheap great way to get around, better than using a taxi.
Written 30 March 2024
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