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At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Kuala Lumpur's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Indian food in Kuala Lumpur, we head to Bombay Palace - a reader favorite - or we count on Spice of India's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Indian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Klcc Area area.

9 Spice of India
Located on the fourth floor of the KLCC mall, this restaurant caters to an upscale clientele. Despite the mall location, Spice of India is extremely well-regarded for its authentic North Indian cooking. Meat and seafood from the tandoor oven comes particularly recommended. The drinks menu includes champagne but spirits are limited—diners are invited to call ahead to order a particular bottle. (03-2164-9221)

8 d'Tandoor
A comfortable interior, which is accented with Indian artifacts and an expansive menu, are d'Tandoor's benchmarks. The helpful staff is always on hand and eager to explain the number of entrees available. Specialties include nawratan khurma and prawn masala at reasonable prices. Reservations recommended. (03-7728-2020)

7 The Taj
The Taj is a small casual venue located inside the Federal Hotel, alongside the main coffee house. Try the salmon tikka in herbs and spices or the flavorful tamater shorba (tomato soup) as an appetizer. Great value for the money. (03-2148-9166)

6 Bombay Palace
Classic Northern Indian fare can be found at the Bombay Palace. Well-known in the city for its authenticity, house favorites include the tandoori and the marinated leg of lamb. (03-2145-7220)

5 Bilal Restaurant
Reasonable prices and renowned naan bread are the cornerstones of Bilal. Although the restaurant looks modest from the outside, Indian residents of Kuala Lumpur seek it out for its spicy mutton and chicken curries. (03-2078-0804)

4 Omar Khayam
The scents and smells of North Indian cuisine greet you at Omar Khyyam. This hotel eatery retains a true Pakistani feel and is slightly more upscale than your typical Indian food stall. (03-2691-1016)

3 Gem Restaurant
Honest, down-home Indian cooking is the mainstay at this highly-regarded South Indian restaurant opposite KL Sentral station. The menu is built around meaty kebabs from the tandoor and the spicy flavors of South Indian cooking. Specialties include flavorful fish molee and rich curries from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. (03-2260-1373)

2 Vansh
Steamy spices and exotic Indian flavors fill the room at this superior Indian restaurant in the luxurious Starhill Gallery mall. The menu looks to the Mughlai traditions of North India, ensuring plenty of rich meaty curries and kebabs from the tandoori oven. (03-2142-6162)

1 Jogoya
Crossing cultures, this Taiwanese-owned Japanese buffet restaurant is a firm favorite of families shopping for exclusive brand names in the Starhill Gallery mall. Pork-free meals are served as vast buffets, with a fixed price for lunch, dinner and supper. In addition to Japanese, separate international kitchens have recently been added offering Dim Sum, Pan-Asian and Western fare. Expect plenty of fresh seafood, teppanyaki, tofu and and bring an appetite. (03-2142-1268)


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Neighborhood: KLCC AREA
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Cuisine: Indian
Neighborhood: PETALING JAYA
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Cuisine: Indian
Neighborhood: KLCC AREA
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Cuisine: Indian
Neighborhood: Tun Razak
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Cuisine: Indian
Neighborhood: LITTLE INDIA
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Cuisine: Indian
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Neighborhood: Golden Triangle
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