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Last year, the Michelin Guide had debuted in Malaysia, giving recognition to food destinations in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

On November 17, 2023, the Guide has released its second Malaysian edition. Here are all the restaurants named by the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2024, including Michelin Starred, Bib Gourmand, and Selected establishments.

A new cast of Michelin Selected eateries

Michelin Selected establishments are those who Michelin recognises have potential, but have yet to make the cut for the Bib Gourmand title or a Star.

With 25 new names joining this list for 2024, there is now a total of 77 Michelin Selected restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Kuala Lumpur

B­ōlAsian fusion15, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Café CaféFrench175, Jln Maharajalela, Kampung Attap, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
EntierFrenchAlila Bangsar, 58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
FrangipaaniNorth IndianThe Republik, Mezzanine Floor, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
JwalaIndianTHE FIVE, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, 49, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur,
Ling LongFrench-ChineseThe Five@KPD, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
MalaiThaiMenara Ample West, 6, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Marini’s on 57ItalianPetronas, Level 57, Menara 3, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
NadodiSouth Indian and Sri LankanLevel 7A, Four Seasons Hotel, Jalan Ampang, City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
SeedFrench-JapaneseThe Five@KPD, 49 Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, 50490, Malaysia
Shanghai RestaurantChinese183, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Sushi MasaJapaneseMenara Hap Seng, 3, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tanglin (Bukit Damansara)Malaysian57G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
TenmasaJapaneseMenara Felda, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Teochew Lao ErChinese6, Jalan Brunei, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wagyu Kappo YoshidaJapanese10, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, 50088 Kuala Lumpur,


888 Hokkien Mee (Lebuh Presgrave)Hokkien mee67-A, Lebuh Presgrave, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Air Itam Duck RiceDuck riceAir Itam Wet Market,, Jalan Pasar, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang
CekiNyonya11-A, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Fook Cheow CafeKuay teow th’ng122I, Jalan Hutton, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Penang Famous SamosaSamosa45, Queen St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Richard RivaleeNyonya62 & 64, Lorong Macalister, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
SambalMalaysian fusion300, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
The PinnMalaysian-Chinese58, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Jit Seng Hong Kong Roasted Duck RiceDuck rice246, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Fourteen new Bib Gourmand names

Not to be thought of as just some consolation prize, the Bib Gourmand is a coveted award given to restaurants that serve good food at moderate prices.

New entries for the local Bib Gourmand list were announced last week, which you can read about here.

Altogether, there are now 45 Bib Gourmand restaurants in Malaysia.

Some special categories

Image Credit: Michelin

Aside from the Michelin Selected, Bib Gourmand, and Starred restaurants, there were also four special awards handed out during the Michelin Guide Ceremony 2024.

The Opening of the Year Award went to Ramesh Thangaraj, executive chef of Jwala.

Wan Mohd Zulkifeli, the restaurant manager at Gai by Darren Chin was awarded the Service Award for his front-of-house professionalism.

The Sommelier Award was claimed by Yap Cze Ying, the sommelier at Hide Kuala Lumpur.

Lastly, the Young Chef Award went to Johnson Wong Jia Liang of Gēn.

One restaurant joins the Michelin Starred club, three retained

Located on Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Beta is the only new name to join Malaysia’s cast of one-Michelin Star restaurants this year. It was a Michelin Selected restaurant in 2023.

Helmed by Chef Raymond Tham, Beta features dishes that champion Malaysian flavours and heritage.

For all the foodies who are sure to flock to this newly Starred restaurant, Michelin recommends heading to the lounge first for a round of cocktails and appetisers, before sampling the main courses.

Image Credit: Michelin

Beta aside, three names retained their Michelin Stars. This includes Kuala Lumpur’s DC. by Darren Chin, and Penang’s Au Jardin and Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery.

With that, Malaysia is now home to four one-Michelin Starred restaurants—two in Kuala Lumpur, two in Penang.

Malaysia’s first two-Michelin Starred restaurant

Perhaps one of the most exciting news of the day is Dewakan’s promotion from having one Michelin Star to becoming Malaysia’s very first restaurant with two Michelin Stars.

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Dewakan, of which Darren Teoh is the chef-patron, is a fine dining restaurant that serves modern Malaysian cuisine.

We would like to congratulate all the restaurants, chefs, and teams celebrated by the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2024.

As we witness more names getting their well-deserved recognition from the Michelin Guide, we hope Malaysia continues to establish itself on the world map as a gastronomical destination for foodies everywhere.

  • Learn more about the Michelin Guide here.
  • Read other articles we’ve written about F&B businesses here.

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