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Bukit Bintang is the shopping capital of Kuala Lumpur City. With several top-end shopping malls including Pavilion, Farhenheit88, Sephora and Sungei Wang amongst others, Bukit Bintang is a great place to explore local and international shopping. With hundreds of travellers visiting this area every day of the year, some of the best restaurants and foodie outlets are located in Bukit Bintang. 

The basement of the Pavilion Mall offers limited free and paid parking. Make sure to photograph the floor and location of the parked car as the massive mall has plenty of entrances and exits which makes it very consuming for first-timers. 


The basement of the Mall has a massive forecourt with plenty of cafes ranging from Malay Chinese food, fast food chains, and Indian and Middle Eastern Cafes. The food court is quite busy all through the day and can be a crowded option. 

First Floor and Ground Floor have a number of quality restaurants that offer dine-in options and a more relaxed atmosphere.  Chulan Entrance to the shopping Malls takes you to a number of quality bars, fast food chains and coffee shops. I had lunch at Johnny Rockets and really enjoyed the lively atmosphere and great service. pavilion-mall-2

Johnny Rockets is a popular joint with Sommersby Bar serving various drinks. The food is reasonably priced and the presentation is impressive. 

Other venues on the same floor include La Bodega, Cafe De Paris, Coffe & Bean and O'Galito Bar and Grill. These bars and restaurants cater to international visitors looking for Western-style food joints. 


During my stay, I returned to shopping at the Pavilion Mall and decided to have dinner at Dolly's Dim Sum on the ground floor serving a good mix of dim sum and other Asian dishes.


The food and presentation are immaculate and the restaurant creates the atmosphere of a Chinese tea house, with an impressive collection of classic dishes including har gao, siew mai ( chicken and prawn dumplings), Szcheun style dumplings and glutinous rice parcels. 


I started with a nice serving of salted eggs and shredded chicken congee to whet my appetite. Har Gao was steamed to perfection and went down well with a lavish serving of Oolong tea. Prawn Cheon Fun is not to be missed. The delicate serving of flat sheets of rice noodles with sesame seeds creates a perfect flavour. 1

If you are up for a mix of local delights and Malaysian dishes including noodle dishes and hot pots, make your way to a massive food court on the basement floor of the Pavilion Mall. 


During my recent visit to KL, I stayed in Bukit Bintang and enjoyed several lunches at the food court at the Pavilion Mall. The food court is a much more affordable option if you are travelling with a family and offers a wide range of food. 

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