Byblos Café and Lounge
There are countless great Middle Eastern restaurants in KL, but this Lebanese eatery really stands out. Named after the oldest city in Lebanon, Byblos stays true to its roots by dishing out the best of Lebanese flavours with a menu packed with fabulous shawarmas and mezze dishes. The cuisine relies on simple, fresh ingredients and lots of grilling so make sure you order the flavourful mixed grill and kofta. For something more familiar, you can’t go wrong with a generous portion of falafel and lentil soup. When ordering here, don’t skimp on the pita bread, which are freshly baked and the ideal accompaniment to creamy, smooth moutabal (eggplant dip) and hummus. The portions here are huge, so come with empty tummies.
It’s located slap bang in TREC but don’t let that put you off. The restaurant straddles the line between fine dining and a casual family restaurant well, and faces the manicured green lawns of the Royal Selangor Golf Club so you won’t notice you’re in party central. It’s also a good spot for an adults’ only night out when you can end your meal with shisha and drinks.
H-G-05, The Hive, TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, KL (03 2110 0460/www. byblosmy.com). Tue-Sun, 12noon-3am.