The Complete Travellers Guide to Eating at KLIA and KLIA2

You’re probably feeling excited you’re finally in the Land of Beautiful Islands, or dreadful over the fact that you have to depart from this beautiful country. In any case, there’s nothing better than to eat delicious food to cheer yourself up instantly. Not so coincidentally, KLIA and KLIA 2 airports are more than just meets the eye.

The buildings are home to delectable world gourmet that is filled with delicious dining options to suit the taste buds of people from all over the world. It is an evidence to prove perceptions that airports have horrible food at a ridiculous price tags wrong.

Here we present to you the complete travellers’ guide to eating at KLIA and KLIA 2, featuring quick bites to eateries offering you the best of all worlds.

KLIA

1. Eden Restaurant

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Offering over 30 kinds of fried, braised and steamed halal dim sum all made fresh daily by a highly experienced chef, Eden restaurant is definitely not to miss. In addition to this, they also offer a full Chinese menu, such as fried rice with salted egg yolk and Cantonese style fried hor fun with fresh seafood from its delectable Mandarin Oriental cuisine. A must-have menu is their King Siew Mai which is fully stuffed with juicy fresh prawns. This is a convenient and pleasant place for families, couples, friends and business associates to enjoy excellent cuisine and service at a good value for money.

Location: Lot L5-13, Departure Hall (Level 5), Main Terminal Building
Opening hours: 6.30 am – 11.00 pm daily

 

2. Grandmama’s

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Grandmama’s has delighted both local and foreign diners with its renowned local delicacies since it was first established in 2012. Their traditional flavors of Malaysia our grandmother once cooked for us makes it the perfect place to share the beaming joy from Malaysian food. The deep fried boneless chicken basted in zesty sauce is crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside, beautifully coated with a flavorful barbecue sauce. It shall be your first and stop on your Malaysia trip.

Location: Lot SS-M01, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

 

3. Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go

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Opens for 24 hours daily, Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go is the perfect pit stop for grab and go meals when you’re rushing to catch your next flight. It is an extension to Flight Club’s concept of herbs and seeds inspired menu which made healthy dining now possible even on the road. They offer an additional of impressive variety of healthy meals and beverages which dining experience is even made better with a magnificent view of the runway.

Location: CH M03, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

4. The Coffee Club

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Reputedly Australia’s biggest home-grown chain of cafes, The Coffee Club welcomes you in KLIA. They understand that morning flight tends to make you drag your feet, but nothing a cup of their signature cup of caffeine and good tender chicken sandwiched in a crisp thick-cut white toast with seasoned chips and salad can’t fix. They will make sure you depart all fresh and new for your trip!

Location: Lot L5-40, Departure Hall (Level 5), Main Terminal Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

5. Malaysian Wok

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Malaysian Wok brings together the diversity of Malaysian tastes and flavor. Whether you are a local longing for the taste of home or foreigners who are eager to try the best of Malaysian cuisine, they host the best of Malaysian delicacies designed to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. For the ultimate Malaysian flavor experience, one must go with Nasi Lemak – coconut milk infused rice, crispy, succulent chicken, sweet and spicy chili paste, anchovies and boiled eggs.

Location: Lot L3-09, Arrival Hall (Level 3), Main Terminal Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

6. Nööödles

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Started humbly as a small kiosk operating within KLIA satellite, Noodles have successfully evolved by expanding their operations. Their promise of food free from MSG and Boric Acid does not make their award-winning Penang Curry Noodle soup any less delicious. Served with springy yellow egg noodles, tender shredded chicken, fresh prawns and fish cakes in a creamy coconut curry infused broth, it is a must order meal.

Location: Lot SS-M03, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

7. The Olive Tree

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Travellers can now experience the pairing of flavors between Morocco and Italy. The Olive Tree focuses on fresh produce and lavish seafood delights, but their diverse menu features authentic kebabs, skewered grilled meats, and fresh oven-baked artisan pizzas to name a few. While looking at an exquisite view of the planes, you can nibble on their Greek Lamb Casserole to tantalize your tongue with dashes of peppers and paprika.

Location: Lot SS-M02, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

8. Fukuya

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For a taste of the land of the rising sun, Fukuya offers a variety of the freshest and most authentic Japanese dishes. If you’re in a hurry, opt for their sushi kiosk for a quick meal of their wide range ready-made sushi. If by any chance you have a spare of time, relax and sit in their dining area. Although their signature dish is Hokkaido Scallop Butter Sautéed with Teriyaki Duck Liver, their assorted classic bento boxes would not disappoint you too.

Location: Lot SS-M05, Mezzanine Level (Level 2), International Departure, Satellite Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

9. Old Town White Coffee

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As the largest halal-certified kopitiam restaurant chain from Ipoh with numerous awards behind them, their coffee and foods are indeed a testament to their success. Although they emphasize on their classic Ipoh white coffee which has a divine aroma and taste, their dishes consisting of local favorites are just as mouthwaterin. Moreover, you can also bring purchase and bring home their instant coffee packages to share the best white coffee with your loved ones.

Location: Lot L5-14, Departure Hall (Level 5), Main Terminal Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

10. Deli ‘n’ Meal

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Feeling creative? You can actually customize your sandwich whether you want it toasted, extra cheese or no tomatoes from O’Briens Irish. Otherwise, if you are looking for a rather local taste, Hot&Roll baked wraps may satiate your palate. In addition, you can side it with Famous Amos premium chocolate chip cookies to complete your meal. The best thing about it? Everything is grab-to-go, so you can enjoy it on the way!

Location: F&B29, Level 1, Main Terminal Building
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

KLIA2

1. Hui Lau Shan

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Home to diverse tropical fruits, Hui Lau Shan keeps you refreshed with their assorted mango delicacies to keep the humid weather away. Unleash your sweet tooth with their Mango feast consisting of creamy cheesecake with mango fillings, homemade scoop of mango ice cream with fresh coconut strips and frozen slushie mango topped with chewy glutinous balls. You can share the portion for two because afterall, it takes two to mango.

Location: Lot L3-03, Departure Hall (Level 3)
Opening hours: 5.30 am to 11 pm daily

 

2. Bibik Heritage

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Bibik Heritage brings you on time travel a Peranakan community, with its concept of recapturing the essence of the culture through the distinctive architecture, fashion and food projected from the Peranakan house. Furthermore, their signature curry mee is rich in coconut milk and mildly spicy, drenching the noodles, assorted fresh vegetables and boiled eggs with flavors. At any rate, you might as well feel like a Baba and Nyonya at the end of the dining experience.

Location: Lot L3-40, Departure Hall (Level 3)
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

3. Be Lohas Vegetarian Cuisine

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Vegetarians can rejoice as Be Lohas is committed to preparing their meat-free dish using only natural and organic ingredients. With no artificial coloring and flavoring added, they are indeed doubling the healthiness. Their family recipe Hakka Lei Cha Multigrain Rice blends different herbs on their stock, complementing the feast of nutritious and colorful side dish which creates a dish like no other.

Location: Lot L2M-19, Level 2M
Opening hours: 6.00 am – 12.00 am daily

 

4. Nyonya Colors

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Your stay in Malaysia would not be complete without having our very own Nyonya Kueh, which Nyonya Colors specializes in. They offer more than 25 Nyonya Kueh using only premium ingredients to ensure the authenticity of taste of the past. In fact, you will definitely end up having a hard time on choosing what to eat. Even so, their Pulut Inti and Kochi Nyonya should absolutely be on your plate.

Location: Lot L3-34 & 37, Departure Hall (Level 3)
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

5. The Green Market

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The Green Market offers top notch Japanese and Korean cuisines tailored to satisfy travellers cravings after their night of watching Korean and Japanese dramas. Their modern, casual restaurant brings happiness to your tummy yet friendly to your wallet. Ultimately, the highlight of the restaurant would be their volcano steak where the juicy meat is wrapped in aluminum oil and served in a hotplate, seasoned with shallot and garlic.

Location: Lot L3-38, Departure Level (Level 3)
Opening hours: 4.00 am – 12.00 am daily

 

6. Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie

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Freshly baked breads and pastries are available in this French-style bakery. As a matter of fact, Ficelle serves premium soft breads, pastries, and pasta while you sip on your warm coffee. For their cakes, order their earl grey infused chiffon cake which is so fluffy that it melts in your mouth. On the other hand, go for the crispy croissant with luscious buttery taste of every layer if you are craving for an excellent pastry.

Location: Lot L3-12 & 13, Departure Hall (Level 3)
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

7. Mr. Siew Bao

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You’re in the mood to eat, but at the same time, you don’t feel like having something heavy. If that’s the case, you should head down to Mr. Siew Bao. The cozy bakery offers all sorts of local buns and puffs, with few to name includes winter melon biscuit to crispy curry siew bao. With layers of flaky skin, crunchy texture and delightful aroma, they bring the flavors of Seremban to you.

Location: Lot L2 – 30, Arrival Hall (Level 2)
Opening hours: 6.00 am – 12.00 am daily

 

8. Dapur Nusantara

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Offering our neighbouring countries’ delicacies, Dapur Nusantara specializes in serving genuine authentic Indonesian cuisine. Their best-selling ayam penyet is served with sides of assorted greens, fried tempeh, warm soup, and fiery sambal that goes well with their crispy yet tender smashed chicken. Meanwhile, their local very own nasi lemak is unlike any other as it is served with their special recipe of oxtail soup. At any rate, the dish might fly you back to Indonesia, maybe literally.

Location: Lot L2-24, Arrival Hall (Level 2)
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

9. Canai 15 Café

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Looking for a good roti canai breakfast? True to its name, Canai 15 delivers their promise. As an upper-class mamak offering mee goreng to ais kacang, their roti canai is to die for – perfectly pan-fried with fluffy layers that marries well with their dhall. Make sure to save some space in your tummy for their mutton curry. With thick succulent, tender mutton meat that has fully absorbed the rich curry broth, what can go wrong?

Location: Lot L3-56 & 57, Departure Hall (Level 3)
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

10. Hometown Hainan Coffee

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As a modern kopitiam, Hometown Hainan Coffee cozy little spot is your to-go-to when you want to chill with your friends and families for a good time and great coffee. No doubt their ginger infused Hainan Chicken Rice complements the traditional Hainanese milk tea harmoniously, taking you into a nostalgic childhood memory in your hometown.

Location: Lot L2-113, Arrival Hall (Level 2)
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

So there’s our list of 20 of the best places to eat in KLIA and KLIA2 for travellers going in and out of Malaysia. Whether you’re a local Malaysian or a visiting tourist from a foreign country, this list has enough variety of cuisines to whet your appetite and fill your tummy before a flight or recharge you after a long flight. Enjoy!

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Regina Wiriadinata
Regina Wiriadinata

Hello there, pleasure to meat you.. oops, I mean meet. Hunger tends to get the best of me, which happens almost 24/7. You can probably find me at a gelateria, holding triple scoops of gelato in a cone. Please donut talk about my diet because I always end up with a slice of cake at the end of the day.

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