19 Mar 2020 - 4 min read
When you think of Putrajaya, images of beautiful administrative buildings, perfectly manicured parks and lavish residential areas would appear. Food might be the last thing you’d visit Putrajaya for, but that’s where you’re wrong. Many of the best places to eat in Putrajaya are conveniently located within the federal administrative capital, where you can enjoy a satisfying array of local and international fare. If you ever find yourself in Putrajaya, here’s a list of restaurants and cafes to chill and have a good meal.
There’s a reason why Umai Cafe is popular among the government servants and local residents. Located at the edge of the serene Putrajaya Lake, the cafe is perfect for those who wanna chill and enjoy delicious local dishes. Their signature dish is the nasi lemak accompanied by juicy deep-fried chicken and sambal anchovies. Pair it with a tall glass of cool bandung (rose syrup with milk), you’ll have the perfect day! Other must-try dishes include lempeng kelapa (coconut pancakes), banana fritters and cucur udang (shrimp fritters).
Jalan P8e2/10, Presint 2, Putrajaya
Opening hours: 9.00am – 11.00pm (Daily)
Price: $ – $$
Credit: Padi House/Facebook
Located at Galeria PjH, Padi House has a relaxing vibe perfect for hanging out with a group of friends or family. While the cafe is popular for its Western dishes, it also serves a myriad of local delicacies. Some of the must-tries include burrito, nachos, pasta and chicken chop. The prices are also quite affordable! Make sure to order the pavlova and macadamia cheesecake as desserts. Trust us, you won’t even regret the extra calories!
Galeria PjH, Presint 4, Putrajaya
Opening hours: 11.00am – 10.00pm (Daily)
Price: $$ – $$$
Credit: Serabei Cafe/Facebook
Here’s where you go to find the best Malay food in Putrajaya. Serabei Cafe is a must-go when you’re craving for home-cooked food. The restaurant is said to have the best asam pedas in the city. Apart from that, the must-tries include koey teow tomyam, nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and many more. There are also an endless choice of Malay kuih, such as banana fritters, kuih lompat tikam, kuih lapis and many more!
Ayer@8, A2-G-3A,, Jalan P8G, Presint 8, Putrajaya
Opening hours: 4.30pm – 11.00pm (Daily)
Price: $ - $$
With everything under one roof, you’ll be spoiled for choice at the food court in Precinct 9. A popular lunchtime spot, there’s an endless array of local dishes available that you won’t know what to have. From East Coast favorites to southern dishes, everything you crave for is here! Some of the must-tries include mee bandung, tempoyak ikan patin, claypot noodles, nasi ayam penyet, shrimp fritters, and many more! Why choose when you can have it all?
Precinct 9 Food Court
Jalan P9e, Presint 9, Putrajaya
Opening hours: 11.00am – 11.00pm (Daily)
Price: $ - $$
Thai food is popular among Malaysians. What’s not to love? It has the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and sour. To taste the authentic Thai cuisine, head over to Thai Kung Restaurant in Precinct 8. The area is not only well-known for its endless choice of dining places but also its serene environment as it offers a stunning view of the government buildings. Tomyam is a must-have here, while other favorites include steamed fish, lemon chicken and black pepper squid. While enjoying these dishes, pair it with a refreshing glass of Thai iced green tea!
Restoran Thai Kung
Jalan P8G, Presint 8, PutrajayaZ
Opening hours: 7.00am – 12.00am (Daily)
Price: $ - $$
Nasi campur (mixed rice) and Malaysians are inseparable. It’s basically our favorite lunchtime menu and you can get it at Selera Kita Restaurant. Some of the favorite dishes include asam pedas, various curries, grilled chicken and fish as well as laksa and curry noodles. The ingredients used are also fresh, so you’re promised to only have the best!
Selera Kita Restaurant
28, Jalan Diplomatik 3/1, Presint 15, Putrajaya
Opening hours: 7.00am – 4.00am (Daily)
Price: $ - $$