Time Out KL Food Awards 2013: Winners revealed

Updated: 28 Nov 2013
Time Out KL Food Awards 2013: Winners revealed

Every year, we ask you to put forward your nominations for the restaurants that deserve the highest recognition in the KL dining scene. You’ve voted, and here are the results. By the Time Out KL team

View our gallery of all the winners' outlets.

The results and how it’s done
As KLites, we are all very passionate about food – protective even, of our favourite restaurants. And there hasn’t really been any platform for you to practise your inner food critic and reward the cafés, eateries and restaurants you think are the best in the city – until the Time Out KL Food Awards, which we premiered in 2009.

Now in its fifth year, the Time Out KL Food Awards is the city’s only independent food awards where it is 100 percent voted for by you, our readers. We started with open field nominations across 16 categories in July, where you nominated your favourite restaurants. We tabulated the entries and shortlisted the nominees in each category for a final round of public voting, which ran throughout the month of September and October. The polls closed on Oct 31 and here you have the results for this year’s Time Out KL Food Awards, as voted by you.

So make this your ‘eating out’ guide for the next few months; pick a winning or shortlisted restaurant you have not tried and find out why they are constantly on everybody’s lips. Till next year, eat and be merry.

And the winners are...

Best New Restaurant
Winner:
Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining
Shortlist:
Circus
The Press Room Bistro
The Royal Flush
THIRTY8
Yeast

Best Chinese
Winner:
Noble Mansion
Shortlisted:
Restoran Oversea
Restoran Sek Yuen
Shang Palace
The Royal Flush

Best Malay
Winner:
Bijan
Shortlisted:
Dancing Fish Restaurant
Enak KL
Mandi-Mandi
Songket Restaurant

Best Cheap Eats
Winner:
Devi’s Corner
Shortlisted:
EAT Food Village, Publika
Kedai Makanan Yut Kee
Restoran Kin Kin
Restoran Sri Suria Curry House
The Humble Chef

Best Healthy Eats
Winner:
Marmalade
Shortlisted:
Beyond Veggie by Secret Recipe
Living Food Bistro & Cafe
Pickle & Fig
RAW (Real and Wholesome)

Best Indian
Winner:
Fierce Curry House
Shortlisted:
Bombay Palace
Passage Thru India
Restoran Sri Suria Curry House
Sri Nirwana Maju

Best Italian
Winner:
La Risata
Shortlisted:
Nerovivo
Strato at Troika Sky Dining
Tanzini
Tatto
Villa Danieli

Best Japanese
Winner:
Kampachi
Shortlist:
Enju
Fukuya
Hanare
Rakuzen
Sushi Hinata
Zipangu

Best Middle Eastern
Winner:
Al-Amar
Shortlisted:
Al Andalus
Hadramawt Restaurant
Persia Restaurant
Tarbush

Best Western
Winner:
myBurgerLab
Shortlisted:
Hakka Republic
Maria’s Café
Mezze
Ril’s Bangsar
twenty.one kitcher+bar

Best Thai
Winner:
My Elephant
Shortlisted:
Erawan
Rama V
Restoran Thai Somtam Seafood
Tamarind Hill Restaurant

Best Fine Dining
Winner:
Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar
Shortlisted:
Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining
Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie
Ril’s Bangsar
Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar
Tanzini

Best Pub Grub
Winner:
Tom, Dick & Harry's
Shortlisted:
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Healy Mac's Irish Bar and Restaurant
Sid's Pub
SOULed OUT

Best Meat
Winner:
Ril's Bangsar
Shortlisted:
El Cerdo
Las Vacas
Mandarin Grill
PRIME
The Press Room

Best Seafood
Winner:
Fatty Crab
Shortlisted:
Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant
Pantai Seafood Restaurant
South Sea Subang

Unique Seafood

Best Place for Coffee
Winner:
CoffeeSociété
Shortlisted:
Antipodean Café
Artisan Roast Coffee
Chilla Cup
Coffea Coffee
Coffee Stain by Joseph
Departure Lounge
Espressamente illy
Top Brew Coffee Bar

Food Personalities of the Year
- Christian Bauer & Eddie Chew, founders of Troika Sky Dining
- Kulwant Singh, owner of Restoran Santa
- Nick Au & Ryonn Leong, founders of Transparent Apron Underground Supper Club
- JH Yee, barista and owner of Top Brew Coffee Bar
- How Yoke Seng, executive chef of Kampachi

Thank you for all your votes. Check out our photo gallery of all the winners' outlets.