Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, or known as TTDI, is named after the first Malaysian ambassador to the United States. Besides the historic origins of its name, TTDI is also popular for its wide range of famous eateries.
In this article, we are going to share with you 5 interesting eating places around TTDI. Whether you are TTDIans or just visitors, make sure not to miss the chance to stop by these 5 cool places!
#1 Simply Ribs
The menu is culturally diverse, ranging from Western to Southeast Asian cuisine. You will feast on delicious meals, no matter what your choices are. The uniqueness of this place is the menu which is based on the restaurant’s specialty, i.e. the ribs.
If you want to know the place better, give the specialty a try, which of course is the main attraction. Ask for Oh Yeah Smokey Beef Ribs, tender and juicy beef ribs marinated in mouth-watering flavours. You surely won’t regret it!
Address: 36, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12pm to 11pm. Every day except Monday
If you are the kind of person who loves to eat late morning meals (aka brunch), this cafe is a must-go for you! The menu serves nothing but delicious food. It is carefully crafted and inspired by the Australian brunch. And they bring you the best cup of coffee too!
This cafe also has a unique and beautifully decorated space that outlines its own character. The concept of the interior design is half-and-half, which represents positive and negative sides of everything that we go through in life.
The outstanding dishes that you have to try here are Rendang Benedict and Nasi Lemak Risotto. The combination of Asian and Western culture is the main ingredient to make these meals unforgettable, as well as giving new experiences to customers.
Address: The Other Half Cafe, No. 2-1 Greens Terrace, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail,6000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9am to 5.30pm (Every day)
From Hawaii to Malaysia! Paperfish offers cuisine inspired by a healthy meal from Hawaii called Poké. This dish is especially made for those looking for nutritious food with amazing taste!
The name Paperfish itself is unique and actually inspired by Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes. It is a cultural symbol in Poké. As fine as the art of Origami, this restaurant aims to serve exceptional food and service to its customers.
Poké is always prepared fresh and comprises vegies and proteins marinated in the restaurant’s home-made sauces. If you want to go for something different, try Mango Salsa Shrimp, or if you want something familiar to your taste buds, have the Chili Tuna. These meals won’t let you down!
Address: 26, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah
Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (Every day)
#4. MADE TTDI
If you are a fan of Japanese food or want to give it a try, we recommend that you visit this place. What’s interesting here is that, although this restaurant has a Japanese concept, the menu has been given new touches to make it more palatable to Malaysian appetite.
This restaurant may seem to have a rest-and-relax environment, but it also offers food of fine-dining stature. The idea for the restaurant came from the owner who was inspired to offer Halal Japanese food to Muslim customers.
Amongst the dishes that you have to try are Lontong Udon – Japanese noodle (made in the restaurant itself) served in Lontong gravy, as well as Short Rib Ramen –beef ribs simmered until the gravy becomes thick and the meat becomes tender.
Address: 36, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 6000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Operating Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Every day except Tuesday)
If you want a burger that is not only special in terms of taste, but also very exclusive in details and specifications, you should definitely visit this restaurant. Only fresh and high quality ingredients are used here. The Brioche bread (made daily) and the steak-grade Australian beef make perfect burgers and are scrumptious in every bite.
The restaurant has a concept of food that suits modern society. Although it adheres to the ‘Fast and Casual’ principle, it is still able to provide high quality dishes and friendly service to customers.
All burgers here have their own privileges, but one of the most recommended dishes is Bobcat, where meat or chicken is covered with Sambal Cili Hijau and baked with Jalapeno Mayo Sauce. It has a unique combination of spicy and sour tastes. Other than the burger dishes, there are also some add-ons that you should try, such as Korean Buldak Wings fried chicken and Nutella Milkshake.
Address: 107, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 6000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10.30pm (Monday to Thursday)
12pm to 10.30pm (Friday to Sunday)
Besides these fancy and interesting eateries with all sorts of facilities in the vicinity, TTDI is also the perfect choice if you plan to stay and buy property. This location is one of the best for your property investment too!