Hameed’s Nasi Kandar Gourmet Experience

By Mark Wiens 13 Comments

Note: Due to construction, Hameed’s is no longer open.

Nasi Kandar – Kuala Lumpur

Restaurant: Hameed’s
Location: Just outside of Pasar Seni LRT Station, Kuala Lumpuer, Malaysia
Price: a good stuffing for no more than 15 MYR ($4.66) per person

hameed's restaurant kuala lumpur

There are few things that get me more excited than large amounts of food, especially when it’s powerfully flavorful, deliciously spiced, and magnificently prepared.  Out of my 15 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, food rates as my favorite activity.  Nasi Kandar is another name for heaven, or rice mixed with a variety of potent curries and fried seafood.  Hameed’s, which is a haven for such delights is located near the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Their recipes are extremely Indian with a hint of Malay influence.

hameed's nasi kandar food

I started my journey on this Indian food fantasy land with a plate full of luscious rice biryani.  Soon an immaculate mutton curry, fragrant daal, and fish curry, were brought to my table.  Hameed’s not only serves Nasi Kandar but also other famous Indian irresistible masterpieces.  Soon a plate of tandoori chicken (maybe the best I’ve ever had), a thick garlic naan, and a plain naan emerged.

nasi kandar in kuala lumpur malaysia

Hameed’s Indian food in Kuala Lumpur left me in such a food daze that I couldn’t help but walk straight to Central Market for a fish spa massage afterward.  Nasi Kandar and it’s other Indian food counterparts can be eaten deliciously all over Kuala Lumpur.  Don’t hesitate to dig in and get sloppy eating full force with your hands!

-Migration Mark

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  • Vishal Kaushik

    4 years ago


  • Alessandro Castelli

    7 years ago

    Good news! The restaurant, exactly the same with the same sign, it’s back in business! It’s in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, around number 25 or so. It’s on the legt of a Subway fast food restaurant, it’s very easy to spot if you stand, with your back facing the Starbucks café on the other sude of the road. In ftont of the Statbuck’s theres a KK mart, and few dooors on the right there’s the restaurant. I hate there today and it was very good.

  • Ian

    11 years ago

    Thanks for the great videos and info!
    Sadly I spent an hour or so looking everywhere for this restaurant and asked many people around Pasar Seni if they knew where this place was but no one knew. There is a lot of construction going on around Pasar Seni, like major construction, so I’m thinking it is no longer there.
    I was so looking forward to this on my first trip to KL after seeing you thoroughly enjoying the food. 🙂 Oh well.
    I was there on July 25, 2013. So I guess in 3 years anything can change.

    Hopefully this info will be helpfull to other travellers looking for Hameeds. 🙂
    Best regards,


    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Hey Ian,
      So sorry to hear you couldn’t find this place. You’re right, there are doing all sorts of construction and unfortunately it’s constantly the small restaurants that have to make way for development. Hope you were still able to find some delicious food in KL!

  • Daniel

    13 years ago

    The food seams so amazing. When I am down at Kl I love to go to Petaling street. The Chinese food at Petaling Street is amazing. Then I love going to Break-fields for some Indian food. I usually stay at
    prescott inn medan tuanku hwne I am down from Singapore.

  • sofia

    13 years ago

    That’s a LOT of food, better be hungry when you go there to make the most of it! 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      13 years ago

      For sure! I always go to KL with an empty stomach and attempt to eat as much as possible for every meal!

  • ciki

    13 years ago

    aw man.. you r making hungggryyy! LOL

  • James Shannon

    13 years ago

    I’ll be in KL this January, looks drool-worthy to me, so I’ll have to hit this up!

    Loving Thai food though, I am now a Pad Thai addict for life (or any noodle or rice dish they have made for me on the street so far!)