Eat Like A Local, Hunting Down the Best Food in Semenyih!

Dear food enthusiasts, this is a food hunt.
By: Iffah Salleh
September 2, 2023

Hey there, fellow adventurer! Semenyih’s a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting for you. With ‘healing’ in vogue, both locals and tourists are heading to Semenyih, seeking nature’s calming embrace for a mental boost.

Why Semenyih? Well, it’s home to stunning waterfalls and must-see spots. Take Tekala Waterfalls, for example – picture this: it’s located near hot springs, adding an extra dash of tranquillity. A quick tip: for waterfall escapades, it’s better to stick to daylight hours. While stars and moonlight might guide your way at night, it’s safer during the day.

Curious more about Semenyih’s attractions? Dive in here.

Now, let’s talk food! We’ve had a natter with the locals to uncover Semenyih’s authentic flavours. Got a rumble in your tummy for adventure? Join us on this tasty journey!

Best Food In Semenyih

1. Nasi Lemak Kelate

As you drive into Semenyih, you can’t miss the vibrant Kelate eatery. With an eye-catching sign highlighting its RM2 price tag, Nasi Lemak Kelate beckons all. A side of crispy fried chicken can be added for a mere RM3 only! 

Within seconds, your meal is transformed into a delightful feast. However, despite the range of add-ons, it’s the sambal that steals the show – a perfect harmony of sweet and spicy that can be enjoyed by all ages. Better be fast if you do not want to miss the train.

Find out more about the restaurant here

AddressGerai No. 6 PLB Semenyih, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursTue-Sun 5PM-1AM,
Closed Mondays.
Contact Details +63 9369 7587

2. D’ Lanai Cafe

Whether you’re winding down after a day of sightseeing or looking for a satisfying supper, D’ Lanai Cafe has your back. 

This cosy spot offers an array of options, from the popular ‘Nasi Goreng Kambing Bakar’ to Western delights like Seafood Aglio Olio and Beef Carbonara – all within the budget-friendly range of RM20. Plus, the 12 AM closing time ensures you can relish great food while recapping your adventures.

Find out more about the restaurant here

AddressLot 3578 21 1/2, Jln Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursDaily: 3:30 pm – 12 am,
Tuesday closed.
Contact Details +63 9369 7587

3. Nice 2 Meet You Cafe

If you are a fan of cafe-hopping, this place is definitely for you, and very pleased to Nice 2 Meet You Cafe –and you too will be happy to meet them!

Again, café enthusiasts, rejoice! Nice 2 Meet You Cafe is your haven for Asian-fusion delights that are guaranteed to satisfy. Set in an inviting ambiance, the cafe offers an array of mouthwatering treats, from Signature Platters to comforting Nasi Lemak and nostalgic chicken chop. Every bite is a journey back in time, making this cafe an absolute must-visit.

Find out more about the restaurant here

Address45, Jalan 1/6, Bandar Teknologi Kajang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursDaily: 10 am – 10 pm,
Tuesday closed.
Contact Details+63 9369 7587

4. Na Sook

Let’s take a detour to Thailand right in Semenyih! Na Sook boasts a menu brimming with authentic Thai delights, from the tangy Tom Yum to the indulgent Mango Glutinous Rice. 

Not only is the food a masterpiece, but the presentation is also a sight to behold. If you’re craving genuine Thai flavours, this restaurant is your passport to a sensational culinary journey.

Find out more about the restaurant here

Address35, Jalan Semenyih Sentral 4, Taman Semenyih Sentral, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursDaily: 11:30 am – 10 pm
Contact Details +63 9369 7587

5. Planet Tomyam

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For a Thai experience that’s out of this world, Planet Tomyam is the place to be. With rave reviews on foodpanda, you can trust that your taste buds are in for a treat – this restaurant also won’t be breaking your bank. 

Their à la carte and set menus offer a variety that caters to families, friends, and solo explorers alike. And don’t miss out on their enticing drinks menu – it’s a thirst-quenching adventure in itself with assorted sodas and fresh milk for you to try! Mark this one, this one won’t let your bank account down.

Find out more about the restaurant here

Address Taman Pelangi Semenyih 2, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursDaily: 3 pm – 2 am
Contact Details+63 9369 7587

6. Ayam Penyet Best

Semenyih truly celebrates diversity, bringing you flavours from around the world. First, it’s Thailand’s turn, and now, brace yourself for an exciting Indonesian culinary experience – yes, you heard it right!

Prepare to indulge in the mouthwatering world of Indonesian cuisine at Ayam Penyet Best. From their signature Ayam Penyet to a plethora of noodle dishes and even Portuguese-style Ikan Bakar, this restaurant is a treasure trove of flavours. It’s a paradise for picky eaters and adventurous foodies alike, showcasing the rich culinary diversity of Indonesia.

Find out more about the restaurant here

AddressNO 41 Jalan Tps 1/3, Taman Pelangi Semenyih, Jalan Tps 1/3, Bandar Rinching Seksyen 5, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursDaily: 10 am – 10 pm
Contact DetailsN/A

7.  Nasi Ayam Kuih Udang Tauhu Bakar Semenyih

For those who don’t mind a brief wait for culinary perfection, Nasi Ayam Kuih Udang Tauhu Bakar Semenyih is a true hidden gem. 

With a reputation for their delectable Nasi Ayam, Tauhu Bakar, and Cucur Udang, this delightful warung guarantees a memorable experience. And don’t forget to request extra ‘kuah cili’ – the key to unlocking pure bliss in every bite.

Find out more about the restaurant here

AddressNo 7, Gerai PLB, Pekan Semenyih, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Operating HoursDaily: 10 am – 4:30 pm,
Closed on Friday
Contact Details +63 9369 7587

8. I Love Broga 


After a tiring hike at Broga Hills, why not replenish your energy at I Love Broga, yes?

Explore the culinary traditions of the Hakka community at I Love Broga. With Hakka Mee taking centre stage, this eatery presents an impressive take on this timeless dish. 

Generous portions will leave you thoroughly satisfied, and with prices that won’t strain your wallet, it’s no wonder locals can’t stop raving about this charming spot.

Address12, N34, Jln Kampung Tarun Broga, Broga, 71750 Mantin, Negeri Sembilan
Operating Hours7AM-3PM, Daily
Contact DetailsN/A

9. Restoran 52

We’ve come across countless praises and reviews for this eatery, and we’d be remiss not to share this gem with you – especially if you’re a budding traveller seeking exceptional cuisine, and we’re not limiting this recommendation to the confines of Semenyih alone!

Step into Restoran 52 for a tai chow experience that stands apart. From delectable curry fish head to mouthwatering Guinness pork ribs, their menu promises an enchanting culinary journey. 

The unpretentious ambience allows the food to take centre stage, ensuring each bite of the fish head curry is a decadent, aromatic treat. Brace yourself for a dining adventure that’s truly gratifying.

Find out more about the restaurant here

Address52, Jalan Sungai Lalang,Kampung Baru Semenyih,43500 Semenyih,
Operating HoursDaily: 11:30 am – 2:45 pm,
closed on Monday
Contact Details+603 8723 8733, +63 9369 7587

So, there you have it – a tour of the best food in Semenyih that promises to leave you with a full heart and an even fuller stomach. Embark on this flavour-filled journey and savour every moment in this vibrant food haven!

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