Sam’s Kitchen and Sam’s on First

By on February 2, 2011 in Food with 11 Comments

Piping hot rice is gently scooped onto freshly cut banana leaves, with savoury rasam, spicy chicken curry and crispy papadom.

Eating as the locals do, with their hands, is a messy but delicious experience. The banana leaf rice is eaten with several choices of condiments such as vegetables, pickles, moru, chutney, rice crackers, sweets and chips for a delightful meal.

Top it all off with aromatic masala tea or local teh tarik for a hearty fare at Sam’s Kitchen.

This quaint restaurant, tucked in a corner of Taman Maluri in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur serves traditional Southern Indian cuisine. Dishes here are specially prepared with the flavours of Karaikudi, by professional chefs with over 50 years of combined food service experience.

Other items on the menu include dishes such as Dum Briyani, Onion Uthappam, Pal Appam, Tairu Vada and Indian Kotthu Parrotha, Kal Dosa and other popular dishes.  These are made using the freshest and best ingredients, handpicked daily by the chefs.

The restaurant is halal certified and is open daily from 7.00 am – 12.00 am.

For more on the restaurant, contact :

Sam’s Kitchen

No.234, Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri,

55100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03 9281 8839


Sam’s on First

A floor above Sam’s Kitchen, is Sam’s on First restaurant. It offers diners a choice of Northern Indian cuisine in a stylish yet casual setting.

It’s warm and cosy interiors; provide the backdrop to a rich sample of cooking using fine Indian produce prepared using traditional cooking methods.

Some of the restaurant’s cuisine specialties are Rangoli Chicken Sheekh Kebab, Dil Wala Jinggha, Murgh Tikka, Machli Ajwain, Mirchi Ka Saalan and Dhal Palak. Others are Tawa Fish, Baigan Ka Bhartha and Dum Ka Gohst Briyani.

Sam’s on First is open for dining from Tuesdays to Sundays between 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm until 11.00 pm.


No. 234-1, Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri, 55100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.; Telephone: 03 9281 8839

* Both restaurants are pork free

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  1. Jesse says:

    Someone actually asked a question about Sam’s Kitchen on askalo, the Malaysia-focused Q&A website. Basir asked “What should I eat at Sam’s Kitchen in Cheras? What makes this restaurant special?”

  2. asmaliana says:

    Yummy and look so pedaaass lah!

  3. The restaurant has a very nice interior. I wonder would it be a break of your wallet for such a fine dining or the price is reasonable? thx for the article =)

  4. Andry says:

    What a delicious food, i like asian food so tasty and make me want more and more. Especially the chicken is diffrent than here

  5. AndyDSz says:

    Terrible experience! Far from our expectation. Noticed that they reduce the portion and increased the price.
    You can find better one elsewhere in KL, with a reasonable price.
    Cleanliness= acceptable. But, taste sucks and absolutely not using fresh ingredient!

  6. nana says:

    Hie, we will forward your comments to their restaurant. Hopefully they’ll give you some feedback, soon!

  7. AndyDSz says:

    Thank you Nana. We went there on December 2011. Hope to hear from the owner soonest. Anyway, we are not going back.

  8. nana says:

    Hie, we just got a reply from Sam’s Kitchen(below): Hope it helps!

    Dear Mr. Andy,

    Greetings from Sam’ Kitchen !
    I just got your email id from Tourism Malaysia. Thank you for your comment and we do apologize for the situation and your experience during your visit to our restaurant, we have address this issue with the management team and the chef to ensure that such incident would not repeat. I will be happy to speak to you, you may contact at 012 3353337.

    Looking forward for your call or you may email me your number so that I could contact you directly.

    Again, we regret the situation and our sincere apology to you and your guest.

    Jaya Perumal (
    Sam’s Kitchen

  9. looks delicious..dont forget to visit my website to get free malaysians recipes

  10. Sintya says:

    There are two convenience when eat using hands and paved with banana leaves. The first one ‘s own hand is used to eat as directly from yourself. Second, when eating a banana leaf has a taste more delicious. Like back in the days of old. Moreover menu of hot rice, wow!!! I want it

  11. Sintya says:

    Suasana sepertinya romantis

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