Wanjo Nasi Lemak in Kampung Baru (a must try restaurant)

Wanjo Nasi Lemak Kampung Baru store entrance

Wanjo Nasi Lemak in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur is a staple for locals and the tourists that are lucky enough to find it.

In this article I cover everything you need to know about Wanjo, including how to get there, what to expect, how much it costs and how it compares to other nasi lemak restaurants, including Antarabangsa Nasi Lemak.

Let’s get started…

Nasi lemak ayam (chicken) rendang. It tastes amazing!

How to get to Wanjo Nasi Lemak

If you’re taking public transport, you can get off at Kampung Baru LRT station, which is the nearest LRT station to Wanjo Nasi Lemak.

Kampung Baru station is about 1km to the northwest of the Petronas Twin Towers.

It’s the first stop on the LRT line from KLCC station if you are heading towards Pasar Seni and KL Sentral.

When you arrive at Kampung Baru station, walk outside and turn right to go down the hill. Follow the street a couple of hundred metres to the intersection and then turn left.

Wanjo is about 200 metres down the road on the right-hand side.

Wanjo Nasi Lemak is located about 1km to the north-west of the Twin Towers.

What food do they have at Wanjo?

They serve great, local style nasi lemak at Wanjo.

If you’ve never tried nasi lemak before, it’s a Malaysian specialty which you really have to try at least once (and probably more than once because it tastes great).

Basically, you get some rice on a plate and then choose what you want to go with it. A popular choice is some chicken (ayam) with some egg and sambal sauce (mildly spicy sauce).

You can also add some tempe and mix and match as you please.

Wanjo Nasi Lemak 😋 Kampung Baru
Check out this video from my visit to Wanjo to get a better feel for things.

How much does Wanjo nasi lemak cost?

A plate of nasi lemak chicken rendang with an egg and some sambal sauce cost me 8 ringgit.

I got a bottle of water and the total price came to 9.50.

My nasi lemak ayam rendang cost 8 ringgit, but you can choose exactly what you want on your plate and the cost may vary.

Wanjo Nasi Lemak Review

I rate Wanjo Nasi Lemak very highly.

In fact, at the time I’m writing this Wanjo is my all-time favorite nasi lemak… anywhere.

It’s a little bit more expensive than the nearby Antarabangsa Nasi Lemak, which is also in Kampung Baru, but in my opinion, the food is slightly better and the atmosphere is a little nicer in Wanjo.

I rate Wanjo Nasi Lemak 9/10.

To be honest, the only reason I didn’t give it a 10 out of 10 is that I want to leave a little bit of room in case I do eventually find somewhere even better than Wanjo.

Load me up with that good chicken!

Wanjo Nasi Lemak details

If you want to connect with Wanjo online, you can check out their facebook page or catch them on Instagram @wanjonasilemak

They’re open every day from 6:30am until 1am (after midnight).

I hope this article was helpful, and if you think you know where to find better nasi lemak in KL, please let me know in the comments of the Youtube video above in this article.

They’re open from very early until very late.

When you finish eating your nasi lemak (or perhaps before you get one), why not explore the famous Chow Kit market which is only a 10 minute walk away from Wanjo nasi lemak?

That would be a pretty good day out.

Marty Spargo

I first visited Malaysia as a tourist in 2004 and frequently returned for short visits over the next decade or more before moving to Kuala Lumpur to live in 2018. I live and work in KL, but remember what it's like to see the city for the first time as a tourist, so I try to create helpful articles with that in mind. You can read my full bio here.

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This is what it looks like from the street when you look inside at Wanjo