Because sometimes a good slab of beef cooked to perfection can do wonders to satisfy the palate and the soulThis listicle was originally published on October 18, 2018 and was fact-checked and updated on February 23, 2021

1. Maria's SteakCafe

This down-to-earth steakhouse has a simple mission, promising to deliver honest, fragrant and thick steaks that have just the right doneness. Their emphasis on "simply good food" has won a number of fans who swear by their food.

Maria’s SteakCafe Bangsar | 58, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

2. Grub By Ahong & Friends

Keeping up with the no-frills vibe, Grub by Ahong & Friends offers good steak with affordable prices at one trade-off: the restaurant employs a semi self-service style. But the trade-off is worth it, as you'll get to enjoy juicy steaks without burning a hole in your wallet.

Grab by Ahong & Friends | 608, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya

3. Brasserie Fritz

Brasserie Fritz, which has been winning diners over with their French approach to fine-casual fare, recently found a new home at Troika. If you're looking for good steak at fair prices, the restaurant does a fantastic Steak Fritz (grilled rib eye, almond butter, pommes Fritz and baby beans) and Steak au Poivre (pepper rubbed striploin, green pepper sauce, pommes fritz and baby beans). If you want your steak raw, there's also a wonderful beef tartare. 

Brasserie Fritz | Level 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

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4. The Beato Aged Steakhouse

One of the pioneers of dry-aged beef in KL, Beato Aged Steakhouse started in Publika and opened a second outlet in Telawi, Bangsar. Their steaks are incredibly flavourful, of high quality and always hit the mark. And don't even get us started on their sides. If you're looking for a good piece of meat, this is it.

The Beato Aged Steakhouse Publika | D2-G3-9 Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 KL

The Beato Aged Steakhouse Bangsar | 24-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 KL

5. N97

Another popular steakhouse, N97 in Bangsar is all about well seasoned slabs of beef. Diners swear by their tomahawk, which they also use to make a fried rice to round out the meal. Whatever your craving for beef, this place can sate that itch.

N97 | 9, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

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6. Prime

Prime at Le Meridien KL boasts multiple awards as one of the top steakhouses in town. With a premium selection of beef from Australian and Japan, beef lovers won't find it difficult to find their optimal cut at this restaurant.

Prime | Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

7. Marble 8

Located high in the sky on the 56th floor of Menara Petronas 3, Marble 8 is another top choice when it comes to steaks—dry-aged steaks in particular. The emphasis here is on premium cuts, so diners can expect world-class steaks with a world-class view.

Marble 8 | Level 56, Petronas Tower 3, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

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8. Vantador

You know you’ve gone to the right place for steak when you’re welcomed by a glass meat locker filled with large slabs of dry-aged meat. This steak boutique serves a plethora of beef from the famed Wagyu and Angus to the lesser known Rubia Galegia. Every cut is aged for at least 30 days, allowing it to take on a melt-in-your-mouth texture and to intensify in flavour.

Vantador | 38, Jalan 25/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

9. Jake's Charbroil Steaks

An oldie but a goodie, Jake's Charbroil Steaks has been operating in Malaysia for four decades, with outlets in KL and in Langkawi. Australian beef takes the cake here and their steaks are as good as they were all those years ago. If you're looking for a classic, Jake's should do it for you.

Jake's Medan Damansara | 21, Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

10. Meatology

The extensive menu at Meatology ranges from Truffle Siew Yok to Tuna Tataki but the real showstopper is their flambé. Rump Wagyu, Picanha Wagyu and Australian Tenderloin are just some of the meats that are served with a side of fire. Chef Yenni Law never fails to impress guest with her fire bending skills. 

Meatology | 16, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur 

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