LeVain Boulangerie Patisserie, or simply LeVain (who the hell can remember boulaggararer pantiess whatever anyway?), is a quaint little restaurant tucked away at the less popular corner of Bukit Bintang/Imbi area.

From the outside the restaurant is a classy bungalow, much like those at the soon to be decommissioned Bangsar One. You can park your car on the street, or valet for only RM 2.

Levain Italian Restaurant at Imbi
Levain Italian Restaurant at Imbi

The decoration inside the restaurant is done tastefully, with pretty window curtains, cute little chairs, tables, and bits of beautiful brickworks too. The place really looks like something plucked straight out of Lygon street in Melbourne. The ambiance is really good.

seafood aglio olio
Seafood aglio olio

LeVain is a bit of a partially self-service restaurant. You order at the counter, get your drinks and a number for your food after payment. Some 10 minutes or so later, the friendly servers will have your food at the table. This also means that if you have a table more than a few orders, food can arrive seemingly at random intervals.

My suggestion is to order together, or don’t wait for everyone’s food to arrive before eating.

teriyaki beef sandwich, salad, tomato soup
teriyaki beef sandwich, potato salad, tomato soup

The best thing about LeVain tho, is the value you get. Most dishes are priced below RM 10, with only a few (such as seafood pasta at RM 12.50) slightly over the red colored bill. They serve free water too, so you’re not always obligated to order drinks either.

spaghetti, Mychelle, KY, Queen, Horng, Winnie, Terence
more spaghetti, Mychelle, KY, Queen, Horng, Winnie, Terence

As for the food, well, they aren’t top notch but they do hold up pretty well compared to restaurants that typically charges at least 50% more. I liked my seafood spaghetti and took a bite of the terriyaki beef sandwich which tasted pretty nice too.

Serving size at LeVain is smaller than almost everywhere else outside Penang, but hey, eating a smaller main dish leaves room for dessert and maybe a starter too right?

map to LeVain Italian Restaurant

LeVain is opened for lunch and dinner. My experience is strictly from one Friday lunch visit, so dinner might be completely different. Cheers!

Address:
Levain Boulangerie Patisserie
Jalan Delima,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.14664, 101.72061
Tel: 03-2142 6611

KY eats – cheap lunch at LeVain Italian Restaurant, Imbi
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26 thoughts on “KY eats – cheap lunch at LeVain Italian Restaurant, Imbi

  • January 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm
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    is it accessible by monorail? which stop is nearer to it?

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    • January 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm
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      XCB: i don’t think it’s really near any monorial station, closest could be time square, but still a pretty long walk.

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  • January 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm
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    I love their bread…… just awesome… should try the salmon roe bread, beef curry donut… just love their sandwiches….

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    • January 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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      Amelia Low: oOo salmon roe bread sounds really good!

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  • January 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm
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    WAH! who knows got a banglo in the heart of KL with nice food.
    The potato salad looks so nice.

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    • January 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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      raybanmy: haha yah, very unsuspecting.

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  • January 29, 2011 at 6:12 am
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    Amazingly affordable prices especially in KL! The pasta looks good too! 😀

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    • January 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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      Huai Bin: yah, I’d have never guessed

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  • January 29, 2011 at 9:29 am
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    Do they serve great wine also?

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    • January 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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      raybanmy: That I’m not sure. :S

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      • January 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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        I saw this delicious restaurant, near KLCC. I heard they serve nice wine. dunno nice or not.

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        • January 31, 2011 at 11:23 am
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          raybanmy: not so sure about delicious’ wine, but their food’s pretty good. 🙂

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          • January 31, 2011 at 11:40 am
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            O o. When you want to do wain bar review? Do some pls

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            • January 31, 2011 at 12:11 pm
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              raybanmy: there’ll be one coming up real soon! 😀

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              • January 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm
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                Haha. Good good.
                Now i really dunno go where for nice wain bar in Malaysia.

  • January 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm
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    Wishing you and your family a wonderful and prosperous new year. Kung Hei Fatt Choy!

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    • February 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm
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      babe_kl: and to you and your family too keong hee huat cai! 😀

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  • January 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm
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    so is this place for vain people?!! haha… the pasta looks nice!

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    • February 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm
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      eiling: hahaha yah vain ppl like you and me should go more often 😛

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  • February 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm
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    damn !!! i look good 😛

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    • February 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm
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      Terenceg: camho max of course! hahaaha

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  • February 8, 2011 at 11:18 am
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    This is a really nice place! And quite reasonable prices too.. would love to go one day!

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    • February 8, 2011 at 11:38 am
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      iamthewitch: yah, very nicely decorated and super cheap for that sort of ambiance. 😉

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  • February 9, 2011 at 9:44 am
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    Good place for hangout and pick on the breads. Coffee also not bad, and yeah… everything’s affordable albeit the slightly posh outlook and layout.

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    • February 9, 2011 at 10:14 am
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      J2Kfm: yah, and small portion = healthier 😀

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