Food Delivery Services in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Especially on those lazy weekends I used to search for new food delivery services around; and always end up in ordering via those famous services like foodpanda, KFC Delivery or Pizzahut delivery. Since UberEATS already started in Malaysia, the battlefield is so active. Even though all of them provide same type of service, there are pros and cons including delivery charge, delivery time etc.
Restaurants offering Delivery Services in Malaysia
There are few fastfood chains in Malaysia that offer home delivery service. You can login to the portal/app and order online to get your favorite food.
Listing down some of the famous and best services from my past experience. Please note, the order doesn’t means those are best or worst services, you may try and experience it.
Foodpanda has a wide coverage in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang, Shah Alam, Cyberjaya and Penang (Foodpands is available in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong , Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Brunei)
Ordering in Foodpanda is very easy and they got options like vegetarian, halal, arabic etc and listed almost all well known restaurants in the service list. Also they accept online payments, which make our ordering more easy. Usually they offer free delivery as promos and keep monitor for the email newsletters once subscribed.
Delivery fee : 3 MYR
Average delivery time : ~30 min
UberEATS – NOT Available Now
Update : UberEats is not available in Malaysia anymore and Grab has taken over the service under GrabFood. (See below)
The famous UberEATS is in town last month and Uber is not only Taxi hailing word anymore for Malaysians. Similar to FoodPanda, UberEATS has most of the well known restaurants in their menu basket and yes, that’s interesting. UberEATS accept debit cards, Credit Cards and Cash on delivery options and there is no minimum order requirement. If you have already an Uber account, your added payment options will list down in UberEATS app as well.
Delivery Fee : 5 MYR
Delivery Time : ~40 min
GrabFood is in town for bit long time and it was one of the main competitor for UberEats and foodpanda. Later, via some strategic deals, Ubder has handed over taxi hailing and food delivery services to Grab; read it here: Uber has sold its Southeast Asia operations to Grab. Since then GrabFood came into front row with their great list of restaurants to serve food. Like any other food delivery service in Malaysia, GrabFood is covering most of the known brands and local restaurants.
Also, recently, Grab has integrated this GrabFood service inside Grab itself; that means you don’t need to install separate app for this purpose; just that Grab app will help you to order food.
Delivery Fee : 5 MYR
Delivery Time : ~40 min
DeliverEat is another food delivery service in town which have almost all well known restaurants in as providers. Founded in 2012 in, they are growing but not on top list yet; hopefully they will do better and better soon.
Minimum order per outlet is RM 25.00. But, diners can enjoy lower minimum order at RM 15.00 ONLY, during noon period from 1pm to 5pm. Please note that with the exception of KyoChon 1991 the minimum order is RM60.00.
Delivery Time : ~45 min
In dahmakan, you have to order your food atleast one day in advance for the lunch if I am not mistaken. This is good in other terms as the order is confirmed and you dont need to wait for your food next day by looking down countdown timer. Each day they offer healthy dishes and the prize varying from 20-25 MYR. Also they offer meal packages for week and you can just wait for everyday’s food. No delivery charge for selected area and they accept credit card, online banking and cash on delivery.
Delivery Fee : Free for selected area
SmartBite deliver curated food via an AI-based system that’s able to curate a rotation of meals every single day. This is based on multiple criteria including customer preferences, rankings, and market trends. They limit their selection of meals to offer to their customers;
1) Free delivery
2) No minimum order
3) Possibility to order from different suppliers.
SmartBite deliver following time slots and they are extremely focus on reliability of the service and affordability of the service. Their business model works like this;
- A user receives a text message at 9:30am with four lunch options.
- Users are given a choice based on previous responses, price points and personal preferences.
- To place an order, the person replies to the SMS with option ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’.
- Between 12:00 – 12:45 lunch is delivered to the office.
Delivery Fee : FREE
Delivery Time : Not Applicable as its pre-order based
Like dahmakan, cooked also offer more than 10 healthy dishes for delivery everyday. They accept lunch delivery only and order must be placed before 11am every day, though you can order in advance for next days.
Delivery fee : 5 MYR (check for latest update in site)
As they claim, Mammam is a Halal Certified Asian Meals Delivered On-Demand service. Mammam offers most of the cuisiness in Malaysia including Chinese, Indian, Malay and Thai. Food price starts from ~15 MYR and their Toll Free Number 1800-88-6266 is good help for order issues. By accepting credicard, online payments and cash on delivery, Mammam makes payment very convenient. You can see, this is a good place to order authentic Malay dishes like Nasi Lemak, Sambal petai, Rendang etc. Read about their delivery service and options.