Katsuri Walk is a shopping street in Kuala Lumpur city centre which runs along the side of KL Central Market.
Entrance to Katsuri Walk
Above the entrance to Katsuri Walk is a distinctive sign which resembles the wua bulan kite traditionally flown by men from Kelatan State in the north of Malaysia. The kite shape is repeated at each end of the roof which has been installed over the length of the street to provide shade and cover from the rain.
About Katsuri Walk
Katsuri Walk was established as a street market in 2011 to enhance Kuala Lumpur’s appeal to tourists. Katsuri Walk features less expensive items and a more informal atmosphere than the adjacent KL Central Market which features high end, high quality handicrafts from the Malay Peninsula.
Market stalls on Katsuri Walk
The three main things on sale on Katsuri Walk are low priced souvenir style items, imitation designer goods such as sunglasses and bags, and a good range of cheap street food. You can buy things like fridge magnets, bags with pictures of Malaysia and themed pencils on Katsuri Walk.
Souvenirs and sunglasses on Katsuri Walk
There are several things that make Katsuri Walk different to the nearby Petaling Street Market. For a start its lot smaller and cleaner, with better natural lighting. The other big difference is that the Petaling Street Market is has more Chinese food on sale and many of the vendors are Indian or Chinese. The product on sale in Katsuri Walk are more Malay as are the people who run the stalls there.
Restaurant in Katsuri Walk
For some really authentic Indian style Malay food try the long running Yusoof Dan Zakhir restaurant on the middle of the street. The fish head curry is considered the restaurant’s speciality, however, if that sounds a little too weird then try the briyani rice and the naan breads which also considered some of the best in Kuala Lumpur.
Location of Katsuri Walk
Katsuri Walk is located at Jalan Hang Kasturi only 300 metres walk from Pasar Seni MRT & LRT stations.