"Don't always trust a punter"
With spittle brimming on his lips peripheries my hotel owner reprimanded me for eating at Saravana Bhavan and shouted "Go to Chat Masala! Best Dosa in KL". I hurried away fearing for my life and turn into the street to make the slow pilgrimage to Chat. Avoiding the majority of the sun's punishment under covered walkways I made it just before the lunch rush and found a solitary table.
The dosa was far from terrible, but it was unfathomably uninspired. It reeked of boredom and definitely not the crown in their restaurants jewel. I ate half of it more out of politeness than anything else, paid my bill and avoided the owners grin when I returned.
He deserved a tight slap.
These recommendations are just personal opinions based on my palate, things change, chefs get fired or replaced, places open-close, relocate, so take it all with a pinch of MSG and discover your own gems too. But please do try a few of these, they have been researched exhaustively.
"Tastes are subjective, so take everything with a pinch of salty tears"