Annalakshmi is an Indian restaurant attached to the Temple of Fine Arts in Brickfields. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk here from KL Sentral Monorail station. Otherwise, there is parking beneath the building or on the streets in front of it near the Vihara.
The restaurant is quite large and fancy-looking. There is a basic dress code in place (no open-toed shoes and so on), but I did see a few delinquents dining there anyway. The concept is a buffet and drinks can be ordered from the waiters (and water is provided).
The choice of food was quite wide. Throw some rice and pappadom on your plate and go from there. Stir-fried cauliflower and potatoes, seasoned veggies, sambhar, dhall, and several curries give you plenty of options. If after stuffing yourself there is still room left in your belly, the desserts (caramelized bananas, warm tapioca pudding, etc.) are phenomenal too.
Yes, this is an all-veggie fare, and it is one of the best non-banana leaf Indian veggie meals I've ever had. At the end of the meal, you pay however much you feel like. There is no bill presented. It is up to you to pay what you think is fair. I'm sure there is a lot of abuse in this system. For me, I tend to over-pay out of guilt of paying too little. Then my friends scold me for being too generous! Either way, it is highly recommended for a good, clean Indian vegetarian meal.
My rating: 5 stars
116 Jln Berhala Brickfields
Temple of Fine Arts
Open 11:30am-3pm, 6:30-10pm on Tue-Sun