Best places to eat in Bangsar
Bangsar restaurants are certainly a treat for any dining experience, be it a leisurely lunch with girlfriends, a romantic night out with a loved one, or a shared meal with office colleagues. The dining rooms here offer a surprisingly wide choice of food, from fast food outlets and local coffee shops with affordable fare, to quirky bistros and cafes with western-style menus, and destination restaurants offering exotic ethnic food.
In point of fact, only a handful of delis in Kuala Lumpur can match the offerings here. Some of the best places to eat in Bangsar have accrued a fair share of food awards, while others are home grown contenders that are just so popular with locals, beating the best of them. What’s more, at each restaurant the main act is the food, but quirky, unique interior design is also the name of the game, with lots of bistros and cafés sporting one-of-a-kind themes…
More Restaurants in Bangsar
Uber-cool and uber-trendy, Alexis Bistro features Asian and Western fusion delights in a super-chic environment. Complemented by an extensive wine list, its dishes are ultramodern takes on classic favourites, and their presentations are often unique and inspired. The bistro also features live jazz from local and international artistes.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
- Address: 29 Jalan Telawi 3
- Tel: (603) 2284 2880
Antipodean Café is sure to please anyone who loves a long, leisurely breakfast, whether you are a fan of a hearty burrito wrap or healthy avocado on toast. Quaint yet hip, this compact café got a lot of locals talking about its all-day breakfast menu when it first emerged on the city’s foodie scene.
Before it came about, breakfast bars were not particularly rampant in the city – largely because Malaysians patronised kopitiams (coffee shops), which serve local food, more for their morning meal. With the emergence of Antipodean Café, the city’s food scene changed dramatically, with more and more young, trendy urbanites frequenting them. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00 Sunday – Thursday; 08:00 – 23:00 Friday & Saturday
- Address: 20 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0411
Open since 2009, Citrus is the place to visit if you want just a bit of everything, as it offers a wide variety of salads, pastas, noodles, pizzas, rice dishes, sandwiches, burgers and more. For Eastern flavours, try out their stellar chicken tikka salad - chunks of heavenly aromatic chicken mixed with greens and anchovy dressing, or citrus special aloo chat – an assorted salad with chick peas, onions and greens on a pastry bed topped with yoghurt and tamarind sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 22:00
- Address: Lot 2F-25A, 2nd floor, Bangsar Village
- Tel: +6 03 2287 9560
Cultura Cafe is a bakery-cum-cafe that offers a wide variety of fresh breads, cakes, buns and pastries and serves fragrant Twinnings tea and Degayo Sumatran coffee, which grows on Indonesian volcanic soil. Nestled in a tranquil area of Bangsar, the cafe exudes a charming vibe with mismatched wooden furnishings, stacks of books and magazines, and antiques decorating each corner. While its lunch menu is rather limited, Cultura Cafe’s house specialty toasties and savoury sandwiches are definite crowd favourites. Perfect for tea breaks, enjoy a steaming cup of Americano with Cultura Cafe’s unique home-baked goods such as the tiramisu cake and chai latte cheesecake.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 07:30 – 20:00, Sunday 07:30 – 15:00
- Address: 1, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar
- Tel: +6011 1227 4936
‘Dancing Fish’ might seem a funny name for a restaurant, but expect serious food at this serene, elegant eatery. Situated in the far end of the revived Bangsar Shopping Centre, the restaurant offers fiery Malay-Indo cuisines in a fine-dining setting, unlike the usual roadside stalls and restaurants that can be found around Kuala Lumpur. Dishes are best eaten with rice and you can choose to have the usual white rice, or slightly fragrant yellow rice that is cooked with spices and turmeric (it’s also good enough to have on its own). Waiters go around with rice buckets; refills are free. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30 – 23:00
- Address: Lot T120, 121 & 122, 285, Jalan Maarof, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6 03 2095 6663
Dr.Inc Café (pronounced as 'drink') is a stylish addition to the ever-thriving coffee culture in Kuala Lumpur. Accessible within a five-minute walk from the Bangsar LRT station, the café is also a humble retail outlet, stocking unique stationary, jewellery, and hand-crafted souvenirs by local designers. Tucked away between a row of shophouses (just a short walk from Fierce Curry House), Dr.Inc Café’s interior has a mix of unique artwork, colourful wallpaper, books, knick-knacks and local handicrafts. Seating here is rather limited, with mismatched and bold-hued furnishings, but guests can enjoy the evening breeze with their choice of caffeine in the verdant courtyard area. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 19:00
- Address: 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2283 4698
Situated along Bangsar’s Jalan Telawi 3, El Meson is a stylish neighbourhood bar and restaurant that’s been going strong since 2009. Decked out in vibrant artwork, unique light fixtures, polished wooden furnishings, and lively Spanish music playing in the background, this bustling Spanish eatery is popular choice amongst expats and locals staying in Bangsar and Petaling Jaya. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 01:00
- Address: 61-63, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 8290
Fierce Curry House
Some say it is the best place for banana leaf in the city, and we certainly think the food at Fierce Curry House lives up to its reputation. Characteristic of KL’s Indian dining scene, the restaurant’s interior design is simple and unpretentious, so the food takes the limelight. The menu encompasses dishes from all over India, with the most popular choice being the RM6 banana leaf rice (which comes with four vegetables and all the trimmings), which goes great with the restaurant’s classic side dishes such as chicken tikka masala, mutton varuval and tandoori tiger prawns.
However, the ultimate reason to visit is to try the Hyderabad dum beriyani, a pot of perfectly-seasoned Basmati rice, with spices and meat heaped on to create a dish that is satisfying from start to finish. If rice is not your thing, then try the roti nutella, a fluffy, buttery flatbread with melted chocolate filling; wash it all down with a mango lassi, a refreshing blend of mango juice, spices and yoghurt.
- Opening Hours: 07:30 – 22:30
- Address: 16 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2202-3456 or +6019 770 1945
Hit & Mrs Cafe
Hit & Mrs Cafe, situated in Bangsar, is a two-storey restaurant and lounge that offers experimental interpretations of classic Italian and French cuisine. Exuding a laidback and cosy vibe, Hit & Mrs Cafe’s interior is a contrasting blend of contemporary and retro decor: the downstairs dining section is furnished with black and white furnishings and plush cushions while the lounge area upstairs resembles a traditional Malayan home with rattan chairs, colourful wallpaper, antiques and collectibles from the 1960s and 1970s. A unique aspect of this cafe is that its menu changes regularly, depending on the season and freshness of ingredients available – perfect for adventurous diners. Diners can also enjoy a wide array of liquor and cocktails from 17:00 till 01:00.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 01:00
- Address: 15 & 15A, Lorong Kurau, Taman Weng Lock, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2282 3571
A chic bistro serving a fine spread of Asian and Western cuisine, Hush is in a class of its own. Offering an upscale yet unpretentious environment, the restaurant has its own cigar room, a few private rooms and a live entertainment stage, and continues well into the night with deejays spinning upbeat groovy music.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 02:00
- Address: 61 – 63 Jalan Telawi 3
- Tel: (603) 2283 1573
Inside Scoop, Bangsar
Unique ice cream flavours (from durian and pistachio, to XO cranberry and chempedak) are the name of the game at Inside Scoop, a Bangsar hipster bistro. Technically a dessert bar, we consider its menu offerings of waffles and ice cream (starting at RM19), a fantastic Sunday afternoon meal option – the perfect cure to any hangover. Certainly appealing to the unpretentious set, though you will not find main meals on the menu, the dessert options are as much of a draw as any other entry in the city’s dining scene.
Order a round of ice cream to share from the seasonal, frequently changing menu, and then grab a bottle of water from the bar with some paper cups. Its’ simple design concept of artificial green grass, high tables and chairs, and even indoor swings, allows you to relax in very laidback style.
- Opening Hours: 12:30 – 23:00
- Address: No. 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2202 0235
A renowned Japanese restaurant that specialises in tantalising ramen dishes, IPPUDO’s third outlet embraces a contemporary look and concept which caters to a more upscale clientele. Unlike its two predecessors, IPPUDO in Bangsar Shopping Centre is much more spacious with an open bar section as well as a more extensive food and beverage menu to complement its signature ramen dishes- the Shiromaru Motoaji is a classic Hakata-style ramen in original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage and spring onions, the Akamaru Shinaji is served with IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth which is further enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil, while the Karaka-men comes with special spicy miso, cashew nuts and ground pork. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 00:00
- Location: IPPUDO is located on the Ground Floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre, nestled between La Bodega and WiP.
- Address: Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof
- Tel: +603 2110 6233
IPPUDO is a non-halal Japanese restaurant situated on the third floor of The Gardens Mall. Frequented for its homemade ramen and tantalising pork dishes, IPPUDO draws a large crowd during lunch hours due to its strategic location in Mid Valley Boulevard. Originating from Japan, IPUDDO has only three outlets in Malaysia, the first in Pavilion and the latest outlet is located in Bangsar Shopping Centre which was officially opened in early 2014.
Decor-wise, IPPUDO exudes a posh and stylish ambience with a prominent colour scheme of browns, reds and whites. One interesting feature that we love is a large four-sided pillar standing in the centre of the restaurant with words meaning ‘Thank You’ in many languages, such as English, Arabic, German, and Japanese adorning it. To ensure the comfort and privacy of its diners, seating options are limited yet spacious with cosy black, white and red leather seats. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 - 22:00
- Location: IPPUDO is located on the third floor of The Gardens Mall, between Sushi Zanmai and Absolute Thai. On weekdays, the establishment is usually packed during lunch and dinner hours, so make sure to head there early to avoid long queues.
- Address: Lot-T218, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall
- Tel: +603 2201 6238
Jarrod & Rawlins is a restaurant in Bangsar with a well-deserved and glowing reputation for its British pub food. There are three branches in Kuala Lumpur – in Ampang, Sri Hartamas and Bangsar. The restaurant pulls in a steady crowd not only for its good food and extensive drinks selection but because the service makes you feel like you are enjoying a bite to eat at a friend’s home. Voted Best Pub Grub in 2010 and 2011, and nominated Best for Meat in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2012, the restaurant is an institution on KL’s food scene, with a lot of people visiting to try (and take away) the in-house pork, chicken, beef and lamb sausages. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
- Address: No 63, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2095 1608
KGB Killer Gourmet Burgers, Bangsar
The topic of where to find the best burger in KL, can spark passionate debate among locals, particularly lately since the fad of gourmet burger bars is on the rise. An unimpeachable restaurant offering sandwiches that are very unique, KGB (Killer Gourmet Burgers) is certainly lethal, knocking the competition out of the water since it began operations in 2012.
Particularly famous for its juicy homemade chicken, beef, and vegetarian patties, when it comes to the menu, imagine an extensive listing of patty melts, fancy chef creations and more. In fact, the addition of upmarket ingredients such as truffle oil to its gourmand sliders makes a visit here a thoroughly satisfying experience in more ways than one. Our favourite is the signature Truffle’d Swiss Mushroom (RM20.90) – a tantalising ensemble of beef patty, sautéed Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and herbed ranch with fragrant truffle oil.
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Thursday 17:00 – 22:30, Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 22:30
- Address: 23, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2201 1220
Comprising the bistro-style Dining Room, the Deli and the Lounge, La Bodega continues to be a faithful ambassador of Spanish cuisine. Most known for its authentic Spanish tapas bar, the restaurant also serves classic Spanish favourites and is deemed to have one of the best wine lists in the city. The Lounge upstairs features a chilled and cosy environment similar to smoky Jazz lounges in New Orleans.
- Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 12.00 – 01:00
- Address: 14 - 16 Jalan Telawi 2
- Tel: (603) 2287 0848
Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft takes a gourmet approach to both traditional Malaysian and international dishes, and has won popularity in the Bangsar neighbourhood with its good food at inexpensive prices. With light bites alongside a whole host of hearty mains – not forgetting a long wine list, this sophisticated Kuala Lumpur restaurant is an ideal spot for either a casual drop-in or a more lavish three-course meal on a special occasion. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
- Address: 61-1 & 61-2, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2096 2226
Located in Medan Damansara, the trendy and upscale Mezze is a fine-dining venture that puts others to shame. Boasting a Spanish-and-Mediterranean-inspired menu, the fare here is superb and utilises only the finest ingredients from around the world. Service is superlative, making you feel like you’re feasting like a king; try the Mezze burger, duck and chicken spring rolls, lamb cutlets, chilli shrimp spaghetti, mushroom pizza and duck liver pate.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
- Location: 132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara
- Tel: +6032095 0122
Mikey's Original New York Pizza
Mikey's Original New York Pizza in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur is a Manhattan-style pizzeria that appeals to pizza purists and gourmet enthusiasts, with both classic and quirky pies. Located along Jalan Telawi 2, less than a five-minute drive from the Bangsar LRT station, it is the piquancy of Mikey's signature marinara sauce and the mozzarella cheese that melts into an almost-viscous cream that makes each slice so tasty.
Its interior is simple with bare red brick walls and black and white checked tile floors. Open daily from 12:00 to 23:00, you can choose to sit on high chairs along the bar counter, or at the intimate black wood tables and chairs in the centre of the dining room. Barring the bland Hawaiian and too-salty waffle fries, the food is, simply-put, good. Choose from over nine varieties at Mikey’s Original New York Pizza, from the classic meatball to the 9-1-1, self-professed to be the spiciest pizza in Asia.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
- Address: 17 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2202 0080
Nutmeg KL, situated within Bangsar Village 2 mall, is a rustic yet colourful restaurant that serves all-day breakfasts, western mains, as well as aromatic coffee and indulgent wines. Decorated with beautiful paintings by local artists and antiques, Nutmeg KL exudes a charming and homely ambience, making it a family-friendly establishment. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with Nutmeg’s gravlax croissant-wich (RM26), which consists of toasted croissant topped with strips of smoked salmon gravlax and generous amounts of scrambled eggs. Nutmeg Cold Tea Punch (RM9) is a great not-too-sweet thirst quencher whiles the cafe latte (RM10) made with Brazilian Santos beans is a popular choice for coffee enthusiasts.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 22:00
- Address: UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II, 2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2201 3663
Plan B is a coffee bar that looks very much like a modern, industrial-looking New York deli. Perfect for a mid-morning brunch, a quick business lunch or even a hearty dinner with family, the place ticks all the right boxes with cool furnishings, good location, tasty food and unique style. It specialises in western food, but it also serves Asian dishes like nasi lemak and Nyonya laksa. The casual restaurant can get crowded especially during the weekend but the simple décor makes the place seem very spacious. To date there are five branches: at 1 Utama, Bangsar Village 1, Mid Valley Megamall, Paradigm Mall and Publika Mall. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 01:00
- Address: 65, GF, Bangsar Village 1, No. 1 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru, 59100 KL
- Tel: +603 2287 2630
The chefs at Prime KL restaurant are certainly masters of meat, claiming to serve up the best cuts of meat in town. An award-winner set in Le Meridien Hotel in KL Sentral, this old-fashioned meat joint is a welcome treat for carnivores, winning the hearts of KL locals since it opened its doors in 2004. Its romantic yet casual ambiance makes it a good choice for a low-key, candlelit dinner. Hearty and generously portioned steaks encompass Halal-certified bone-in cuts, as well as slabs of differing marbling and gradients, with the kitchen (helmed by Chef Antoine) focusing on bringing out the natural flavours of the meat.
Right beside KL Sentral station, this chophouse also serves globally-inspired fare such as seared sea scallops, Caesar salad, clam chowder and more, with meals complemented by the restaurant’s great selection of wines from all over the world.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday; 18:30 – 23:00 weekends
- Location: Level 5, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL
- Tel: +603 2263 7888
PULP by Papa Palheta
PULP by Papa Palheta is a speciality coffee bar situated within a former printing factory in Bangsar. With a winning combination of quality brewed coffee, home baked cakes and savoury pastries, a very welcoming vibe and a team of friendly staff, PULP by Papa Palheta draws a steady weekend crowd of coffee enthusiasts and trendy youths, local and tourists alike. Originating from Singapore, the cafe also supplies coffee equipment and roasted beans to retail outlets and other cafes in Kuala Lumpur. PULP by Papa Palheta’s interior is an eclectic mix of industrial and rustic chic, with high exposed ceilings, dark wooden panels and steel fixtures, as well as massive glass windows that provide plenty of natural lighting.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 19:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 22:00
- Address: 29-01, Jalan Riong, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2201 3650
Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju is a highly recommended, air-conditioned Indian banana leaf restaurant. Located opposite Bangsar Village 2, along the upmarket Jalan Telawi stretch, it is a halal establishment that also offers thosai, puree, and roti canai. Located amongst some of Bangsar’s higher-end establishments, it is a simple and humble setup with an interior featuring comfortable chairs and tables, hanging artificial flowers and warm, yellow lighting. Though service is not stellar and parking can be difficult (especially on weekends), the reasonably priced and tasty food makes a trip here well worth the effort. Read More...
- Address: 43 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2287 8445
Sri Ayutthaya has earned its status as one of KL’s finer Thai restaurants. It has three branches in KL but its flagship outlet is in Medan Damansara, at the opposite end of the street to Victoria Station. The food is the authentic stuff and not the watered down version you will find at other places. In 2011, it was listed as one of Malaysian Tatler’s Best Restaurants. Although the menu is filled with dishes peppered with robust and fiery Asian herbs and spices, less adventurous diners can opt for the more mellow versions of these dishes by informing their server of their preference for more subtle or sweet-sour spice levels. Though Sri Ayutthaya has a reputation for being a little pricey, its willingness to cater to all visitors is what makes it a favourite among expats in KL. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 24:00
- Address: 3 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2094 2333
- Cuisine: Thai
Straits Food Company
Straits Food Company, occupying a corner shop lot in Jalan Abdullah, serves deliciously authentic Nyonya fare in Bangsar. Simple wooden tables and stools complement Straits Food Company’s cosy ambience. Nyonya delicacies such as pongteh chicken, nyonya laksa, and ikan gerang asam (sour and spicy fish curry) cost RM7 while appetisers such as popiah (spring rolls) and otak-otak (fish steamed in pandan leaves) cost between RM3 to RM7. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of Bangsar Utama, this traditional-looking coffeehouse has an al fresco dining section while the open-air indoor areas are spacious with massive windows offering pleasant views of the greenery.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 21:00
- Address: 2 Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar Utama
- Tel: +603 2202 0038
The Ganga Cafe
The Ganga Cafe is a humble-looking eatery that serves tantalising South Indian vegetarian cuisine within a quiet neighbourhood in Bangsar. Serving a vegetarian menu of banana leaf rice, curries, nasi lemak, dhals and various Indian breads, Ganga Cafe prides itself in preparing savoury meals that are much healthier than most South Indian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Try the Aloo Tikki, a spicy potato patty (RM2) deep-fried in seasoned breadcrumbs and served with mint and tamarind sauce. Containing healing and detoxifying properties, one of Ganga Cafe’s signature drinks is its ‘Pranic Juice’ which has a unique blend of spices, herbs, and leaves including coriander, celery and honey. On Sundays, diners can enjoy a hearty all-you-can-eat buffet for only RM16.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 08:30 - 21:30, Sunday 09:30 – 15:30
- Address: 19, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2284 2119
The Ming Room is a Cantonese fine-dining restaurant located in the upscale Bangsar Shopping Centre. Serving authentic Cantonese cuisine that is non-halal, the menu features classic dishes with contemporary touches. Opened in 2003, the restaurant is just 15 minutes away from the city centre. Highly recommended and repeatedly garnering positive reviews, The Ming Room comes under the aegis of the Oriental Group. It was recently refurbished and now features elegant furnishings and fixtures that include antique terracotta horses. For those looking for a more private dining experience, the restaurant has six exclusive banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 300 people. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 lunch; 18:30 – 22:00 dinner
- Address: 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2284 8822
A wine and cigar bar that doubles as a Japanese bistro, The Talk is a charming and elegant place that is linked to ARTalk Gallery. Diners can choose to have their meals either outside while watching the world go by, or inside within a soothing environment. Featuring an extensive food and wine menu, patrons won’t be disappointed by either its offerings or its ambiance.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 02:00
- Address: 22 Jalan Telawi Tiga
- Tel: (603) 2284 3242
Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf
Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf, located near the main entrance of Bangsar Village 1 (facing Jalan Ara), is home-grown eatery that is well-frequented for its tantalising porcine dishes and friendly service. Diners with an unapologetic love for pork can expect well-prepared appetisers, pastas, burgers, as well as selected Asian delicacies with satisfying portions that are value for money as well.
The restaurant is divided into two sections - diners can opt for the air-conditioned indoor area decorated with colourful posters and bright pink pillows or the greenery-filled al fresco dining area that’s perfect for enjoying the evening breeze. Strategically located in Bangsar Village 1, Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf is the perfect spot to hang out and enjoy a hearty meal.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: Ground Floor, Bangsar Village I, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2283 2270
Tous Les Jours is new to the constantly growing café scene in Bangsar, and it sure does look to be promising. The French-Korean bakery first opened its doors in late June 2013, much to the delight of its fans who might have come across it overseas (“Oh look, it’s that bakery I tried in Seoul!”), occupying a prime spot at the ground floor of Telawi Square. This is Tous Les Jours’ first foray into the Malaysian market, and their third in Southeast Asia, after Vietnam and the Philippines. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
- Address: 39-41, Jalan Telawi 3, Telawi Square, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2201 3526
Vineria.it is a great Bangsar restaurant styled heavily after an authentic Italian trattoria. Set within Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC), the fact that it is essentially a restaurant within a mall should not turn you off; with its colourful artwork, ambient lighting, mosaic tiles and warm wooden furniture, this is one Bangsar spot that is perfect to impress a loved one. Whilst the service can be a little slow at peak times, the food more than makes up for it, with standout dishes like rigatoni al prosciutto (RM29) - tube pasta in gorgonzola cheese sauce topped with Spanish beef ham - adding together with the beautiful décor to create a memorable experience worth the steep price.
Open daily from 09:00, Vineria.it has a supremely extensive menu, including a worthwhile daily breakfast menu (available till 12:00 on weekdays and 15:00 on weekends) that is pretty inventive. We highly recommend the eggs with chives, mushroom and potatoes, eggplant, toast, ham and taleggio cheese - it is simply sublime from start to finish.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 01:00 Monday - Wednesday; 09:00 - 03:00 Thursday - Sunday
- Address: Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof
- Tel: +603 2287 7889
WiP bills itself as the city’s best-kept secret but frankly it is so well known, most consider it a staple on their gourmet dance cards. It boasts a coastal resort ambiance and food served is a delicious mix of local, Western and Northern Indian cuisine, plus on the drinks side some pretty mean cocktails. Located along Jalan Maarof, inside Bangsar Shopping Centre, proprietors Fred Choo and Michele Kwok also own Souled Out, a popular alfresco dining outlet in Desa Sri Hartamas, and the upmarket 7atenine bar in KL’s Jalan Pinang. Very popular with expatriates, WiP restaurant seeks to attract an affluent middle-class clientele and has a cheerful and sophisticated feel. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – late
- Address: Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof
- Tel: +603 2094 1789 or +604 2094 2789
With so many restaurants popping up in Kuala Lumpur, one really needs to be different in order to catch people’s attention in this food capital. Wondermama is situated in Bangsar Village, and is something not to be missed if you’re in the area. Expect to find timeless favourites such as nasi lemak, maggi goreng and naan, but with some surprises here and there. Wondermama is a wonderful introduction to exciting Malaysian cuisine, with its quirky fusion food and desserts. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 - 22:30
- Address: G6, Ground Floor, Bangsar Village 1, No. 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6 03 2284 9821
Jalan Telawi in Bangsar certainly isn’t a stranger to conceptual dining spots, but Yeast Bistronomy is completely different from any other in the area, or – let’s go broader – any in Kuala Lumpur. The quaint, French-themed bistronomy (a combination of the words ‘bistro’ and ‘gastronomy’) is the brainchild of restaurateur Christophe Chatron-Michaud and his Malaysian wife, Lissan Teh. It is a triple treat for the city’s gastronomists – a bakery, restaurant and a wine bar - and judging how incredibly well-executed Yeast is, we can’t wait to see more outlets in the future. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 08:00 – 22:00; Friday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:30
- Address: 24G, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0118
Yoshinoya & Hanamaru Udon Kuala Lumpur is a cafeteria-style Japanese eatery that serves handmade noodles and rice bowl dishes at affordable prices. Located on the 3rd floor of Mid Valley Megamall, both brands operate a self-service system, where diners order, collect and pay for their food at the counter.
With over 1800 outlets in Japan, USA, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Taiwan, Yoshinoya is a restaurant chain that’s reputable for its gyudon (beef rice bowl). Consisting of piping hot Japanese rice and topped with tender beef slices and caramelised onions, a regular-sized bowl is priced at RM9.80 and RM11.80 for a large bowl. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: Lot T-015B, Level 3, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6032201 8789