Namoo on the park in KL

Korean dessert café and bistro in Publika

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Namoo on the Park is a Korean dessert café and bistro located at Publika mall. A quirky, understated restaurant, it is set directly above MPH bookstore and would not immediately catch your attention, were it not for the delicious smells wafting from it. With its laidback vibe it is the perfect place to grab a latte.

I stumbled upon the dim, vintage-looking Namoo on the Park quite by accident and upon closer inspection realised it was not the kind of place to overlook. Pleasantly surprised by its fresh, laidback vibe I decided to pop in for a quick drink. Furnishings and fixtures are primarily made of wood, and the friendly staff members make it a pleasure to step inside.

First off, my choice of drink was unusual – sweet potato latte, a foamy concoction that was intriguing and I still can taste it, it was that good.

The décor of the café is sparse yet whimsical, with stark grey concrete walls bearing inspirational quotes and hanging naked light bulbs, wooden tables with black bar stools, and knick knacks scattered around. An old suitcase and guitar on the floor and comic books, cameras, jam jars and photos albums lining the bookshelves are several examples of some of its eclectic décor.

There is even a cosy corner with bright blue sofas and shelves stacked with comics and books – an inviting place to curl up with a good book while enjoying artsy Namoo on the Park’s eccentric atmosphere.


Exposed to the aroma of all that delicious food will ultimately make you hungry, so do sample some of Namoo on the Park’s food. The Bulgogi beef burger, a satisfying sandwich of well marinated skinny slices of beef and fresh salad, sandwiched between sesame buns, comes highly recommended. At first glance this messy ‘burger’ does not look very appetising but after your first bite you will want more. The bulgogi was sweet but I still felt that there was really not enough of this divine creation to go around.

While the Bulgogi beef burger is Namoo on the Park’s most talked-about sandwich, the Namoo rice beef burger also managed to catch my attention. Served with a side of salad and salty, crispy potato wedges, this Korean burger was stacked with cheese, egg and vegetables and sandwiched between two firm and flavourful rice cakes. Super juicy and tasty, it was definitely worth the side-trip to the café.

Serving Korean dishes with a contemporary twist, other dishes available at Namoo on the Park include cold kimchi noodles, bibi rice, Korean-style omelettes, seafood and ribs soup and even beef tacos with kimchi: the food is all pretty typical of fusion Korean barbecue joints.

Desserts available are extensive: you could opt to sample more ‘traditional’ afters like chocolate and carrot cake or you can be adventurous and try out their more unique offerings. I sampled their sweet potato cake, which was good, but it was their king bing soo that really satisfied my sweet tooth: green tea ais kacang (shaved ice) with creamy vanilla ice cream, red bean paste and sprinkled with multi grain powder.

All in all it was a pretty satisfying visit to Namoo on the Park – especially considering the fact that it was an unplanned trip here for me! The food was good and though the desserts were only satisfactory (especially given their prices), the restaurant still scored high marks from me, largely due to its mains and artsy atmosphere.

Located just above MPH bookstore at Publika mall in Solaris Dutamas, it is pretty uncomplicated to get here: coming from Mont Kiara and Martrade, you can use Jalan Hartamas 1, Jalan Duta Kiara and Persiaran Dutamas.

Entrance in Publica Mall
Entrance in Publica Mall
The Menu
The Menu

Namoo on the Park

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Address: 4A Level G3, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Tel: +603 6411 6698

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