Petaling Jaya Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Petaling Jaya

Our list of Petaling Jaya restaurants contains some of the most unique, creative and fun places to grab a bite to eat. This largely residential area about 20 minutes drive from the Kuala Lumpur city centre may be less than half the size of KL, but it is home to 12 major malls and a lot of exciting and quirky downtime activity offerings. Due to its location a little further off from the city, everything is a slightly cheaper here, from real estate to parking fees. As a result, you will find many up-and-coming businesses in the area, particularly in the culinary scene.

Restaurants in Petaling Jaya range from quirky and unique cafes with one-of-a-kind themes to fashionable, award-winning restaurants frequently visited by celebrities and scenesters. Proudly presenting the coolest restaurants in town, Petaling Jaya restaurants have proven to be the heart and soul of the town. The best places to eat in Petaling Jaya are the perfect venues for seeing how young, urbane locals live.

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  • Bali & Spice Kuala Lumpur

    Bali & Spice Kuala Lumpur offers an extensive range of contemporary Balinese cuisine, signature cocktails, coffees Read More»

  • The Forum KL Restaurant

    The Forum KL Restaurant features a diverse menu of contemporary Australian fare, homemade desserts, and coffees made Read More»

  • Fatty Crab Restaurant

    Fatty Crab Restaurant is a legendary seafood eatery in Petaling Jaya, where you can enjoy a variety of fresh fish and Read More»

  • Nerofico Restaurant

    Nerofico Restaurant

    A live entertainment venue and dining room combo, Nerofico in Damansara Heights, sister venture to the famous Neroteca Read More»

  • Wanderlust Café Kuala Lumpur

    Wanderlust Café Kuala Lumpur

    Minimalistic and unpretentious, Wanderlust Café Kuala Lumpur is a travel-themed cafe in Solaris Mont Kiara that lets the Read More»

  • Chequers Kuala Lumpur

    Chequers Kuala Lumpur

    Jumping to the forefront of KL’s dining scene with its reputation as the first city restaurant to specialise in the Read More»

More Restaurants in Petaling Jaya

A Pie Thing Cafe

A Pie Thing is a quaint cafe that serves up delicious homemade sweet and savoury pies, imported confectioneries, as well as a satisfying range of coffees and teas in Petaling Jaya. Occupying a corner shop lot in Damansara Uptown (just minutes away from One World Hotel), this establishment is easily spotted by those travelling on the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 16:00 – 23:00, Friday & Saturday 16:00 – 00:00, Sunday 16:00 – 23:00
  • Address: 128G, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
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B-Lab Bakery, Bistro & Bar

B-Lab, situated 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre, is a quaint combination of three dining concepts under one roof. It is an all-day European-style bakery, a laidback bistro that serves a range of non-halal fare, and a subdued wine bar for indulgent evenings. Situated within the Verve Suites residential area, B-Lab is a great place Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Address: G-3A, Level G, VERVE Shops Mont Kiara, 8, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6206 1880
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Bali & Spice Kuala Lumpur

Bali & Spice Kuala Lumpur offers an extensive range of contemporary Balinese cuisine, signature cocktails, coffees and desserts at value-for-money prices. Located in the lower ground floor of Da-Men USJ Mall, this modern Balinese restaurant is also renowned for its friendly service as you would expect from a local establishment.

Fitted with wood-and-steel furnishing, monochromatic portraits,

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 24:00
  • Address: LG-17, Da-Men USJ Mall, Subang Jaya
  • Tel: +603 8011 8752
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Bistro à Table

Located about 20 minutes away from the city centre, in Petaling Jaya, Bistro à Table is a small and homely classic French bistro that is busy no matter what day of the week you visit. The tasty food is what makes a trip here supremely worthwhile. Food served is primarily modern French but the kitchen uses Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:00 Tuesday – Thursday; 18:00 – 24:00 Friday & Saturday; 18:00 – 23:00 Sunday
  • Address: 6 Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7931 2831
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Bofe Eatery

Bofe Eatery in section 19 Petaling Jaya is quickly gaining popularity with its winning combination of creative Asian fusion food using only high quality ingredients. A helpful factor in its rise to the top are its rather affordable prices, with mains starting from just RM8.90 - plus the diverse menu is great for large groups who Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Address: 16, Jalan 19/36, Section 19, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7932 2397
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Breadfruits Cafe

Breadfruits Cafe, situated in Desa Sri Hartamas, offers a deliciously wholesome breakfast and lunch menu, top quality fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of organic dried goods, free-range eggs and pure, unprocessed wild honey. The cafe interior highly resembles a farmer’s market, with plenty of fresh produce and wooden furnishings. BreadFruits Cafe also has a large selection of fresh juices with unique combos that boast energising, detoxifying, and immune-boosting properties. Indulge in Breadfruits Cafe’s roasted banana bacon French toast with passion wild honey (RM18.80), a delightfully sweet combination of cinnamon-dusted caramelised bananas, bacon strips and fresh French toast, heavily drizzled with honey and passion fruit sauce.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 21:00
  • Address: 17, Jalan 26/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6201 0090
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Brewyard Coffee

Brewyard Coffee is a quaint home-grown cafe that serves up an array of sweet and savoury brunch offerings such as pastas, pizzas, waffles, and pancakes, homemade cakes, as well as unique coffees and teas in a charming garden-like setting. Situated within Subang Jaya’s vibrant SS15 (Section 15) commercial hub, this quaint and fully air-conditioned establishment makes Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 – 00:00
  • Address: 42, SS15/4, Subang Jaya
  • Tel: +60146699319
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Burger Junkyard

Burger Junkyard KL in Kota Damansara has been churning out two-hands-required burgers since 2012 and their sliders come in two sizes – half-size (90g) for those with smaller appetites and full size (180g). Sandwiched between the lightly-toasted buttery brioche buns are charbroiled beef patties fashioned from pure premium chilled Australian and New Zealand beef, with all Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 16, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 6143 4305
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Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan

Hailing from Kota Bharu, Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan is a humble-looking coffee shop that serves up deliciously authentic Kelantanese fare in Damansara Utama. Its signature dish is, of course, the nasi dagang: rice steamed in coconut milk served with fish curry, hard-boiled eggs and vegetable pickles. Capital does offer a good range of dishes to complement its fragrant rice, such as gulai ikan tongkol (tuna curry), chicken curry, beef rendang, prawn curry, and squid. Served only during the weekends, Lakso Kelantan, flat rice-flour noodles in full-bodied white gravy made with boiled fish and coconut milk, is another must-try in Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 16:30
  • Address: 29, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama
  • Tel: +6012 921 5200
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Chemistry Cafe + Lab

Chemistry Cafe + Lab is a quaint cafe in Shah Alam with a science laboratory concept, complete with chemistry sets decorating every nook and cranny, a massive periodic table across a bare-bricked wall, and friendly staff dressed in lab coats! Serving coffee, juices, and smoothies served in glass beakers as well as espresso shots in test tubes, the cafe’s eccentric concept makes it a popular spot for brunches and casual meetings. While its food offerings are limited to homemade cakes, pies, pastas, and sandwiches, we highly recommend Chemistry Cafe + Lab’s uranium cheesecake (RM10) and chocolate banana waffles (RM10.90). The cafe is a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 15:00 - 01:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 02:00
  • Address: 26, Jalan Kristal J7/J, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam
  • Tel: +6012 999 9231
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Chequers Kuala Lumpur

Chequers KL in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail in Petaling Jaya has added a new taste to the city’s dining scene by being the first restaurant to specialise in the chicken-and-waffle combo wildly popular in southern USA. Serving comfort food that will easily impress, for now the menu at this corner-lot restaurant remains brief but plans are Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 Monday – Thursday; 10:00 – 24:00 Friday; 09:00 – 22:00 Saturday; 09:00 – 23:00 Sunday
  • Address: 153 Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
  • Tel: +016 661 7622
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Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice Restaurant

Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice Restaurant offers the best claypot chicken rice in the Klang Valley – some even say in KL. What’s unique about the pot rice here is the addition of sliced onions to the dish, which gives it a tangy taste and crunchy texture. Plus, instead of the usual gas burners, the restaurant Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Thursday - Tuesday 12:00 – 14:30 & 17:00 – 23:00
  • Address: 80, Jalan 22/25, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +6017 871 7739
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Common Man Coffee Roasters

Common Man Coffee Roasters KL has gained a steady following of brunch and coffee enthusiasts since 2016. Located in Petaling Jaya’s TTDI suburb, the menu comprises mainly Australian-inspired dishes – big eaters will enjoy the Common Man Full Breakfast, which comes with two free-range eggs, streaky beef, grilled chicken sausage, confit herbed tomatoes, vegetable rosti, minted sour cream, wild mushrooms, and toasted sourdough. For a sweet treat, try the Common Man Fluffy Pancakes, served with caramelized bananas, walnuts, salted caramel sauce, nutty crumble, and berry coulis. The café’s signature 22 Martin Blend coffee is also a must try, but single origin beans from various regions are also available.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 18:30, Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 22:30, Sunday 08:00 – 18:30
  • Address: A-G-1 Ground Floor, New Podium Plaza Vads, 1 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7731 7095
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DeButchery Whisky & Wine Lounge

DeButchery Whisky & Wine Lounge Kuala Lumpur is a pork-free restaurant and bar that serves big juicy steaks and feel-good western classics, all alongside a solid list of imported wines from around the world. Situated within a 15 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre in Solaris Dutamas, the restaurant’s rather hidden locale and friendly service Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 - late
  • Address: A1-G2-06, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6211 9908
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Di Wei Chinese Restaurant

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang offers a wide range of Cantonese dishes in an elegant setting. Open daily, the restaurant is known for its extensive dim sum offerings, which are bite-sized dishes served in bamboo steaming baskets. Ideal for group diners, each serving of dim sum comes in three pieces - highly recommended Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 1st Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya
  • Tel: +603 5565 1268 or +603 5565 1388
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Fatty Crab Restaurant, Taman Megah

Located in Taman Megah, Fatty Crab Restaurant is a popular hang-out place for its good food and ambience. While its ‘main’ outlet is in Taman Megah, Fatty Crab Restaurant can also be found in Seri Kembangan, The Mines and Pandan Indah.

Just like its name suggests, succulent crabs are its specialty, and these come in many Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 17:30 – 23:30
  • Address: No 2, Jln SS 24/13 , Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: (603) 7804 5758
  • Cuisine: Chinese Seafood
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Frontera Sol of Mexico

With a kitchen that specialises in showcasing Mexico’s gastronomic stylings, Frontera Sol of Mexico is certainly a colourful addition to our list best Petaling Jaya restaurants. A sunny, family-run tortilleria that is perfect for when you are in the mood to indulge in salsa and some samba music, the menu is thoroughly Tex-Mex with tamales that are delicate and fluffy, corn tortillas enveloping a generous amount of filling and crispy enchiladas that are perfectly seasoned. The restaurant’s interior design is without doubt fun – think, a cheerful colour palette of orange and yellow for its walls, screen doors that are gaily painted turquoise blue and ornate gothic-inspired chandeliers.

Standouts on the menu include the kitchen’s signature chilli con carne, prepared daily using fresh, air-flown ingredients to create a dish that is memorable in flavour – while the stew is naturally spicy, there is also the full-bodied taste of tomatoes and kidney beans ever present in each bite.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00 Sunday – Thursday; 11:00 – 02:00 Friday & Saturday
  • Address: Lights at Palm Square, Jaya One, 46200, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7958 8515
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Fuzion at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is anall-day dining outlet that serves a selection ofala carte fare and a generous buffet of Asian, western, Middle Eastern and Japanese cuisines, cold appetisers, salads, and pastries. Surrounded by lush greenery and cascading waterfalls, Fuzion is situated right next to the hotel’s picturesque free-form swimming pool and a


  • Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 10:30; 12:00 – 14:30& 18:00 – 22:30
  • Address: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
  • Tel: +603 7495 1888
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Goodness Green Cafe by La Juiceria

Goodness Green Cafe by La Juiceria is a casual all-day dining spot in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, where health-conscious diners can enjoy a wide range of Asian and western dishes, coffee and tea, as well as cold-pressed juices and smoothies.

A standout breakfast (or brunch) option is the smoked salmon quinoa, which comprises a generous amount of smoked salmon, mixed quinoa salad with pesto dressing, scrambled local eggs, served with toast and butter. If you’re lactose intolerant but can’t stomach the taste of black coffee, try the vatte as it contains housemade almond milk (instead of cow’s milk) and double shots of espresso.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 32, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7732 0235
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Ichiro Sushi Bar

For a taste of some of the freshest sushi in town, head on over to Ichiro Sushi Bar in One Utama shopping centre. Situated on the top floor in Isetan, Ichiro is just one of the Japanese-themed food joints in a cluster, aptly-named ‘EAT Paradise’, and it certainly evokes an atmosphere of The Land of The Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Eat Paradise, 2nd Floor, Isetan One Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Tel: +603 77265899
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Jam & Kaya Cafe

Nestled within a sports centre in Petaling Jaya, Jam & Kaya Cafe is a charming venue that’s inspired by the bustling cafe culture in Melbourne, Australia. Serving simple yet tantalising all-day breakfasts and delicious chocolate drinks, Jam & Kaya Cafe is a hidden gem that’s proving particularly popular with brunch-lovers.

Surrounded by palm trees and overlooking

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 19:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 -18:00
  • Address: 1, Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +6016 667 5078
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Kanna Curry House

Notably known for its award-winning banana leaf rice, Kanna Curry House is a South Indian restaurant that occupies two shop lots at the fringe of Section 17. The interior is air-conditioned which are usually fully occupied during the lunch hour, but famished guests who want to enjoy the evening breeze can opt for the open-air dining Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 06:30 – 21:00
  • Location: Kanna Curry House is located at the fringe of Section 17 with close proximity to the Section 17 Police Station. Parking spaces are available along the streets and back streets around the restaurant.
  • Address: 29 Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7958 4814
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La Casa Restaurant

La Casa Restaurant is a quaint pork-free establishment that serves hearty Italian and French fare within VERVE Shops Mont Kiara, a commercial hub nestled within VERVE Suites, Mont Kiara. Situated 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre, this hidden gem is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner – complete with a bottle of red wine, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 23:00
  • Address: Level G, VERVE Shops Mont Kiara, 8, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6211 8875
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Little Fat Duck Food Truck

Little Fat Duck is one of the pioneers of a new dining craze that is sweeping through Kuala Lumpur. It is a food truck that serves affordably priced Italian and French cuisine for on-the-go diners and urban hipsters. It is certainly the most novel dining experience in Subang Jaya and stands out against the wide array Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday - Monday 20:00 – 00:00
  • Location: Situated in SS15, Subang Jaya (approximately 20km from the Kuala Lumpur city centre), Little Fat Duck food truck is parked opposite Public Bank from Wednesday to Monday.
  • Address: SS15, Subang Jaya (opposite Public Bank)
  • Tel: +603 5613 2087
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Restaurants specialising in burgers are all the rage in the city now and the topic of where to find the best burger can fuel furious debate among KL natives. However we are firm believers that the award-winning Myburgerlab, a home-grown burger bar established in 2012, easily tops the list of best burger bars in the city. Owners Teoh Wee Kiat and Chin Ren Yi believe that great burgers are made to order from scratch, which is why they always start with 100% meat that is never frozen. Attracting a diverse clientele of burger aficionados and late-night urban drinkers, the restaurant’s interior design is clean and simple, with naked bulbs casting a warm glow over the place and lots of steel, chrome and wood fixtures utilised. Whether you enjoy a classic burger or you like to indulge in inspired inventions, this burger bar’s the place for you.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 22:15 Tuesday – Sunday
  • Address: 14, Jalan 21/22, SeaPark, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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My Elephant

Worthy of being called a destination-restaurant, My Elephant is a cute and quirky fine-dining Thai restaurant with a kitchen specialising in putting out dishes with fiery, sour north-eastern Isaan flavours. Dining at this low-key spot is an exploration of funky, spicy, complex and challenging flavour, plus we love the fact that the kitchen will crank up the chilli factor upon request. You will be smitten with the stir fries that are refreshingly light on oil, but My elephant’s bestseller is snow fish (RM58), a salt-baked seabass that goes great with the kitchen’s signature green chilli sauce, warm fluffy white rice and prawn tom som (clear galangal, lemongrass and lime soup with aromatic Thai herbs) soup (RM20) that packs just the right amount of chilli heat.

Its interior design is meant to evoke that of a New York loft, with wide open dining room accented by black and white paint colours, furniture with clean and simple lines allowing for easy traffic flow through the main walkways, and naked bulbs hanging from the ceiling casting a warm, romantic glow. The muted setting allows the food to steal the show.

  • Opening Hours: C-G-4 Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya
  • Address: Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +6010 220 1283
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Nerofico Restaurant

Nerofico restaurant in Wisma Perintis along Jalan Dungun is really one of those restaurants you need to visit now. From its pots, pans and bowls, come artfully-presented and soul-satisfying classic Italian and western dishes, created with locally grown ingredients in a nod to KL’s many cultures. With some minor improvements, the food could take centre stage along with other dining room heavyweights in Kuala Lumpur’s culinary scene.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00 Monday – Friday; 18:00 – 24:00 Saturday
  • Address: Ground Floor, Wisma Perintis, 47, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights
  • Tel: +603 2089 5312
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Pelita Nasi Kandar, SS2

Originating from Penang, Pelita Nasi Kandar is a famous mamak chain in Malaysia.
Starting from a humble beginning of occupying a small stall in a corner coffee shop in Perai, the popularity of its offerings had enabled it to expand into a number of restaurants bearing the same name all over the country.

This 24-hour restaurant also has a large, wide-screen television for the entertainment of its patrons. During major international sports seasons such as the World Cup and Euro Championships, the place is packed full with people trying to catch a piece of the action over cheap, good food and excellent community ambience.

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours.
  • Address: 1-21 Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Tel: (603) 7874 9072
  • Cuisine: India
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Red Kettle Restaurant

Red Kettle Restaurant KL is known for offering fusion-style comfort foods such as pancakes, pizzas, pastas, burgers, and rice bowls. Set on the first floor of The Starling Mall KL, this family-friendly restaurant is fitted with large wooden and marbled communal tables, potted plants, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Damansara Utama.

We highly recommend the Porkie Bowl, which comes with a chargrilled 12-hour marinated pork shoulder, onsen egg, mushroom and sweet peas atop a bed of rice. If you’re visiting in the morning, try the Red Kettle Dutch Baby, which is a hearty ensemble of eggs, homemade pork sausage, grilled bread, sautéed mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: F-130, Level 1, The Starling Mall, 6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +6016 389 9130
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Ru Di Fook Noodle Bar

Ru Di Fook Noodle Bar serves innovative East Asian cuisine and cocktails in a cosy and photogenic setting, making it one of the most frequented cafes in Petaling Jaya. Its interior is a mix of Japanese and Chinese elements, natural lighting, wood and steel furnishing, and potted plants hanging from the ceilings.

Dry noodle dishes are the standouts here, especially the Namyu Zhayuk Mee, which combines al dente egg noodles with onsen egg, blanched kai lan, and crispy fermented pork. If you’re a fan of sake, try the Rudifook Mizuwari cocktail (sake, lemon and elderflower syrup) or Summer Hawaiian Onglai (sake and coconut water with torched pineapple garnish).

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 22:30, Sunday 12:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 2, Jalan PJU 5/4, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7496 7103
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S.Wine at Publika

S.Wine at Publika, nestled within Ben's Independent Grocer, serves up western and Asian fare with a heavy emphasis on porcine delicacies. Decor-wise, the restaurant exudes an industrial and rustic ambience with dim lighting, wooden tables and metal seats, as well as kitsch, pig-themed decorations. From continental pork salads to crispy roast pork, S.Wine at Publika is well-frequented not only for its tantalising menu, but for its decent price and prompt service. We highly recommend the Momofuku-inspired pork buns (RM21), a classic Chinese dish consisting of braised pork belly slices with pickled cucumber sandwiches in steamed mantao, and the sloppy piggy burger with Mexicana pulled pork (RM26), which comes with a side of coleslaw and crinkled fries.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Level UG1, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6209 1716
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Saint’s Bar & Kitchen

Located at the The Strand in Kota Damansara, Saint’s is roughly 22km from the Kuala Lumpur city centre. It’s an easy-to-find establishment – occupying a corner lot on the Red Carpet Boulevard and it will soon be in the shadow of a mega shopping mall. However, you won’t have to endure unsightly construction while eating here Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
  • Address: No. 26 – G Red Carpet Boulevard Encorp Strand, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara, PJU5, 47810 Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: (6016) 2075 298
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Satay Kajang Haji Samuri Restaurant, Damansara Uptown

Originating from the town of Kajang, hence the name ‘Satay Kajang’, Satay Kajang Haji Samuri Restaurant in Damansara Uptown is probably the best place to sample Malaysia’s No. 1 dish.

Succulent pieces of beef or chicken skewed on thin bamboo sticks are charcoal-grilled over open fire, releasing an aroma that is quite out-of-this-world as the satay sticks are cooking. People have been known to come from far just to get a taste of the infamous Satay Kajang at this restaurant.

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 - 0:00 (except Fridays 15:00 onward)
  • Address: No. 79, Jalan 21/37, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: (603) 7710 5318
  • Cuisine: Malay
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If you’re ever in the neighbourhood of Subang Jaya, and hankering for local cuisine, Serai should be at the top of your list. Located in Empire Shopping Gallery, the restaurant might appear rather small from the entrance, but it’s cozy and inviting ambience certainly makes up the lack of space. The décor is classy and simple Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Address: LG37, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Tel: +603 5611 3200
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Strangers at 47 Cafe

Strangers at 47 Cafe at Petaling Jaya is a charming weekend hotspot set amongst an elevated stretch of home-grown eateries in a quiet Kuala Lumpur neighbourhood. Apart from the staple cafe offerings of cakes, fruit juices, coffees and teas, the main draw here is their innovative crepe recipes that make for satisfying all-day breakfasts and desserts. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 15:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 47, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +6011 1669 5707
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The Forum KL Restaurant

The Forum KL Restaurant features a diverse menu of contemporary Australian fare, homemade desserts, and coffees made with Melbourne's Axil Coffee Roasters. Set within The Signature Serviced Suites & Studios, this Melbourne-inspired restaurant at Desa Sri Hartamas is a 10-minute taxi ride from KL Sentral. An ideal dish for vegetarians is the Risotto Shimeiji (RM25.80), Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 23:00
  • Address: Ground Floor, The Signature Serviced Suites & Studios KL, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6419 3019
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The Frisky Goat

The Frisky Goat is an all day coffee house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail that made its name on its enormous and unusual deli-style offerings. Its charming industrial interior design instantly transports you from quiet Petaling Jaya to bustling SoHo in New York – think, bare brick walls, quirky, colourful artwork and lots of mismatched furniture. Boasting a peaceful decibel level, it is less than a five minute walk to 1 Utama mall, making it a favourite pre-shopping, weekend brunch spot.

When it comes to the menu at The Frisky Goat, there are plenty of indulgent options available: a number of offerings revolve around toast, but it is the mushroom quiche and baked eggs which have stolen our hearts. Plus, if you are willing to shell out a little extra for a mug of the bar’s hot chocolate, we guarantee you will be blown away by the creamy concoction.

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 08:00 – 22:30
  • Address: 72, Jalan Burhanudin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7731 2965
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The Good Batch

The Good Batch is a cosy brunch retreat in Damansara Utama that serves sumptuous all-day breakfasts, crunchy salads and light snacks, as well as a good range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Fusing Malaysian flavours with conventional western fare, some of The Good Batch’s innovative offerings include The Good Stuff (grilled mango-stuffed French toast drizzled with Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 - 00:00, Friday 11:00 - 01:00, Saturday 10:00 - 01:00, Sunday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Address: 53, SS21/1A, Damansara Utama
  • Tel: +603 7733 2303
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The Humble Pie Co.

The Humble Pie Co. at Petaling Jaya is a full-fledged artisanal café that serves a satisfying range of Italian delicacies. Its speciality however, lies within its signature pies and cakes that are freshly-made using only the highest quality of fruits. The cafe’s bright orange-hued exterior is attention-grabbing with several mismatched wooden furnishings that are great al Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:30 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 22:30
  • Address: 11, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7932 1793
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The Lobsterman

The Lobsterman is one of the few restaurants in KL that specialises in lobsters. Set in the quiet residential SS2 area, it is a cosy restaurant that is really popular for its inexpensive set lunches. It may not feature fine dining frills but meals here qualify as delicious and affordable feasts. The Lobsterman restaurant was founded Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 – 14:30 & 17:30 – 22:30
  • Address: No. 53, Jalan SS 2/30, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603 7877 6772
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The Morning After

With a name that has undoubtedly raised a few eyebrows, The Morning After serves a good range of hearty breakfasts, juicy burgers and savoury pies, not to mention freshly brewed coffee and delicious cakes. With an eclectic mix of industrial and rustic design elements, the cafe’s chic yet laidback vibe makes it a popular hangout spot for those in need of a quick caffeine and sugar fix. Kick-start the day with The Morning After’s Good Ol’ Benny & You (poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce, turkey ham, and lightly buttered English Muffins) complemented with your choice of morning kick-starter, such as salted caramel macchiato, cappuccino, or the classic latte with an extra shot of espresso.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 00:00
  • Address: A-G-3, ATIVO Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara
  • Tel: +6012 273 8998
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The Red Beanbag

The Red Beanbag, situated within Publika Mall in Solaris Dutamas, is a contemporary Australian-inspired cafe that serves up hearty all-day breakfasts and western delicacies. Nestled in a first-floor corner overlooking Publika’s Piazza and Istana Negara (Malaysia’s National Palace), the cafe is beautifully decorated with rustic wooden furnishings, miniature potted plants, and coffee bean bags hanging on Read More...

  • Opening Hours:
    Tuesday - Thursday : 10:00 - 22:00
    Friday : 10:00 – 00:00
    Saturday : 09:30 – 00:00
    Sunday : 09:30 – 22:00
  • Address: A4-1-8, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6211 5116
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The Royal Flush @ Ara Damansara

The three-storey The Royal Flush is certainly an impressive sight from the outside, with its pagoda-style stupas, fire-engine red trimmings hung with glossy red paper lanterns, and a front pathway with sunken fountains. Inside its décor is just as impressive with porcelain vases, wood corbels and heavy antique wooden furniture ever present.

Opened in 2013, highlights from the menu include the soft, juicy steamed dragon garoupa fish that lies on a bed of soy sauce – the semi-sweet flesh of the fish blends beautifully with the salty, slightly wine-based soy sauce. However, our undeniable favourite is fried prawn with batter sauce – the fat prawns are succulent, topped with sweet, buttery sauce – when paired with fluffy white rice, this dish will have you coming back for more time and time again.

  • Address: Central Piazza, Oasis Square Ara Damansara, 2, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Petaling Jaya Tel: +6012 299 7598 or +603 7831 1339 or +016 2912 737
  • Tel: +6012 299 7598 or +603 7831 1339 or +016 2912 737
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Village Park Restaurant

Village Park Restaurant is a nasi lemak powerhouse in Damansara Utama. Operated by a Chinese-Muslim husband and wife team, locals will tell you that this is where they come for their nasi lemak fix; be prepared for a big lunch crowd if you arrive after 12:30. There is also nasi dagang and noodles offered. The yellow-hued Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 20:00 Monday – Saturday; 07:00 – 18:00 Sunday
  • Address: 5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama
  • Tel: +603 7710 7860
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Wanderlust Café Kuala Lumpur

Wanderlust Café Kuala Lumpur is a minimalistic yet lively brunch eatery in Solaris Mont Kiara, with a constantly evolving menu of hearty fusion meals, freshly-brewed coffee and tea, as well as unique dessert options. The interior of the travel-themed cafe is kept simple and cosy, with an open coffee bar, wooden furnishing, blue and white walls, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 - 23:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Address: 10, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 6211 9688
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Way Modern Chinois

Way Modern Chinois is a classy restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that’s well-frequented for its extensive range of contemporary Chinese cuisine. Situated in Damansara Heights, this well-hidden establishment features a sleek elevator entrance that opens to a softly lit interior with a mix of wooden panels and mirrored walls, minimal yet modern decor, woodenfurnishing, and a massive vase of orchids as its centrepiece.

Way Modern Chinois is a pork-free establishment, featuring an array of Chinese delicacies with international influences and flavours. For starters, we sample the Wagyu bun (RM12), which is a deep-fried bun with black pepper Wagyu stuffing. Crafted in the shape of a porcupine, the bun remains crispy and soft while the piping hot filling is pleasantly savoury with a lingering peppery taste.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:-00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:30
  • Address: G-1, WORK@Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights
  • Tel: +603 20951118
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Whisk Espresso Bar and Cake Shop

Whisk Espresso Bar and Cake Shop is the place for comfort food – serving great coffee and delectable homemade cakes in a quaint setting. Wooden stools, dimmed warm lighting and bare white brick walls make up the casual and modest interior, but don’t let that fool you; this cafe is far from quiet. Whisk is almost Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 22:00; Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 22:30; Sunday 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: LG03A, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Tel: +603 7722 1020
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Wondermilk is a whimsical, artsy little cafe in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, popular among the locals for its adorable cupcakes, light snacks, great coffee, and its own brand of flavoured milk (hence the name). Founded by a group of art enthusiasts, the cafe clearly shows off their background and talent. It is intricately decorated, with little Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Damansara Uptown
  • Address: 41, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Tel: +603 7725 8930
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Yuen Buffet Steamboat

Yuen Buffet Steamboat Restaurant had been operating from its previous location in Sunway Mentari since 2005 and relocated to new location at Zenith Corporate Park, SS7 Kelana Jaya. About 30 minutes from KL, it offers really cheap steamboat selections but it is not just the prices that make this restaurant so popular – it’s also the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:00
  • Address: 8G, Block A, Zenith Corporate Park, Jalan SS7/26 Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Tel: +60 12-299 8463
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