Petaling Jaya Restaurants & Dining

What to Eat and Where to Eat in Petaling Jaya

Eating is one of Malaysia’s favourite pastimes, and Petaling Jaya is one of the favourite hunting grounds for foodies nationwide. With an abundance of excellent eateries all over the place, this city is often dubbed ‘Foodies Haven’ by food enthusiasts.

All types of food, in all types of establishments can be found here. From 24-hour mamak stalls to posh bistros, these places prove to be the heart and soul of the city. Weekends are usually the most packed days of the week, when thousands would come out for a good time over good food and good company.


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B-Lab Bakery, Bistro & Bar B-Lab Bakery, Bistro & Bar

Serving non-halal European cuisine, home baked pastries as well as cocktails and imported wines, B-Lab is an all-day European-style bakery, bistro, and wine bar in Verve Suites, Mont Kiara. Read More...

 
Little Fat Duck Food Truck

Little Fat Duck is a food truck that serves affordably priced Italian and French cuisine for on-the-go diners in Subang Jaya. Read More...

Jam & Kaya Cafe

Jam & Kaya Cafe is a Melbourne-inspired cafe in Petaling Jaya that’s proving popular for its tantalising all-day breakfasts and delicious chocolate drinks. Read More...

 
The Red Beanbag Cafe The Red Beanbag Cafe

A popular all-day dining option in Publika, The Red Beanbag is a charmingly rustic cafe with great ambience, wide range of coffee and tea as well as sumptuous western delicacies. Read More...

 

More Restaurants in Petaling Jaya

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 for a leisurely meal or intimate dinner.

Fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and hanging filament bulbs, B-Lab is a bright and welcoming eatery with an industrial colour scheme of white, black and red. Perfect for unwinding during breezy evenings, the simple yet spacious al fresco seating offers a view of suburban Mont Kiara. 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

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 local ingredients to keep dishes affordable. 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

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

Burger Junkyard

Burger diners are common in and around Kuala Lumpur these days, with trailblazers such as MyBurgerLab in Seapark, Fatboys Burger Bar in Publika and Burgertory in Subang Jaya taking up the lion’s share of media attention. Joining their ranks is newcomer Burger Junkyard in Kota Damansara – a gourmet burger bar worth investigating for its hearty, inventive meat sandwiches. A tip of the hat to New York, they have a rocking formula: humongous, hearty American sliders in cool junkyard-chic interiors with a whole lot of hipster flair: think walls replete with graffiti murals, oversized naked bulbs and overturned wooden crates acting as chairs. Read More...

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

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

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

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 uses charcoal fire stoves – the slow and even heat really makes the rice more flavourful. A Malaysian version of comfort food, claypot rice is a dinner dish of rice sprinkled with sweet, dark soy sauce, topped with chicken, ham yui (salted fish), Chinese sausage and scallions. Located in Damansara Jaya, Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice used to be a hawker stall in a coffee shop just down the road and when business got really good, it upgraded to its own restaurant. Read More...

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30; 17:00 – 23:00 (closed Wednesdays)
Location: Petaling Jaya, Klang Valley
Address: No 80, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, PJ.
Tel: +6017 871 7739

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant

Describing Cantonese dim sum is oftentimes hard – largely because instead of a single central dish, you get a variety of bite-sized dishes. Most of the time these steamed and fried dumplings, rolls and paus are found in atmospheric Chinese coffee shops but sometimes you’ll come across a good, high-end eatery specialising in it. Making time for a leisurely lunch one weekday afternoon, we head to Di Wei Chinese Restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang, choosing a total of 13 dishes from its menu of dumplings and rolls. Service is prompt and the restaurant is a comfortable spot for families. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: 1st Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya
Tel: +603 5565 1268 or +603 5565 1388

Epicuro Cafe

Epicuro Cafe is a trendy and cosy establishment that serves tantalising western fare as well as aromatic coffee and tea in Damansara Utama. Its homemade cakes are especially popular; diners with a sweet tooth will delight in its sinful tiramisu and chocolate brownies served with a scoop of Dulce De Leche ice-cream. Serving a wide array of sandwiches, salads, pastas, and mains, definite must-tries in Epicuro Cafe include its signature pulled pork sandwich (RM17.50) and tender lamb shack served with cauliflower puree (RM39.90). With a chic colour scheme of canary yellow, black and white, Epicuro Cafe exudes a happy and laidback vibe that’s perfect for weekend brunches and casual meet-up sessions.

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 23:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 23:00
Address: 20, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama
Tel: +603 7733 3110

Espressolab in Solaris Dutamas

Amongst the modern and sleek cafes that Kuala Lumpur has been practically overflowing with recently, Espressolab in Solaris Dutamas really stands out from the rest. Not because it is much better looking than any of its competitors, but precisely because it is not. The cafe’s minimalist look – with just a counter, preparation area and seats to enjoy your cuppa – focuses guests’ attention on their coffee, and well, when it all comes down to it, who comes to a coffee shop expecting world-class decor anyway? Nevertheless, Espressolab is one serious establishment for all things coffee, and it is slowly becoming KL-lites’ favourite joint for a caffeine fix. Read More...

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
Address: D1-G4-6, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6211 0662

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 mouth-watering forms from plain, steamed crabs to Sweet & Sour Crabs. Even though the menu is not as extensive as most seafood restaurants, Fatty Crab Restaurant’s signature offerings are often more than enough to keep people coming back for 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

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

Goodsaltz Restaurant

Goodsaltz Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and family-friendly restaurant that’s conveniently situated along The Curve’s open-air walkway. It stands out from most eateries in Petaling Jaya for its cheerful vibe, quaint interior, and as well as delectable comfort foods with unique flavours.

Furnished with light wooden tables and bright red-cushioned chairs, Goodsaltz’s spacious al fresco dining area is surrounded by a leafy and shaded courtyard that overlooks The Curve’s walkway (called The Street), making it the perfect setting for casual breakfasts and intimate dinners. Meanwhile, Goodsaltz's air-conditioned indoor section is beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of old family pieces, garage sale collectibles and recycled knick-knacks, resulting in a rustic yet cosy dining ambience. Read More...

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 00:0, Friday – Sunday 10:00 - 01:00
Address: G41, Ground Floor, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7733 7860

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 Rising Sun with its compact seating arrangement and four Japanese chefs chattering among themselves while preparing meals. Ichiro Sushi Bar is open from 11:00 to 22:00 so it offers a convenient all-day dining option for when that sushi craving strikes but this restaurant is not recommended for larger parties as tables can only seat four people, with other seating around the preparation bar, mimicking the traditional sushi bars found all around Japan. 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

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 Petaling Jaya Sports Centre’s swimming pool, the cafe’s exterior is a quaint all-white cottage with a cemented front yard while its spacious interior is a simple setting of white walls, hanging light bulbs, framed photos, massive windows, complete with rustic elements and wooden furnishings. Read More...

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

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 area opposite the restaurant. The outdoor dining area has several fans and big trees for the comfort of its diners during the hotter climate.

There is a frying station right outside the restaurant where we marvel at the trays of marinated seafood and chicken. The marinated seafood is freshly prepared upon order by deep frying them. Enticed by the alluring fragrance, we order a portion of squid and tenggiri (narrow-barred Spanish mackerel) cutlets as we await our hearty portion of Kanna Curry House’s speciality: banana leaf rice. 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

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 of local restaurants, burger joints, and quaint cafes in SS 15 (Section 15). Parked in front of Public Bank’s SS15 outlet, Little Fat Duck is credited for kick-starting the food truck culture as similar ventures have popped up all over Kuala Lumpur.

Open from 20:00 onwards, it is well-frequented for its reasonably priced yet hearty meals. A must-try in Little Fat Duck is the aglio olio (RM5), a spicy rendition of the classic Italian fare thanks to a rather generous seasoning of chilli flakes and Italian herbs. Served with a choice of chicken or beef, its level of spiciness may be overwhelming for some but those with a healthy appetite for fiery flavours will delight in Little Fat Duck’s aglio olio. 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

Marche Movenpick, Mutiara Damansara

Introducing a new and unique eating concept in Malaysia, Marche Movenpick is fast becoming one of the country’s most popular dining outlets. Situated in The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, it is characterised by a few statues of colourful cows outside and a cool, ‘marketplace’ atmosphere inside.

Within, food stations offering all types of fresh cuisine from local to western, all prepared before your eyes hawker-style, lend a market-like appearance to the place. Patrons will each be given a ‘passport’ at the entrance, which they will carry around with them to get stamped as they order their food from these stations. Upon exit, the stamped passports are then surrendered to the cashier, who will then calculate the cost of the meals based on the stamps collected.

Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 – 22:00
Address: The Curve Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya 47800, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 7727 8461
Cuisine: American, Asian, Bakery, Barbecue, French, Swedish, Dutch, Wine Bar

Meatworks

Meatworks in Solaris Mont Kiara is a no-frills chophouse that stands apart from others because of its great food at reasonable prices and simple, trendy interior. Located along Jalan Solaris 2, less than two km from Publika mall, the food certainly makes a trip here worthwhile – expect monster portions of meat with excellent pepper sauces and stellar sides that almost steal the show from the main event (like the mashed potatoes…mmm, the mash...).

The décor is trendy with dull red brick walls, well worn wooden tables and sketch artwork. Open every day from 12:00 to 24:00, for the most part the kitchen presents solid interpretations of steak but you can also find lamb and burgers. Our favourite dish is the Flintstone-sized brontosaurus steak, which clocks in at 1.5kg. Though it is intended for two, the very flavourful Halal-certified top sirloin easily feeds three and yields little resistance when chewed.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
Address: L-3A-1 2 Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6203 0871

Myburgerlab

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

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

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

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

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

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 – the soon-to-be-constructed mall’s oversized colourful signage blocks any view of the ongoing work. 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

Serai

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 – white walls and furniture with potted plants thrown in for good measure, and together with the warm lighting, it sets the perfect mood for a great meal. Read More...

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

Tenshi no Cafe

Mixing the manga and Cosplay subculture and serving it up with food and drinks, a visit to Tenshi no Cafe is bound to be a pretty offbeat but fun experience. Located in e@Curve in Mutiara Damansara, this cafe mixes humour in with food, making it stand out among the sea of food outlets in KL. Aimed squarely at anime fans, it is not the decor nor the food and drinks which make Tenshi no Cafe stand out – it’s the waiters and waitresses that make you sit up and take notice. The themed cafe is staffed with ‘maids’ (young girls in pink and white French maid outfits) and ‘butlers’ (guys in tuxedo-like attire) who are supposed to act as servants to customers, making you feel like you have stepped into a comic book. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:30
Address: LG18, North Side, e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7732 9813

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

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 crushed nuts, gula Melaka, caramel sauce served with a side of creamy vanilla ice-cream) and Malaysian-Lah (chunky lamb marinated in Malaysian spices, tossed with potato cubes and fresh greens, all wrapped in roti canai). The Good Batch is also a popular amongst night dwellers as its extensive alcohol menu ranges from wines and champagnes to draft, craft and bottled beers.

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

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 by Hong Kong native, Bruce Ma, who has more than ten years of experience as a chef. Comfortable and casual, the interior of The Lobsterman restaurant is thoroughly unpretentious with stone and wood furnishings and fixtures contrasting beautifully with a vivid green ceiling. A large tank filled with live lobsters of various sizes lines the wall at the far end of the dining area. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 lunch; 17:30 – 22:30 dinner
Address: No. 53, Jalan SS 2/30, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7877 6772

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

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 its grey cement walls.

The Red Beanbag is divided into two dining areas - a fully air-conditioned indoor section with large windows, a mix of wooden furniture and plush cushioned seats as well as an al fresco dining area beautifully decorated with potted plants, wooden benches, and a spacious communal table catering to large gatherings. 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

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

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 rice, cooked with margarine, coconut milk and ginger, is fluffy in texture and the rich flavour strikes a good balance with the tender and flavourful spicy rendang chicken and ikan bilis sambal (anchovies chilli paste). 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

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 always busy, entertaining guests from all around Klang Valley who flock their tiny cafe for a cuppa or a slice of their heavenly cakes. 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

Wondermilk

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 trinkets and knick-knacks such as potted plants, mismatched furniture, scribbled blackboards and ceramic art animals. The overall vibe is warm and cosy, with indie bands playing in the background and friendly counter staff members greeting you as you walk in. 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

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 staggering variety of vegetables and meat dishes available. The un-cooked ‘dishes’ are prepared (cut, chopped etc) beforehand at Yuen Steamboat and patrons ‘cook’ their own food in the huge boiling bowl of soup in the centre of the table: this ensures that vegetables remain nice and crunchy and the meat dishes such as prawns, scallops, clams and oysters maintain their juicy flavour. 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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